Secret Agent 008



explain the process of multiplication and division, including situations in which the multiplier and the divisor are both whole numbers and decimal fractions

use words, pictures and/or numbers to show that the relationships and rules for multiplication and division of whole numbers also applies to decimal fractions

use words, pictures and/or numbers to show the value of a fraction is not changed when both its numerator and denominator are multiplied or divided by the same number because it is the same as multiplying or dividing by one

model multiplication and division of common fractions

model percentages on 10 by 10 grids to understand percentage

estimate the area of fundamental geometric plane figures

use formulas to find area of polygons, including triangles and parallelograms

find the area of a polygon (regular and irregular) by dividing it into squares, rectangles, and/or triangles and finding the sum of the area of those shapes

use milliliters, liters, fluid ounces, cups, pints, quarts and gallons to measure capacity

identify the units used in computing volume as cubic centimeters (cm¦), cubic meters (m¦), cubic inches (in¦), cubic feet (ft¦), and cubic yards (yd¦)

compute the volume of a cube and a rectangular prism using a formula

use variables, such as n or x, for unknown quantities in algebraic expressions

determine that a formula is reliable regardless of the type of number (whole number, decimal or fraction) substituted for the variable

investigate expressions by substituting numbers for the unknown

determine and justify the mean, range, mode, and median of a set of data

compare and contrast multiple graphic representations (such as bar, circle, and line graphs) for a single set of data and analyze the advantages and disadvantages of each

analyze and explain the relationship of the circumference of a circle, its diameter, and pi

read, write, order and compare place value of decimal fractions

model multiplication and division of decimal fractions by another decimal fraction

add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with like and unlike denominators

express, investigate and represent math relationships in formulas and equations


identify imagery, figurative language (e.g., personification, metaphor, simile, hyperbole), refrain, rhythm, and flow when responding to literature

identify and analyze main ideas, supporting ideas, and supporting details

identify explicit information and infer implicit information relating to main idea in nonfiction, fiction, and other literary genres, using details, sequence of events, cause and effect relationships, and problem and solution

identify and use homophones, synonyms, and antonyms for given words in text

predict information based on title, topic, genre, and prior knowledge

identify organizational patterns of compare and contrast, argument and support, chronological order, logical order, cause and effect, and classification

interpret maps, graphs, charts, diagrams, captions, and illustrations

classify, categorize, and analyze words into groups with common characteristics

read for a variety of purposes, including to answer literal, inferential, or evaluative questions using evidence from literary or informational text Writing

use organizational features of printed text, such as table of contents and bibliography, to locate relevant information, to obtain and organize information and thoughts

vary sentences by structure (declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory), order, and complexity (simple, complex, compound)

use appropriate forms of positive, comparative, and superlative adjectives and adverbs

edit for punctuation, spelling, fragments, and run-on sentences

recognize the difference in summarizing, paraphrasing, and plagiarizing

identify and use subjects (simple and compound), pronouns, predicates (simple and compound), modifiers (words and prepositional phrases), adjectives and adverbs and recognize that a word performs different functions according to its position in the sentence

use and recognize correct punctuation, including semicolons, apostrophes, and quotation marks


formulate logical conclusions based on experimental results using tables, charts, graphs and the scientific method

investigate common materials to determine if they are insulators or conductors

explain why scientists use classification in the study of living things

use magnifiers (microscopes, hand lenses) to observe cells and their structure

compare and contrast animal cells and plant cells

discuss what a gene is and the role genes play in the transfer of traits

identify beneficial microorganisms and explain why they are beneficial

demonstrate examples of physical changes by manipulating common household/classroom items (tearing or cutting paper/aluminum foil) and separating mixtures

investigate current and static electricity

identify and explain how surface features are caused by constructive processes such as deposition (deltas, sand dunes), earthquakes, volcanoes and faults

describe and illustrate surface features caused by destructive processes such as erosion (water, rivers, oceans, wind), weathering, impact of organisms, earthquakes and volcanoes

explain the role of technology and human intervention in the control of constructive and destructive processes including seismological studies, flood control, dams, levees, and storm drain management

recognize that the changes in state of water (vapor/steam, liquid, ice) are due to temperature differences and are examples of a physical change

investigate the properties of a substance before, during and after a chemical reaction to find evidence of change

demonstrate that the mass of an object is equal to the sum of its parts by manipulating and measuring different objects made of many parts




Social Studies

Underground Railroad