Summary of Skills

Age 7-9 - Concept 3: Cycles

Unit 1: Life Cycles [S]

Science

  • Classify and sequence organisms, objects, and events based on properties and patterns.
  • Compare and contrast life cycles of other animals.
  • Conduct simple investigations.
  • Construct reasonable explanations and draw conclusions using information and prior knowledge.
  • Describe the life cycle of living things.
  • Discuss and justify merits of a decision.
  • Identify the interdependence of plants and animals.
  • Observe and describe cycles in nature.
  • Observe and recognize that living things need food, air, and space to grow.
  • Observe and record functions of animal parts.
  • Observe ande recognize that living things need food, air, and space to grow.
  • Observe the different stages in the life cycle of a plant or animal.
  • Recognize that living things need food, air, and space to grow.
  • Understand the interdependence of plants and animals.

Unit 1: Poppy [LA]

Language Arts

  • Analyze characters' actions and the consequences.
  • Ask and answer relevant questions.
  • Compose first drafts using an appropriate writing process: planning and drafting, rereading for meaning, revising to clarify, and refining writing with guided discussion.
  • Connect and compare information within and across selections (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama) to expand knowledge.
  • Connect experiences and ideas with those of others.
  • Describe a character in own words.
  • Develop vocabulary by listening to and discussing both familiar and conceptually challenging selections.
  • Discuss an author's choices for nouns, verbs, modifiers, and specific vocabulary, which help the reader comprehend a text or make the text more interesting.
  • Discuss similarities and differences in events, characters, and concepts among texts.
  • Explain new concepts and information in own words.
  • Gain increasing control of grammar when speaking and writing, such as using subject-verb agreement, complete sentences, and correct tense.
  • Identify synonyms and antonyms of words.
  • Increase oral and written vocabulary by listening, discussing, and composing texts when responding to literature that is read and heard.
  • Locate and discuss examples of an author's use of punctuation.
  • Locate and discuss examples of the author's use of paragraphs in texts and their effects on the reader.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions.
  • 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).
  • Present dramatic interpretations of experiences, stories, poems, or plays.
  • Read expository materials for answers to specific questions.
  • Recall main idea, facts, and details from a text.
  • Recall the main idea, facts, and details from a text.
  • Recognize distinguishing features of familiar genres.
  • Represent text information in different ways, including story maps, graphs, and charts.
  • Retell a spoken message by summarizing or clarifying.
  • Summarize events in a passage.
  • Use correct punctuation in own writing.
  • Use personal experiences and knowledge to draw connections between literature and one's own life.
  • Use personal experiences and knowledge to interpret written and oral messages.
  • Use resources, references, and context to build word meaning.
  • Use structural cues such as prefixes and suffixes to recognize words, for example, un- and -ly.
  • Use structural cues to recognize words such as compound, base words, and inflections such as -s, -es, -ed, and -ing.
  • Use technology to enhance the presentation of information to an audience for a specific purpose.
  • Write structured, informative presentations and narratives when given help with organization.

Science

  • Conduct investigations using simple tools.
  • Examine food chains in nature.
  • Identify characteristics of living organisms.
  • Recognize cause and effect relationships.

Social Studies

  • Compare similarities and differences between self and others.
  • Describe the interdependence among people in a community.
  • Evaluate rules and laws and appropriate consequences for noncompliance.
  • Interpret maps and pictures of locations.

Unit 2: The Water Cycle [S]

Science

  • Communicate explanations about investigations.
  • Construct reasonable explanations and draw conclusions using information and prior knowledge.
  • Describe and analyze the types of clouds and discuss their relation to weather systems.
  • Describe the properties of water.
  • Identify and test the use of heat to cause change.
  • Investigate the different stages in the water cycle.
  • Investigate the processes of evaporation, condensation, transpiration, and precipitation.
  • Make decisions using information.
  • Observe and record sky conditions over time.

Social Studies

  • Apply geographic tools, such as maps and globes.
  • Identify the absolute and relative location of communities.

