Age 7-9 Year at a Glance

The Age 7-9 level of Moving Beyond the Page is structured around four 9-week concepts. Each of these concepts is made up of three language arts units and three science and social studies units. Each unit contains about 10 lessons and a final project.

You will do two lessons each day: one in science and social studies and one in language arts. Start with the first concept. When you finish it move on to the second.

Here is a list of the concepts in the order you will complete them along with the associated books.

Science and Social Studies Units

Language Arts Units

Concept 1: Environment

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Unit 1: Amazing Weather
On the Same Day in March by Marilyn Singer and Frane Lessac
The Kids' Book of Weather Forecasting by Mark Breen and Kathleen Friestad
Unit 1: Tornado
How the Turtle Got Its Shell by Justine Fontes, Ron Fontes, and Keiko Motoyama
Tornado by Betsy Byars, Doron Ben-Ami
Unit 2: The Land
Maps and Mapping by Deborah Chancellor
Unit 2: Sarah, Plain and Tall
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
Unit 3: Sound
Unit 3: Who Was Helen Keller?
Alexander Graham Bell by Wil Mara
Who Was Helen Keller? by Gare Thompson and Nancy Harrison

Concept 2: Change

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Unit 1: Environments Change
A River Ran Wild by Lynne Cherry
The Wump World by Bill Peet
Unit 1: Morning Girl
Encounter by Jane Yolen
Morning Girl by Michael Dorris
Voices In the Park by Anthony Browne
Unit 2: Communities Change Over Time
A Street Through Time by Dr. Anne Millard
Weslandia by Paul Fleischman
Unit 2: Communities and Culture
Hot on the Trail in Ancient Egypt by Linda Bailey
On the Run in Ancient China by Linda Bailey
Unit 3: People Change the World
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Starry Messenger by Peter Sis
Unit 3: American Heroes

Concept 3: Cycles

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Unit 1: Life Cycles
What Is a Life Cycle? by Bobbie Kalman
Who Eats What? by Patricia Lauber
Unit 1: Poppy
Poppy by Avi
Unit 2: The Water Cycle
A Drop Around the World by Barbara Shaw McKinney
Unit 2: Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Unit 3: Economic Cycles
If You Made a Million by David Schwartz
Unit 3: The Family Under the Bridge
Punctuation Celebration by Elsa Knight Bruno
The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson

Concept 4: Relationships

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Unit 1: The Rain Forest
The Shaman's Apprentice by Lynne Cherry
Welcome to the Green House by Jane Yolen
Unit 1: One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest
One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest by Jean Craighead George
Unit 2: Government and the People
How the U.S. Government Works by Syl Sobel
One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote by Bonnie Worth
Unit 2: The Whipping Boy
The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
Unit 3: Connected Cultures
Xochitl and the Flowers by Jorge Argueta
Unit 3: Iggie's House
Iggie's House by Judy Blume