Content Standards

Islands Explorations

Content Standard(s): What specific standards will this project meet?
Earth Sciences
1. Water on Earth moves between the oceans and land through the processes of evaporation and condensation. As a basis for understanding this concept:

  • 2. Energy from the Sun heats Earth unevenly, causing air movements that result in changing weather patterns. As a basis for understanding this concept:
  • Investigation and Experimentation
    3. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept and addressing the content in the other three strands, students should develop their own questions and perform investigations. Students will: Literacy Standard(s): What specific literacy standard(s) will this project meet?
    1.0 Word Recognition 2.0 Reading Comprehension (Focus on Informational Materials) Writing
    1.0 Writing Strategies

    Organization and Focus
    1.1 Create multiple paragraph narrative compositions

    Research and Technology Evaluation and Revision Using the writing strategies of grade five outlined in Writing Standard 1.0, students:
    2.1 Write narratives: 2.2 Write responses to literature: 2.3 Write research reports about important ideas, issues, or events by using the following guidelines: 2.4 Write persuasive letters or compositions: Written and Oral English Language Conventions
    1.0 Listening and Speaking Strategies Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication Analysis and Evaluation of Oral and Media Communications 2.0 Speaking Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics)
    2.1 Deliver informative presentations about an important idea, issue, or event by the following means:
    a. Frame questions to direct the investigation
    b. Establish a controlling idea or topic.
    c. Develop the topic with simple facts, details, examples, and explanations. English Language Development Standard (optional)
    ELD Standards for content areas of Science and L.A. are the same as above.  Strategies for ELD students include: