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(Grades 4 - 5)

DPS Standards

READING AND WRITING

  • Standard 1:
    Students read and understand a variety of materials. In order to meet this Standard, students will
    • use comprehension strategies;
    • make connections between prior knowledge and what they need to know about a topic before reading about it;
    • adjust reading strategies for a variety of purposes;
    • use word recognition skills, strategies, and resources; and
    • use information from their reading to increase vocabulary and language usage.
  • Standard 2:
    Students write and speak for a variety of purposes and audiences. In order to meet this Standard, students will
    • expand vocabulary development using a variety of methods;
    • write and speak for a variety of purposes;
    • write and speak to peers, teachers, and the community;
    • plan, draft, revise, proofread, edit, and publish written communications;
    • use a variety of literary devices such as figurative language, symbolism, dialect, and precise vocabulary to convey meaning;
    • prepare written and oral presentations using strategies; and
    • use the most appropriate method, handwriting or word processing, to produce a product that is legible.
  • Standard 4:
    Students apply thinking skills to their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. In order to meet this Standard, students will
    • make predictions, analyze, draw conclusions, and discriminate between fact and opinion in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing;
    • use reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing to gather data, define the problem, and apply problem-solving skills;
    • recognize, express, and defend points of view orally and in writing;
    • identify the purpose, perspective, and historical an d cultural influences of a speaker, author, or director; and
    • evaluate the reliability, accuracy, and relevancy of information.
  • Standard 5:
    Students read to locate, select, evaluate, and make use of relevant information from a variety of media, reference, and technological sources. In order to meet this Standard, students will
    • select relevant material for reading, writing, and speaking purposes;
    • understand the structure, organization, and use of various media, reference, and technological sources as they select information for their reading, writing, and speaking purposes;
    • paraphrase, summarize, organize, evaluate, and synthesize information;
    • cite others' ideas, images, or information from primary, print, and electronic resources; and
    • use information to produce a quality product in an appropriate format.
  • Standard 7:
    Students use appropriate technologies speaking, listening and viewing. In order to meet this Standard, students will
    • use appropriate technologies to increase literacy through a variety of formats;
    • use appropriate technologies to access, process, and communicate information for a variety of purposes; and
    • demonstrate problem solving skills through the use of appropriate technologies.

SCIENCE

  • Standard 5:
    Students know and understand interrelationships among science, technology, and human activity in past, present, and future, and how they can affect the world.

VISUAL ARTS

  • Standard 1:
    Students recognize and use the visual arts as a form of creativity and communication. In order to meet this Standard, a student will
    • identify visual images, themes, and ideas in works of art.
    • select and use visual images, themes, and ideas in their own works of art to create and communicate meaning.
    • examine and critique their own and others' works of art.

INFORMATION LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Standard 1
    An Efficient Information & Technology User
    • Computer Operations, Electronic Tools, Terminology
    • Location Skills - Library and Internet
    • Online, Electronic, Print and AV Research Tools
    • Library Catalog (LION) & Dewey Decimal System
    • Keyboarding
  • Standard 3
    A Knowledge Constructor
    • Research Process
    • Evaluation of Information