Summary of Skills

Age 5-7 - Concept 4: Change

Unit 1: Changes on Planet Earth [LA] [S] [SS]

Language Arts

  • Attempt to read text aloud
  • Demonstrate a sense of story
  • Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
  • Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 1 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
  • Distinguish fantasy from reality
  • Express ideas through writing and conversation
  • Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
  • Listen responsively to text read aloud
  • Listen when someone is reading aloud
  • Present dramatic interpretations of ideas presented in text
  • Read or attempt to read own dictated story
  • Set a purpose for reading
  • Use naming words and action words
  • Use new vocabulary in speech and writing
  • Write most letters and some words

Math

  • Collect and organize information
  • Compare and order sets
  • Count objects
  • Model addition and subtraction problems
  • Observe and record changes in size, mass, color, position, quantity, time, temperature, sound, and movement

Science

  • Discuss how weather can force people to change their activities or daily living
  • Explain how water can be a liquid or a solid and can be made to change back and forth from one form to the other
  • Explain the importance of a push or pull to changing the motion of an object.
  • Identify that heat causes change
  • Identify types of precipitation
  • Identify ways humans depend on their natural and constructed environment.
  • Observe and describe changes in animals and plants
  • Observe and record changes in size, mass, color, position, quantity, time, temperature, sound, and movement
  • Observe animal behavior
  • Recognize basic chemical and physical changes
  • Recognize changes in the environment
  • Recognize differences in the features of the day and night sky and apparent movement of objects across the sky as observed from Earth.
  • Recognize how forces (pushes or pulls) affect the motion of an object.
  • Recognize patterns of observable changes in the Moon's appearance from day to day.
  • Recognize plants are living things that need energy and grow.
  • Recognize that humans can change the natural environment.
  • Recognize that magnets have poles that attract or repel each other.
  • Recognize the features and patterns of the Earth/Moon/Sun system as observed from Earth.
  • Record observations
  • Report daily on weather changes (changes in wind and sky conditions)
  • Summarize ways that humans protect their environment and/or improve conditions for the growth of the plants and animals that live there (e.g., reuse or recycle products to avoid littering).
  • Understand that objects in the sky have patterns of movement.
  • Understand that plants need to take in water, nutrients and light (to make their own food) for energy and growth.

Social Studies

  • Identify locations (beside, on top, behind, underneath, etc.)
  • Recognize changes in the environment

Unit 2: Characters Change [LA] [S] [SS]

Language Arts

  • Capitalize dates and names of people.
  • Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
  • Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
  • Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on age-appropriate reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
  • Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 1 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
  • Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
  • Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
  • Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
  • Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
  • Understand cause and effect relationships.
  • Use frequently occurring affixes as a clue to the meaning of a word.
  • Use frequently occurring conjunctions (e.g., and, but, or, so, because).
  • With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

Unit 3: A First Look at History - Change Over Time [LA] [S] [SS]

Language Arts

  • Activate prior knowledge before reading a text
  • Connect information and events in text to own experience
  • Connect new information to own experiences
  • Demonstrate familiarity with a variety of texts
  • Distinguish fantasy from reality
  • Identify the sequence of events in a story
  • Identify the title and author of a book
  • Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
  • Predict the content of a story by analyzing the cover
  • Read or attempt to read a dictated story
  • Recognize concepts
  • Sequence events
  • Use listening skills when being read to
  • Use new vocabulary in speech and writing
  • Use pictures to support written and spoken language
  • Use words that name and words that tell action

Math

  • Collect and organize information
  • Compare and order numbers
  • Order numbers
  • Recognize concepts of calendar time
  • Sequence numbers from smallest to largest
  • Use tools to measure objects
  • Use vocabulary related to time and chronology ("first," "before," "after," "next," and "last")

Science

  • Collect and organize information
  • Observe and record changes in size, mass, color, position, quantity, time, temperature, sound, and movement

Social Studies

  • Evaluate how the lives of individuals and families of the past are different from what they are today
  • Identify contributions of historical figures
  • Observe and describe how individuals and families grow and change
  • Observe and summarize changes within communities
  • Place events in chronological order
  • Recognize examples of change
  • Recognize that history relates to people, events, and places of another time
  • Use vocabulary related to time and chronology ("first," "before," "after," "next," and "last")