Language, Reading and Literature, Composition, Media
Gathering information for projects
Giving oral presentations
The meanings of Greek and Latin roots and suffixes and prefixes
Using a dictionary and thesaurus
New vocabulary (from other languages, synonyms, antonyms, and multiple meanings)
Nouns, verbs, pronouns, adverbs, adjectives, conjunctions, and prepositions
Compound and complex sentences while applying correct mechanics and punctuation
Characteristics of various genre (traditional literature, historical novels, informational text and short stories)
Theme, characters, setting, plot and conflict in stories
The features of non-fiction (headings, key words, glossary, table of contents etc.)
Comprehending text using a variety of skills and strategies (sequential order, summarizing, clarifying, predicting, cause and effect, main idea and details, comparing and contrasting)
Aspects of poetry (use of rhyme, figurative language; metaphor, simile, alliteration, etc)
Writing stories, poems, reports, formal letters and directions to understand the author’s purpose in the use of formal language
The components of the composition writing process: organization, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing
Researching to report information
History, Geography, Civics and Government Economics
World geography and map skills
Early civilization and exploration
American History with a detailed focus on the British, Colonists and Native Americans
United States government
Key issues leading to the Civil War
Characteristics of living things (plants and animals)
Properties of rocks, minerals and soil
Aspects of weather: instruments, data collection, forecasts, etc.
Characteristics and adaptation of plants and animals
Number Sense, Patterns and Relations, Geometry and Measurement, Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
Place value through million and thousandths
Whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, percentages and decimals
Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers, fractions and decimals
Prime numbers, composite numbers and positive integers
Common factors, common multiples and divisibility rules
Analyzing and determining rules for extending patterns
Math relationships by interpreting models, tables, graphs, symbols etc.
Various geometric shapes
Multi-dimensional shapes and their properties
Symmetry, intersecting, parallel and perpendicular lines
Locating, labeling, graphing points on a grid using ordered pairs
Various tools of measurement to perform customary and metric measurement
Measuring area, perimeter and volume
Measuring angles, triangles and quadrilaterals
Using data to find mean, median, mode maximum, minimum and range
Predicting probability of outcomes like in a coin toss
Students practice basic skills required for participation in a variety of lead-up games and sports. In addition, physical fitness, good sportsmanship, and proper social interactions are emphasized.
All students will learn octaves, time signatures, vocal parts: bass, alto, tenor, and soprano. Students will be introduced to cultural songs from Europe , Mexico , and Canada while learning how to play the recorder.
Students should have sufficient knowledge of art vocabulary and an understanding of the safe use of materials. They will have knowledge of 2 and 3 dimensional shapes, form pattern, symmetry, and composition. They can copy objects semi-realistically. They will explain the process and selection of their work for an exhibit.
Students learn to choose the best source to gain information, expanding knowledge of all types of genre. Students will learn to use graphs, tables, charts, globes ands maps. They use the internet to gain information.