WELCOME THIRD GRADE PARENTS - Wichita Falls ISD / Overview

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WELCOME
th
5 Grade Parents
READING, MATH and SCIENCE
TAKS
INFORMATION NIGHT
It’s Your Turn!!
Take out your pencils
and…….
Frequently Asked
Questions
What is being
tested?
TEKS- Our
Curriculum
Reading/Science/
Math
READING TAKS
March 3, 2009
The Reading Objectives
1. The student will demonstrate a basic
understanding of culturally diverse
written texts.
*Learn new words and meanings
*Recognize how figurative language is used
*Multiple Meaning Words, i.e. sheet, live,
*Learn parts of words to determine meaning (Prefixes & Suffixes)
*Find the main idea and details.
*Summarize a paragraph or story
*Retell important parts of a story
Reading Objective
2. The student will apply knowledge of
literary elements to understand
culturally diverse written texts.
*Analyze characters personalities, motivations and feelings.
*Analyze characters’ relationships
*Analyze why characters do what they do.
*Identify a story’s setting and its effect on the meaning of the
story
*Recognize the story problem or plot
*Recognize how the story’s problem is solved
Reading Objective
3. The student will use a variety of
strategies to analyze culturally
diverse written texts.
*Use the text’s structure to locate and recall information
*Compare 2 different selections
*Use outlines, time lines, and graphic organizers analyze text
*Make judgments about the logic and consistency of a selection
*Identify and author’s purpose for writing
*Recognize how an author’s point of view affects what is
written
Reading Objective
4. The student will apply criticalthinking skills to analyze culturally
diverse written texts.
Understand when deeper meanings are implied rather than directly
stated in a selection.
Make reasonable predictions
Form conclusions based on the information within a selection
Distinguish between fact and opinion
Supporting conclusions & interpretations with ideas from the text
Determine how ideas, themes, and issues relate within and across
texts
“Learning to read and write
should be a joyous adventure, as
exciting for youngsters, their
families, and their teachers as
when children learn to walk and
talk. The key to making the
journey a happy one is that we
provide appropriate
support.”Moustafa (1997)
Frequently Asked
Questions
What can our
students
expect to see
on the TAKS
test?
Selections that are
more than one page
Different types of
texts
Graphic organizers,
tables, graphs,
Paired selections
Frequently Asked
Questions
What can our
students expect
to see on the
TAKS test?
Words in Italics
40-50 questions
Multiple-Choice
Answers
Underlined words
Frequently Asked
Questions
How long will
the students
have to take
the test?
Frequently Asked
Questions
Where will
the students
take the
test?
Frequently Asked
Questions
What about:
Lunch?
Breaks?
Snacks?
Frequently Asked
Questions
Reading
When will the
TAKS Reading
test be
given?
March 3, 2009
April 29,2009
Retake
TAKS Dates
5th Grade TAKS Reading---March 3, 2009
5th Grade TAKS Math---April 7, 2009
5th Grade TAKS Reading Re-take---April 29, 2009
5th Grade TAKS Science---April 30, 2009
5th Grade TAKS Math Re-take---May 19, 2009
April 7, 2009
MATH TAKS
Math Objective
1. Numbers and Operations (11 questions)
o
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o
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Place Value
Decimals
Fractions
+, -, x, ÷
Math Objective
2. Patterns, Relationships and Algebraic
Expressions (7 questions)
o X and Y coordinate linear
o T-Charts
o Using variables
Math Objective
3. Geometry (7 questions)
o Lines
o Angles
o Shapes
o Solids
o Transformations
Math Objective
4. Measurement (4 questions)
o Metric and customary units for length,
weight, & capacity
o Conversions
o Area, perimeter, & volume
o Time & Temperature
Math Objective
5. Probability and Graphs (4 questions)
o Writing as a fraction
o Predicting results
o Median, mode, and range
Math Objective
6. Problem Solving (8 questions)
o Missing information
o Generalizations
o Chose a plan
o Logic
o Everyday math
o Mathematical language
Science TAKS
April 30, 2009
The Science TAKS is a
comprehensive test that
covers 2nd – 5th grade
science objectives
Science Objective
1. Nature of Science-covers scientific
processes (13 questions)
Organizing an experiment,
Measurements
Tools and how they are used
Using models and identify their
limitations,
Looking at the strengths and weaknesses
of scientific explanations (hypotheses and
theories)
Science Objective
2. Life Science (9 questions)
Inherited/learned traits
Adaptations
Life cycles
Systems (collection of cycles,
structures, and processes that
interact).
Science Objective
3. Physical Science (9 questions)
Energy and its forms
Matter and its physical properties
Forces cause change
Systems
Change can create recognizable patterns
(weather, objects in the sky, and
metamorphosis.)
Science Objective
4. Earth Science (9 questions)
Landforms
Earth and Moon
Weathering and erosion
Past events affect present and future events (treerings, rock cycle)
Renewable, nonrenewable and inexhaustible resources
Cycles (water, oxygen, nitrogen, moon)
Soil
Earthquakes
Glaciers
Frequently Asked
Questions
How is my
child being
prepared for
the TAKS
test?
Frequently Asked
Questions
How can I
help my child
prepare for
the test?
Frequently Asked
Questions
How can I
help my
child
prepare for
the test?
Encourage silent
reading with a
variety of texts.
Ask questions about
what your child has
read.
Frequently Asked
Questions
How can I
help my child
prepare for
the test?
Keep in touch with your
child’s teacher and school.
Reduce television time. Plan
family learning activities
that will support your
child’s learning.
Make sure your child has a
good night’s sleep and
breakfast on the day of
the test.
Go to
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/
How do I know if my child met
the standard on the TAKS test?
On the TAKS test, student performance
is divided into three categories:
The student performed at a level that
was considerably above the state
passing standard. The student showed
a thorough understanding of the
knowledge and skills tested at that
grade level.
The student performed at a level that
was at or somewhat above the state
passing standard. The student showed
a sufficient understanding of the
knowledge and skills tested at that
grade level.
The student performed at a level that
was below the state passing standard.
The student did not show a sufficient
understanding of the knowledge and
skills at that grade level.
More Questions?
Contact:
Your child’s
teacher
Principal
WFISD Central
Office
Region 9 Office
Texas Education
Agency