Grade 1: Listening & Learning Domain 6 Anthology "Astronomy" | EngageNY

Grade 1: Listening & Learning Domain 6 Anthology "Astronomy"

This Tell It Again! Read-Aloud Anthology for Astronomy contains background information and resources that the teacher will need to implement Domain 6, 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; 9 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. Recognize the sun in the sky;
2. Explain that the sun, moon, and stars are located in outer space;
3. Explain that the sun is a source of energy, light, and heat;
4. Classify the sun as a star;
5. Identify Earth as a planet and our home;
6. Identify the earth’s rotation, or spin, as the cause of night and day;
7. Explain that other parts of the world experience nighttime while we have daytime;
8. Explain sunrise and sunset;
9. Explain that Earth orbits the sun;
10. Describe stars as large, although they appear small in the night sky;
11. Describe stars as hot, distant, and made of gas;
12. Explain that astronomers study the moon and stars using telescopes;
13. Describe how some people sometimes tell stories about the moon and stars;
14. Explain what a constellation is;
15. Identify the Big Dipper and the North Star;
16. Identify the four phases of the moon—new, crescent, half, full;
17. Explain that the moon orbits the earth;
18. Explain that astronauts travel to outer space;
19. Describe the landing on the moon by American astronauts;
20. Explain the importance of the first trip to the moon;
21. Explain that our solar system includes the sun and the planets that orbit around it;
22. Indicate that there are eight planets in our solar system (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune);
23. Classify Pluto as a dwarf planet;
24. Listen to, understand, and recognize a variety of texts, including fictional stories, fairy tales, fables, historical narratives, informational text, nursery rhymes, and poems, describing the differences between books that tell stories and books that give information;
25. 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;
26. 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;
27. Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
28. Ask and answer questions about unknown words and phrases in nonfiction/informational read-alouds and discussions;
29. Use illustrations and details in a nonfiction/informational read-aloud to describe its key ideas;
30. 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;
31. Listen to and demonstrate understanding of nonfiction/informational read-alouds of appropriate complexity for grades 1–3;
32. Make personal connections (orally or in writing) to events or experiences in a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud, and/or make connections among several read-alouds;
33. With assistance, categorize and organize facts and information within a given domain to answer questions;
34. 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.);
35. 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;
36. Ask questions to clarify information about the topic in a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
37. 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;
38. Ask questions to clarify directions, exercises, classroom routines, and/or what a speaker says about a topic;
39. Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly;
40. Add drawings or other visual displays to oral or written descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings;
41. Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation;
42. Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent;
43. Provide examples of common synonyms and antonyms;
44. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy);
45. Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings;
46. Learn the meaning of common sayings and phrases;
47. Listen to a variety of texts, including informational text;
48. Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately;
49. Prior to listening to an informational read-aloud, identify what they know about a given topic;
50. While listening to an informational read-aloud, orally predict what will happen next in the read-aloud based on the text heard thus far, and then compare the actual outcome to the prediction; and
51. Use possessive pronouns orally.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.1.5 Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing...
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.

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