Reading Standard: The student
will develop the reading skills necessary for word recognition, comprehension,
interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and appreciation of the written text.
- Develop an interest in literature which includes multicultural,
gender, and ethnic diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects.
- Use a variety of reading strategies to enhance understanding,
to relate ideas, to organize information, to make predictions, and to distinguish
fact from fantasy during the reading process.
- Read independently for pleasure and information.
- Learn to locate and recognize sources of information
including technological tools.
Writing Standard: The student
will develop the structural and creative skills necessary to produce written
language that can be read and interpreted by various audiences.
- Write to acquire knowledge, promote lifelong communication,
and gain confidence as a writer.
- Write frequently for a variety of purposes.
- Use elements of the writing process as appropriate.
- Practice a variety of prewriting activities to generate
- Begin to recognize and demonstrate knowledge of mechanics
and standard spelling.
- Write to respond actively and imaginatively to literature.
- Begin to develop an understanding of and respect for
multicultural and ethnic diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects.
Viewing and Representing Standard:
The student will use, read, and view media/technology and analyze content
and concepts accurately.
- Use technological equipment safely, carefully, and appropriately
in order to complete tasks.
- Use media to view, to read, to write, and to create.
- Develop awareness of the importance of media in daily
- Use technological reference sources.
- Use the computer as a communication tool.
Students should know-
- That Earth materials consist of solid rock, soils, liquid
water and the gases of the atmosphere.
- The major differences between fresh and ocean waters.
- That plants and animals have external features that help
them thrive in different environments.
- That plants and animals have life cycles which include
birth, growth and development, reproduction and death: the details of this
life cycle are different for different organisms.
- That each plant or animal has different structures which
serve different functions in growth survival and reproduction
- That when an environment changes, some plants and animals
survive and reproduce and others die or move to new locations.
- That living things are found almost everywhere in the
world; different types of plants and animals live in different places.
- That animals eat plants or other animals for food and
may also use plants or other animals for shelter and nesting.
- That all animals depend on plants; some animals eat plants
for food while others eat animals that eat plants.
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