# Vertical Alignment of Social Studies Proficiency Statements

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Mathematical Processes: Solves problems using strategies related to reasoning, communication, connections and representation

Determines relevant             Uses direct modeling with       Use reasoning and logic       Demonstrates in words,          Solves single- and           Uses reasoning abilities to:
information in order to solve   objects, tally marks, or        to:                           numbers and pictures an         multiple- step problems,         Identify relationships
a problem                       pictures                            Perceive patterns         understanding of multiple       which include multiple           Identify questions
Identify relationships    problem-solving strategies      operations and/or money.         Choose and justify
Shows mathematical              Counts forward or backward          Formulate questions       including algorithms                                           strategies
thinking using:                 from a number                       Pose problems                                             Explain and demonstrate          Check results
Number lines                                                   Make conjectures          Uses reasoning and logic        how a problem was solved
Physical objects           Utilizes basic facts                Justify strategies        abilities to:                   (orally, visually or in      Use all operations in
Oral descriptions                                              Test reasonableness             Perceive patterns         written form) with support   everyday situations that
Uses estimation to                  of results                      Identify relationship     evidence                     solve single or multi-step
Explains solution strategies    determine reasonableness                                            Formulate questions                                    word problems
and listens to others during    of answers                      Communicate                         Pose problems             Use reasoning and logic
class discussions about                                         mathematical ideas and              Make conjectures          to:                          Analyze the mathematical
problem solving involving       Represents problem              reasoning using the                 Justify strategies            Perceive patterns        thinking and strategy
joining, separating,            situations with number          vocabulary of                       Test reasonableness of        Identify relationships
grouping and portioning         sentence (one-step              mathematics in a variety        results                           Formulate questions      Explain and demonstrate
through direct modeling.        equation)                       of ways (e.g. using words,                                        Pose problems            how a problem was solved
numbers, symbols,             Communicate mathematical            Make conjectures         (orally, visually and in written
Determines relevant             pictures, charts, tables,     ideas and reasoning using           Justify strategies       form) with support evidence
information in order to solve   diagrams, graphs, and         the vocabulary of                   Test reasonableness
problems                        models                        mathematics in a variety of         of results               Solve problems using basic
ways (e.g. using words,                                      multiplication and division
Explains and demonstrates       Connect mathematics to        numbers, symbols, pictures,     Communicate                  facts
how a problem was solved        the real world, as well as    charts, tables, diagrams,       mathematical ideas and
(orally or in writing)          within mathematics            graphs, and models)             reasoning using the
vocabulary of
Create and use                Connect mathematics to the      mathematics in a variety
representations to            real world, as well as within   of ways (e.g. Using words,
organize, record, and         mathematics                     numbers, symbols,
communicate                                                   pictures, charts, tables,
mathematical ideas            Create and use                  diagrams, graphs, and
representations to organize,    models)
Solve and analyze routine     record, and communicate
and non-routine problems      mathematical ideas              Connect mathematics to
the real world, as well as
Demonstrates at least one     Solve and analyze routine       within mathematics
strategy of solving single-   and non-routine problems
or double-digit addition                                      Solve and analyze routine
and subtraction (e.g.         Solves single- and multiple-    and non-routine problems
Manipulative and pictures     step problems with 1
subtraction

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Analyze the mathematical
thinking and strategy

Solve double- and triple-digit
+ & – problems with
regrouping in horizontal and
vertical format

reasonable

SBRC Mathematics:
Mathematical Processes cont . . .

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Number Operations and Relationships-Concepts: Acquires and applies concepts

Understand the                 Understand the                 Understand the                Understand the               Understand the                Understand the
meanings, uses, and            meanings, uses, and            meanings, uses, and           meanings, uses, and          meanings, uses, and           meanings, uses, and
representations of             representations of             representations of            representations of           representations of            representations of
numbers.                       numbers.                       numbers.                      numbers.                     numbers.                      numbers.

Count on by 1’s to 100;        Count on by 1’s, 2’s,          Count on by 1’s, 2’s,         Read and write whole         Read and write whole          Read and write whole
count on by 2’s, 5’s,          5’s, and 10’s past 100         5’s, 10’s, 25’s, and          numbers up to                numbers up to                 numbers and decimals;
and 10’s and count             and back by 1’s from           100’s pas 1,000 and           1,000,000; read, write,      1,000,000,000 and             identify places in such
back by 1’s with               any number less than           back by 1’s from any          and model with               decimals through              numbers and the
number grids, number           100 with and without           number less than 1,000        manipulatives decimals       thousandths; identify         values of the digits in
lines, and calculators.        number grids, number           with and without              through hundredths;          places in such numbers        those places; use
lines, and calculators.        number grids, number          identify places in such      and the values of the         expanded notation to
Count 20 or more                                             lines, and calculators.       numbers and the              digits in those places;       represent whole
objects; estimate the         Count collections of                                         values of the digits in      translate between             numbers and decimals.
number of objects in a        objects accurately and         Read, write, and model        those places; translate      whole numbers and
collection.                   reliably; estimate the         with manipulatives            between whole                decimals represented in       Solve problems
number of objects in a         whole numbers up to           numbers and decimals         words and in base-10          involving percents and
Model numbers with            collection.                    10,000; identify places       represented in words,        notation.                     discounts; describe and
manipulatives; use                                           in such numbers and           in base-10 notation,                                       explain strategies used;
manipulatives to              Read, write, and model         the values of the digits      and with manipulatives.      Read, write, and model        identify the unit whole
exchange 1’s for 10’s         with manipulatives             in those places; read                                      fractions; solve              in situations involving
and 10’s for 100’s;           whole numbers up to            and write money               Read, write, and model       problems involving            fractions.
recognize that digits         1,000; identify places in      amounts in dollars-and-       fractions; solve             fractional parts of a
can be used and               such numbers and the           cents notation.               problems involving           region or a collection;       Identify prime and
combined to read and          values of the digits in                                      fractional parts of a        describe and explain          composite numbers;
write numbers; read           those places.                  Use manipulatives and
region or a collection;      strategies used; given a      factor numbers; find
numbers up to 30.                                            drawings to model
describe strategies          fractional part of a          prime factorizations.
Use manipulatives and          fractions as equal parts
Use manipulatives to                                                                       used.                        region or a collection,
drawings to model              of a region or a
model half of a region                                                                                                  identify the unit whole.   Understand equivalent
halves, thirds, and            collection; describe the
or a collection;                                                                           Find multiples of 2, 5,                                 names for numbers.
fourths as equal parts         models and name the
describe the model.                                                                        and 10.                      Find multiples of whole
of a region or a               fractions.
numbers less than 10;         Use numerical
Understand equivalent             collection; describe the                                  Understand equivalent           find whole-number             expressions involving
Recognize numbers as
names for numbers.                model.                                                    names for numbers.              factors of numbers.           one or more of the
odd or even.
basic four arithmetic
Use manipulatives,         Understand equivalent          Understand equivalent            Use numerical             Understand equivalent            operations, grouping
drawings, and numerical    names for numbers.                                              expressions involving     names for numbers.               symbols, and
names for numbers.
expressions involving                                                                      one or more of the                                         exponents to give
addition and subtraction      Use manipulatives,             Use tally marks, arrays,      basic four arithmetic        Use numerical                 equivalent names for
of 1-digit numbers to         drawings, tally marks,         and numerical                 operations to give           expressions involving         whole numbers; convert
give equivalent names
and numerical                  expressions involving         equivalent names for         one or more of the            between base-10,
for whole numbers up to
expressions involving          addition and subtraction      whole numbers.               basic four arithmetic         exponential, and
20.
addition and                   to give equivalent                                         operations and                repeated-factor

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subtraction of 1- or 2-      names for whole            Use manipulatives and       grouping symbols to           notations.
digit numbers to give        numbers.                   drawings to find and        give equivalent names
equivalent names for                                    represent equivalent        for whole numbers.            Use numerical
Understand common            whole numbers up to          Use manipulatives and      names for fractions;                                      expressions to find and
numerical relations.         100.                         drawings to model          use manipulatives to        Use numerical                 represent equivalent
equivalent names for       generate equivalent         expressions to find and       names for fractions,
Compare and order     Understand common               ½.                         fractions.                  represent equivalent          decimals, and percents;
whole numbers up to   numerical relations.                                                                   names for fractions and       use and explain
Understand common
20.                                                                           Understand common              decimals; use and             multiplication and
numerical relations.
Compare and order                                    numerical relations.           explain a multiplication      division rules to find
whole numbers up to          Compare and order                                      rule to find equivalent       equivalent fractions and
1,000.                       whole numbers up to        Compare and order           fractions; rename             fractions in simplest
10,000; use area           whole numbers up to         fourths, fifths, tenths,      form; convert between
models to compare          1,000,000; use              and hundredths as             fractions and mixed
fractions.                 manipulatives to order      decimals and percents.        numbers; convert
decimals through                                          between fractions,
SBRC Mathematics:                                                     hundredths; use area     Understand common                decimals, and percents.
Number and Numeration …                                               models and benchmark     numerical relations.
fractions to compare                                   Understand common
and order fractions.        Compare and order          numerical relations.
whole numbers up to
1,000,000,000 and              Compare and order
decimals through               rational numbers; use
thousandths; compare           area models,
and order integers             benchmark fraction,
between -100 and 0;            and analyses of
use area models,               numerators and
benchmark fractions,           denominators to
and analyses of                compare and order
numerators and                 fractions and mixed
denominators to                numbers; describe
compare and order              strategies used to
fractions.                     compare fractions and
mixed numbers.

