1. Reads grade level text fluently

    2. Infers word meanings from taught roots, prefixes and suffixes to decode words in text to assist comprehension

    3.Increases reading and writing vocabulary through the knowledge of multiple meanings, seminars, and bookclubs

    4. Comprehends and analyzes grade level text

    5. Reads independently daily from self-selected materials (consistent with the student’s independent reading level)

    6. Uses strategies to comprehend text and clarify meaning of vocabulary

    7. Reads a variety of texts including fiction, nonfiction,poetry (haiku), plays and skits

    8. Summarizes major points from fiction and nonfiction texts to clarify and retain information and ideas

    9.Evaluates the impact of authors’ word choice and context



    Language Arts:

    1.Participates in all phases of the writing process and selects a

    variety of compositions for publication.

    2. Focuses revisions on a specific element such as word choice,

    sequence of events and ideas, transitional words and sentence


    3. Demonstrates understanding in speaking and writing by

    appropriate usage of pronouns, verb consistency and subject


    4.Elaborates information and ideas in writing and speaking by using

    simple and compound sentence

    5. Uses visual (orthography) and meaning-based strategies as

    primary sources for correct spelling.

    • Uses established criteria to edit for language conventions and format





    Number & Operations

     Develops fluency with division

    1. Performs up to three-digit by two-digit division

    2. Uses multiple strategies

    3. Estimates quotients in appropriate situations

    4. Solves problems using multiple strategies and mental computation, estimation,

    calculators, computers, and paper and pencil


    Translates among the different representations of

    number relationships

    1. Symbols

    2. Numerical

    3. Verbal

    4. Pictures

     Proves number relationships using:

    1. Models, words, andnumbers

    2. Order of operations and properties of numbers


    1.Develops strategies to find area of rectangles and perimeter of plane figures

    2.Solves problems involving area of rectangles and perimeter of plane figures




    Understands the effects of environmental changes, adaptations and behaviors that enable animals (including humans) to survive in changing habitats

    1.Gives examples of changes in an organism’s environment that are beneficial to it and some that are harmful

    2.Explains how animals meet their needs by using behaviors in response to information received from the environment

    3. Explains how humans can adapt their behavior to live in changing habitats (e.g., recycling wastes, establishing rain gardens, planting trees and shrubs to prevent

    flooding and erosion)

    4. Explains how differences among animals of the same population sometimes give individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing in changing habitats

    Understands food and the benefits of vitamins, minerals and exercise

    1.Classifies substances as food or non-food items based on their ability to provide energy and materials for survival, growth and repair of the body

    2.Explains the role of vitamins, minerals and exercise in maintaining a healthy body



    Social Studies:


    Analyzes the chronology of key historical events in North Carolina history

    1. Summarizes the change in cultures, everyday life and status of indigenous American Indian groups in NC before and after European exploration

    2.Explains how and why North Carolina was established

    3. Explains how people, events and developments brought about changes

    to communities in various regions of N.C.

    3.Analyzes North Carolina’s role in major conflicts and wars from the

    Pre-colonial period through Reconstruction

    Understands the impact of various cultural groups on North Carolina

    1. Explains how the settlement of people from various cultures affected the

    development of regions in North Carolina (languages, foods, and traditions)

    2.Explains how the artistic expression of various groups represents the cultural heritage of North Carolina

    Understands how notable structures, symbols, and place names are significant to North Carolina

    1.Explains why important buildings, statues, monuments, and place names are associated with the state's history

    2. Explains the historical significance of North Carolina’s state symbols