Connecting Content to Standards

Book Links Nov. 2008 (vol. 18, no.2)

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—Ed.

Can We Talk? Making Social Studies Relevant (p.17)

History: Grades K–4 History: (K–Gr. 4) Understands major discoveries in science and technology, some of their social and economic effects, and the major scientists and inventors responsible for them


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 Past through Time Travel (p.35)

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


Historical Understanding: (Gr. 3–12) Understands and knows how to analyze chronological relationships and patterns


Historical Understanding: (Gr. 5–12) Understands the historical perspective


Our White House (p.47)

History: Grades K–4 History: (K–Gr. 4)


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

War on the Home Front (p.53)

History: United States History: (Gr. 5–8) Understands the causes and course of World War II, the character of the war at home and abroad, and its reshaping of the U.S. role in world affairs


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

Show Me the Money (p.59)