LA: Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grade level text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
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: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
LA: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
LA: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
SS: Explore and describe similarities and differences in the ways groups, societies, and cultures address similar human needs and concerns.
SS: Show how learning and physical development affect behavior.
SS: Identify and describe ways family, groups, and community influence the individual's daily life and personal choices.
SS: Analyze a particular event to identify reasons individuals might respond to it in different ways.
SS: Give examples of and explain group and institutional influences such as religious beliefs, laws, and peer pressure, on people, events, and elements of culture.
VA: Use visual structures of art to communicate ideas.
VA: Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.