Kindergarten to Grade 5

Library Academy for Educators helps teachers connect students to both literary and informational texts and to assist subject-area teachers by providing ideas for standards-driven, cost-effective classroom activities. There are lesson plan starters for each grade level from K-12, including standards addressed, text pairings, book discussion questions, classroom activity ideas.

Literary Sparks: Science, Grade Kindergarten

motion in the sky

LANGUAGE ARTS FLORIDA STANDARDS:

LAFS.K.RI.2.4 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

LAFS.K.RI.3.9 With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic.

LAFS.K.RI.4.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.

LAFS.K.SL.1.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and in small and larger groups.

Literary Sparks: Science, Grade 1

child dreaming of space

LANGUAGE ARTS FLORIDA STANDARDS:

LAFS.1.RI.2.4   Ask & answer questions to help determine/clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

LAFS.1.RI.3.9 Identify basic similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic.

LAFS.1.SL.1.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about Grade One topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

Literary Sparks: Science, Grade 2

dna

LANGUAGE ARTS FLORIDA STANDARDS:

LAFS.2.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area

LAFS.2.RI.3.9 Compare and Contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

LAFS.2.SL.1.1  Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about Grade Two topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

Literary Science Sparks: Science, Grade 3

astronaut

LANGUAGE ARTS FLORIDA STANDARDS:

LAFS.3.RI.2.4   Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

LAFS.3.RI.3.9 Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

LAFS.3.SL.1.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on Grade Three topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Literary Science Sparks: Science, Grade 4

icons of different power sources

FLORIDA LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS:

LAFS.4.RI.2.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

LAFS.4.RI.3.9: Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

Literary Science Sparks: Science, Grade 5

hurricane approaching Florida

FLORIDA LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS:

LAFS.5.RI.2.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

LAFS.5.RI.3.9: Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

LAFS.5.SL.1.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on Grade Five topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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