Age 9-11 Year at a Glance

The Age 9-11 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: Relationships

Summary of Skills | Table of Contents
Unit 1: The Fifty States
Smart About the Fifty States: A Class Report by Jon Buller
Unit 1: Poetry
Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page
Love that Dog by Sharon Creech
My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States by Lee Bennett Hopkins
R is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet by Judy Young
Unit 2: Energy
Pass the Energy, Please! by Barbara Shaw McKinney
Unit 2: The View from Saturday
Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page
The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
Unit 3: Your State
[none]
Unit 3: American Tall Tales and Legends
American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg
Cut From the Same Cloth by Robert D. San Souci
Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page

Concept 2: Diversity and Interdependence

Summary of Skills | Table of Contents
Unit 1: The Living Seas
Oceans for Every Kid by Janice VanCleave
Unit 1: The Cay
Coral Reef Food Chains by Kelley Macauley
Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page
The Cay by Theodore Taylor
Unit 2: Immigration
If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island by Ellen Levine
Immigrant Kids by Russell Freedman
Unit 2: A House of Tailors
A House of Tailors by Patricia Reilly Giff
Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page
Unit 3: Biomes
Biomes and Ecosystems by Gareth Stevens
Unit 3: My Side of the Mountain
Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Walking with Henry: Based on the Life and Works of Henry David Thoreau by Thomas Locker

Concept 3: Discovery and Survival

Summary of Skills | Table of Contents
Unit 1: Colonization and Revolution
Living in the Jamestown Colony by Jessica Rusick
The American Revolution for Kids by Janis Herbert
The New Americans by Betsy Maestro
Unit 1: The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Unit 2: Technology and Invention
100 Inventions That Made History by DK Publishing
Unit 2: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Unit 3: Westward Expansion
Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself by Rachel Dickinson
How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark by Rosalynn Schanzer
Unit 3: The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman

Concept 4: Systems

Summary of Skills | Table of Contents
Unit 1: Space
Leap Into Space by Nancy Castaldo
Unit 1: A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page
Unit 2: State Government and Economics
[none]
Unit 2: Lincoln
A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass by David A. Adler
Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page
Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
Unit 3: The Human Body
How the Incredible Human Body Works by Richard Walker
SMARTLAB: Squishy Human Body by Lucille M. Kayes
Unit 3: Independent Study
Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page

Math

Summary of Skills | Table of Contents
Unit 1: Place Value: Million to Thousandths
On Beyond a Million by David M. Schwartz
Unit 2: Four Operations
Sir Cumference Gets Decima's Point by Cindy Neuschwander
Unit 3: Measurement
[none]
Unit 4: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
[none]
Unit 5: Multiplying Fractions
The Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin by Pam Calvert
Unit 6: Geometry
[none]
Unit 7: Dividing Fractions
The Multiplying Menace Divides by Pam Calvert
Unit 8: Volume
[none]
Unit 9: Skills Review
[none]