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ELAR/SS: Where we Are: Characteristic of Place/ We are Researchers

Suggested Time Frame: 14 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;
(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.

K.19 Research/Research Plan. Students ask open-ended research questions and develop a plan for answering them. Students (with adult assistance) are expected to:
(A) ask questions about topics of class-wide interest; and
(B) decide what sources or people in the classroom, school, library, or home can answer these questions.

K.20 Research/Gathering Sources. Students determine, locate, and explore the full range of relevant sources addressing a research question and systematically record the information they gather. Students (with adult assistance) are expected to:
(A) gather evidence from provided text sources; and
(B) use pictures in conjunction with writing when documenting research.

Beginning Reading Skills

Review as needed based on students’ needs and strengths – see also Oral and Written Conventions for related writing skills

Social Studies Focus
The student understands physical and human characteristics of place.
identify the physical characteristics of place such as landforms, bodies of water, natural resources, and weathering
identify how the human characteristics of place such as ways of earning a living, shelter, clothing, food, and activities are based upon geographic location
Oral & Written Conventions

K.17 Oral and Written Conventions/Handwriting, Capitalization, and Punctuation. Students write legibly and use appropriate capitalization and punctuation conventions in their compositions. Students are expected to:
(B) capitalize the first letter in a sentence;
(C) use punctuation at the end of a sentence.

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”);