Thursday, January 31, 2013

Flight: Instinct or learned

Instinct: inborn pattern of behavior.
Reproduction: how plants or animals make offspring.



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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Common Core: Exemplar Texts on a Topic Across Grades K-5

The Human Body: Students can begin learning about the human body starting in kindergarten and then review and extend their learning during each subsequent grade. 
Kinder 
1. The five senses and associated body parts 
• My Five Senses by Aliki (1989)
• Hearing by Maria Rius (1985)
• Sight by Maria Rius (1985)
• Smell by Maria Rius (1985)
• Taste by Maria Rius (1985)
• Touch by Maria Rius (1985)
2. Taking care of your body: Overview (hygiene, diet, exercise, rest) 
• My Amazing Body: A First Look at Health & Fitness by Pat Thomas (2001)
• Get Up and Go! by Nancy Carlson (2008)
• Go Wash Up by Doering Tourville (2008)
• Sleep by Paul Showers (1997)
• Fuel the Body by Doering Tourville (2008)
First 
1. Introduction to the systems of the human body and associated body parts 
• Under Your Skin: Your Amazing Body by Mick Manning (2007)
• Me and My Amazing Body by Joan Sweeney (1999)
• The Human Body by Gallimard Jeunesse (2007)
• The Busy Body Book by Lizzy Rockwell (2008)
• First Encyclopedia of the Human Body by Fiona Chandler (2004)
2. Taking care of your body: Germs, diseases, and preventing illness
• Germs Make Me Sick by Marilyn Berger (1995)
• Tiny Life on Your Body by Christine TaylorButler (2005)
• Germ Stories by Arthur Kornberg (2007)
• All About Scabs by Genichiro Yagu (1998)
Second - Third 
1. Digestive and excretory systems
• What Happens to a Hamburger by Paul Showers (1985)
• The Digestive System by Christine TaylorButler (2008)
• The Digestive System by Rebecca L. Johnson (2006)
• The Digestive System by Kristin Petrie (2007)
2. Taking care of your body: Healthy eating and nutrition 
• Good Enough to Eat by Lizzy Rockwell (1999)
• Showdown at the Food Pyramid by Rex Barron (2004)
3. Muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems 
• The Mighty Muscular and Skeletal Systems Crabtree Publishing (2009)
• Muscles by Seymour Simon (1998) • Bones by Seymour Simon (1998)
• The Astounding Nervous System Crabtree Publishing (2009)
• The Nervous System by Joelie Riley (2004)
Fourth - Fifth 
1. Circulatory system
• The Heart by Seymour Simon (2006)
• The Heart and Circulation by Carol Ballard (2005)
• The Circulatory System by Kristin Petrie (2007)
• The Amazing Circulatory System by John Burstein (2009)
2. Respiratory system
• The Lungs by Seymour Simon (2007)
• The Respiratory System by Susan Glass (2004)
• The Respiratory System by Kristen Petrie (2007)
• The Remarkable Respiratory System by John Burstein (2009)
3. Endocrine system
• The Endocrine System by Rebecca Olien (2006)
• The Exciting Endocrine System by John Burstein (2009)
Source: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/tl/whatareccss.asp
California’s Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects