At the end of the Upper Elementary cycle, students will have been exposed to (WBETs): Language Benchmark Reading - Comprehension exercises - Short narrative - Folk tale - Fable - Novel - Biography/ autobiography - Reference material – outline - Legend / myth - Poetry The Writing Process - Penmanship – cursive, print, calligraphy - Fictional story - Personal narrative - Poetry - News article Research project - Essay - Interview - Compare /contrast - Persuasive Math Benchmark Foundational skill - Multi-digit multiplication - Commutative law - Distributive law - Geometrical form of multiplication - Long division - Multiples – lowest common multiple - Factors – greatest common factor - Prime and composite numbers - Estimation - Rounding - Powers of ten - Exponential notation - Squares of numbers - Cubes of numbers - Divisibility of 2,5, 10, 25 - Integers – number line - Operations with integers - Scientific Notation - Measures of center( mean, median, mode) Basic Fractions - Equivalence - Addition/subtraction with common denominators - Mixed numerals and improper fractions - Reducing/simplifying - Word problems Advanced Fractions - Multiplication - Division - Reciprocals - Addition/subtraction with Different denominators - Word problems Decimals - Reading of decimal numbers - Addition / subtraction - Multiplication - Division - Computation with money - Word problems - Conversions between Decimals and Fractions Ratio and Proportion - Concept - Language - Notation - Cross multiplication - Problem solving Percent - Concept - Conversion of fractions and decimals to percent - Problem solving - Partial Percents Graphing - Interpretation – bar, line, pie - Creation of bar graph - Creation of line graph - Creation of pie graph - Compute averages - Locate Coordinates on x-y axis - Graph algebraic equations - Methods of visually representing data (stem and leaf, box and whisker) Mechanics - Define part of speech - Patterning or symbolizing literature - Noun classification - Adjective classification - Verb conjugations - Capitalizations - Punctuation - Paragraph structure - Spelling rules - Common misspellings - Vocabulary enrichment - Personal patterns of error Sentence Analysis - Subject, predicate, direct/indirect objects –Attributive / Appositive - Adverbial Modifiers - Prepositional Phrases - Compound Sentences - Complex Sentences 81