Summary of Skills

Age 7-9 - Concept 4: Relationships

Unit 1: The Rain Forest [S]

Language Arts

  • Discuss the effects of an author's word choice.
  • Recognize and comprehend figurative language.

Science

  • Ask and answer questions about organisms, objects, and events.
  • Compare and give examples of the ways living organisms depend on each other and their environments.
  • Construct reasonable explanations and draw conclusions using information and prior knowledge.
  • Identify characteristics of living organisms.
  • Identify the external characteristics of different kinds of plants and animals that allow their needs to be met.
  • Identify uses of natural resources.
  • Observe and record the functions of plant parts.

Social Studies

  • Cite ways people modify the physical environment to meet their needs and explain the consequences.
  • Compare similarities and differences among cultures in various communities.
  • Identify and describe the people, vegetation, and animal life specific to certain regions and describe their interdependence.
  • Identify multiple roles performed by individuals in their families and communities.
  • Identify natural resources and cite ways people conserve and replenish natural resources.
  • Interpret maps, charts, and pictures of locations.

Unit 1: One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest [LA]

Language Arts

  • Compose first drafts using an appropriate writing process.
  • Comprehend and examine an author's decisions and word choice.
  • Demonstrate learning through productions and displays such as murals, written and oral reports, and dramatizations.
  • Develop drafts.
  • Develop vocabulary by listening to and discussing both familiar and conceptually challenging selections read aloud.
  • Develop vocabulary through reading.
  • 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 to help the reader comprehend a narrative or expository text.
  • Edit for appropriate grammar, spelling, punctuation, and features of polished writings.
  • Explain and describe new concepts and information in own words.
  • Generate ideas for writing by using prewriting techniques such as drawing and listing key thoughts.
  • Identify the musical elements of literary language, such as metaphor.
  • Increase oral and written vocabulary by listening, discussing, and composing texts when responding to literature that is read and heard.
  • Interpret information from diagrams, charts, and maps.
  • Locate and discuss examples of an author's use of specific word choice.
  • Make predictions about events in text.
  • Plan and make judgments about what to include in written products.
  • Present dramatic interpretations of experiences, stories, poems, or plays.
  • Read expository materials for answers to specific questions.
  • Recall the main idea, facts, and details from a text.
  • Recognize the story problem(s) or plot.
  • Represent text information in different ways - including story maps, graphs, and charts.
  • Respond to stories and poems in ways that reflect understanding: discussion (speculating and questioning), writing, movement, music, art, and drama.
  • Retell a spoken message by summarizing or clarifying.
  • Retell or act out the order of important events in stories.
  • Revise selected drafts to achieve a sense of audience, make precise word choices, and create vivid images.
  • Use editing to check and confirm correct use of conventions.
  • Use multiple sources including print, technology, and experts, to locate answers to questions.
  • 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 to communicate with a variety of audiences.
  • Write to discover, develop, and refine ideas.

Science

  • Ask and answer questions about organisms, objects, and events.
  • Classify and sequence organisms, objects, and events based on properties and patterns.
  • Compare and give examples of the ways living organisms depend on each other and their environments.
  • Recognize the story problem or plot. (LA)

Social Studies

  • Identify and describe the people, vegetation, and animal life specific to certain regions and describe their interdependence.
  • Identify the absolute and relative location of communities.
  • Interpret maps, charts, and pictures of locations.

Unit 2: Government and the People [SS]

Social Studies

  • Analyze and evaluate the effects of responsible citizenship in the school, community, and other social environments.
  • Compare the roles of public officials including mayor, governor, and president.
  • Demonstrate responsible citizenship in the school, community, and other social environments.
  • Describe how governments establish order, provide security, and manage conflict.
  • Evaluate relationships between people and their government.
  • Evaluate rules and laws and suggest appropriate consequences for noncompliance.
  • Explain how selected customs, symbols, and celebrations reflect an American love of individualism, inventiveness, and freedom.
  • Explain the significance of various community, state, and national celebrations such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving.
  • Identify and describe attributes of responsible citizenship.
  • Identify and explain the functions of local governmental bodies and elected officials.
  • Identify functions of governments.
  • Identify historical people who have exemplified good citizenship.
  • Identify national patriotic symbols.
  • Identify responsible courses of action in given situations and assess the consequences of irresponsible behavior.
  • Identify some governmental buildings in the community, state, and nation and explain their importance.
  • Identify some governmental services in the community such as libraries, schools, and parks and explain their value to the community.
  • Identify ways that public officials are selected, including election and appointment to office.
  • Recognize and demonstrate examples of the elective process.
  • Recognize examples of responsible citizen participation in society and social environments.

