Grade 1: Listening & Learning Domain 7 Anthology "The History of the Earth"

This Tell It Again! Read-Aloud Anthology for The History of the Earth contains background information and resources that the teacher will need to implement Domain 7, including an alignment chart for the domain to the Common Core State Standards; an introduction to the domain including necessary background information for teachers, a list of domain components, a core vocabulary list for the domain, and planning aids and resources; 8 lessons including objectives, read-alouds, discussion questions, and extension activities; a Pausing Point; a domain review; a domain assessment; culminating activities; and teacher resources. By the end of this domain, students will be able to:

1. Identify geographical features of Earth’s surface: oceans and continents;
2. Locate the North Pole, the South Pole, and the equator on a globe;
3. Describe the shape of the earth;
4. Explain that much of our knowledge of the earth and its history is the result of the work of many scientists;
5. Identify the layers of the earth: crust, mantle, and core (outer and inner);
6. Describe the crust;
7. Describe the mantle and core inside the earth;
8. Describe volcanoes and geysers;
9. Describe how heat, pressure, and time cause many changes inside the earth;
10. Identify common minerals in the earth;
11. Explain how minerals are used by people;
12. Identify the three types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic;
13. Describe how heat, pressure, and time cause the formation of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks;
14. Describe fossils;
15. Explain how fossils provide information about the history of the earth;
16. Explain how we know about dinosaurs;
17. Describe various dinosaurs;
18. Ask and answer questions (e.g., who, what, where, when), orally or in writing, requiring literal recall and understanding of the details and/or facts of a nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
19. Answer questions that require making interpretations, judgments, or giving opinions about what is heard in a nonfiction/informational read-aloud, including answering why questions that require recognizing cause/effect relationships;
20. Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
21. Ask and answer questions about unknown words and phrases in nonfiction/informational read-alouds and discussions;
22. Use illustrations and details in a nonfiction/informational read-aloud to describe its key ideas;
23. Compare and contrast (orally or in writing) similarities and differences within a single nonfiction/informational read-aloud or between two or more nonfiction/informational read-alouds;
24. Listen to and demonstrate understanding of nonfiction/informational read-alouds of appropriate complexity for grades 1–3;
25. Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure;
26. Plan and/or draft and edit an informative/explanatory text that presents information from a nonfiction/informational read-aloud that includes mention of a topic, some facts about the topic, and some sense of closure;
27. With assistance, categorize and organize facts and information within a given domain to answer questions;
28. Use agreed-upon rules for group discussion (e.g., look at and listen to the speaker, raise hand to speak, take turns, say “excuse me” or “please,” etc.);
29. Carry on and participate in a conversation over at least six turns, staying on topic, initiating comments or responding to a partner’s comments, with either an adult or another child of the same age;
30. Ask questions to clarify information about the topic in a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
31. Ask and answer questions (e.g., who, what, where, when), orally or in writing, requiring literal recall and understanding of the details and/or facts of a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
32. Ask questions to clarify directions, exercises, classroom routines, and/or what a speaker says about a topic;
33. Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly;
34. Add drawings or other visual displays to oral or written descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings;
35. Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation;
36. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy);
37. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because);
38. Prior to listening to an informational read-aloud, identify orally what they know and have learned about the topic;
39. Discuss personal responses to information pertaining to the read-aloud;
40. Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately;
41. Use frequently occurring conjunctions, such as and and or; and
42. Evaluate and select read-alouds on the basis of personal choice for reading.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RI.1.3 Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
RI.1.4 Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

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