LA: Read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grade level text complexity band independently and proficiently.
LA: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade level topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
LA: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade level reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
LA: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
LA: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
SS: Explain actions citizens can take to influence public policy decisions.
SS: Explain how public policies and citizen behaviors may or may not reflect the stated ideals of a democratic republican form of government.
SS: Recognize and interpret how the "common good" can be strengthened through various forms of citizen action.
SS: Explain the purpose of government.
SS: Recognize and give examples of the tensions between the wants and needs of individuals and groups, and concepts such as fairness, equity, and justice.
VA: Intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas.
VA: Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.