Curriculum Overview

Science
  • Colorado Ecosystems
  • Earth's Processes & Surface of the Earth
  • Water and the Living Environment
  • States of Matter
  • Mass, Weight, Matter, Volume & Density

Reading

  • Focus on reading strategies
  • Examining character development
  • Analyzing multiple points of view within and across texts
  • Creating understanding by analyzing specific text structures
  • Reading for problem based inquiry and research design
  • Class time in reading includes read aloud, silent reading, shared reading, guided reading, literature circles, and literacy centers.

Math

Content standards:  number sense, data analysis, geometry, measurement, and computation.

  • Rates, Ratios & Proportions
  • 2-D and 3-D Geometry
  • Operations with hole numbers, fractions & decimals
  • Analysizing statistics
  • Algebraic Expressions and Equations
  • Rational numbers, integers & Coordinate Plane

Emphasizes practical application of the math concepts

Taught using Math Expressions Curriculum.

Writing focus will be on explanations of mathematical reasoning.

Writing

Focus on the six traits and the writing process

 Our Units of Study

  • Narrative Writing: Personal Narrative and Fantasy
  • Argumentative Writing: Research based Editorial, Commentary and Review essays
  • Informational Writing: News articles and multimedia presentations
  • Research and problem based inquiry design
Focused conventions instruction will include capitalization & punctuation, grammar & usage, and sentence structure.