Watts Learning Center

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Academics

Academics

Instructional Focus: 

Grade K Goals:
 
Math
  • Students will be able to count and write numbers to 20
  • Students will . know that bigger numbers stand for more than the smaller numbers
  • Students will be able to name the days of the week.
  • Students will know times of the day -  morning, afternoon, night, today, yesterday, tomorrow
Writing
  • Students will be able to write all letters with proper information 
  • Students will write their full names on their work neatly
  • Students will be able to use appropriate punctuation at the end of a sentence
  • Students will be able to write using thinking maps 
Reading
  • Students will know their letter names and some sounds
  • students will be able to blend and read CVC words 
  • Students will be able to ask and answer questions about stories read to them
  • Students will be able to identify characters and settings in stories read to them
Speaking/Listening
  • Students will be able to follow directions
  • Students will be able to answer questions in a complete sentence 
  • Students will be able to share their thoughts and ideas in complete sentences
  • Students will be able to listen to the speaker and respond on topic
 
Grade 1 Goals:
 
Math
  • Students able to identify numbers 1-100
  • Students able to identify one and tens
  • Students able to add numbers 0-10 fluently 
  • Students can represent and solve an addition word problem    
Writing
  • Students will write their full names on their paper neatly 
  • Students will understand the rules of using capital letters
  • Students will be able to end of a sentence with a punctuation mark
  • Students will be able to write a complete sentence
Reading
  • Students able to identify uppercase and Lowercase letter names 
  • Student able to identify letter sounds
  • Students able to decode CVC words
  • Students . able to read Fry's First 100 sight words
  • Students will be able to sequence story with main idea and details
  • Students will be able to identify fiction story elements: character, setting, plot, problem, and solution.
Speaking/Listening
  • Students able to ask and answer questions on topic
  • Students able to restate the question.
 
2nd Grade Goals:
 
Math
  • Students will be able to identify one, tens, and hundreds and their Value
  • Students will be able to compare and order numbers
  • Students will be able to add two and three digit numbers without regrouping
  • Students will be able to add numbers 0-10 fluently 
Writing
  • Students will be able to know their letter names
  • Students will understand the rules of using capital letters
  • Students will be able to use appropriate punctuation at the end of a sentence
  • Students will be able to identify non-fiction (informational text features: heading, labels, and captions)
  • Students will be able to read all Gr. 1 High Frequency Words
Speaking/Listening
  • Students will be able to ask and answer a question on topic
 
3rd Grade
Reading
  • Distinguish between Narrative and Informational Text
  • Use thinking maps to identify key ideas/details
  • Identify elements of nonfiction text (informational)
    • main idea and details
    • cause and effect
  • Identify elements of fictional text (narrative)
    • characters, setting & plot 
Writing
  • Correct Beginning capitalization
  • Correct ending punctuation
  • Complete sentence with subject and predicate including 
  • Write a paragraph on topic with key idea/details
  • Write First and last name on all papers with date
  • Writing against the margin 
Math
  • 4 digit addition and subtraction with regrouping 
  • Multiplication Memorized: 0, 1, 2,4,5,9,10
  • Identifying which operations to use (addition or subtraction) with word problems
  • Understanding math vocabulary: sum, difference, dividend, divisor, quotient, subtrahend, etc.
Speaking & Listening:
  • Asking questions on topic
  • Answering questions with complete sentences
 
4th Grade
Math
  • Students will be able to identify digit's place value to 1 million
  • Students will be able to compare and order numbers using ten times as many, greater than (>), less than (<), or equal (=).
  • Students will be able to round large numbers to the nearest thousand, ten thousand, and hundred thousand place values.
  • Students will be able to show graphic/pictorial representation of math problems using tape diagram/bar models and area models. 
Writing
  • Students will be able to write their full names on their paper neatly 
  • Students will be able to sensibly organize their writing (beginning, middle, end), or (introduction, evidence, conclusion).
  • Students will be able to use transition words to connect ideas and create a flow in their writing. 
  • Students will be able to write a summary, that includes key ideas and details
Reading
  • Students will be able to identify the main idea, purpose or theme and support it using text based details. 
  • Students will be able to use Thinking Maps or graphic organizers as tool for comprehension, identifying main idea, making inferences, drawing conclusions, and character analysis. 
 
 
 
Common Core

Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards Grades K-5 Click Here (Council of the Great City Schools) Parents' Guide to Student Success Grades K-5 Click Here (National PTA)