## Long Term Learning Targets for February

- I can apply 5th grade grammar, usage, and mechanics skills in writing.
- I can develop an organized, persuasive editorial.
- I can develop an engaging narrative using historical information to tell a story.
- I an employ a variety of strategies to determine the meaning of new words and to spell correctly.
- I can explain events leading up to the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and how FDR used his New Deal to improve the economy.
- I can describe causes of World War II, key leaders, and explain key events and their impact.
- I can explain why the United States entered WWII.
- I can describe post-war America.
- I can describe key people and events of the Civil Rights era.
- I can explain how some characteristics of organisms are inherited traits.
- I can explain how some characteristics of organisms are learned behaviors.
- I can add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators by finding a common denominator and equivalent fractions.
- I can I can solve word problems involving adding and subtraction of fractions.
- I can interpret fractions as division of the numerator by the denominator.
- I can solve word problems involving division of whole numbers where the answer is in the form of fractions or mixed numbers.
- I can multiply a fraction by a fraction.
- I can multiply a fraction by a whole number.
- I can find the area of a rectangle where the length of the sides is a fraction.
- I can interpret multiplication as scaling or resizing.
- I can compare the size of a product to the size of one factor without multiplying.
- I can solve real world multiplication problems involving fractions and mixed numbers.
- I can interpret division of a unit fraction by a non-zero whole number and compute the quotients.
- I can interpret division of a whole number by a unit fraction and compute the quotients.
- I can solve real world problems involving division of unit fractions by whole numbers.
- I can solve real world problems involving division of whole numbers by unit fractions.
- I can investigate electricity and explain how it works.
- I can explain how static electricity is formed and why it is called "static."
- I can complete an electric circuit and explain the difference between a series and parallel circuit.
- I can determine if an item is a conductor or an insulator.
- I can investigate the relationship between magnetism and electricity.
- I can construct an argument on how an electromagnet and a magnet are similar and different.
- I can explain the interaction between a magnetic field and a magnetic object.

- I can apply 5th grade grammar, usage, and mechanics skills in writing.