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Hands Around the Library:

Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books

By Karen Leggett Abouraya and Susan L. Roth
Collages by Susan L. Roth
Published by Dial Books for Young Readers
ISBN 978-0-8037-3747-1
Ages 6 - 10

 

"A great title for cross curricular sharing." Hazel Rochman, Booklist

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading and Writing

  • 3 - Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
  • 7 - Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats.
  • 9 - Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics.
  • 8 (Writing) - Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

Grade 2 Literature

  • 3 - Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
  • 4 - Describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning.
  • 9 - Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story.

Grade 2 Informational Text

  • 1 - Ask and answer such questions as who, what where, when, why and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
    7 - Explain how specific images contribute to and clarify a text.
  • 9 - Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

Grade 3 Literature

  • 3 - Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
  • 6 - Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

Grade 4 Literature

  • 7 - Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text.

Grade 4 Informational Text

  • 2 - Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details.
  • 6 - Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic.
  • 7 - Interpret information presented visually and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text.

Grade 5 Literature

  • 6 - Describe how a narrator’s point of view influences how events are described.
    7 - Analyze how visual elements contribute to the meaning, ton, or beauty of a text.

Grade 5 Informational Text

               6 - Analyze multiple accounts of the same event.
               9 - Integrate information from several texts on the same topic to write or speak    
               about the subject knowledgeably.

Grade 3, 4, 5 Writing

  • 1 -Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons
  • 2 - Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas
  • 3 - Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details and clear event sequences.
  • 7 - Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

 

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Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs)

Grade 1 English

              1.8      The student will expand vocabulary.
              1.9      The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.

Grade 2 English

              2.9        The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts.
              2.10      The student will demonstrate comprehension of information in reference materials

 Grade 2 History and Social Science

              2.1        The student will explain how the contributions of ancient Egypt have influenced the present world
                           in terms of architecture, inventions, the calendar and written language.
              2.10       The student will explain the responsibilities of a good citizen, with emphasis on a) respecting and
                           protecting the rights and property of others; b) taking part in the voting process when making
                           classroom decisions; c) describing actions that can improve the school and community.

Grade 3 English

              3.6         The student will continue to read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts.
              3.7         The student will demonstrate comprehension of information from a variety of print and electronic
                            resources.
              3.11      The student will write a short report.

 Grade 3 History and Social Science – Civics

              3.12      The student will recognize that Americans are a people of diverse ethnic origins, customs,
                           and traditions, who are united by the basic principles of a republican form of government and
                           respect for individual rights and freedoms.

Grade 4 and 5 English

              4.5/5.5    The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction texts
                            and poetry.
              4.6/5.6    The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts.
              4.9          The student will demonstrate comprehension of information resources to research a topic.
              5.9          The student will find, evaluate and select appropriate resources for a research product.

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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills – TEKS
Social Studies

“Throughout social studies in Kindergarten-Grade 12, students build a foundation in history; geography; economics; government; citizenship; culture; science, technology, and society; and social studies skills.”

Grade 2

(3) History. The student is expected to:
(A) identify several sources of information about a given period or event such as reference materials, biographies, newspapers, and electronic sources; and
(B) describe various evidence of the same time period using primary sources such as photographs, journals, and interviews.


(20) Social studies skills. The student is expected to:
(A) use a problem-solving process to identify a problem, gather information, list and consider options, consider advantages and disadvantages, choose and implement a solution, and evaluate the effectiveness of the solution; and
(B) use a decision-making process to identify a situation that requires a decision, gather information, generate options, predict outcomes, take action to implement a decision, and reflect on the effectiveness of that decision.

Grade 3

(12) Citizenship. The student is expected to:
(A) give examples of community changes that result from individual or group decisions;
(B) identify examples of actions individuals and groups can take to improve the community.


(17) Social studies skills. The student is expected to:
(A) research information, including historical and current events, and geographic data, about the community and world, using a variety of valid print, oral, visual, and Internet resources;
(C) interpret oral, visual, and print material by identifying the main idea, distinguishing between fact and opinion, identifying cause and effect, and comparing and contrasting;

Grade 4

(17) Citizenship. The student is expected to:
(B) explain how individuals can participate voluntarily in civic affairs at state and local levels through activities such as holding public officials to their word, writing letters, and participating in historic preservation and service projects;
(C) explain the duty of the individual in state and local elections such as being informed and voting.

Grade 5

(20) Citizenship. The student is expected to:
(A) describe the fundamental rights guaranteed by each amendment in the Bill of Rights, including freedom of religion, speech, and press; the right to assemble and petition the government; the right to keep and bear arms; the right to trial by jury; and the right to an attorney.

(24) Social studies skills. The student is expected to:
(A) differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as computer software; interviews; biographies; oral, print, and visual material; documents; and artifacts to acquire information about the United States.


(26) Social studies skills. The student is expected to:
(A) use a problem-solving process to identify a problem, gather information, list and consider options, consider advantages and disadvantages, choose and implement a solution, and evaluate the effectiveness of the solution; and
(B) use a decision-making process to identify a situation that requires student to make a decision, gather information, identify options, predict consequences, and take action to implement a decision.

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