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Number Operations and Relationships – Computation: Demonstrates computation accurately and efficiently

Compute accurately.           Compute accurately.               Compute accurately.            Compute accurately.            Compute accurately.            Compute accurately.

Use manipulatives,           Demonstrate proficiency           Demonstrate                    Demonstrate                    Demonstrate                    Use mental arithmetic,
number lines, and            with +/ - 0, +/ -1, doubles,      automaticity with +/ - 0,                                     automaticity with basic        paper-and-pencil
automaticity with all
mental arithmetic to         and sum-equals-ten                +/ -1, doubles, and                                           addition and subtraction       algorithms, and
solve problems               addition and subtraction          sum-equals-ten facts,          addition and                   facts and fact                 calculators to solve
involving the addition       facts such as 6 + 4 = 10          and proficiency with all       subtraction facts              extensions.                    problems involving the
and subtraction of           and 10 – 7 = 3.                   addition and                   through 10 + 10; use                                          addition and
single digit whole                                             subtraction facts              basic facts to compute         Use manipulatives,             subtraction of whole
numbers.                     Use manipulatives,                through 10 + 10.               fact extensions such as        mental arithmetic,             numbers, decimals,
number grids, tally                                                                             paper-and-pencil               and signed numbers;
80 + 70.
Make reasonable                  marks, mental arithmetic,         Use manipulatives,                                            algorithms, and                describe the strategies
estimates.                       and calculators to solve          number grids, tally                                           calculators to solve           used and explain how
problems involving the            marks, mental                  Use manipulatives,             problems involving the         they work.
Understand meanings of           addition and subtraction          arithmetic, paper &            mental arithmetic,             addition and subtraction
operations.                      of 1-digit whole numbers          pencil, and calculators        paper-and-pencil               of whole numbers and           Demonstrate
with 1- or 2-digit whole          to solve problems              algorithms, and                decimals through               automaticity with
Identify join and take-      numbers; calculate and            involving the addition         calculators to solve           hundredths; describe           multiplication facts and
away situations.             compare the values of             and subtraction of 2-                                         the strategies used and        proficiency with division
problems involving the
combinations of coins.            digit whole numbers;                                          explain how they work.         facts and fact
extensions.
Make reasonable                      used; calculate and            subtraction of whole           Demonstrate
estimates.                           compare values of coin         numbers and decimals           automaticity with
and bill combinations.                                        multiplication facts           Use mental arithmetic,
in a money context;
Estimate reasonableness                                                                         through 10 X 10 and            paper-and-pencil
describe the strategies                                       algorithms, and
of answers to basic fact       Make reasonable                                                  proficiency with related
used and explain how                                          calculators to solve
problems (e.g., Will           estimates.                                                       division facts; use basic
7 + 8 be more or less                                            they work.                     facts to compute fact          problems involving the
than 10?).                        Make reasonable                                               extensions such as 30          multiplication of whole
estimates for whole            Demonstrate                    X 60.                          numbers and decimals
Understand meanings of               number addition and                                                                          and the division of
automaticity with X 0,
operations.                          subtraction problems;                                         Use mental arithmetic,         multidigit whole
X 1, X 2, X 5, and X 10                                       numbers and decimals
explain how the                                               paper-and-pencil
multiplication facts; use                                     by whole numbers;
Identify change-to-more,          estimates were                                                algorithms, and
change-to-less,                   obtained.                      strategies to compute          calculators to solve           express remainders as
comparison, and parts-                                           remaining facts up to          problems involving the         whole numbers or
and-total situations.          Understand meanings of            10 X 10.                       multiplication of              fractions as
operations.                                                      mutidigit whole                appropriate; describe
numbers by 2-digit             the strategies used and
Use arrays, mental                                            explain how they work.
Identify and describe          arithmetic, paper-and-         whole numbers and the
change, comparison,                                           division of multidigit
and parts-and-total            pencil algorithms, and         whole numbers by 1-
situations; use                calculators to solve           digit whole numbers;

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repeated addition,       problems involving the        describe the strategies
arrays, and skip         multiplication of 2- and      used and explain how            Use mental arithmetic,
counting to model                                      they work.                      paper-and-pencil
3-digit whole numbers
SBRC Mathematics:            multiplication; use                                                                    algorithms, and
equal sharing and        by 1-digit whole              Use mainpulatives,
Number and Numeration …                                                                                             calculators to solve
equal grouping to        numbers; describe the         mental arithmetic, and          problems involving the
model division.          strategies used.              calculators to solve            addition and
problems involving the          subtraction of fractions
Make reasonable                  addition and subtraction        and mixed numbers;
of fractions with like and      describe the strategies
estimates.
unlike denominators;            used and explain how
describe the strategies         they work.
Make reasonable               used.
estimates for whole                                           Use area models,
number addition and        Make reasonable                    mental arithmetic,
subtraction problems;      estimates.                         paper-and-pencil
explain how the                                               algorithms, and
Make reasonable                 calculators to solve
estimates were
estimates for whole             problems involving the
obtained.                     number and decimal              multiplication of
addition and subtraction        fractions and mixed
Understand meanings of           problems and whole              numbers; use
operations.                      number multiplication           diagrams, a common-
and division problems;          denominator method,
explain how the                 and calculators to solve
Recognize and
estimates were                  problems involving the
describe change,              obtained.                       division of fractions;
comparison, and parts-                                        describe the strategies
and-total situations;      Understand meanings of             used.
arrays, and skip                                           Make reasonable
counting to model
skip counting, arrays,
multip0lication; use          area, and scaling to            Make reasonable
equal sharing and             model multiplication            estimates for whole
equal grouping to             and division.                   number and decimal
multiplication, and
division problems and
fraction and mixed
subtraction problems;
explain how the
estimates were
obtained.

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Understand meanings of
operations.

arrays, area, and
scaling to model
multiplication and
division; use ratios
SBRC Mathematics:                                     expressed as words,
Number and Numeration …                               fractions, percents, and
with colons; solve
problems involving
ratios of parts of a set
to the whole set.

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Geometry: Identifies and applies geometric concepts

Investigate                   Investigate                  Investigate                     Investigate                   Investigate                    Investigate
characteristics and           characteristics and          characteristics and             characteristics and           characteristics and            characteristics and
properties of 2- and 3-       properties of 2- and 3-      properties of 2- and 3-         properties of 2- and 3-       properties of 2- and 3-        properties of 2- and 3-
dimensional geometric         dimensional geometric        dimensional geometric           dimensional geometric         dimensional geometric          dimensional geometric
shapes.                       shapes.                      shapes.                         shapes.                       shapes.                        shapes.

