ALEX Classroom Resource


Up and Down

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Up and Down


Content Source:

Type: Interactive/Game


This classroom activity is an interactive book from Epic! that introduces emergent readers to opposing spatial directions they see every day. The age range is 5-7 years old. The AR level is 0.9. The book includes a glossary.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: K
Living and Working Together in Family and Community
10 ) Apply vocabulary related to giving and following directions.

Example: locating objects and places to the right or left, up or down, in or out, above or below

Unpacked Content
Strand: Geography
Course Title: Living and Working Together in Family and Community
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
  • Give directions to locate objects using directional vocabulary.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • directions
  • following directions
  • giving directions
Students know:
  • How to locate objects or tell someone else how/where to locate an object by using certain words.
  • Vocabulary: right, left, up, down, in, out, above, below
Students are able to:
  • Complete a task by following directions given verbally by the teacher.
  • Complete a task by giving directions verbally.
Students understand that:
  • Different words indicate a directions in which one might move or locate an object.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.K.10- Demonstrate an understanding of directional words and phrases and locate objects and places when given directions.

Tags: down, following directions, up
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Author: Ginger Boyd