Fantasy, Decimals and Science “I can…” statements

Reading – Fantasy:

  • I can support my ideas about a text with quotes.
  • I can determine a theme of a story from details in the text, including how characters in a story respond to challenges.
  • I can explain how a series of chapters fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story.
  • I can compare and contrast themes of stories in the same genre.

Writing – Fantasy:

  • I can develop a sequence of events that naturally unfolds.
  • I can use actions, thoughts, and dialogue to show a character’s reaction to a situation.
  • I can choose words to show the fantasy world to a reader.

Math – Decimals: 

  • I can read and write decimal numbers to thousandths in base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.
  • I can compare pairs of decimals to the thousandths place using >, <, and =.
  • I can round decimal numbers to the nearest 1, the nearest tenth, the nearest hundredth.
  • I can add and subtract decimals to the hundredths.
  • I can explain my thinking and strategies for computing with decimals.

Speaking & Listening: 

  • I can follow the rules my group creates for discussions and carry out my assigned roles.


  • I can interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
  • I can expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.


Central Idea: Scientists utilize a cyclical process to discover and confirm theories about the world.

  • I can conduct a scientific investigation that includes variables.
  • I can make observations and measurements to produce data to use as evidence.
  • I can describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.

Moral Education:

  • I can identify an ethical dilemma in a story.
  • I can guess the feelings of different people (or characters in a story) who find themselves in an ethical dilemma.

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Unit 2 Overview


  • I can add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators, including mixed numbers. (5.NF.1)
  • I can rewrite fractions so they have common denominators (5.NF.1)
  • I can multiply a whole number by a fraction, including within story problems. (5.NF.4a)
  • I can find the missing value in an equation by adding or subtracting fractions. (5.NF.1)
  • I can solve story problems where I divide whole numbers and end up with answers that are fractions and mixed numbers. (5.NF.3)
  • I can estimate the answer to a story problem. (5.NF.2)


  • I can use details from a nonfiction text to determine its main idea. (RI.5.2)
  • I can explain how parts of a nonfiction text fit together to make sense. (RI.5.3)
  • I can compare and contrast nonfiction texts including events, information, ideas and concepts. (RI.5.5)
  • I can use evidence  from a nonfiction text to support my ideas when discussing the text.  (RI.5.1)


  • I can create a short research project using several sources to explain parts of a topic. (W.5.7)
  • I can organize my writing into a sequence of separate sections based on my topic and subtopics. (W.5.4)
  • I can use trusted sources and give credit. (W.5.8)
  • I can use the vocabulary of experts and explain the key terms. (W.5.2d)


  • I can graphically represent patterns on Earth and explain how they are connected to the Solar System. (5-ESS1-2) 
  • I can explain the relationship between distance and brightness of stars.  (5-ESS1-1)

Moral Education:

  • I can explain how my attitude and actions can affect others. 
  • I can show empathy and support for the needs of others, including vulnerable groups (such as the elderly).

Social Studies:

  • I can  locate and collect information from primary and secondary sources. (
  • I can organize information in an organizational or illustrative chart (with or without technology) (

Speaking & Listening:

  • I can summarize information when it is presented in a variety of ways. (SL.5.2)
  • I can participate effectively in different types of collaborative discussions. (SL.5.1)


  • I can use reference materials (such as dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses) to learn the definition and pronunciation of important words. (L.5.4c)
  • I can use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works. (L.5.2d)


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