Identify and describe        Identify and describe        Draw line segments              Identify and draw             Identify, draw, and            Identify, describe,
plane and solid figures      plane and solid figures      and identify parallel line      points, intersecting and      describe points,               compare, name, and
including circles,           including circles,           segments.                       parallel line segments        intersecting and parallel      draw right, acute,
triangles, squares,          triangles, squares,                                          and lines, rays, and          line segments and              obtuse, straight, and
rectangles, spheres,         rectangles, spheres,         Identify, describe, and         right angles.                 lines, rays, and right,        reflex angles; determine
and cubes.                   cylinders, rectangular       model plane and solid                                         acute, and obtuse              angle measures in
prisms, pyramids,            figures including circles,      Identify, describe,           angles.                        vertical and
Apply transformations            cones, and cubes.            triangles, squares,             model, and compare                                           supplementary angles
and symmetry in                                               rectangles, hexagons,           plane and solid figures       Describe, compare, and         and by applying
geometric situations.         Apply transformations           trapezoids, rhombuses,          including circles,            classify plane and solid       properties of sums of
and symmetry in                 spheres, cylinders,             polygons, spheres,            figures, including             angle measures in
Identify shapes having    geometric situations.           rectangular prisms,             cylinders, rectangular        polygons, circles,             triangles and
line symmetry.                                            pyramids, cones, and            prisms, pyramids,             spheres, cylinders,            quadrangles.
Identify shapes having       cubes.                          cones, and cubes using        rectangular prisms,
line symmetry;                                               appropriate geometric         cones, cubes, and              Describe, compare, and
complete line-            Apply transformations              terms including the           pyramids, using                classify plane and solid
symmetric shapes or       and symmetry in                    terms face, edge,             appropriate geometric          figures using
designs.                  geometric situations.              vertex, and base.             terms including vertex,        appropriate geometric
base, face, edge, and          terms; identify
Create and complete 2-       Apply transformations            congruent.                     congruent figures and
dimensional symmetric        and symmetry in                                                 describe their
shapes or designs.           geometric situations.         Apply transformations             properties.
and symmetry in
Create and complete 2-     geometric situations.          Apply transformations
dimensional symmetric                                     and symmetry in
shapes or designs;            Identify, describe, and     geometric situations.
locate multiple lines of      sketch examples of
symmetry in a 2-              reflections; identify and      Identify, describe, and
dimensional shape.            describe examples of           sketch examples of
translations and               reflections, translations,
rotations.                     and rotations.

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Measurement: Identifies and applies measurement concepts

Understand the systems        Understand the systems          Understand the systems         Understand the systems         Understand the systems          Understand the systems
and processes of              and processes of                and processes of               and processes of               and processes of                and processes of
measurement; use              measurement; use                measurement; use               measurement; use               measurement; use                measurement; use
appropriate techniques,       appropriate techniques,         appropriate techniques,        appropriate techniques,        appropriate techniques,         appropriate techniques,
tools, units, and formulas    tools, units, and formulas      tools, units, and formulas     tools, units, and formulas     tools, units, and formulas      tools, units, and formulas
in making measurements.       in making measurements.         in making measurements.        in making measurements.        in making measurements.         in making measurements.

Use nonstandard tools        Use nonstandard tools           Estimate length with           Estimate length with           Estimate length with            Estimate length with
and techniques to            and techniques to               and without tools;             and without tools;             and without tools;              and without tools;
estimate and compare         estimate and compare            measure length to the          measure length to the          measure length to the           measure length with
weight and length;           weight and length;              nearest inch and               nearest ½ inch and ½           nearest ¼ inch and ½            tools to the nearest 1/8
identify standard            measure length with             centimeter; use                centimeter; draw and           centimeter; estimate the        inch and millimeter;
measuring tools.             standard measuring              standard and                   describe angles as             size of angles without          estimate the measure of
Identify pennies,            tools.                          nonstandard tools to           records of rotations.          tools.                          angles with and without
tools; use tools to draw
nickels, dimes,                                              measure and estimate
angles with given
quarters, and dollar         Know and compare the            weight.                        Describe and use               Describe and use                measures.
bills.                       value of pennies,                                              strategies to measure          strategies to measure
nickels, dimes,                 Count unit squares to          the perimeter of               the perimeter and area          Describe and use
Use and understand               quarters, and dollar bill;      find the area of               polygons; count unit           of polygons, to estimate        strategies to find the
reference frames.                make exchanges                  rectangles.                    squares to find the            the area of irregular           perimeter of polygons and
between coins.                                                 areas of rectangles.           shapes, and to find the         the area of circles; choose
Describe temperature                                         Describe relationships                                        volume of rectangular           and use appropriate
formulas to calculate the
using appropriate         Use and understand                 between days in a week         Describe relationship          prisms.                         areas of rectangles,
vocabulary, such as       reference frames.                  and hours in a day.            among inches, feet, and                                        parallelograms, and
hot, warm, and cold;                                                                        yards; describe                Describe relationships          triangles, and the volume
identify a thermometer       Identify a thermometer          Make exchanges                 relationships between          among U.S. customary            of a prism; define pi as the
as a tool for measuring      as a tool for measuring         between coins and bills.       minutes in an hour,            units of length and             ratio of a circle s
temperature.                 temperature; read                                              hours in a day, days in        among metric units of           circumference to its
Describe and use             temperatures on              Use and understand                a week.                        length.                         diameter.
measures of time             Fahrenheit and Celsius       reference frames.
Describe relationships
periods relative to a        thermometers to the                                         Use and understand             Use and understand                 among U.S. customary
day and week; identify       nearest 10˚.                    Read temperature on         reference frames.              reference frames.                  units of length; among
tools that measure                                           both the Fahrenheit and                                                                       metric units of length; and
time.                        Use a calendar to               Celsius scales.                Tell and show time to          Use ordered pairs of            among U.S. customary
identify days, weeks,                                          the nearest minute on          numbers to name,                units of capacity.
months, and dates; tell         Tell and show time to          an analog clock; tell          locate, and plot points
and show time to the            the nearest five minutes       and write time in digital      in the first quadrant of a   Use and understand
nearest half and quarter        on an analog clock; tell       notation.                      coordinate grid.             reference frames.
hour on an analog               and write time in digital                                                                     Use ordered pairs of
clock.                          notation.                                                                                     numbers to name, locate,
and plot points in all four
grid.

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Statistics and Probability: Collects, interprets and extends data – Predicts outcomes based on probability

Select and create              Select and create               Select and create               Select and create              Select and create              Select and create
appropriate graphical          appropriate graphical           appropriate graphical           appropriate graphical          appropriate graphical          appropriate graphical
representations of             representations of              representations of              representations of             representations of             representations of
collected or given data.       collected or given data.        collected or given data.        collected or given data.       collected or given data.       collected or given data.

Collect and organize          Collect and organize            Collect and organize            Collect and organize           Collect and organize            Collect and organize
data to create class-         data to create tally            data or use given data          data or use given data         data or use given data          data or use given data
constructed displays          charts, tables, bar             to create tally charts,         to create charts, tables,      to create charts, tables,       to create bar, line, and
such as tally charts,         graphs, and line plots.         tables, bar graphs, and         bar graphs, and line           bar graphs, line plots,         circle graphs with
tables, and graphs                                            line plots.                     plots.                         and line graphs.                reasonable titles,
using real objects or      Analyze and interpret                                                                                                             labels, keys, and
pictures.                  data.                           Analyze and interpret           Analyze and interpret          Analyze and interpret              intervals.
data.                           data.                          data.
Analyze and interpret             Use graphs to answer                                                                                                       Analyze and interpret
data.                             simple questions and            Use graphs to ask and           Use graphs to ask and          Use the maximum,            data.
Use graphs to answer          the maximum and                 questions and draw              questions and draw             median, mode, and               Use the maximum,
simple questions.             minimum of a data set.          conclusions; find the           conclusions; find the          graphs to ask and               minimum, range,
maximum, minimum,               maximum, minimum,              answer questions, draw          median, mode, and
Understand and apply           Understand and apply               mode, and median of a           range, mode, and               conclusions, and make           mean and graphs to
basic concepts of              basic concepts of                  data set.                       median or a data set.          predictions.                    ask and answer
probability.                   probability.                                                                                                                      questions, draw
Understand and apply            Understand and apply           Understand and apply               conclusions, and make
Describe events using         Describe events using        basic concepts of               basic concepts of              basic concepts of                  predictions.
certain, possible,            certain, likely, unlikely,   probability.                    probability.                   probability.
impossible, and other         impossible and other                                                                                                       Understand and apply
basic probability terms.      basic probability terms.        Describe events using           Describe events using          Describe events using       basic concepts of
certain, likely, unlikely,      certain, very likely,          certain, very likely,       probability.
impossible and other            likely, unlikely, very         likely, unlikely, very
basic probability terms;        unlikely, impossible,          unlikely, impossible and        Describe events using
explain the choice of           and other basic                other basic probability         certain, very likely,
language.                       probability terms;             terms; use more likely,         likely, unlikely, very
explain the choice of          equally likely, same            unlikely, impossible
language.                      chance, 50-50, less             and other basic
likely, and other basic         probability terms; use
Predict the outcomes of        probability terms to            more likely, equally
simple experiments and         compare events;                 likely, same chance,
test the predictions           explain the choice of           50-50, less likely, and
using manipulatives;           language.                       other basic probability
express the probability                                        terms to compare
of an event by using           Predict the outcomes of         events; explain the
“_ out of _” language.         experiments and test            choice of language.
the predictions using

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manipulatives;            Predict the outcomes
summarize the results     of experiments, test
and use them to predict   the predictions using
future events; express    manipulatives, and
the probability of an     summarize the results;
event as a fraction.      compare predictions
based on theoretical
probability with
experimental results;
use summaries and
comparisons to predict
future events; express
the probability of an
event as a fraction,
decimal, or percent.

