|Title:||Natural Illinois: Birds|
|Spanish Version:||La naturaleza en Illinois. Las aves
|Polish Version:||Środowisko naturalne w Stanie Illinois: Ptaki
|Source of Publisher:||Illinois Early Learning Project
|Length of article:||Short
|Setting for which the article is intended:||● Home
● Family Child Care
● Child Care Center
● Preschool Program
|Intended Audience:||● Parents/Family
|Keywords:||● Outdoor Activities
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
|● Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
|Learning Areas:||● LANGUAGE ARTS
|Goals:||2. Demonstrate understanding and enjoyment of literature.
5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
10. Begin to make predictions and collect data information.
11. Demonstrate curiosity about the world and begin to use the practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems.
12. Explore concepts and information about the physical, earth, and life sciences.
|Learning Standards:||2.A. Demonstrate interest in stories and books.
2.C. Recognize concepts of books.
5.B. Use writing to represent ideas and information.
5.C. Use writing to research and share knowledge.
10.A. Generate questions and processes for answering them.
10.B. Organize and describe data and information.
11.A. Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
12.A. Understand that living things grow and change.
12.B. Understand that living things rely on the environment and/or others to live and grow.
|Benchmarks:||2.A.ECa. Engage in book-sharing experiences with purpose and understanding.
2.C.ECa. Interact with a variety of types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems, rhymes, songs).
5.B.ECb. With teacher assistance, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
5.C.ECa. Participate in group projects or units of study designed to learn about a topic of interest.
10.A.ECa. With teacher assistance, come up with meaningful questions that can be answered through gathering information.
10.A.ECb. Gather data about themselves and their surroundings to answer meaningful questions.
10.B.ECa. Organize, represent, and analyze information using concrete objects, pictures, and graphs, with teacher support.
11.A.ECa. Express wonder and curiosity about their world by asking questions, solving problems, and designing things.
11.A.ECc. Plan and carry out simple investigations.
11.A.ECd. Collect, describe, compare, and record information from observations and investigations.
11.A.ECf. Make meaning from experience and information by describing, talking, and thinking about what happened during an investigation.
12.A.ECa. Observe, investigate, describe, and categorize living things.
12.B.ECa. Describe and compare basic needs of living things.
12.B.ECb. Show respect for living things.