Language Arts Standards and Values

 

Novel Engineering reading and writing experiences and the related aspects of the Common Core State Standards

What we hope to see in all students: Related CCSS core ideas and standards:
Reading and Literature: Key Ideas and Details
Students understand the text in order to define a problem and relevant constraints. Students use information that is stated explicitly and found through inference.

ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 

Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. Also R.2, R.3

Writing: Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Student address the text by designing solutions to characters’ problems that are based on relevant information from the text. 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.9

Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and Collaboration
Students ask and respond to questions as part of design reviews. Questions and answers are drawn from an understanding of the text and an understanding of their own and other students’ design choices. 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1 

Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. Also: SL.3

Speaking and Listening: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Students present their designs through presentations and other types of representations.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.4 

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience

1st Grade CCSS Literacy by Strand
Reading Literature

Key Ideas & Details

1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

1.3 Describe characters, settings and major events in a story, using key details.

Craft & Structure: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

1.8 Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

Reading Informational Text

Key Ideas & Details

1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

1.2 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

Craft & Structure: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

1.7 Use illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

1.8 Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

Writing

Text Types & Purposes: Production & Distribution of Writing

Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

Research to Build & Present Knowledge

1.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects.

1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Speaking and Listening

Comprehension & Collaboration

1.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

1.1b Build on others’ talk in conversation by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.

1.1c Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.

1.3 Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.

Presentation of Knowledge & Ideas

1.4 Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.

1.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts and feelings.

2nd Grade CCSS Literacy by Strand
Reading Literature

Key Ideas & Details

2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Craft & Structure

2.6 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character whenreading dialogues aloud.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

2.7 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

Reading Informational Text

Key Ideas & Details

2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

2.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

Craft & Structure

2.6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

2.7 Explain how specific images contribute to and clarify a text.

Writing

Text Types & Purposes

2.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide aconcluding statement or section.

2.3 Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions,thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

Production & Distribution of Writing

2.6 With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

Research to Build & Present Knowledge

2.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Speaking and Listening

Comprehension & Collaboration

2.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

2.1b Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.

2.1c Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.

2.3 Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.

Presentation of Knowledge & Ideas

2.4 Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.

2.5 Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

3rd Grade CCSS Literacy by Strand
Reading Literature

Key Ideas & Details

3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

3.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Craft & Structure

3.5 Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, andstanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

3.6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

3.7 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)

Reading Informational Tex

Key Ideas & Details

3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

3.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Craft & Structure

3.5 Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza: describe how each successive part build on earlier sections.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

3.7 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)

Writing

Text Types & Purposes

3.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

3.3 Write narrative to develop real or imagined experience or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Production & Distribution of Writing

3.6 With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

Research to Build & Present Knowledge

3.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

Speaking and Listening

Comprehension & Collaboration

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

3.1c Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.

3.1d Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

3.2 Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats,including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Presentation of Knowledge & Ideas

3.4 Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

4th Grade CCSS Literacy by Strand
Reading Literature

Key Ideas & Details

4.1 Refer to details & examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

Craft & Structure

4.5 Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.

Reading Informational Text

Key Ideas & Details

4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

Craft & Structure: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

4.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) & explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

Writing

Text Types & Purposes

4.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

4.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear events sequences.

Production & Distribution of Writing

4.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

4.6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well asto interact and collaborate with others. 

Research to Build & Present Knowledge

4.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Speaking and Listening

Comprehension & Collaboration

4.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions, (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

4.1c Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.

4.1d Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

4.2 Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually,quantitatively, and orally.

Presentation of Knowledge & Ideas

4.4 Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes, speak clearly at an understandable pace.

5th Grade CCSS Literacy by Strand
Reading Literature

Key Ideas & Details

5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text(e.g., how characters interact). 

Craft & Structure:Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

5.7 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

Reading Informational Text

Key Ideas & Details

5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific,or technical text based on specific information in the text. 

Craft & Structure: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

5.9 Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

Writing

Text Types & Purposes

5.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

5.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Production & Distribution of Writing

5.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

5.6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others. 

Research to Build & Present Knowledge

5.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Speaking and Listening

Comprehension & Collaboration

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

5.1c Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.

5.1d Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.

5.2 Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively,and orally.

Presentation of Knowledge & Ideas 

5.4 Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

5.5 Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

6th Grade CCSS Literacy by Strand
Reading Literature

Key Ideas & Details

6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

6.3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

Craft & Structure

6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

Reading Informational Text

Key Ideas & Details

6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

6.3 Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or ideas is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

Craft & Structure

6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

Integration of Knowledge & Ideas

6.7 Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

6.8 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.