SBRC Mathematics:
Statistics and Probability cont. . .

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Algebraic Relationships: Recognizes and uses patterns and relationships to extend algebraic relationships

Understand patterns and        Understand patterns and        Understand patterns and       Understand patterns and        Understand patterns and        Understand patterns and
functions.                     functions.                     functions.                    functions.                     functions.                     functions.

Extend, describe, and         Extend, describe, and          Extend, describe, and         Extend, describe, and          Extend, describe, and          Extend, describe, and
create visual, rhythmic,      create numeric, visual,        create numeric, visual,       create numeric                 create numeric                 create numeric
and movement                  and concrete patterns;         and concrete patterns;        patterns; describe rules       patterns; describe rules       patterns; describe rules
patterns; use rules,          solve problems                 describe rules for            for patterns and use           for patterns and use           for patterns and use
which will lead to            involving function             patterns and use them         them to solve problems;        them to solve problems;        them to solve problems;
functions, to sort, make      machines, “What’s My           to solve problems; use        use words and symbols          use words and symbols          write rules for functions
patterns, and play            Rule?” tables, and             words and symbols to          to describe and write          to describe and write          involving the four basic
“What’s My Rule?” and         Frames-and-Arrows              describe and write rules      rules for functions            rules for functions that       arithmetic operations;
other games.                  diagrams.                      for functions involving       involving addition,            involve the four basic         represent functions
addition and subtraction      subtraction, and               arithmetic operations          using words, symbols,
Use algebraic notation to      Use algebraic notation to         and use those rules to        multiplication and use         and use those rules to         tables, and graphs and
represent and analyze          represent and analyze             solve problems.               those rules to solve           solve problems.                use those
situations and structures.     situations and structures.                                      problems.                                                     representations to solve
Use algebraic notation to                                    Use algebraic notation to         problems.
Read and write                Read, write, and            represent and analyze         Use algebraic notation to      represent and analyze
expressions and               explain expressions         situations and structures.    represent and analyze          situations and structures.     Use algebraic notation to
number sentences              and number sentences                                      situations and structures.                                    represent and analyze
using the symbols +, -,       using the symbols +, -,        Read, write, and                                             Use conventional            situations and structures.
and =.                        and = and the symbols          explain expressions           Read, write, and               notation to write
> and < with cues;             and number sentences          explain number                 expressions and                Determine whether
solve equations                using the symbols +, -,       sentences using the            number sentences               number sentences are
involving addition and         =, >, and <; solve            symbols +, -, X, ÷, =, >,      using the four basic           true or false; solve open
subtraction.                   number sentences              and <; solve number            arithmetic operations;         number sentences and
involving addition and        sentences; write               determine whether              explain the solutions;
Apply the Commutative          subtraction; write            expressions and                number sentences are           use a letter variable to
Property of Addition           expressions and               number sentences to            true or false; solve open      write an open sentence
and the Additive Identity      number sentences to           model number stories.          sentences and explain          to model a number
to basic addition fact         model number stories.                                        the solutions; write           story; use a pan-
problems.                                                    Recognize that numeric         expressions and                balance model to solve
Describe the                  expressions can have           number sentences to            linear equations in one
Commutative and               different values               model number stories.          unknown.
Associative Properties        depending on the order
of Addition and apply         in which operations are        Evaluate numeric               Evaluate numeric
them to mental                carried out; understand        expressions containing         expressions containing
arithmetic problems.          that grouping symbols          grouping symbols;              grouping symbols and
can be used to affect          insert grouping symbols        nested grouping
the order in which             to make number                 symbols; insert
operations are carried         sentences true.                grouping symbols and
out.                                                          nested grouping
symbols to make

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number sentences true;
Describe and apply the   Apply the Distributive     describe and use the
Commutative and          Property of                precedence of
Associative Properties   Multiplication over        multiplication and
Commutative Property     products multiplication    and subtraction.
of Multiplication, and   algorithm.
the Multiplicative                                  Describe and apply
Identity.                                           properties of arithmetic.
SBRC Mathematics:
Algebraic relationships cont…

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SBRC Reading: Uses word-solving strategies and develops vocabulary

Demonstrates concepts           Defines the levels at which   Defines the levels at        Uses a variety of word-         Uses a variety of word-      Uses a variety of word-
of print                        students read and             which students read and      solving strategies to           solving strategies to        solving strategies to
Q2 Identify 6-7/10 concepts     comprehend.                   comprehend.                  understand unfamiliar words     understand unfamiliar        understand unfamiliar words
of print from observational     Level is checked. End of      Level is checked. End of     such as:                        words such as:               such as:
survey                          year target = 16              year target = 24                   Applying knowledge of          Applying knowledge            Applying knowledge of
Q4 Identifies and uses                                                                        letter-sound relationships      of letter-sound              letter-sound relationships
10/10 concepts of print         Uses a variety of decoding    Uses a variety of decoding         Analyzing word               relationships                   Analyzing word
while reading.                  strategies:                   strategies:                     structures                        Analyzing word             structures
Blending                      Blending                      Identify analogies to        structures                      Identify analogies to
Identifies upper case                Word patterns                 Word patterns                                                Identify analogies to      demonstrate
demonstrate
letters (26)                         Vowel patterns                Vowel patterns                                             demonstrate                  understanding
understanding
Q1 Identifies all 26 letters         Endings                       Endings                                                    understanding                   Use knowledge of
Use knowledge of
Q2 Identifies all 26 letters                                                                                                    Use knowledge of           synonyms and antonyms
synonyms and antonyms
quickly and automatically       Uses multiples strategies     Uses multiples strategies                                       synonyms and                    Recognize regular and
Recognize regular and
irregular plural forms
letters within text                  Cross checking cues         Cross checking cues                                            Recognize regular             Recognize possessive
Recognize possessive
Q4 Recognizes and applies            Word chunks                 Word chunks                                                  and irregular plural         forms
forms
letters in their environment         Letters and sound           Letters and sound                                            forms                           Recognize the meaning
Recognize the meaning
Identifies lower case letters        combinations                combinations                 of contractions                   Recognize                  of contractions
(26)                            Self-corrects many error         Self-corrects many              Use knowledge of             possessive forms                Use knowledge of
Q1 Identifies all 26-28                                          errors                       compound words                    Recognize the              compound words
letters                                                                                          Use knowledge of root        meaning of                      Use knowledge of root
Q2 Identifies all 26-28                                       Silent reading speed            words and affixes               contractions                 words and affixes
letters quickly and                                           exceeds oral reading                                              Use knowledge of
automatically                                                 speed by the end of                                             compound words
Q3 Recognizes and applies                                     grade 2                      Using context clues for              Use knowledge of        Using context clues for
letters in their environment                                                               figurative and multiple            root words and affixes    figurative and multiple
meaning words                                                meaning words
Identifies letter sounds
Using context clues for
Q1 Identifies 12 or more                                                                                                   figurative and multiple
sounds                                                                                                                     meaning words
Q2 Identifies 15 or more
sounds
Q3 Identifies 19 or more
sounds
Q4 Identifies 26 or more
sounds
Recognizes and
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Q2 Demonstrates and
pronounces rhymes.
Q4 Applies knowledge of
rhyming in a variety of
texts.

