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

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Unit 1: The Fifty States
Smart About the Fifty States: A Class Report by Jon Buller
Unit 1: Poetry
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
The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
Unit 3: Your State
Unit 3: American Tall Tales and Legends
American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg
Cut From the Same Cloth by Robert D. San Souci

Concept 2: Diversity and Interdependence

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Unit 1: The Living Seas
Oceans for Every Kid by Janice VanCleave
Unit 1: The Cay
Coral Reef Food Chains by Kelley Macauley
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
Unit 3: Biomes
Biomes and Ecosystems by Gareth Stevens
Unit 3: My Side of the Mountain
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

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Unit 1: Colonization and Revolution
The American Revolution for Kids by Janis Herbert
The New Americans by Betsy Maestro
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist by Jacqueline Morley
Unit 1: The Witch of Blackbird Pond
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
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
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman

Concept 4: Systems

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Unit 1: Space
Leap Into Space by Nancy Castaldo
Unit 1: A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Unit 2: State Government and Economics
Unit 2: Lincoln
A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass by David A. Adler
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


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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
Unit 4: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Unit 5: Multiplying Fractions
The Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin by Pam Calvert
Unit 6: Geometry
Unit 7: Dividing Fractions
The Multiplying Menace Divides by Pam Calvert
Unit 8: Volume
Unit 9: Skills Review