Students will identify and use context clues to identify the meanings of unknown words.
Students will identify two or more main ideas in a text in 1-2 sentences. Students will select 3-4 details from the text to support the main ideas.
Students will close reading strategies to monitor their comprehension when reading fiction and nonfiction texts.
Students will identify visual elements found in a text (e.g., photographs, drawings, cartoons), analyze how visual elements add meaning, create tone, and contribute to the beauty of a text.
Students will compare (determine similarities) and contrast (determine differences) between two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama using specific details from the text.
Students will identify the theme (lesson or moral) of a fiction text and support it using text evidence.
Students will identify and describe characteristics of opinion and argumentative writing.
Students will identify the difference between paraphrasing, quoting, and summarizing and will practice each skill using informational or literary text.
Students will use evidence terms to cite information from the text correctly when writing.
Students will identify and describe the purpose, task, and audience when reading a writing prompt.
Students will create a thinking map in order to plan out a piece of writing.
Students will write a draft of an argumentative essay in which they state whether Pluto should be classified as a planet or dwarf planet.
Students will interpret information from maps based on historical events.
Students will explain and describe geographic features on a physical map and information found on a political map. Students will also compare information on physical, political, and thematic maps.
Students will identify the regions of the United States and locate them on a map.
Students will list the states, capitals, and abbreviations of the Southeast region.
Students will identify and describe the characteristics of the Southeast region (landforms, climate, products, culture, landmarks)