Demonstrates blending
and beginning, middle,
end sounds

Q3 Begins to blend and
stretch sounds
Q4 Uses blending in their

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Based on oral sharing of   Defines the levels at which       Using a variety of               Using a variety of literature,   Reads a variety of literature,    Consistently reads a
text, the student:         students read and                 literature, informational        informational texts and other    informational texts and other     variety of literature,
Makes              comprehend.                       texts and other print            print sources, student:          print sources, student:           informational texts and other
connections to   Level is checked.                 sources, student:                    Summarizes main events /         Summarizes main events        print sources, student:
Makes connections                ideas and details                / ideas and details               Summarizes main events
self
Making predictions and           Identifies cause-and –            / ideas and details
Makes predictions          Based on oral sharing of              (text-to-text, text-self-,
inferences                       effect relationships              Identifies cause-and-
text, the student:                    text-world)
Makes connections (text-         Makes connections (text-          effect relationships
Makes connections                Makes predictions                to-text, text-self-, text-
Visualizes                                                        to-text, text-self-, text-        Makes connections (test-
(text-to-text, text-self-,                                        world)                           world)
text-world)                                                                                                                          world)
Makes predictions                                             Recognizes and recalls           Recognizes and recalls
Visualizes                   Recognizes and recalls           elements and details of story    elements and details of story     Recognizes and recalls
Asks questions               elements and details of          structure, such as               structure, such as sequence       elements and details of story
story structure, such as         sequences of events,             of events, character, pilot,      structure, such as
sequence of events,              character, plot, and setting     and setting in order to reflect   sequences of events,
character, main idea, and        in order to reflect meaning.     meaning.                          character, plot, and setting
setting in order to reflect                                                                         in order to reflect meaning.
meaning.                         Analyzes story structure,        Analyzes story structure,
word choice, literacy devices    word choice, literacy devices     Analyzes story structure,
and use of language toward       and use of language toward        word choice, literacy devices
author’s purpose                 author’s purpose                  and use of language toward
Identify and evaluate                                              author’s purpose
Identify and evaluate
Author’s purpose, point of       Author’s purpose, point of        Identify and evaluate
view and effectiveness           view and effectiveness            Author’s purpose, point of
Understand how text and
illustrations connect to         Understand how text and                                            view and effectiveness
Understand how text and
convey meaning                   illustrations connect to         illustrations connect to          Make inferences about
convey meaning                   convey meaning                    author’s tone and style
Identifies and uses
organizational features of       Identifies and uses              Identifies and uses               Understand how text and
texts:                           organizational features of       organizational features of        illustrations connect to
Index, captions, graphics,       texts, such a headings,          texts, such as headings,          convey meaning
headings and table of            paragraphs, and format to        paragraphs, and format to
contents.                        improve understanding            improve understanding             Identifies and uses
organizational features of
Identifies organizational        Identifies organizational         texts, such as headings,
Demonstrates                     structures:
understanding through                                             structures:                       paragraphs, and format to
compare/contract,                compare/contract,                 improve understanding
sequential retellings            cause/effect, persuasion         cause/effect, persuasion
Identifies organizational
Summarizes key details of        Summarizes key details of         structures:
informational texts,             informational texts,              compare/contract,
connecting new information       connecting new information        cause/effect, persuasion
to prior knowledge               to prior knowledge

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Uses primary dictionary            Uses dictionary guide words     Summarizes key details of
guide words to locate              to locate information           informational texts,
information                                                        connecting new information
Responses (oral and
Demonstrates                                                                                      to prior knowledge
Oral and written response          written), demonstrate
comprehension of reading       demonstrate strategy use           strategy use and clear          Uses dictionary guide words
by using strategies such       and clear understanding            understanding                   to locate information
as:
Activating prior          Comprehends by using               Comprehends by using            Responses (oral and written)
knowledge                 strategies:                        strategies:                     consistently demonstrate
Making predictions              Activate background                                          strategy use and clear
Uses reading strategies cont …          Developing visual                                                knowledge / make
knowledge / make                                             understanding
images                          connections                      connections
Asking questions                                                 Establish purpose           Comprehends by using
Establish purpose
Infer and predict
Infer and predict                                            strategies:
Visualize
Visualize                        Apply knowledge of text
Activate background
Apply knowledge of text          structures                      knowledge / make
Identifies beginning,                structures for fiction and       Ask questions                   connections
middle, end and First,               nonfiction                       Synthesize                      Establish purpose
next, last                           Ask questions                    Determine importance            Infer and predict
Synthesize                                                       Visualize
nd                                 Determine importance         Identifies stated and implied       Apply knowledge of text
information                         structures
in the range of titles like:   Identifies beginning, middle,                                          Ask questions
Town Mouse / Country           end and First, next, last          Analyzes stated or implied          Synthesize
Mouse                                                     theme, message or main              Determine importance
Amedelia Bedelia               Identifies stated and implied      idea
Leprechauns Don’t Play         information                                                        Identifies stated and implied
Analyzes stated or implied                                         information
behaviors:
theme, message or main                                             Analyzes stated or implied
Self-correcting and self-
idea                                                               theme, message or main
monitoring
behaviors:                                                         Demonstrates effective
according to purpose and    behaviors:
Self-correcting and self-        difficulty
monitoring                                                       Self-correcting and self-
difficulty                   Charlotte’s Web                     according to purpose and
Charlie and the Chocolate           difficulty
rd                                          Factory
3 grade level books fall in
the range of titles like:                                          5th grade level books fall in
Boxcar Children                                                    the range of titles like:
Pippi Longstocking                                                 Great Brain
Stone Fox                                                          Harriet the Spy
Park’s Quest

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SBRC Reading: Analyzes, extends and evaluates text

Defines the levels at which     Defines the levels at      Identifies a purpose for      Identifies a purpose for      Consistently identifies a
comprehend.                     comprehend.                    Gaining information           Gaining information           Gaining information
Level is checked. End of        Level is checked. End of       Appreciate literature         Learning about a              Learning about a
Year Target = 16                Year Target = 24               Learning about a              viewpoint                     viewpoint
viewpoint                     Appreciate literature         Appreciate literature
Discovery                     Discovery Enjoyment           Discovery
Enjoyment                                                   Enjoyment
distinguishes among           different genres choosing     distinguishes among
different genres choosing     books by author, topic or     different genres choosing
books by author, topic or     specific information          books by author, topic or
specific information                                        specific information
Extends concepts and
Extends concepts and          themes to other situations    Extends concepts and
themes to other situations                                  themes to other situations
Distinguishes between
Distinguishes between fact    fact and opinion              Distinguishes between fact
and opinion                                                 and opinion
Evaluates accuracy,
currency and credibility of   Evaluates accuracy,
information                   currency and credibility of
information

to text for 15-20 minutes.      stamina and skill)         and skill)                    stamina and skill)            and skill)

Chooses appropriately      Chooses appropriately         Chooses appropriately         Chooses appropriately
leveled materials for      leveled materials for         leveled materials for         leveled materials for

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SBRC Writing: Participates in the writing process

Verbalizes to partner or        Begins to choose from a         Attempts to choose from a      Plans in a variety of ways:      Brainstorm topics, choose     Independently chooses
teacher about a picture         variety of tools for use in     variety of tools for use in          Graphic organizers         an appropriate topic, and     taught strategies to organize
story in their head             planning a writing piece:       planning a writing piece:            Maps                       organize structure/ ideas     writing:
Think aloud                     Think alouds                    Think alouds                  Webs                                                            Webs
Labeling                        Story mapping                   Story mapping                 Lists, etc.                Writes text that follows a           Timelines
Lists                           Labeling                        Labeling                                                 logical sequence and                 Pictures
Lists                           Lists                   Uses prewriting plan to write    utilizes the plan as a tool          Lists
Represents story on paper              Webs                            Webs                    a draft and see it as a work     for organization                     Bullets
through pictures, labels,              Brainstorming                   Brainstorming           in progress                                                           Story boards
approximation of words,                                                                                                         Visualize a draft as a work          Oral processing
and begins to use               Attempts to write a minimum     Verbalizes with a partner,     Clarifies purpose of writing     in progress
sentences                       of 3 sentences on a topic,      story map, stretches           by focusing on voice, word                                     Independently uses
uses his or her plan and        across the pages               choice and audience              Attempts to make              prewriting plan to generate
Re-reads and thinks “does       sees it as a work in progress   Uses his or her plan to                                         changes during the            at least one draft of writing
it say what I want it to say”                                   write a draft and sees it as   Develops independent             drafting process to ensure
Begins to add details to a      a work in progress             editing skills by using third    writing makes sense to        Visualize a draft as a work in
picture/words                                                   Re-reads his or her draft
Begins to make necessary        to ensure that it makes        Begins to show evidence of       Add, delete and modify        Independently uses taught
Re-reads with teacher           changes to ensure that the      sense                          editing                          the language, content and     strategies to change the
prompts and asks:               story makes sense                                                                               tone of writing.              content of the piece and
What other sounds                                         Re-reads his or her draft      Begins to use taught editing                                   improve the effectiveness for
do you hear in that       Re-reads and checks for         and attempts to elaborate      marks                            Re-reads text to make         the reader.
word?                     spelling and conventions        important parts and                                             grammatical and
Did you check for                                         eliminate unnecessary          Produce a legible, polished,     conventional changes          Independently uses taught
finger spaces?            Shares finished piece with      parts.                         final piece of writing that is                                 strategies to fix-up the
other readers:                  Capitalizes, uses correct      ready to share with an           Attempts to show              conventions of writing
Student shares writing by:             Visual classroom         spelling and punctuation       intended audience                evidence of editing
Visual classroom                  displays                 as referred to in the green                                                                   Uses taught editing marks
displays                          Sharing with a partner   Primary Guidelines for                                          Attempts to use taught
Sharing with a                    Sharing as a class       Literacy handbook.                                              editing marks                 Produce a legible, polished,
partner                           Various other                                                                                                          final piece of writing that is
Sharing as a class                methods of sharing       Shares finished piece with                                      Produce a legible,            ready to share with an
other readers                                                   polished, final piece of      intended audience.
Visual classroom                                         writing that is ready to
displays                                                 share with an intended
Sharing with a                                           audience.
partner
Sharing as a class
Various other
methods of sharing

