i) Reading Informational Text CCSS. RI.K.2 With prompting support, identify the main topic and retell key details a text.
ii) Writing CCSS. W.K.2 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory text which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
iii) Writing CCSS. W.K.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects.
i) Reading Informational Text CCSS.RI.1.2 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
ii) Writing CCSS. W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
iii) Writing CCSS. W.1.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
i) Reading Informational Text CCSS.RI.2.2 Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
ii) Writing CCSS. W.2.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section
iii) Writing CCSS. W.2.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
i) Reading Informational Text CCSS.RI.3.2 Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)
ii) Writing CCSS. W.3.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
(1) Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
(2) Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
(3) Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
(4) Provide a concluding statement or section.
iii) Writing CCSS. W.3.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
i) Communication and collaboration Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
(1) Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media
(2) Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
(3) Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures
(4) Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems
ii) Research and Information Fluency Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
(1) Plan strategies to guide inquiry
(2) Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
(3) Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks