Monday, March 25, 2013

Having Fun with Common Core: Tricky Six

Most of the CCCS for ELA standards focus on one major theme or skill across the grade levels, but Reading Information Text standard #6 is a real hodgepodge.



Craft   and Structure #6

Kindergarten

Grade 1

Grade 2

Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.

Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.

Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.

Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

Even though the goals for grades K-2 and quite different, I’ve identified a small group of books that students can use at all three grade levels:
Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston (illus. Sylvia Long)

Coral Reefs by Jason Chin

An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston (illus. Sylvia Long
Redwoods by Jason Chin
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page
Where in the Wild? Camouflaged Creatures Concealed . . . and Revealed by David M. Schwartz & Yael Schy (photos Dwight Kuhn)
Where Else in the Wild? MORE Camouflaged Creatures Concealed . . . and Revealed by David M. Schwartz & Yael Schy (photos Dwight Kuhn)
Next week, I’ll talk about grade 4.

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