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.
- 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.