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  • Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
  • Developing and using models
  • Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
  • Engaging in an argument from evidence
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information


  • Participate in an interactive read aloud by sharing ideas with peers through a turn and talk or think - pair - share
  • Answer questions about the ideas presented in a text
  • Make text-to-self and text-to-world connections
  • Determine the meaning of a multiple meaning word as it used within a specific context
  • Compose a well organized informational piece of writing that includes domain specific vocabulary and specific examples


  • Demonstrate civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions.
  • Develop focused questions or problem statements and conduct inquiries.
  • Argue or explain conclusions, using valid reasoning and evidence.
  • Determine next steps and take informed action, as appropriate.