Monday, June 3, 2013

Having Fun with Common Core: Integrating Ideas

In May, I presented some book suggestions for CCSS ELA Reading Informational Text #9 grades K-3. At grades 4 and 5, the goals of standard #9 take a different approach by focusing on integrating ideas learned from two or more texts.



Integration of Knowledge & Ideas

Grade 4

Grade 5

Integrate information from two texts on the same topic to write or speak about a swledgeably.

Integrate information from several texts on the same topic to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Here are some suggestions that will work well:

Grade 4
Poop Happened: A History of the World from the Bottom Up  by Sarah Albee

The Truth About Poop by Susan E. Goodman (illus. Elwood H. Smith)


Grade 5
The Tale of Pale Male by Jeanette Winter

City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male by Meghan McCarthy

Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City by Janet Schulamn (illus. by Meilo So)

Planting the Trees of Kenya by Claire Nivola

Wangari’s Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter

Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World by Jen Cullerton Johnson and Sonia Lynn Sadler

Mama Miti by Donna Jo Napoli (illus Kadir Nelson)

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