Understands the structure and function of cells and organisms; knows that living organisms have distinct structures and body systems that serve specific functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.
Basic thinking tool: Paired Comparisons
Understands the power of language.Understands that word choices can shape reactions, perception, and beliefs.Understands the common features of a variety of literary forms.
Basic thinking tool: Brainstorming
Uses writing processes effectively [preparation for writing]
Basic thinking tool: Morphological Matrix
Constructs meaning from a wide range of texts.Identifies specific personal preferences relative to fiction and nonfiction reading.
Basic thinking tool: ALoU
Uses listening strategies effectively. Listens and responds to a variety of oral presentations, such as stories, poems, skits, songs, personal accounts, and informational speeches.Identifies specific personal listening preferences regarding fiction, drama, literary nonfiction, and informational presentations.
Constructs meaning from a wide range of texts.Reads text and determines the main idea or essential message, identifies relevant supporting details and facts, and arranges events in chronological order.
Basic thinking tool: Sequencing SML
Uses viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media.
Basic thinking tool: Attribute Listing
(Speaking & Listening) Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally;(Foundational Skills) Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension; (Writing) Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Basic thinking tool: SCAMPER
Uses skills and strategies to read a variety of literary texts.
Basic thinking tool: Hits/Hot Spots
Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process. Benchmark: Evaluates own and others’ writing (e.g., determines the best features of a piece of writing, determines how own writing achieves its purposes, asks for feedback, responds to classmates’ writing).
Basic thinking tool: Evaluation Matrix
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