Common Core Standards-Third Quarter
What 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
Essential Questions for writing
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:
2. How do the processes in Writer’s Workshop make us a better writer?
Essential Questions for Math
Vocabulary for Fractions Unit
Fraction- 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.