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Integrated Reading and Language Arts

Students will:

  • identify and use homophones and homographs
  • determine multiple word meanings
  • use prefixes and suffixes
  • use compound words and contractions
  • define concept words
  • make inferences
  • make, confirm, and revise predictions
  • identify main ideas and details
  • recognize cause and effect
  • identify the problem in a story and the solution
  • sequence events
  • identify steps in a process
  • compare and contrast characters, content, text structures, and author’s viewpoint
  • draw conclusions
  • generalize
  • make judgments
  • evaluate fact and opinion
  • evaluate an author’s purpose
  • identify text type and text structure
  • evaluate sources of information and author’s viewpoint
  • integrate information from more than one text
  • support a position with evidence from the text
  • apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information
  • identify the literary elements of character, plot, setting, point of view, mood, and theme
  • identify similes, jargon, metaphors, personification and onomatopoeia
  • write in response to reading
  • read and read narrative, descriptive, informative, and persuasive modes of writing
  • listen to, read and enjoy poetry & maintain a writing journal
  • use the conventions of language – grammar (types of sentences and sentence structures); usage (nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verb usage); and mechanics (capitalization and punctuation)
  • use conventional spelling
  • use cursive handwriting
  • demonstrate active listening, speaking, and viewing skills
  • use research and study skills
  • use the conventions of oral and written expression in a more sophisticated manner
  • use the comma with quotations
  • use hyphens and colons in writing
  • apply grade level spelling skills to written language & analyze, evaluate, select, and sequence ideas about a topic through paragraph organization

Mathematics

Students will:

  • read, compare, order, and identify numbers in expended and standard form from hundred millions to thousandths
  • use appropriate strategies in problem solving
  • estimate, add, and subtract whole numbers and decimals
  • multiply three digit numbers
  • identify and classify lines, rays, angles, polygons, triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles identify congruent, similar and symmetrical figures
  • estimate and divide by a two digit divisor
  • read and interpret graphs, charts, scales, schedules
  • estimate, multiply, and divide decimals
  • identify fractions and express them in simplest form
  • find common factors and multiples of whole numbers
  • estimate, add, subtract, and multiply like, unlike, and mixed fractions
  • choose and compute using metric and customary units of measure
  • discover formulas for perimeter, area, circumference, and volume

Science

Students will:

  • probe the major environmental factors in terrestrial and aquatic environments
  • organize and analyze data from experiments and investigations with plants and animals
  • investigate the relationships between the components of lever systems and pulley systems
  • experiment with the concept of advantage as it relates to simple machines
  • observe the effect of water on surface land features
  • study techniques used to create topographic maps
  • design and conduct controlled experiments
  • use data to make predictions
  • collect chart and graph data on air quality
  • communicate their scientific observations and discoveries
  • acquire and use a scientific vocabulary

Social Studies

Students will:

  • identify and use map and globe symbols and various map projections
  • explain the basic principles of democracy
  • demonstrate an understanding of the exploration, settlement, and growth of the United States and of Pennsylvania
  • recognize the interrelated nature of geography, economics, culture, belief systems, and political systems
  • develop a respect for human rights, including those of individuals and minorities
  • use reference and technological materials to locate, select, and collect information
  • discuss current events

Technology

Students will:

  • use a mouse and/or track pad
  • demonstrate a functional knowledge of the keyboard
  • use a word-processing program to write, illustrate, save, and publish documents
  • learn how to use page numeration and page breaks
  • cut, copy, and paste in a word document
  • use the spell check and thesaurus functions of a word-processing program
  • manipulate graphics (resize, reshape, move) in a word document
  • insert audio/visual data into a document from other sources
  • construct simple tables, graphs, and spreadsheets
  • operate a scanner, digital camera, digital video camera, laser disc/DVD, and microphone
  • use a keyword search to locate specific information
  • print information from a website
  • access a bookmark
  • evaluate Internet sites
  • learn about computer viruses and Spyware
  • 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
  • use an online dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas, and thesaurus
  • use an online library catalog
  • learn how to use an online periodical index
  • learn how to cite sources online
  • be assessed on the ability to produce a multimedia project about a curriculum-related topic that might include text, graphics, scanned images, images from a digital or video camera, a chart or graph produced from a spreadsheet, and citations for each source used

Health

Students will:

  • understand the major body organs and how they function (digestion, respiration, circulation)
  • understand that they have their own way of growing physically, mentally, and emotionally (individual differences)
  • understand the role of mental health
  • understand the dangers of communicable diseases and chemical dependency (drugs, alcohol and tobacco)

Library

Students will:

  • select and evaluate information from a variety of sources and formats to formulate questions.
  • select accurate, comprehensive information appropriate to the question from diverse sources, contexts, disciplines and cultures.
  • develop and refine search strategies using print and online resources.
  • devise strategies for revising, improving and updating self-generated knowledge.
  • organize, produce and communicate information and ideas in appropriate formats.
  • use information and information technology responsibly, citing appropriate resources.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the information problem solving process.
  • seek information related to personal well-being such as career interests, community involvement and recreational pursuits.
  • evaluate the quality of one's own information seeking process using the Six Step Strategy for Information Problem Solving.
  • collaborate with others to design and evaluate information products.
  • locate and evaluate online information including resources of the elementary library web page.
  • organize information using the writing process model to create written projects and creative presentations
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Pittsburgh, PA 15229
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