Grade 1: Listening & Learning Domain 5 Anthology "Early American Civilizations"

This Tell It Again! Read-Aloud Anthology for Early American Civilizations contains background information and resources that the teacher will need to implement Domain 5, 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; 11 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 that a shift occurred from hunting and gathering to farming among early peoples; compare and contrast hunter-gatherer societies and Mayan society;
2. Explain the importance of extended family to the Maya;
3. Identify the areas in which the Maya/Aztec/Inca lived;
4. Explain that the Maya/Aztec/Inca farmed;
5. Explain that the Maya/Aztec/Inca developed large cities or population centers, or empires, many, many years ago;
6. Explain that the Maya/Aztec/Inca had leaders (kings or emperors); identify by name the emperor of the Aztec, Moctezuma;
7. Explain that the Maya/Aztec/Inca each had a religion;
8. Describe the significance of the stars and planets to the Maya;
9. Explain the significance of the Mayan calendar;
10. Identify the Aztec capital as Tenochtitlan; identify that Machu Picchu is an Incan city;
11. Explain that much of what we know about the Inca is because of the work of archaeologists;
12. 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;
13. 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;
14. Identify the main topic and retell key details of a nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
15. Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
16. Ask and answer questions about unknown words and phrases in nonfiction/informational read-alouds and discussions;
17. Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
18. Use illustrations and details in a nonfiction/informational read-aloud to describe its key ideas;
19. 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;
20. Listen to and demonstrate understanding of nonfiction/informational read-alouds of appropriate complexity for grades 1–3;
21. 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;
22. 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;
23. 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;
24. With assistance, categorize and organize facts and information within a given domain to answer questions;
25. Generate questions and gather information from multiple sources to answer questions;
26. 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.);
27. 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;
28. Ask questions to clarify information about the topic in a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
29. 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;
30. Ask questions to clarify directions, exercises, classroom routines, and/or what a speaker says about a topic;
31. Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly;
32. Add drawings or other visual displays to oral or written descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings;
33. Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation;
34. Provide examples of common synonyms and antonyms;
35. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy);
36. 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;
37. Learn the meaning of common sayings and phrases;
38. Distinguish text that describes events that happened long ago from those that describe contemporary or current events;
39. Prior to listening to a read-aloud, orally identify what they know or have learned that relates to the topic;
40. While listening to a read-aloud, orally predict what will happen and compare the actual outcome to the prediction;
41. Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately; and
42. Use object pronouns orally.

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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.1.2 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
RI.1.3 Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

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