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Integrated Reading & Language Arts

Students will:

  • recognize and use consonants, blends, and digraphs
  • recognize and use short, long, and variant vowel sounds, and diphthongs
  • identify syllables
  • recognize and use multiple meaning words
  • identify, form, and use plurals and possessives
  • identify, form, and use prefixes and suffixes
  • identify, form, and use compound words and contractions
  • make inferences
  • make, confirm, and revise predictions
  • identify main ideas and details
  • recognize cause and effect
  • categorize information
  • sequence events
  • compare and contrast
  • summarize events
  • draw conclusions
  • evaluate fact and opinion
  • make judgments
  • integrate information from more than one text
  • support a position with evidence from text
  • identify the literary elements of character, plot, setting, point of view, and theme
  • write in response to reading
  • make transition from temporary spelling to conventional spelling
  • read and write narrative, descriptive, and informative modes of writing
  • listen to, read and enjoy poetry
  • use the conventions of language – grammar (sentences); usage (subject – verb agreement and verb tense); and mechanics (capitalization and punctuation)
  • use manuscript and cursive handwriting
  • demonstrate active listening, speaking, and viewing skills
  • write frequently with purpose
  • capitalize titles of works and personal titles
  • use commas and abbreviations
  • use prepositions in addition to nouns, pronouns, verbs, and adjectives
  • identify subject/predicate
  • apply grade level spelling skills to written language
  • practice cursive penmanship skills
  • maintain a writing journal


Students will:

  • use concrete and pictorial models to create a set with a given number of objects (up to 1,000)
  • represent numbers to 1,000 on a number line and use mental math strategies to add and subtract
  • count by multiples of ones, tens and hundreds
  • compare and order whole numbers to 1,000 and write numbers to 100 in standard/word forms
  • add and subtract whole numbers with and without regrouping up to 1,000
  • use a bar model to illustrate one and two-step addition and subtraction problems
  • understand the process of multiplication and division multiply by 2-3-4-5-10
  • measure and compare lengths in centimeters and meters
  • determine whether a group of objects has odd/even number members
  • recognize and draw shapes, identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons and cubes
  • recognize how bar models show relationships between numbers & unknowns in number sentences
  • measure length in meters, centimeters, fee, and inches and compare/measure lengths custom./metric
  • estimate collect and organize data in different ways, find elapsed time
  • solve real-world problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and measurement


Students will:

  • observe and describe the changes that occur in weather over time
  • become familiar with instruments used to monitor weather conditions
  • explore concepts of balance, counterweight and stability
  • observe systems that are unstable and modify them to reach equilibrium
  • observe and describe the changes that occur as plants grow and develop
  • become familiar with the structures of flowering plants
  • describe the importance and use of oceans
  • identify factors that can damage the ocean habitat
  • communicate their scientific observations and comparisons
  • acquire and use a science vocabulary

Social Studies

Students will:

  • recognize characteristics that make one place different from another
  • identify the physical characteristics of a place
  • use concepts of location, distance and direction to describe a place
  • analyze a map to accurately determine locations
  • identify the concept of scarcity
  • recognize the pros and cons of competition in the marketplace
  • evaluate the role of producers and consumers
  • describe why the government provides certain services
  • recognize why one country can produce a good at a lower price than another
  • identify the reasons for the existence of rules and laws
  • recognize the role of government leaders at various leaders (community, state, national)
  • analyze the attributes of a good citizen
  • describe the importance of elections
  • recognize the qualities of heroes
  • identify the effects of changes in transportation, communication and other areas over time in our daily life
  • identify ways in which their ancestors came to America
  • investigate their family ancestry, traditions and culture


Students will:

  • log on and log off the computer
  • demonstrate a functional knowledge of the keyboard
  • access and use a word-processing program
  • utilize menus
  • use the mouse to highlight and select certain sections of the text
  • navigate through a document using the scroll bars, arrow keys, and mouse
  • print and save
  • learn to format paragraphs using the tab key
  • use the text properties of font, size, style, and centering
  • learn how to use spell check
  • use drawing tools
  • manipulate graphics
  • use a microphone
  • open and use an Internet browser to reach a selected site
  • access a search engine
  • use a keyword search to locate specific information
  • print information from an Internet site · navigate sites using “forward” and “back” keys
  • know why school use of the Internet is restricted and blocked/filtered
  • notify school officials if inappropriate sites appear on the monitor
  • care for the computer and its accessories
  • develop an awareness of copyright laws and plagiarism
  • develop an awareness of privacy/confidentiality issues associated with computer use
  • learn how to use an online library catalog
  • be assessed on the ability to create a research project that demonstrates their developing skills in utilizing the computer as a tool for creating a product that will be saved, printed, and explained


Students will:

  • begin to use technology to locate information.
  • distinguish among, fact, point of view, and opinion.
  • select and evaluate library materials: easy fiction, non-fiction and electronic resources.
  • develop creative products in a variety of formats.
  • follow the Super 3 Pathway of "Plan, Do, Review" as an introduction to Big6 Information Literacy skills.
  • exhibit emergent note taking skills.
  • collaborative with others to develop information products.
  • use information responsibly and respect others ideas.
  • evaluate information for relevance to topic.
  • access and use learning aids in books and electronic resources.
  • locate facts to solve the information problem by category

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