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Mandatory requirements from Orange County Public Schools:
- Student will score above a Level 1 on the FCAT Reading Test. -OR
- Student will score in at least the 21st percentile on the NRT Reading Test. -OR
- Student will score at least a 43 (instructional level) on the DRP Test. (1 and 2 are subject to change)
The following standardized testing results will be a factor:
- Student will score above a Level 1 on the FCAT Mathematics test.
- decodes words to clarify pronunciation, uses context clues and predicting to construct meaning
- develops vocabulary by reading independently and using resources and references
- monitors reading on or above grade level by adjusting reading rate summarizing and checking other sources
- identifies examples of fact, fiction or opinion
- reads and organizes information from reference materials to write a research report or perform other tasks
- demonstrates knowledge of and supply use of graphic organizers/thinking maps to organize information in all
- content areas
- uses strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary (ex. Homonyms, prefixes, suffixes, word-origins, multiple meanings, antonyms, and synonyms)
- identifies, classifies and demonstrates knowledge of words from a variety of categories an or above grade level
- determines the main idea and connects ideas with relevant supporting details
- describes how the author’s purpose and perspective influence the text
- knows characteristics of persuasive text
- understands comparison and contrast, cause-and-effect and sequence of events
The student will…
- write a 5 paragraph essay (Narrative and Expository) with correct punctuation and proper sentence structure
- write using the writing process consisting of six traits; ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice, and conventions
Number Sense, Concepts, and Operations
- reads, writes and identifies decimals through thousandths
- reads, writes and identifies whole numbers, fractions and mixed numbers
- uses symbols to compare and order whole numbers, fractions, percents and decimals
- explains the relationship between the decimal number system and other number systems
- demonstrates the inverse feature of multiplication and division
- uses strategies to estimate quantities of one thousand or more
- expresses a whole number as a product of its prime factors
- knows that place value relates to powers of 10
- translates problem situations into diagrams, models or numerals
- multiplies common fractions and decimals to hundredths
- determines the operations needed to solve one and two step problems
- finds factors of numbers to determine if they are prime or composite
- determines the greatest common factor and the least common multiple of two numbers
- applies rules of divisibility and identifies perfect squares to 144
- describes, extends, creates, predicts and generalizes or eliminates the numerical and geometric patterns
- analyzes number patterns and states the rule
- uses a variable to represent a given verbal expression
- identifies and explains numerical relationships and patterns using algebraic symbols
- models and solves a number sentence with a missing addend
- translates equations into verbal and written problems
- develops formulas for determining perimeter, area and volume
- classifies and measures (ex., acute, obtuse, right or straight) and measures circumference
- compares length, weight and capacity using customary and metric units
- measures dimensions, weight, mass and capacity using correct units
- estimates length, weight, time, temperature and money for solving problems
- solves problems for determining perimeter, area and volume
- determines whether a solution needs an accurate or estimated measurement
- uses multiplication and division to convert units to measure
- uses schedules, calendars and elapsed time to solve problems
- estimates area, perimeter and volume of a rectangular prism
- selects appropriate unit and tool for measuring
Geometry and Spatial Sense
- knows and identifies symmetry, congruency and reflections in geometric figures
- describes properties of and draws two and three dimensional figures
- applies and compares the concept of area, perimeter and volume
- knows how to identify, locate and plot ordered pairs of whole numbers on a graph
- knows the relationship between points, lines, line segments, rays and planes
- knows the effect of a flip, slide or turn on a geometric figure
- knows the effect on area and perimeter when figures are combined, rearranged, enlarged or reduced
Data Analysis and Probability
- selects the appropriate graph for data
- chooses titles, labels, scales and intervals for organizing data on a graph
- completes and interprets circle graphs using common fractions or percents
- uses technology to examine data and construct labeled graphs
- uses a model to represent all possible outcomes for a probability situation
- explains and predicts outcomes that are most likely to occur and tests the predictions
- interprets and compares information from different types of graphs
- generates questions, collects responses and displays data on a graph
- identifies range, median, mean and mode
- uses computer-generated spreadsheets to record and display data
- uses a model to represent all possible outcomes for a probability situation
- designs a survey to collect and display data on a complete graph
- uses statistical data to predict trends and make generalizations
The Nature of Science
- knows that rocks are constantly being formed and worn away.
- understands how atmospheric pressure affects the water cycle.
- understands how eroded materials are transported and deposited over time in new areas to form new features (for example, deltas, beaches, dunes).
- understands that geological features result from the movement of the crust of the Earth (for example, mountains, volcanic islands).
- understands how the surface of the Earth is shaped by both slow processes (for example, weathering, erosion, deposition) and rapid, cataclysmic events (for example, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes).
- extends and refines knowledge of ways people can reuse, recycle, and reduce the use of resources to improve and protect the quality of life.
The Nature of Matter
- uses metric tools to determine the density and volume of materials.
- knows that matter is conserved during heating and cooling.
- knows that different materials can be physically combined to produce different substances.
- knows the differences and similarities between mixtures and solutions.
- knows that materials made by chemically combining two or more substances have properties that differ from the original materials.
- knows the difference between physical and chemical changes.
- knows that materials may be made of parts too small to be seen without magnification.
Force and Motion
- uses scientific tools (for example, stopwatch, meter stick, compass) to measure speed, distance, and direction of an object.
- knows that waves travel at different speeds through different materials.
- understands the relationship between force and distance as it relates to simple machines (for example, levers and fulcrums working to lift objects).
- knows that objects do not change their motion unless acted upon by an outside force.
- understands how friction affects an object in motion.
- knows the relationship between the strength of a force and its effect on an object (for example, the greater the force, the greater the change in motion; the more massive the object, the smaller the effect of a given force).
- knows that motion in space is different from motion on Earth due to changes in gravitational force and friction.
- understands how inertia, gravity, friction, mass, and force affect motion.
- knows how to trace the flow of energy in a system (for example, electricity in a circuit to produce heat, light, sound, or magnetic fields).
- knows that energy can be described as stored energy (potential) or energy of motion (kinetic).
- extends and refines use of a variety of tools to measure the gain or loss of energy.
- knows that some materials conduct heat better than others.
- understands that convection, radiation, and conduction are methods of heat transfer.
- knows that the limited supply of usable energy sources (for example, fuels such as coal or oil) places great significance on the development of renewable energy sources.
Earth and Space
- knows the orbit of the Earth is slightly elliptical and the Earth is closest to the Sun in the Northern Hemisphere in winter.
- knows that the angle that the rays of the Sun strike the surface of the Earth determines the amount of energy received and thus the season of the year.
- knows the effect of the tilt of the Earth on polar climates.
- knows the relative positions of the Moon, Earth, and Sun during each of the phases of the Moon.
- knows that the planets differ in size, characteristics, and composition and that they orbit the Sun in our Solar System.
- knows the arrangement of the planets and the asteroid belt in our Solar System.
Processes of Life
- understands how body systems interact (for example, how bones and muscles work together for movement).
- uses magnifying tools to identify similar cells and different kinds of structures.
- knows the parts of plants and animal cells.
- understands how similar cells are organized to form structures (for example, tissue, organs) in plants and animals.
- knows that many characteristics of an organism are inherited from the genetic ancestors of the organism (for example, eye color, flower color).
- knows that some characteristics result from the organism’s interactions with the environment (for example, flamingos eat a certain crustacean that causes their feathers to be pink).
Ideas for Helping Your Child at Home
- Encourage your child to share and discuss books that he/she reads.
- Check planner and encourage homework completion.
- Practice math facts; addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
- Encourage your child to work on and complete FCAT Explorer Math and Science.
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