|English Language Arts|
19 ) By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the Grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently. [RI.3.10]
5 ) Obtain and combine information to describe that organisms are classified as
living things, rather than nonliving things, based on their ability to obtain
and use resources, grow, reproduce, and maintain stable internal conditions
while living in a constantly changing external environment.
11 ) Construct an argument from evidence to explain the likelihood of an
organism's ability to survive when compared to the resources in a certain
habitat (e.g., freshwater organisms survive well, less well, or not at all in
saltwater; desert organisms survive well, less well, or not at all in
a. Construct explanations that forming groups helps some organisms survive.
b. Create models that illustrate how organisms and their habitats make up a
system in which the parts depend on each other.
c. Categorize resources in various habitats as basic materials (e.g.,
sunlight, air, freshwater, soil), produced materials (e.g., food, fuel, shelter), or as nonmaterial (e.g., safety, instinct, nature-learned behaviors).