Common Core English Language Arts
Strand Speaking and Listening (Grades 6-8)
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
Visual Arts Level III (Grade 5-8)
Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes related to the visual arts Benchmark 1. Understands what makes different art media, techniques, and processes effective (or ineffective) in communicating various ideas Benchmark 2. Knows how the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes can be used to enhance communication of experiences and ideas
Knows how to use structures (e.g., sensory qualities, organizational principles, expressive features) and functions of art Benchmark 1. Knows some of the effects of various visual structures (e.g., design elements such as line, color, shape; principles such as repetition, rhythm, balance) and functions of art Benchmark 2. Understands what makes various organizational structures effective (or ineffective) in the communication of ideas Benchmark 3. Knows how the qualities of structures and functions of art are used to improve communication of one’s ideas
Knows a range of subject matter, symbols, and potential ideas in the visual arts Benchmark 1. Knows how visual, spatial, and temporal concepts integrate with content to communicate intended meaning in one’s artworks Benchmark 2. Knows different subjects, themes, and symbols (through context, value, and aesthetics) which convey intended meaning in artworks
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International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Standards 1 (Creativity and Innovation) and 2 (Communication and Collaboration)
Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements & Grade Level Expectations Educational Technology
Students use technology within all content areas to collaborate, communicate, generate innovative ideas, investigate and solve problems.
Component 1.1 -- Innovate
Demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
Generate ideas and create original works for personal and group expression using a variety of digital tools.
Component 1.2 -- Collaborate
Use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
Communicate and collaborate to learn with others.