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SBRC Writing: Communicates effectively in Writing

Communicates their story        Begins to introduce            Begins to introduce            Attempts to write a               Writes a beginning that       Uses beginning leads to
through pictures and writing    characters and attempts to     characters and attempts        beginning that may include:       may include: setting with     make the reader want to
Begins to write a         use setting                    to use setting                 setting with time elements or     time elements or              read more
beginning                                                                               introduction of character         introduction of character
Begins to write a         Begins to use dialogue         Begins to use dialogue                                                                         Introduces characters,
middle                                                                                  Attempts to write a middle        Writes a middle that builds   setting and problem
Begins to write an        Begins to have a clear         Their story has a clear        that builds and increases         and increases tension or
ending                    ending that connects to rest   ending that connects to        tension or apparent problem       apparent problem              Uses details to keep reader
of story                       the rest of the story                                                                          reading and develop
Attempts to write an ending       Writes an ending that         sequence of story
Begins to organize a piece                                                                    that leaves the reader with a
and keep on topic               Attempts to organize piece     The writing piece is                                             leaves the reader with a
lesson or feeling (something      lesson or feeling             Develop a climax
and keep on topic              organized and on a topic       to think about)
Writes clear, logical solution
pictures and/or writing         Attempts to add detail to      Begins to use dialogue,        Writes a paragraph with one                                     / answers to readers’
create a picture in the        character action,                                                Writes a piece that follows
main idea and several             a logical sequence and        questions
Orally begins to identify the   reader’s mind                  character thoughts and         related sentences
purpose of their writing                                       adjectives to add details to                                     structure for that genre      Stays in the moment
independently
Begins to use transitions in   writing
writing                                                                                         Organizes writing into        Stretches appropriate,
Begins to weave a balance         paragraphs with main
Begins to use transitions      of dialogue, internal thought,                                  meaningfully parts (what
Begins to identify a purpose   to make writing flow                                             ideas and supporting          story is really about)
and character action              details – if appropriate.
and an audience for their
writing                        Attempts to identify a                                                                         Removes or moves swiftly
Begins new, more                  Attempts to weave a           through unimportant parts
purpose and an audience        sophisticated language
for their writing                                                balance of dialogue,
internal thought, and         Weaves a balance of
Begins to use words that          character action              dialogue, internal thought,
evoke visuals and/or                                            and character action
feelings                          Attempts new, more
sophisticated language        Uses new, more
Begins to use precise verbs                                     sophisticated language
and nouns                         Attempts words that evoke
visuals and/or feelings       Uses words that evoke
Attempts to use transitions                                     visuals and/or feelings
to make writing flow              Attempts precise verbs
and nouns                     Uses precise verbs and
nouns
Attempts to identify the          Attempts a variety of
audience and/or purpose           transitions to make writing   Uses variety transitions to
before writing                    flow                          make writing flow

Decisions made while              Identifies the audience       Identifies the audience
writing are directly related to   and/or purpose before         and/or purpose before
the purpose or audience           writing                       writing

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writing are directly related   writing are directly related to
to the purpose or              the purpose or audience
audience

SBRC Writing:
Communicates cont. . .

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SBRC Writing: Uses Writing Conventions

Writes first name with          Uses upper and lowercase        Uses capitalization rules     Capitalize proper nouns,        Capitalize the beginning of   Uses correct capitalization of
beginning letter capitalized    letters accurately              for beginning of sentences    titles, and initial words in    a sentence, the work I,       proper nouns, beginning
sentences                       proper nouns, and book        words in sentences, the
Begins to use capital letters   Attempts to use capital         Attempts proper nouns                                         titles across all content     word I, and main words in
at the beginning of a           letters at the beginning of a   and titles                    Uses ending punctuation         areas                         titles across all content
sentence                        sentence                                                      correctly                                                     areas in everyday writing
Uses punctuation marks (                                      Uses appropriate ending
Begins to use punctuation       Begins proper nouns and         ?.!)                          Attempts apostrophe,            punctuation marks             Uses appropriate ending
marks ( ? . ! )                 titles                                                        contractions, possessives                                     punctuation marks
Student begins to use                                         Attempts proper use of
Uses correct letter             Attempts to use punctuation     other forms of punctuation    Uses commas in a series,        quotation marks and           Uses quotation marks
formation for most upper        marks ( ? . ! )                 (‘“)                          date, greeting, and closing     apostrophes                   correctly to indicate dialogue
and lower case letters                                                                        on a letter
Uses correct letter             Uses comma in a series,                                       Uses commas in a series,      Uses commas appropriately
Begins to put spaces            formation and spacing           date, greeting / closing of   Attempts subject / verb         date, greeting, closing on
between words                                                   a letter                      agreement                       a letter and city and state   Attempts to use commas
with conjunctions and
Uses left to right                                              Begins the use of             Begins to indent in all forms   Begins to use commas,         appositives
directionality in single line                                   appropriate subject / verb    of writing                      appropriately in
writing                                                         agreement within a                                            conjunctions and              Begins to correctly use the
sentence                                                      appositives                   colon, semi-colon, and more
complex punctuation
Attempts subject / verb
agreement                     Uses correct subject / verb
agreement
Attempts to indent in all
forms of writing              Begins to write using
consistent tense (past or
present) throughout the
piece

Uses correct paragraph
indentation (main idea,
dialogue, setting changes,
time passing)

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SBRC Writing: Demonstrates correct spelling

st     nd
Attempts the dominate          Independently and                 Will spell 1 and 2 grade       Uses taught spelling         Generally uses correct   Independently uses a variety
known letter sound (s) of a    consistently spells 30 core       core words (word wall          strategies in everyday       spelling with common     of sources to ensure
word in a sequence             word wall words in daily          words) correctly (List on p.   writing                      words                    accurate spelling while
spelling (List on p. 97 of        97 of Primary Guidelines                                                             editing and proofreading
Attempts to write some         Primary Guidelines to             to Literacy)                   Uses taught strategies and   Uses taught strategies   writing that will be published.
conventional spelling words    Literacy)                                                        resources to spell more      and resources to spell
(mom, dad, the, it)                                              Attempt to use                 difficult words              more difficult words     Independently uses taught
Begins to use taught word         conventional spelling for                                                            spelling strategies in daily
Begins to use word wall        patterns in their daily writing   most words                                                  Uses taught spelling     writing
words in daily writing (List   (word families, blends, etc.)                                                                 strategies in everyday
st
on p. 97 of Primary                                              Attempt to apply 1 and                                      writing
nd
Guidelines to Literacy)                                          2 grade letter patterns in
writing

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SBRC Science: Kindergarten –
Explore science and social studies topics throughout their day in literacy, math and center work. During studies of community
and seasonal events, children are encouraged to ask questions, observe and share their ideas with others.

