Summary of Skills

Age 7-9 - Concept 2: Change

Unit 1: Environments Change [SS]

Science

  • Ask and answer questions about an organism.
  • Cite ways that living organisms depend on one another in their environments.
  • Communicate findings about simple investigations.
  • Describe properties of rocks.
  • Explain a problem and identify a task and solution related to the problem.
  • Identify characteristics of living organisms.
  • Identify that heat causes change, such as ice melting or the sun warming the air, and compare objects according to temperature
  • Identify, predict, replicate, and create patterns using charts, graphs, and numbers.
  • Observe and describe properties of rocks, soil, and water.
  • Observe and record changes.
  • Observe and record functions of animal parts.
  • Observe, describe, and record changes in size, mass, color, position, quantity, time, temperature, sound, and movement.
  • Observe, measure, and record changes in weather, the night sky, and seasons.
  • Plan and conduct simple descriptive investigations.
  • Recognize what animals need to live and grow.

Social Studies

  • Analyze environmental issues, past and present, and determine their impact on different cultures.
  • Analyze the effects of change in communities and predict future changes.
  • Compare information from different sources about places and regions.
  • Describe how weather patterns, natural resources, seasonal patterns, and natural hazards affect activities and settlement patterns.
  • Describe human movement in the settlement patterns of rural, urban, and suburban areas.
  • Identify and describe the people, vegetation, and animal life specific to certain regions and describe their interdependence.

Unit 1: Morning Girl [LA]

Language Arts

  • Analyze characters, including their traits, relationships, and changes.
  • Answer relevant questions about text in writing and discussion.
  • Connect and compare information within and across selections (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama) to experience and gain knowledge.
  • Connect experiences and ideas with those of others through speaking and listening
  • Develop drafts.
  • Discuss similarities and differences in events, characters, and concepts within and across texts.
  • Discuss the effect of an author's choices for nouns, verbs, modifiers, and specific vocabulary that help the reader comprehend a narrative or expository text.
  • Distinguish between fact and fiction.
  • Draw and discuss visual images based on text descriptions.
  • Edit for appropriate grammar, spelling, punctuation, and features of polished writing.
  • Edit writing toward standard grammar and usage, including subject-verb agreement, pronoun agreement, and appropriate verb tenses.
  • Generate ideas for writing by using prewriting techniques such as drawing and listing key thoughts.
  • Identify the importance of the setting to a story's meaning.
  • Locate and discuss author's specific word choice.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions.
  • Participate in rhymes and songs.
  • Present dramatic interpretations of experiences, stories, poems, or plays.
  • Read and comprehend text by recognizing its structure.
  • Read expository materials for answers to specific questions.
  • Read orally with fluency.
  • Respond to stories and poems in ways that reflect understanding and interpretation through writing, movement, music, art, poetry, and drama.
  • Retell a spoken message by summarizing or clarifying.
  • Revise selected drafts to achieve a sense of audience, precise word choices, and vivid images.
  • Use text for a variety of functions.
  • Write structured, informative presentations and narratives when given help with organization.
  • Write to record ideas and reflections.

Social Studies

  • Analyze environmental issues, past and present, and determine their impact on different cultures.
  • Analyze the effects of change in communities and predict future changes.
  • Compare similarities and differences among cultures in various communities.
  • Compare similarities and differences between self and others.
  • Define geography.
  • Describe similarities and differences among families in different communities.
  • Use geographic terms to describe landforms, bodies of water, weather, and climate.

Unit 2: Communities Change Over Time [SS]

Science

  • Identify uses of natural resources.

Social Studies

  • Analyze cultural artifacts.
  • Analyze environmental issues, past and present, and determine their impact on different cultures.
  • Analyze important events, past and present, and determine their impact on different cultures.
  • Analyze the effects of change in communities and predict future changes.
  • Compare similarities and differences among cultures in various communities.
  • Compare similarities and differences between self and others.
  • Describe how science and technology have changed communication, transportation, and recreation.
  • Describe similarities and differences among families in different communities.
  • Describe similarities and differences among people in different communities.
  • Describe similarities and differences between people from different cultures.
  • Explain how local people and events have influenced local community history.
  • Explain how science and technology have changed the way people meet their basic needs.
  • Identify events associated with various cultural traditions.
  • Identify historical figures and events associated with different cultures.
  • Identify individuals of diverse cultures and describe their contributions to society.
  • Identify multiple roles performed by individuals in their families and communities.
  • Look at how technology changes communities and cultures.
  • Use vocabulary related to chronology, including past, present, and future.

