Academic journal article Science and Children

Connecting to the Common Core

Academic journal article Science and Children

Connecting to the Common Core

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This section provides information concerning the Common Core for English Language Arts (ELA) and/or mathematics to allow for cross-curricular planning and integration.

English/Language Arts

Reading Standards for Informational Texts K-5: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

* Grade K standards state "with prompting and support, describe the relationship between the illustrations and the text in which they appear."

* Grade 1 standards ask students to "use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas."

* Grade 3 standards ask students to "use information gained from illustrations and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text."

Reading Standards for Informational Texts K-5: Key Knowledge and Details

* Grade 1 standards ask students to "ask and answer questions about key details in the text."

* Grade 4 standard asks students to "refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text."

Writing Standards for K-5: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

* Grade 4 standard asks students to "conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic." And in grade 5, they are asked to do this standard using several sources.

Language Standards

* Vocabulary Acquisition and Use is one of the standards for language. …

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