SBRC Science: Grade 1 & 2
Demonstrates scientific curiosity by asking questions, making predictions and sharing observations while exploring.
Uses data and observations to construct reasonable explanations.
Demonstrates and communicates effectively an understanding of key unit concepts.

SBRC Science: Grade 3 – 5
Asks scientific questions and makes predictions when conducting investigations.
Makes observations and uses appropriate tools to gather data.
Uses data and observations to construct reasonable explanations.
Effectively communicates the results of scientific investigations.
Demonstrates and communicates effectively an understanding of key unit concepts.

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SBRC Social Studies: Geography – Demonstrates an understanding of local, regional and global geography through interactions
of people, places and environments

Demonstrates an                Demonstrates                   Demonstrates an              Demonstrates ability to          Demonstrates                 Demonstrates ability to
awareness of taught map        understanding of taught        understanding of             apply taught skills related      application of map and       read, interpret, and
and globe concepts.            map and globe concepts.        community through the        to using maps, charts,           globe skills relating to     analyze various types of
use of maps and globes.      grids, and graphs to             Wisconsin and the            maps.
Identifies the globe as a      Locates North America,                                   gather information about         world.
model of the earth             United States,                 Identifies cardinal       global communities.                                              Reads maps of the
Wisconsin, Sun Prairie         directions                                                 Uses a variety of sources:      United States identifying
Recognizes the                 on a map and globe                                          Labels a map using                Internet                    the major regions,
differences between a                                         Recognizes the               cardinal directions,              Primary sources             geographic features, and
map and a globe                Constructs a map using         common symbols               intermediate directions,          Media information           political regions
basic map symbols              used on maps; uses           symbols and a map key             Other references
Distinguishes between                                         map key.                                                                                   Reads and interprets
Explains latitude and            Recognizes and
land and water on a            Uses maps, globes and                                                                                                     various types of maps
longitude and locates            locates Sun Prairie in
globe                          atlases to gain                Distinguishes between                                                                      and explains how and
hemispheres                      relation to the world
information about our          bodies of water                                                                            why they would be used
(including county,
Understands there are          community, Wisconsin,          (oceans, lakes, rivers)      Uses and interprets              state, country,
different kinds of maps        United States and the          and land                     physical and political                                        Uses various maps to
continent, and
world                                                       maps                                                          identify sites, routes, and
hemisphere)
Understands the                                               Uses maps, globes,                                                                         develops understanding
purpose of a map               Creates and uses simple        and atlases to gain          Recognizes                                                    of the areas explored in
Uses maps, charts,
maps to identify the           information about            characteristics of a                                          the New World
grids, and graphs to
Describes their                location of places in          North America, United        desert, plain, river, lake,
gather information
neighborhood                   classroom/home                 States, Wisconsin,           ocean, coast, island,                                      Compares and evaluates the
Sun Prairie                  peninsula, and mountain                                    validity of a variety of
communities
Identify and describe the                                   range                                                      sources:
physical characteristics       Gathers information                                                                           Internet
through use of maps,         Locates the seven             Recognized
of places such as                                                                                                            Biographies
charts and grids             continents and five           characteristics of WI:
landforms and bodies of                                                                                                      Diaries
oceans of the world                Boundaries of
water on a map and                                                                                                           Journals
Identifies connections                                          surrounding states
globe                                                       Uses maps, charts,                                               Artifacts
between local                                                   Major cities
grids, and graphs to                                             Media sources
community and the                                               Great Lakes
Demonstrates the                                            gather information about                                         Primary sources
United States                                                   Counties
purposes of maps and                                        global communities                                               Other references
Rivers
globes                         Compares and                                                    Five Regions of WI
contrasts major           Uses a variety of sources:
changes in the local          Internet
community that has            Primary sources
been caused by                Media information
human beings                  Other references

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K-5 Proficiency Statements
SBRC Social Studies: History - Understands how change and continuity over time gives a historical perspective and allows for
analysis of issues that affect present and future

Demonstrates awareness       Demonstrates                   Demonstrates an               Demonstrates an                 Demonstrates an                 Demonstrates an
of time-related              understanding of taught        understanding of taught       understanding of present        understanding of how            understanding of the
vocabulary, special days,    U.S. and Wisconsin             concepts related to the       and past: symbols,              historical events have          developments and
events and people.           symbols and historical         history of Sun Prairie.       social, political,              and will influence              changes in America and
events and people.                                           economic, and cultural          Wisconsin.                      how they affect the past,
Identify how things                                         Relate important events    roles of various groups                                         present, and future.
change over time             Compare and contrast           in the early history of    of people.                         Discusses and
life in America past and       Sun Prairie and the                                           compares the various             Discusses and
Demonstrate an               present                        impact history has on         Compares and                    groups that settled in           compares the various
understanding of the                                        the present                   contrasts present and           Wisconsin                        groups that settled the
concept of history           Identify a historical                                        past social, political,                                          New World, i.e. Spanish,
event and demonstrate          Demonstrate                   economic, and cultural          Understands the                  English, French, Dutch,
Places events in             understanding that             knowledge of life in Sun      roles of various groups         historical significance of       Portuguese and Native
sequence and uses            events occur in                Prairie years ago             of people                       the Wisconsin flag and           Americans.
time related vocabulary      sequence                                                                                     symbols
(ex. Then, now,                                             Identify important            Understands the                                                  Understands daily life in
present, future)             Identify contributions of      people in the history of      historical significance of      Demonstrates                     Colonial America and
historical figures who         Sun Prairie and how           American signs and              knowledge of significant         how the colonies grew
Develop awareness            have influenced the            they have contributed         symbols                         Wisconsin historical             and prospered
nation                         to the community                                              events
that special days                                                                                                                                          Demonstrates
commemorate a                                                                                                             Compares and                     knowledge of events
special event or             Explain the significance    Uses a variety of sources:    Uses a variety of sources:
contrasts North                  that lead to the Amer.
of national and state             Primary sources               Internet
person                       holidays                          Other references              Primary sources
American tribes                  Revolutionary War
Media information             Other references
Understands conflicts            Demonstrates an under-
Compare and contrast                                            Media information
and consequences of              standing of the points of
Native Americans in
interactions among WI            view held by the
Wisconsin past and
tribes, Europeans, and           colonists and English
present
U.S. Government                  prior to and during the
Revolutionary War
Identify United States
Uses a variety of sources:
and Wisconsin symbols                                                                                                     Compares and evaluates
Internet
and tell what they stand                                                                                                  the validity of a variety of
Primary sources
for                                                                                                                       sources:
Other references
Media information                 Internet
Uses a variety of sources:                                                                                                           Biographies
Primary sources                                                                                                                Diaries
Other references                                                                                                               Journals
Media information                                                                                                              Artifacts
Primary sources
Other references
Media sources

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K-5 Proficiency Statements
Explains how and why
events may be
interpreted differently

Social Studies:                                         various types of maps,
History cont. . . .                                     and explains how and
why they would be used

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K-5 Proficiency Statements
SBRC Social Studies: Political Science - Demonstrates individual civic responsibility. Understands how local, state, national
governments and international organizations function and interact

