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    English Language Arts:

    Reading
    : Acquisition of Vocabulary

    Infer word meaning through identification and analysis of analogies and other word relationships.

    Reading: Informational Technical and Persuasive Text

    Explain how main ideas connect to each other in a variety of sources.

    Identify arguments and persuasive techniques used in informational text.

    Reading: Literary Text

    Identify the elements of plot and establish a connection between an element and a future event.

    Identify similarities and differences of various literacy forms and genres.

    Explain how figurative language expresses ideas and conveys mood.

    Writing Applications

    Produce informational essays or reports that convey a clear and accurate perspective and support the main ideas with facts, details, examples and explanations.

    Use persuasive strategies, including establishing a clear position in support of a proposition or a proposal with organized and relevant evidence.

     

    Research

    Formulate open-ended research questions suitable for inquiry and investigation and develop a plan for gathering information.

    Locate and summarize important information from multiple sources.

    Organize information in a systematic way.

    Acknowledge quoted and paraphrased information and document sources used.

    Communicate findings orally, visually and in writing or through multimedia.

     
    Math:

    Patterns, Functions and Algebra

    Use representations, such as tables, graphs and equations, to model situations and to solve problems, especially those that involve linear relationships.

    Solve linear equations and inequalities symbolically, graphically and numerically.

    Explain how inverse operations are used to solve linear equations.

    Graph linear equations and inequalities.