At the end of the Lower Elementary cycle, students will have been exposed to (WBETs): Language Benchmark Reading - Comprehension exercises - Short narrative - Folk tale, fable, novel, legend, myth - Biography/autobiography - Reference material – outline - Poetry The Writing Process - Pre-write, draft, revise, edit, final draft - Penmanship – cursive, print, calligraphy - Fictional story - Personal narrative - Poetry - Research project Mechanics - Grammar boxes (done by end of 2nd year) - Symbolizing literature - Noun and adjective classification - Verb conjugations (simple tenses) - Capitalizations - Punctuation - Paragraph structure - Spelling rules and common misspellings - Vocabulary enrichment Sentence Analysis - Subject, predicate, direct object, indirect object – circle and arrow material - Attributive/ appositive - Adverbial modifiers - Prepositional phrases - Compound sentences - Complex sentences Word Study - Suffixes and prefixes - Synonyms, antonyms, homonyms Written language - Handwriting - Creative writing - Note taking - Editing Mathematics Benchmark Foundational skills - Multiplication facts - Multi-digit multiplication - Commutative law - Distributive law - Geometrical form of multiplication - Long division - Multiples – lowest common multiples - Factors – greatest common factor - Prime and composite numbers - Rounding - Powers of ten - Exponential notation - Squares of numbers - Cubes of numbers - Divisibility of 2, 5, 10, 25 - Integers – number line - Operations of integers Advanced Skills - Squaring – binomial, trinomial - Cubing a binomial - Distance, velocity and time word problems - Square root - Cube root Fractions - Equivalence - Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division with common denominators - Mixed numerals and improper fractions - Reducing/ simplifying - Word problems Decimals - Reading of decimal numbers - Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division - Computation with money - Word problems Ratio/Proportion - Concept - Language - Notation Percent - Concept - Conversion of fractions to decimals to percent - Problem solving Graphing - Interpretation – bar, line, pie - Creation of bar graph - Creation of line graph - Creation of pie graph - Compute averages 76