At Engelwood Elementary School

Mandatory requirements from Orange County Public Schools:

## Student will score above a Level 1 on the FSA Reading Comprehension test. OR

Student will score at least a 37 (instructional level) on the DRP test.

The following standardized testing results will be a factor:

## Student will score above a Level 1 on the FSA Mathematics test.

Student will score at least a 4.5 grade level equivalent on the STAR test.

Your child’s performance on the skills below will also be a factor in the decision of your child’s promotion to fifth grade:

The student…

• predicts content of text using prior knowledge, captions and headings
• uses strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary (ex., multiple meaning words, antonyms, root words)
• develops vocabulary by reading independently and using resources and references
• identifies main idea and corresponding details
• makes inferences and identifies the sequence of events
• identifies and discusses the author’s purpose
• identifies examples of fact, fiction or opinion
• recognizes and understands comparison and contrast, cause and effect and sequence of events

Writing

The student…

• writes a five paragraph essay (Narrative and Expository with correct punctuation and proper sentence structure)

Mathematics

Number Sense

The student…

• masters all basic facts (including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)
• reads, writes and identifies whole numbers through millions
• reads, writes, identifies and compares fractions, mixed numbers and decimals
• compares numbers using language and symbols
• compares and orders whole numbers, fractions and decimals to the hundredths
• locates whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers and decimals on the number line
• models and identifies equivalent forms of whole numbers, fractions and decimals
• knows that two numbers in different forms are equivalent or non-equivalent
• knows the value of given digits in numbers from hundredths to millions
• multiplies and divides whole numbers
• demonstrates the addition and subtraction of whole numbers and fractions
• predicts the size of solutions using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
• solves problems involving whole numbers, decimals and fractions
• determines the operations needed to solve one-step and two-step problems
• explains the reason for choosing a particular computing method
• describes and explains estimation strategies for problems and quantities of 500 or more
• knows factors and multiples of numbers to 100

Measurement

The student…

• measures length, area, volume and perimeter
• knows time intervals and common angle measures
• measures weight, capacity, temperature and angles
• uses schedules, calendars and elapsed time to solve problems
• compares length, weight and capacity using standard and non standard units
• knows an appropriate unit of measure to determine dimensions, weight and capacity
• determines whether an accurate or estimated measurement is needed
• solves problems with estimated length, width, time, temperature and money
• estimates the area and perimeter of a polygon and the volume of a rectangular prism
• selects appropriate units and tools of measure

Geometry And Spatial Sense

The student…

• describes the attributes of two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures
• solves problems requiring spatial visualization
• performs flips, slides, 90 and 180 degree turns and tessellations
• knows how area and perimeter are affected when geometric figures are combined
• knows how to identify, locate and plot ordered pairs of whole numbers

Algebraic Thinking

The student…

• describes and creates numerical and geometric patterns
• analyzes number patterns and states rules for relationships
• applies a pattern rule to complete a table or chart
• solves problems with equations or inequalities using a variable to represent an unknown
• solves equations or inequalities using models and graphs

Data Analysis And Probability

The student…

• chooses a title, labels and interprets information on a graph
• generates questions, collects responses and displays data on a graph
• interprets and completes circle graphs using common fractions
• analyzes data
• identifies the mean, median, mode and range
• determines all possible combinations of given items
• records the possible outcomes of an experiment using common fractions
• determines the statistical measures for data and explains the results
• uses statistical data to identify trends and make generalizations

Ideas for helping your child at home

Language Arts

• Encourage your child to read from many sources including magazines, newspapers, non-fiction and fiction books
• Provide experiences in writing such as family journals, diaries and learning logs
• Help your child write creative stories using clear examples, details and proper grammar. Encourage him/her to revise and create final drafts

Mathematics

· Help your child figure the amount of change when shopping. Teach him/her how to count back money

· Allow your child to survey the family (ex., favorite foods, color or car) and make a bar, line or picture graph

· Practice basic addition, subtraction, multiplication or division facts ON A DAILY BASIS using flash cards or practice problems. Have your child answer using mental math.

· Identify, label and discuss all the geometric shapes found inside and outside your home.

· Have your child assist with recipes and preparing meals.