Unit 2: Charlotte's Web [LA]

Language Arts

  • Attend to spelling, mechanics, and format for final products in one's own writing.
  • Combine simple sentences and use conjunctions in writing.
  • Compose first drafts using an appropriate writing process: planning and drafting, rereading for meaning, revising to clarify and refining writing with guided discussion.
  • Describe plot, major events, and characters in own words.
  • Discuss similarities and differences in events, characters, and concepts within and across texts.
  • Discuss the effective use of adverbs.
  • Explain characters and author's message in own words.
  • Identify and use adjectives in writing.
  • Interpret information from diagrams, charts, and maps.
  • Plan and make judgments about what to include in written products.
  • Recall main idea, facts, and details from a text.
  • Recall the main idea, facts, and details from a text.
  • Use capitalization, punctuation, and paragraphs in own writing.
  • Use editing to check and confirm correct use of conventions.
  • Use expanded vocabulary to generate synonyms for commonly over used words to increase clarity of written and oral communication.
  • Use expanded vocabulary to generate synonyms for commonly over-used words to increase clarity of written and oral communication.
  • Use new vocabulary words in speech and writing.
  • Use personal experiences and knowledge to interpret written and oral messages.
  • Use technology to enhance the presentation of information to an audience for a specific purpose.
  • Use text for a variety of functions, including literary, informational, and practical.
  • Write narratives about personal experiences.
  • Write structured, informative presentations and narratives when given help with organization.

Science

  • Describe season and weather cycles.
  • Describe the life cycle of animals in nature.
  • Describe the life cycle of living things.

Unit 3: Economic Cycles [SS]

Social Studies

  • Analyze the changing uses of a community's resources.
  • Describe different types of employment and ways people earn an income.
  • Distinguish between goods produced and services provided in communities.
  • Distinguish between producers and consumers and identify ways people are both producers and consumers.
  • Explain how work provides income to purchase goods and services.
  • Explain the choices people in the U.S. free enterprise system can make about earning, spending, and saving money, and where to live and work.
  • Identify the sources and use of revenue in the community.
  • Identify the sources and uses of revenue in the community.
  • Recognize the relationship between supply and demand.
  • Trace the development of a product from a natural resource to a finished product.

Unit 3: The Family Under the Bridge [LA]

Language Arts

  • Analyze characters, including their traits, relationships, and changes.
  • Compare communication in different forms such as contrasting a dramatic performance with a print version of the same story.
  • Compose sentences and use the appropriate punctuation.
  • Connect life experiences with the life experiences, language, customs, and culture of others.
  • Demonstrate learning through productions and displays such as murals, written and oral reports, and dramatizations.
  • Discuss similarities and differences in events, characters, and concepts within texts.
  • Draw and discuss visual images based on text descriptions.
  • Identify multisyllabic words by using common syllable patterns.
  • Increase knowledge of cultures and cultural elements.
  • Increase oral and written vocabulary when responding to literature.
  • Locate information in text for specific purposes.
  • Participate in conversations and discussions.
  • Read expository materials for answers to specific questions.
  • Read independently from text.
  • Read orally with fluency and expression.
  • Recall main idea, facts, and details from a text.
  • Recall the main idea, facts, and details from a text.
  • Respond to text in ways that reflect understanding through discussion, writing, movement, music, art, and drama.
  • Retell or act out the order of important events in stories.
  • Understand literary forms by recognizing and distinguishing among such types of text as stories, plays, poems, and information books.
  • Use more complex capitalization and punctuation with increasing accuracy such as proper nouns, abbreviations, commas, apostrophes, and quotation marks.
  • Use personal experiences and knowledge to interpret written and oral messages.
  • Use published pieces as models for writing.
  • Use resources such as beginners' dictionaries, glossaries, available technology, and context to build word meanings.
  • Use text for a variety of functions, including literary, informational, and practical.
  • Write in different forms for different purposes such as lists, letters, and stories.
  • Write structured, informative presentations and narratives when given help with organization.
  • Write to communicate with a variety of audiences.

Social Studies

  • Analyze and evaluate the effects of responsible citizenship in a school, community, and/or other social environments.
  • Compare language and oral traditions that reflect customs, regions, and cultures.
  • Compare similarities and differences among cultures in various communities.
  • Demonstrate responsible citizenship in a school, community, and other social environments.
  • Demonstrate responsible citizenship in a school, community, and/or other social environments.
  • Demonstrate responsible citizenship in the school, community, and other social environments.
  • Describe different types of employment and ways people earn an income.
  • Describe the interdependence among individuals, families, and the community.
  • Explain how work provides goods and services.
  • Explain how work provides income to purchase goods and services.
  • Identify and describe attributes of responsible citizenship.
  • Identify people, events, and places associated with various cultures around the world.
  • Identify the sources and use of revenue in the community.
  • Read classic and contemporary works.

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