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Friday, September 1

  1. page Elem SA 5th Grade edited ... {Action Plan to Review for the 5th Grade Science EOG 2016-2107.docx} Suggested ACTION PLAN fo…
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    {Action Plan to Review for the 5th Grade Science EOG 2016-2107.docx} Suggested ACTION PLAN for schools to modify to help plan end-of-year EOG review.
    {CMS Top Picks 5th grade Science EOG Resources for EOG Standards.pdf} Top FIVE CMS Resources for 5th Grade Science EOG Review Using Science A-Z
    {2017 Revised 5th Grade Science Resource Guide-1.pdf}
    Exemplary Lesson for 4.P.3 and 5.P.3 --- Heat Energy Transfer --- Conduction, Convection, and Radiation. This is a 24 minute video I took of Darlene Petranick at Lebanon Road facilitating a lesson for a 4th grade class of students and their teacher to help them gain a better understanding of how heat energy flows between objects. It is also a very "spot-on" demonstration for 5.P.3.1.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZRLrHFl_tQ
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    http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/accountability/testing/technotes/scitestspecs15.pdf
    This is the EOG Test Specification from the NCDPI Accountability Website. It lists % of items for each standard including the number of questions for each objective.
    5th Grade Science Resource Guide 2014-2015
    {5th Grade Science Resource Guide.pdf} This is the 26 page Science Resource Guide we will use for 2014-2015. It is identical to the Resource Guide used in 2012.

    {Yes- No Checklist to Reflect on 5th Grade Science EOG Scores.docx} You can use this Yes/No Checklist to help reflect on reasons why your students did well, or did not do so well, on the 5th Grade Science EOG. This is a "beta version" of a checklist, and I need feedback to fine-tune the scoring so it reflects actual performance of your students. Are there questions that should be added, reworded, or deleted? Does your score match the achievement of your students on the EOG. Please email me at w.fisher@cms.k12.nc.us with your thoughts, questions, and comments. Thanks!
    {Do__K_now_5th_Grade_Science_EOG 2 columns.pdf} If your students can answer these 16 questions correctly, they will likely be at or above grade level on the EOG. Recommend students answer these questions individually --- give them 15 minute --- and then go over each question as a whole class review.
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    Live Binder from Burke County full of resources
    {RAFT for interactions in an ecosystem.doc}
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    at Cotswold MS
    Resource Guides__
    {CMSPlanningDocument2012FIFTHDRAFT.docx} This is the complete, 57 page, 5th Grade Science Resource Guide that includes suggested pacing, essential standards, criteria for student success, and ideas for activities to excite students about science, PLUS sample 5E lesson plans for each essential standard.
    {CMSPlanningDocument2012FIFTH.pdf} This is the 26 page 5th Grade Science Resource Guide with suggested pacing, essential standards, criteria for student success, and ideas for activities to excite students about science.

    {FifthgradelessonexamplesEXTENDED} This is the extended version of the Curriculum Guide that contains even more examples of activities and lesson plans 5th grade teachers may use to engage their students in learning science.
    Questions and Answers About 5th Grade Science Topics
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    {Suggested Daily Activities to Maximize Student Achievement on the 5th Grade Science EOG 2016-2017.docx} Suggested Daily Activities to Maximize Student Achievement on the 5th Grade Science EOG.
    {Action Plan to Review for the 5th Grade Science EOG 2016-2107.docx} Suggested ACTION PLAN for schools to modify to help plan end-of-year EOG review.
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    A WHACKER is a device that can deliver a constant force to an object such as a ball or toy car so students can investigate the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration. Does that sound like Newton's Laws? Yes! You are correct! This device is highly recommended for every 5th grade classroom. Thanks Darlene for sharing!
    {5th Concept Maps-20160822T141918Z.zip} This file, shared by Darlene Petranick at Lebanon Road ES, has concept maps for science concepts taught in 5th grade.
    {5th Grade Science Resource Guide.pdf}
    This is the 26 page Science Resource Guide we will use for 2016-2017. It is identical to the Resource Guide used in 2012-2013.

    {Fishbone-diagram-5th Grade Science EOG.doc}
    For 2015-2016, approximately 66.2% of our 5th graders in CMS ( 11,420 total) achieved a Level IV/V on the 5th Grade Science EOG! That is a+ 6.9 increase from the 5th grade 2014-2015 performance. This Fishbone Diagram lists the major reasons behind the increase, although the credit really goes to the classroom teachers and their students who worked together to explore and understand the science concepts that are part of the NC Essential Standards.
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