Students will identify and describe the characteristics of a drama.
Students will read a drama with proper fluency, tone, and expression.
Students will identify and explain the purpose of information text features.
Students will read fiction and nonfiction texts and use strategies to monitor their comprehension.
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 identify the theme (lesson or moral) of a drama and support it using text evidence.
Students will identify and describe characteristics of informational writing.
Students will use evidence terms to cite information from the text correctly when writing.
Students will use paraphrasing and quoting correctly when selecting text evidence to support their thesis.
Students will use an outline to create a plan for writing their informational chapter.
Students will write a draft of a chapter of a book about animal communication.
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 Midwest region.
Students will identify and describe the characteristics of the Midwest region (landforms, climate, products, culture, landmarks)