Unit 2: Communities and Culture [LA]

Language Arts

  • Compose first drafts using an appropriate writing process by planning and drafting, reading for meaning, and revising to clarify and refine writing.
  • Connect and compare information within and across selections (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama) to experience and knowledge.
  • Discuss an author's structural decisions and word choice.
  • Identify and describe characters in a text.
  • Interpret information from diagrams, charts, and maps.
  • Locate examples of author's use of capitalization.
  • Locate information in text for specific purposes.
  • Make predictions about a text.
  • Plan and make judgments about what to include in written products (e.g., narratives of personal experiences, creative stories, skits based on familiar stories and/or experiences).
  • Read and comprehend text by making inferences and drawing conclusions.
  • Read and comprehend text by recognizing text structure.
  • Read expository materials for answers to specific questions.
  • Read text to locate information and answer specific questions.
  • Recall the main idea, facts, and details from a text.
  • Relate personal experiences to those found in text.
  • Use capitalization correctly when writing.
  • Use editing to check and confirm the correct use of conventions such as complete sentences and correct word order in sentences.
  • Use media and technology to enhance the presentation of information to an audience for a specific purpose.
  • Use new vocabulary in speaking and writing.
  • Use text for a variety of functions, including literary, informational, and practical.
  • Write structured, informative presentations and narratives when given help with organization.

Math

  • Create a model and solve a problem.
  • Use area or region models.

Social Studies

  • Analyze the effects of change in communities.
  • Cite ways people modify the physical environment to meet their needs, and explain the consequences.
  • Compare similarities and differences among cultures in various communities.
  • Compare similarities and differences between self and others.
  • Define geography and use geographic terms to describe landforms, bodies of water, weather, and climate.
  • Describe similarities and differences among families in different communities.
  • Identify multiple roles performed by individuals in their families and communities.
  • Identify the absolute and relative location of communities.
  • Recognize and demonstrate examples of the elective process.

Unit 3: People Change the World [SS]

Science

  • Describe how science and technology have changed communication, transportation, and recreation.
  • Explain how science and technology have changed how people live.

Social Studies

  • Analyze and evaluate the effects of responsible citizenship in the school, community, and other social environments.
  • Analyze important events, past and present, and determine their impact on different cultures.
  • Analyze the effects of change in communities and predict future changes.
  • Demonstrate responsible citizenship in the school, community, and other social environments.
  • Identify and describe attributes of responsible citizenship.
  • Identify examples of responsible citizen participation in society and social environments.
  • Identify responsible courses of action in situations and assess the consequences of irresponsible behavior.
  • Identify responsible courses of action in situations and assess the outcome of making the right decision.

Unit 3: American Heroes [LA]

Language Arts

  • Compose first drafts using an appropriate writing process.
  • Discuss appropriate use of punctuation.
  • Discuss similarities and differences in events, characters, and concepts within and across texts.
  • Edit to check for mistakes in writing.
  • Identify and use adjectives in writing.
  • Identify and use contractions in writing.
  • Identify parts of a book.
  • Read and comprehend text by locating information for specific purposes.
  • Read expository materials for answers to specific questions.
  • Recall main idea, facts, and details from a text.
  • Record knowledge on an idea or topic by drawing pictures, making a list, or showing connections among ideas.
  • Use media and technology to enhance the presentation of information.
  • Use personal experiences and knowledge to interpret written and oral messages.
  • Use published pieces as models for writing.
  • Use text for a variety of functions, including literary, informational, and practical.
  • Write in different forms for different purposes such as lists to record, letters to invite or thank, and stories or poems to entertain.
  • Write structured, informative presentations and narratives when given help with organization.
  • Write to communicate with a variety of audiences.
  • Write to discover, develop, and refine ideas.
  • Write to record ideas and reflections.

Social Studies

  • Analyze and evaluate the effects of responsible citizenship in the school, community, and other social environments.
  • Analyze the effects of change in communities and predict future changes.
  • Analyze, evaluate the effects of, and demonstrate responsible citizenship in the school, community, and other social environments.
  • Create and interpret timelines.
  • Describe how science and technology have changed communication, transportation, and recreation
  • Explain how science and technology have changed the ways in which people meet basic needs.
  • Identify and describe attributes of responsible citizenship.
  • Identify contributions of historical figures who influenced their communities and the nation.
  • Identify historical figures who have exemplified good citizenship.
  • Identify individuals of diverse cultures and describe their contributions to society.
  • Identify patriotic symbols and songs.

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