Connecting Content to Standards

Book Links January 2008 (vol. 17, no. 3)

In an effort to help Book Links readers integrate the magazine’s content into the curriculum, below is a list of standards related to selected articles in this issue. This list is intended to serve as a general guideline for relating article features to standards; other standards may also apply to a particular article’s content. The standards below are taken from the Web site of Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning at
http://www.mcrel.org. —
Ed.

Literature-Based Storytelling (p.16)

Language Arts: Listening and Speaking: (K–Gr. 8) Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes

Language Arts: Reading: (K–Gr. 8) Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process

Language Arts: Reading: (K–Gr. 8) Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of literary texts

Exploring the Civil Rights Movement (p.36)

History: United States History: (Gr. 5–12) Understands the struggle for racial and gender equality and for the extension of civil liberties

Language Arts: Reading: (K–Gr. 12) Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process

Language Arts: Reading: (K–Gr. 12) Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of literary texts

Celebrating Freedom (p.42)

History: United States History: (Gr. 5–6) Understands the causes of the Civil War

History: United States History: (Gr. 7–8) Understands the course and character of the Civil War and its effects on the American people

History: United States History: (Gr. 5–12) Understands how various reconstruction plans succeeded or failed

Language Arts: Reading: (K–Gr. 12) Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process

Language Arts: Reading: (K–Gr. 12) Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of literary texts

Doña Flor and Querida Mamá (p.49)

Geography: Human Systems: (K–Gr. 5) Understands the nature and complexity of Earth’s cultural mosaics

Language Arts: Reading: (K–Gr. 8) Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process

Language Arts: Reading: (K–Gr. 8) Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of literary texts

Critical Thinking and Deep Discussions (p.57)

Language Arts: Reading: (Gr. 6–8) Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process

Language Arts: Reading: (Gr. 6–8) Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of literary texts