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CKLA Grade 1: Domain 4--Early World Civilizations

Subject English Language Arts — Reading Foundational Skills, Reading Standards for Informational Text, Speaking and Listening, Writing
Grade Level Grades 1-2
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NGA Center/CCSSO
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Focus: What is needed to build a civilization? Going back to the ancient Middle East, students explore Mesopotamia and Egypt and learn about the importance of rivers, farming, writing, laws, art, and religious beliefs. A third section introduces the development of three major world religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) to provide students with a basic vocabulary for understanding many events and ideas in history throughout their studies in later grades.

Number of Lessons: 16

Lesson Time: 60 minutes each. Each lesson may be divided into shorter segments.

Individual Resources: Read Aloud Anthology, Flip Book, Image Cards, Read Aloud Supplemental Guide

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Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.
Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy).
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).

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