Monday, November 5, 2012

Having Fun with Common Core: Connections and Relationships

For the last few weeks, I’ve talked about a lot of ideas for meeting CCSS for ELA in the Reading Informational Text #1 and #2. This week, the focus will be standard #3, which is all about identifying connections and relationships.


Key Ideas and Details #3

Kindergarten

Grade 1

Grade 2

With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Describe the relationship between series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, ideas, or concepts in a scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

In K-2, your students are supposed to notice and articulate connections between two people, events, or ideas in the nonfiction books they read.

In grades 3-5, students should recognize the relationships between events, ideas, or steps in some sort of  procedure. They should have an awareness of passage of time, the sequence of events, and how one thing leads to another.

Here are some great books that you can use to help your kiddos develop these skills:
11 Experiments that Failed by Jenny Offill & Nancy Carpenter
Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs by Kathleen Kudlinski
Energy Island by Allan Drummond
Frog in a Bog by John Himmelman
John, Paul, George, & Ben by Lane Smith

Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonard da Vinci by Gene Baretta
Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Baretta
Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai by Claire A. Nivola
Trout Are Made of Trees by April Pulley Sayre (illus. Kate Enderle)

2 comments:

  1. I love "11 Experiments that Failed" - it's the way science really is.

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  2. I love it, too, Sue. It should be required reading.

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