## Common Core Standards-Third Quarter

## ReadingWhat
Is Essential?
It is essential that students have learned the following content and skills in order to show competency within our ELA curricular area. These competencies are measurable. Essential Questions for reading - How do historical events shape people’s lives (particularly characters in a book)?
- How do characters respond to conflict?
- What events have taken place in our lives that may have affected us?
## WritingEssential Questions for writing
- How does reading help us become better writers?
- How do the processes in Writer’s Workshop make us a better writer? Why is daily writing important?
- How can the writer support an opinion?
Standards W4.1a - Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose. W4.1b - Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details. W4.1c - Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition). W4.1d - Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented. Learner Objectives: (Opinion Writing) The students will: - Be able to take a stance/position on a topic
- Write about their stance/position on a topic
2. How do the processes in Writer’s Workshop make us a better writer? |
## MathEssential Questions for Math
- How do you know
if two fractions are equivalent?
- How do you determine the unit fraction when labeling fractional parts on a number line?
- How can you compare fraction bars and number lines as two pictorial representations of fractions. Explain which you prefer to use to find equivalent fractions.
Vocabulary for Fractions UnitFraction- Numbers that represent part of one whole.Numerator- The top number of a fraction; it tells the number of parts or unit fractions in the fraction.Denominator- The bottom number of a fraction; it tells the total number of equal parts into which the whole has been divided.Unit fraction- Is a fraction whose numerator is 1. It shows one 1/d of d equal parts.Fraction chain- A chain of the unit fractions added together to reach a given fraction (ex: 2/6 = 1/6 + 1/6).Fraction Partners- Two fractions with like denominators whose total is 1 whole.Improper Fraction- A fraction that is greater than or equal to 1. The numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator (ex: 7/3).Mixed Number- A number that can be represented by a whole number and a fraction (ex: 1⅓).Decomposing- Breaking up a fraction into the sum of fractions.Equivalent- Equal in value.Equivalent Fraction- Fractions that name the same amount or part. They represent the same number (ex. 1/4 and 2/8).Common denominator- To have the same denominator.Comparison- An examination of two or more items to determine similarities and differences. |