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ELAR/SS: The World Around Us: Technology / Expository Text In Focus

Suggested Time Frame: 15 Instructional Days

        
Genre Focus

K.5 Reading/Vocabulary Development. Students understand new vocabulary and use it correctly when reading and writing. Students are expected to:
(A) identify and use words that name actions, directions, positions, sequences, and locations;
(B) recognize that compound words are made up of shorter words;
(D) use a picture dictionary to find words

K.9 Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Culture and History. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author’s purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
(A) identify the topic of an informational text heard.

K.10 Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Expository Text. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about expository text, and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
(A) identify the topic and details in expository text heard or read, referring to the words and/or illustrations;
(B) retell important facts in a text, heard or read;
(C) discuss the ways authors group information in text; and
(D) use titles and illustrations to make predictions about text.

K.12 Reading/Media Literacy. Students use comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts. Students (with adult assistance) are expected to:
(A) identify different forms of media (e.g., advertisements, newspapers, radio programs)

K.15 Writing/Expository and Procedural Texts. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes. Students are expected to:
(A) dictate or write information for lists, captions, or invitations.

Beginning Reading Skills

K.3 Reading/Beginning Reading Skills/Phonics. Students use the relationships between letters and sounds, spelling patterns, and morphological analysis to decode written English. Students are expected to:
(B) use knowledge of letter-sound relationships to decode regular words in text and independent of content (e.g., VC, CVC, CCVC, and CVCC words);

Social Studies Focus
The student understands ways technology is used in the home and school and how technology affects people’s lives.
identify examples of technology used in the home and school
describe how technology helps accomplish specific tasks and meet people’s needs
describe how his or her life might be different without modern technology
Oral & Written Conventions

K.16 Oral and Written Conventions/Conventions. Students understand the function of and use the conventions of academic language when speaking and writing. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to:
(A) understand and use the following parts of speech in the context of reading, writing, and speaking (with adult assistance):
(ii) nouns (singular/plural);

K.18 Oral and Written Conventions/Spelling. Students spell correctly. Students are expected to:
(B) use letter-sound correspondences to spell consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words (e.g., “cut”);