Unit 2: The Whipping Boy [LA]

Language Arts

  • Choose and adapt spoken language appropriate to the audience, purpose, and occasion, including use of appropriate volume and rate.
  • Clarify and support spoken messages using appropriate props.
  • Connect experiences and ideas with those of others.
  • Discuss meanings of words and develop vocabulary through meaningful/concrete experiences.
  • Discuss similarities and differences in events, characters, and concepts within a text.
  • Explain and describe characters in own words.
  • Gain increasing control of grammar when speaking, such as using subject-verb agreement, complete sentences, and correct tense.
  • Identify the musical elements of literary language, such as rhymes.
  • Identify the setting of a story.
  • Increase oral and written vocabulary by listening, discussing, and composing texts when responding to literature that is read and heard.
  • Interpret information from diagrams, charts, and maps.
  • Plan and make judgments about what to include in written products.
  • Present dramatic interpretations of experiences, stories, poems, or plays.
  • Read aloud with fluency and expression.
  • Recall main idea, facts, and details from a text.
  • Recall the main idea, facts, and details from a text.
  • Recognize and comprehend figurative language.
  • Use oral communication to identify, organize, and analyze information.
  • Use personal experiences and knowledge to interpret written messages.
  • Write structured, informative presentations and narratives when given help with organization.

Social Studies

  • Compare similarities and differences among cultures in various communities.
  • Compare the roles of government leaders.
  • Describe how governments establish order, provide security, and manage conflict.
  • Identify functions of governments.
  • Identify multiple roles performed by individuals in their communities.
  • Locate several sources of information about a given period or event.

Unit 3: Connected Cultures [SS]

Science

  • 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 uses of natural resources.

Social Studies

  • Compare similarities and differences among cultures in various communities.
  • Compare similarities and differences between self and others.
  • Describe similarities and differences among families in different communities.
  • Describe the contributions of cultures to your communities.
  • Identify historical figures and events associated with various cultural traditions.
  • Identify multiple roles performed by individuals in their families and communities.
  • Identify the contributions different cultures have made to society.
  • Obtain information about a topic using a variety of visual sources such as pictures, graphics, television, maps, computer software, literature, reference sources, and artifacts.

Unit 3: Iggie's House [LA]

Language Arts

  • Analyze characters, including their traits, relationships, actions, and changes.
  • Choose and adapt spoken language appropriate to the audience, purpose, and occasion, including use of appropriate volume and rate.
  • Connect and compare information within and across selections (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama) to experience and gain knowledge.
  • Connect and compare information within and across selections (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama) to experience and knowledge.
  • Connect life experiences with the life experiences and cultures of others.
  • Develop drafts.
  • Discuss similarities and differences in events, characters, and concepts within and across texts.
  • Edit for appropriate grammar, spelling, punctuation, and features of polished writings.
  • Explain and describe new vocabulary in own words.
  • Generate ideas for writing by using prewriting techniques such as drawing and listing key thoughts.
  • Identify contractions and use them in writing.
  • Identify fact and opinion statements.
  • Increase oral and written vocabulary by listening, discussing, and composing texts when responding to literature that is read and heard.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions.
  • Plan and make judgments about what to include in written products.
  • Pose possible how, why, and what if questions to understand or interpret text.
  • Present dramatic interpretations of experiences, stories, poems, or plays.
  • Recall main idea, facts, and details from a text.
  • Recall the main idea, facts, and details from a text.
  • Recognize the story problem(s) or plot.
  • Record knowledge of a topic in various ways such as by drawing pictures.
  • Respond to events and characters in stories.
  • Revise selected drafts for varied purposes, including to achieve a sense of audience, precise word choices, and vivid images.
  • Use basic capitalization and punctuation correctly, such as capitalizing names and first letters in sentences, using periods, question marks, and exclamation points.
  • Use more complex capitalization and punctuation with increasing accuracy such as proper nouns, abbreviations, commas, apostrophes, and quotation marks.
  • Use verbal and nonverbal communication in effective ways such as making announcements, giving directions, or making introductions.
  • Write in different forms for different purposes such as lists to record, letters to invite or thank, and stories or poems to entertain.
  • Write sentences using plural and singular subjects and check for subject verb agreement.
  • 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.
  • Write with more proficient spelling of inflectional endings, including plurals and verb tenses.

Science

  • Recognize the story problem or plot. (LA)

Social Studies

  • Identify examples of responsible citizen participation in society and social environments.
  • Identify historical figures and events associated with various cultural traditions and holidays celebrated around the world.
  • Identify individuals of diverse cultures and describe their contributions to society.
  • Identify the absolute and relative location of communities.

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