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K-5 2nd Quarter Syllabus
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Monday, November 27, 2017

Westhills Elementary School                                       2nd Quarter Syllabus    2017-2018  


Reading/Language Arts


*Read Pre-Primer Sight Words

*Identify story elements: Character and Author’s Purpose

*Draw/dictate/write to state an opinion

*Produce rhyming words                  

*Short-Vowel Words

*Identify beginning sound    

*Write first and last name correctly

*Identify letter sounds (uppercase and lowercase)

Mm, Tt, Aa, Ss, Pp, Cc, Ii, Bb, Nn, Rr, Dd, Kk

*Write the letter for each sound (see above)

*Correctly form upper- and lowercase letters (no reversals)

Mm, Tt, Aa, Ss, Pp, Cc, Ii, Bb, Nn, Rr, Dd, Kk

*Form plural nouns by adding -s or –es           *Identify opposites

 Social Studies


*Growing Up & Trying New Things

*George Washington    

*The Revolutionary War

*Describe Families & Communities of the Past

*Historical Times & Timelines




*Count to 50        

*Name numerals 0 - 10 out of sequence

*Count forward beginning with a given number (0-50)

*Match quantities to numerals 0 - 10

*Write numerals 0 - 10 (no reversals)  

*Order numerals 0 - 10

*Compare numerals and sets 0-10 to determine same/more/less

*Skip count by 10’s to 100                  

*Name nickel/penny

*Decompose (separate) numbers 0-10 into two parts

*Copy and extend patterns

*Name and describe in the environment three-dimensional shapes: sphere, cube, cone, cylinder

*Create and compare three-dimensional shapes


*Mammals, Baby Animals, & Animal Sounds

*Seasons, Hibernation, & Animal Habitats

*Thermometers, Weather, & Weather Sounds

*Fruit and Vegetable Gardens and Plants

*Pandas & Endangered Animals

*How Animals Change           

 *Life Cycle of a Butterfly



First Grade


*Uses appropriate capitalization for common and proper nouns

*Uses singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences

*Capitalize dates and names of people; first word in sentence, And when using “I”

*Identifying and writing the four types of sentences and use correct punctuation for each


*Distinguishes long vowel sounds in spoken words

*Segments the beginning, middle, and ending sounds of words

*Decodes regularly spelled long vowel words

*Recognizes and read sight words

*Answers questions about key details in a text

*Retells stories, including key details, and demonstrates understanding

*Identify and describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

*Reads on-level text with understanding



*Understands place value (ones, tens, and hundreds)

*Compares numbers using the symbols >,=, and <

*Adds two-digit numbers using the understanding of place value

*Given a two-digit number, finds 10 more or 10 less than the number

*Add and Subtract within 20




Social Studies

*Being a Good Citizen

*Managing Time

*What is History

*Changes in Transportation

*The First Thanksgiving



Second Grade



*Fluently read 90 or more words per minute

*Determine the meaning of words and phrases in text

*Summarize text

*Identify author’s purpose, main idea, and supporting details

*Compare and contrast

*Identify cause and effect

*Apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words


 *Extend understanding of the base ten system

*Solve word problems using addition and subtraction within 100

*Count a quantity in more than one way

*Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded *form

*Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies

*Use addition to find the total amount when you have equal groups (arrays)

Social Studies


*Identify reasons for the settlement of the thirteen colonies

*Identify national historical figures and celebrations that exemplify fundamental democratic values

*Describe the significance of national holidays

*Differentiate between a physical map and a political map

*Identify ways people throughout the country are affected by their human and physical environments

*Identify positive and negative ways people affect the environment

Interpret legends, stories, and songs that contributed to the development of the cultural history of the U.S.A.


Language Arts


*Identify and use homophones

*Consult reference materials

*Write informal letters, personal stories, and a biography

*Identify, form, and write contractions

*Identify and use verbs that tell about the present and past

*Identify and write special verbs

*Identify and use time order words

*Revise sentences to include more exact nouns



*Conduct an investigation to describe various substances according to physical properties

*Conduct an investigation to classify various substances according to physical properties

*Collect and evaluate data to determine appropriate uses of materials based on their *properties

*Provide evidence that some changes in matter caused by heating or cooling can be reversed

*Collect and evaluate data to identify water found on Earth and determine whether it is solid or a liquid



Westhills Elementary School                                       2nd Quarter Syllabus      


Third Grade


*Reading Fluency      

*Reading Comprehension



*Compare and Contrast

*Fact and Opinion    

  *Story Structure

*Clarification strategies (sounding – out words, finding the meaning of words)

*Open-ended questions and answers

*Literary Text (character, setting plot, sequences, author's purpose, etc.)

*Literary Genres          

*Main idea and details


*Speaking and writing in complete sentence

*Sentence Structure

*Base Words and Endings –ed, -ing, -er, -est

*Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, and Exclamatory Sentences

*Exaggeration and Hyperbole

*Prefixes/Suffixes      *Punctuation

*Multiple meaning words

*Identify Subjects and Predicates

*Simile                      *Sensory Details

*Vowel Digraphs ee, ea; ai, ay; oa, ow

*Vowel Diphthongs ou, ow, oi, oy



*Multiplication fluency 0-12, count equal groups,

*Math Vocabulary

*Represent and Solve Problems with Multiplication and Division

*Understand properties of multiplication

*Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide

*Break Apart Strategies to multiply- use Distributive Property

*Rounding and Estimating Differences

*Mental Math Strategies for Subtraction

*Identify and explain patterns on multiplication table

*Solve two-step word problems using the four operations

*Use doubles, number-line, arrays, and/or drawings to solve multiplication & division

*Open-ended questions and answers

 Science/Social Studies

*Component Notebook      *Science tools/Science safety

*Heredity and Diversity (structure of life)

*Ancient Civilization         *Government

*Western Hemisphere    

*Economic Interdependence

*Describe ways energy from the sun is used



Fourth Grade


*Fact and Opinion             *Inferring

*Cause and Effect             *Graphic Sources

*Text structure                 *Generalizing

*Main Ideas and Details  

*Compare and Contrast




*Singular and Plural Possessive Nouns

*Action and Linking Verbs

*Main and Helping Verbs

*Irregular Verbs

*Subject – Verb Agreement

*Past, Present, and Future Tenses

*Singular and Plural Nouns

*Context Clues



*Electrical Circuits

*Light and Matter


*Motion (force, speed, acceleration, velocity)



*Estimating Quotients

*Interpreting Remainders

*Divide using up to four-digit dividends and one- digit divisors

*Factors and Divisibility

*Factors and Multiples

*Prime and Composite Numbers

*Number Patterns

*Multi-step Division Problems


Social Studies


*Alabama Facts and Symbols

*The Geography of Alabama

*Alabama's Natural Environment

*Alabama's Early People

*European Exploration and Settlement



Fifth Grade



*Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide Decimals
*Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract
*Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication
and division to multiply and divide fractions.
*Solve word problems involving addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division of fractions.


*Compare and Contrast            *Visualize

*Monitor and Clarify                 *Story Structure

*Author’s Purpose                     *Context clues

*Theme                                      *Inferring

*Build Background Knowledge



*Nouns (plural and possessive)

*Verbs (action and linking)

*Verbs (main and helping)

*Subject Verb Agreement

Social Studies

 *Early European patrons, explorers, and early settlements

*Major leaders, economic impact, and social changes in colonial society

*Identify reasons for the French and Indian War

*Impact of trade routes on emerging colonies in *America


 *Plan and carry out investigations      

*Scientific Method

*Properties of Matter

*Solids, Liquids and Gases

*Mixtures and solutions





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