What your child is learning this marking period
English Language Arts
Reading: Acquisition of Vocabulary
Infer word meaning through identification and analysis of analogies and other word relationships.
Use knowledge of roots and affixes to determine the meanings of complex words.
Reading: Informational Technical and Persuasive Text
Identify arguments and persuasive techniques used in informational text.
Explain the treatment, scope and organization of ideas from different texts to draw conclusions about a topic.
Reading: Literary Text
Demonstrate comprehension by inferring themes, patterns and symbols.
Explain how figurative language expresses ideas and conveys mood.
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.
Formulate open-ended research questions suitable for investigation and adjust questions as necessary while research is conducted.
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.
Oral and Visual Communications
Explain a speaker’s point of view and use of persuasive techniques in presentations and visual media.Present ideas in a logical sequence and use effective introductions and conclusions that guide and inform a listener's understanding of key ideas.
Give presentations using a variety of delivery methods, visual materials and technology.
Patterns, Functions and Algebra
Represent, analyze and generalize a variety of patterns and functions with tables, graphs, words and symbolic rules.
Use representations, such as tables, graphs and equations, to model situations and to solve problems, especially those that involve linear relationships.
Describe the characteristics of an organism in terms of a combination of inherited traits and recognize reproduction as a characteristic of living organisms essential to the continuation of the species.