Summary of Skills

Age 6-8 - Concept 4: Matter and Movement

Unit 1: States of Matter [LA] [S] [SS]

Language Arts

  • Compose a variety of products using the writing process
  • Determine important ideas in a text, draw conclusions, identify causes and effects, and make predictions
  • Develop new vocabulary by listening to and discussing new words presented in text
  • Elaborate on how information and events connect to life experiences
  • Explain what will happen next in a story
  • Independently read aloud with fluency and comprehension text designed for emergent readers
  • Listen critically to, interpret, and evaluate
  • Listen responsively to stories and other text read aloud
  • Read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry
  • Respond and elaborate in answering what, when, where, and how questions
  • Use basic capitalization and punctuation
  • Use new vocabulary in speech and writing
  • Use nouns and verbs in sentences
  • Use words that describe in language and text
  • Use words that describe, name characters and settings, and tell action and events in simple texts
  • Write or participate in writing by using an author's model of language and extending the model (ex: writing different ending for a story, composing a poem)
  • Write sentences with correct capitalization and punctuation

Math

  • Collect, organize, and display data
  • Compare, using appropriate language, with respect to the attribute selected
  • Connect model, number word, and number using a variety of representations
  • Create and extend patterns
  • Select an attribute (length, capacity, or weight) to measure
  • Solve problems involving applications of time

Science

  • Classify liquids according to their properties
  • Classify solids according to their properties
  • Collect information using tools
  • Compare materials
  • Compare objects and living organisms
  • Describe and sort a variety of Earth materials based on their properties
  • Describe differences between liquids and solids
  • Describe differences in properties of liquids and solids
  • Investigate ways objects can be sorted, described, or classified
  • Plan and conduct simple investigations

Unit 2: Earth [LA] [S] [SS]

Language Arts

  • Compose a variety of products using the writing process
  • Listen critically to, interpret, and evaluate
  • Read aloud independently with fluency and comprehension
  • Select and use new vocabulary in speech and writing
  • Self-monitor composition by rereading
  • Use basic capitalization in punctuation
  • Use complete sentences when writing
  • Use words to describe objects, people, and events

Math

  • Compare and sort objects by two attributes
  • Compare two objects using appropriate language
  • Create, model, and solve problems that use addition and subtraction
  • Describe and display data using graphs
  • Develop fluency in solving addition and subtraction problems
  • Develop fluency with single- and double-digit addition
  • Identify, build, draw, and name a variety of shapes
  • Interpret data presented on a graph
  • Order numbers in a set
  • Solve problems involving spatial visualization
  • Solve problems using spatial visualization
  • Use groupings of ten to count objects

Science

  • Classify Earth materials
  • Compare examples of ways living things depend on each other
  • Conduct simple investigations
  • Describe and sort Earth materials based on their properties
  • Describe and sort materials based on their properties
  • Describe natural resources
  • Discuss the wide variety of materials and living things on Earth
  • Explore Earth resources and how they are used
  • Explore where Earth materials are found and how they are used
  • Identify how Earth materials can be recycled
  • Identify how environments support the needs of living things
  • Investigate the needs of plants and animals
  • Observe the mixing of liquids

Social Studies

  • Demonstrate responsibility for the care and management of the environment
  • Demonstrate responsibility for the care of the environment within the school and community
  • Explore physical features of continents and major bodies of water
  • Identify landforms and bodies of water
  • Recognize that members of a community are affected by changes in a community
  • Use geographic terminology and tools to create representations of the Earth's physical and human features through simple maps, models, and pictures

Unit 3: Balance and Motion [LA] [S] [SS]

Language Arts

  • Discuss unfamiliar vocabulary after listening to text
  • Extend skills in oral and written language using graphic organizers
  • Listen responsively to stories and other text read aloud
  • Read and comprehend both fiction and nonfiction text
  • Recognize and relate concepts across experiences
  • Recognize singular and plural nouns
  • Select and use new vocabulary in speech and writing
  • Use -s, -es, -ed, and -ing correctly
  • Use vocabulary to describe clearly feelings, ideas, and experiences

Math

  • Compare and contrast geometrical figures
  • Develop fluency with single-digit addition
  • Identify and build cylinders, cones, and rectangular prisms
  • Identify symmetrical objects
  • Identify, build, and draw parallelograms, squares, trapezoids, and hexagons
  • Model and create addition problems using concrete objects
  • Read and write numbers 0-99 to describe sets of objects
  • Use grouping of twos, fives, and tens

Science

  • Describe and observe systems that are unstable and modify them to reach equilibrium
  • Describe different ways in which objects can be moved
  • Identify foods that are healthy and unhealthy
  • Investigate and observe that objects can move steadily or change direction
  • Observe and describe balance
  • Observe and describe balance as a function of position and weight
  • Observe that pushing or pulling can affect the movement of an object