Grade 1: Listening & Learning Domain 8 Anthology "Animals and Habitats" | EngageNY

Grade 1: Listening & Learning Domain 8 Anthology "Animals and Habitats"

This Tell It Again! Read-Aloud Anthology for Animals and Habitats contains background information and resources that the teacher will need to implement Domain 8, 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. Explain what a habitat is;
2. Explain why living things live in habitats to which they are particularly suited;
3. Identify the characteristics of the Arctic tundra habitat;
4. Identify the characteristics of the Arctic Ocean habitat;
5. Explain how Arctic animals have adapted to the Arctic tundra and Arctic Ocean habitats;
6. Identify the characteristics of the desert habitat;
7. Explain how desert animals have adapted to the desert habitat;
8. Classify animals on the basis of the types of food they eat (herbivore, carnivore, omnivore);
9. Identify the characteristics of the grassland habitat;
10.  Explain how grassland animals have adapted to the grassland habitat;
11. Match specific plants and animals to their habitats;
12. Identify the characteristics of the temperate deciduous forest habitat;
13. Explain how temperate deciduous forest animals have adapted to the temperate deciduous forest habitat;
14. Identify the characteristics of the tropical rainforest habitat;
15. Explain how tropical rainforest habitat animals have adapted to the tropical rainforest habitat;
16. Classify water habitats as either freshwater or saltwater habitats;
17. Identify the characteristics of the freshwater habitat;
18. Explain that saltwater covers most of Earth and is found in oceans;
19. Identify and locate the oceans of the world on a globe: Arctic, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern;
20. Describe the landscape of the ocean floor;
21. Describe ocean life as very diverse;
22. Match saltwater plants and animals to the saltwater habitat;
23. Identify the characteristics of the bald eagles’ habitat;
24. Explain why and how habitat destruction can cause extinction;
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. Identify the reasons or facts an author gives to support points in a nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
31. 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;
32. Listen to and demonstrate understanding of nonfiction/informational read-alouds of appropriate complexity for grades 1–3;
33. 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;
34. 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;
35. With assistance, categorize and organize facts and information within a given domain to answer questions;
36. 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.);
37. 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;
38. Ask questions to clarify information about the topic in a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
39. 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;
40. Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly;
41. Add drawings or other visual displays to oral or written descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings;
42. Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation;
43. Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent;
44. Provide examples of common synonyms and antonyms;
45. Define words by category and by one or more key attributes (e.g., a duck is a bird that swims; a tiger is a large cat with stripes);
46. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy);
47. Learn the meaning of common sayings and phrases;
48. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationship (e.g., because);
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;
51. Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately;
52. Share writing with others; and
53. Use frequently occurring conjunctions, such as but. 

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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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