Identifies community          Demonstrates                    Demonstrates an                Gathers information and        Demonstrates an               Demonstrates an
helpers. Names school         understanding of                understanding of               understands the different      understanding of              understanding of the
and community rules.          characteristics and             personal responsibilities      viewpoints of political        Wisconsin government.         growth of the American
responsibilities of             as a member of the             organizations. Can                                           government over time.
Identify community         citizenship.                    classroom, school, and         assess an issue and               Identifies the three
helpers and know what                                      community.                     possibly solve a problem.         branches of                   Identifies and explains
they do to help us            Identifies characteristics                                                                    government and                democracy’s basic
of good citizenship in the      Identify why                   Identifies individual’s        describes the                 principles
Name and show                 classroom, home, and            communities need               responsibilities in a          responsibilities of           Uses historical evidence
respect for rules at          community                       laws and rules                 family and school              these branches                to determine and support
school                                                                                       community in various                                         a position about
Explains the need for           Recognize the rights           cultures                       Explains how a bill           important political
Identify voting as a way      rules and laws in the           and responsibilities of                                       becomes a law                 principles
to express ideas and          classroom, school,              citizenship                    Identifies a classroom or
help make choices             home, and community                                            school issue that is of        Understands how               Analyzes important
Identify responsibilities      concern                        Wisconsin participates        political values such as
Identifies the United         Identifies the                  that individuals have in                                      in the U.S.                   freedom, democracy,
States flag                   responsibilities of             their community and            Gathers information and        Government                    equality, and justice
leaders of school, home,        school                         understands different                                        embodied in documents
community, state and                                           viewpoints to assess an        Demonstrates                  such as the Declaration
nation                          Identify how freedom,          issue and possibly solve       examples of good              of Independence, the
democracy, and                 a problem                      citizenship as part of a      U.S. Constitution, and
Demonstrates an                 justice takes place in                                        school community              the Bill of Rights
understanding of voting         Sun Prairie                    Compares
as a way to make                                               responsibilities to those      Demonstrates a                Explains how the
decisions                       Describe the city              of students in another         knowledge of current          Mayflower Compact,
council form of                country or culture             events                        Articles of
Uses problem-solving            government in Sun                                                                           Confederation, and the
process to identify             Prairie                     Uses a variety of sources:     Uses a variety of sources:       Constitution function(ed)
problem, consider                                                 Internet                       Internet                   to serve the people
options, choose and             Recognize the natural             Primary sources                Artifacts               Compares and evaluates the
implement a solution            resources of Sun                  Other references               Primary sources         validity of a variety of
Prairie                           Media information              Other references        sources:
Media information             Internet
Uses a variety of sources:                                                                        Biographies
Primary sources                                                                             Diaries
Other references                                                                            Journals
Media information                                                                           Artifacts
Primary sources
Other references
Media sources

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K-5 Proficiency Statements
SBRC Social Studies: Economics - Understands production, distribution, exchange, and consumption so that informed economic

Demonstrates an             Demonstrates                  Demonstrates an              Demonstrates taught           Demonstrates an                Demonstrates an
awareness of taught         understanding of              understanding of             concepts related to the       understanding of how           understanding of basic
economic concepts           economic concepts             economic concepts            exchange of goods,            industry, government           economic principles and
related to wants and        related to wants and          related to goods and         services, and the role of     and history impact             how they impact
needs, goods and            needs, goods and              services, purchasing         money.                        Wisconsin economics.           Americans.
services, and money.        services, and money.          and products in our
community.                      Explains the role of          Demonstrates a basic           Demonstrates a basic
Understands the             Recognizes money has                                       money, banking, and           understanding of the           understanding of the role
difference between          value and can be saved,       Recognize that money         saving in everyday life,      role of the industries of      of trade in exploration of
needs and wants             spent or donated              can be saved, spent or       i.e. trade, barter,           Wisconsin past and             the world, the
donated                      import/export balance         present                        development of the
Understand that people      Describes ways that                                                                                                     colonies, and the
exchange money for          families fulfill basic        Identify natural             Understands                   Understands that               advancement of the
goods and services          wants and needs               resources                    “opportunity costs”           government has a role          United States
in protecting the
Discusses the               Defines the differences       Recognize the variety        Recognizes that using         environment                    Demonstrates a basic
difference between          between goods and             of job opportunities in      money instead of barter                                      understanding of the
Gives examples of
spending and saving         services                      Sun Prairie                  makes trading easier                                         economic problems
natural and human
experienced during the
resources
Determine local               Determine local              Understands that people                                      development of early
resources and jobs that       natural resources can        exchange goods and            Explains how                   America
can be used to produce        be used to produce           services voluntarily          productivity can be
goods and services            goods and services           because they expect to        increased through              Understands basic
within the home, school,                                   be better off                 specialization                 economic principles and
and community                 Describe ways that                                                                        how they relate to their
consumers use money          Concludes that money is       Demonstrates a basic           role as a consumer
Describe ways that            to obtain goods and          a good that can be used       understanding of the
consumers use money           services                     to buy all other goods        role of fur trade in the    Compares and evaluates the
to obtain goods and                                        and services                  exploration of              validity of a variety of
services                      Recognize the                                              Wisconsin                   sources:
products that are            Considers alternatives                                             Internet
Compare and contrast          produced in Sun              when making economic          Demonstrates the                     Biographies
alternatives when             Prairie                      decisions                     industries of                        Diaries
making economic                                                                          Wisconsin past and                   Journals
decisions                     Consider alternatives        Explains that money can       present                              Artifacts
when making                  be earned, saved, spent                                            Primary sources
economic decisions           of donated                    Demonstrates a basic                 Other references
understanding of the                 Media sources
Compares and contrasts        impact immigration
the use of money versus       has on the Wisconsin           Explains how and why
barter                        economic community             events may be
interpreted differently

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K-5 Proficiency Statements
Uses a variety of sources:   Uses a variety of sources:   Reads and interprets
Internet                     Internet               various types of maps,
Primary sources              Artifacts              and explains how and
Other references             Primary sources        why they would be used
Media information            Other references
Social Studies:                                                            Media information
Economics cont. . . .

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K-5 Proficiency Statements
SBRC Social Studies: Behavioral Science - Demonstrates an understanding that individuals in various groups of influence, and
are influenced by, a broader cultural experience

Identifies likenesses and      Demonstrates                  Demonstrates an                Demonstrates an                 Demonstrates an               Demonstrates a basic
differences in people,         understanding of taught       understanding of urban,        understanding of cultural       understanding of the          understanding of how a
families, and cultures.        concepts related to:          suburban, and rural            differences and                 history and culture of the    person’s way of life
family, community,            communities.                   similarities.                   different people in           changed during various
Identifies and describes    institutions, and cultures.                                                                  Wisconsin.                    times in early American
feelings children have                                       Describe Sun Prairie’s         Compares and                                               history.
Explain how people are        contribution to the well-      contrasts families of           Demonstrates a basic
Explain the different          influenced by factors         being of the community         different cultures              understanding of the           Demonstrates a basic
characteristics that           such as family,               and state                      including their                 reasons why people             understanding of the
make each child unique         neighborhood, personal                                       celebrations, location,         decided to move to             reasons why people
interest, language,           Compare and contrast           and educational                 Wisconsin                      decided to move to the
Identify likenesses and        likes/dislikes and            urban, suburban, and           systems                                                        New World and move
differences in people          accomplishments               rural communities                                              Demonstrates a basic           from place to place in
and families                   worldwide                                                    Describes values and            understanding of               the New World
Recognize people in            beliefs of different            attitudes and prejudices
Identify the celebrations      Identify and describe         communities and                groups of people                displayed by people            Demonstrates a basic
and holidays of various        social groups and             neighborhoods are                                                                             understanding of how a
situations                                                   Explains how language,
cultures                                                     interdependent                                                 Gives examples of              person’s way of life
stories, folk tales, music
important contributions        changed prior to,
Describe likes and                                           and other artistic
Tell what it means to be                                     Identify/describe social                                       made by Wisconsin              during, and following
differences in the way                                       creations are
a friend                                                     institutions in Sun                                            citizens                       the development of
people/cultures live                                         expressions of different
Prairie                                                                                       early America
cultures and people
Demonstrates an
Identify and describe
understanding of               Demonstrates a basic
institutions such as                                         Gives examples of
individual differences         understanding of
school, church, police,                                      important contributions
attitudes and prejudices
and family                                                   made by world citizens
Describes examples of          displayed by people
Understands how                 cooperation and                toward each other at
Recognize that the arts
different cultures              interdependence                various times in early
are an expression of
address the same basic          among individuals,             American history
cultural heritage
needs such as housing,          groups, and nations
Compares and evaluates
Uses a variety of sources:                                      food and education
Demonstrates an            the validity of a variety of
Primary sources
Demonstrates an                 understanding of Native    sources:
Community members
(ex. Firefighters,                                       understanding of                American culture                   Internet
police officers,                                         individual differences                                             Biographies
mayor)                                                                                   Demonstrates an                    Diaries
Other references                                         Describes examples of           understanding of                   Journals
Media information                                        cooperation and                 customs of different               Artifact
interdependence                 groups of people living            Primary sources
among individuals,              in Wisconsin                       Other references
groups, and nations                                                Media sources

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K-5 Proficiency Statements
Uses a variety of sources:      Understands how           Explains how and why
Internet                  different cultures        events may be
Primary sources           address basic needs       interpreted differently
Other references          such as housing, food,
Social Studies:                          Media information         or education              Reads and interprets
Behavioral Science                                                                           various types of maps,
Uses a variety of sources:   and explains how and
cont. . . .                                                           Internet               why they would be used
Artifacts
Primary sources
Other references
Media information

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