Reading: Students will continue to focus on reading of fiction and non-fiction text by using skills such as ask and answer questions while reading, using text features while reading, and to use words in context to strengthen comprehension skills. Students will learn about prefixes, suffixes, antonyms, synonyms, and homophones.
Math: Unit 6 focuses on more addition and subtraction skills for students. Students will continue to sharpen their computation skills and number sense by reading and writing six-digit numerals and identifying the place value of each number. They will round and compare whole numbers between 0 and 9,999. Students will also estimate solutions to and solve singe-step and multi-step problems involving the sum or difference of two whole numbers 9,999 or less, with and without regrouping. Unit 7 will focus on fractions where students will name and write fractions (including mixed numbers) represented by a model and compare fractions having like and unlike denominators using words and symbols (<,>, or +).
Social Studies: Students will learn about the contributions of Famous Americans such as: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , and Cesar Chavez.
Science: Students will investigate and understand simple machines and their uses. Key concepts include the types of simple machines (lever, screw, wedge, pulley, wheel and axle, and inclined plane). They will also understand how simple machines function and will understand that two or more simple machines make a compound machine (scissors, wheelbarrow, and bicycle).