Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Project Based Learning: Let’s Make a Zoo

Project Based Learning: Let’s Make a Zoo

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 2

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.2.1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Let's Make a Zoo!" 11
"Five Types of Vertebrates" 14
"Which Type of Vertebrate?" 15
"Who Needs That?" 17
"Where Animals Live" 17
"Where's My Home?" 52
"Search For It" 53

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.2.3: Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

Activity Page
"Five Types of Vertebrates" 14
"Which Type of Vertebrate?" 15
"Who Needs That?" 17
"Where Animals Live" 17
"Lessons in Teamwork" 20
"Addition with Regrouping" 40
"Bar Graphs" 47
"Read the Bar Graph" 47
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Land Habitats" 51
"Where's My Home?" 52
"Search For It" 53
"Using Search Engines" 53
"Add and Multiply" 56
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"The Anatomy of a Letter" 62

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.2.2: Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

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"Lessons in Teamwork" 20

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.2.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Let's Make a Zoo!" 11
"Zoo Words" 12
"Two Types of Animals" 12
"Five Types of Vertebrates" 14
"Where Animals Live" 17
"Who Needs That?" 17
"Where in the World?" 18
"Rank Your Choices" 19
"Lessons in Teamwork" 20
"The Data on Stats" 36
"In the Zone" 38
"Addition with Regrouping" 40
"Read the Bar Graph" 47
"Bar Graphs" 47
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Land Habitats" 51
"Where's My Home?" 52
"Search For It" 53
"Using Search Engines" 53
"Add and Multiply" 56
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"The Anatomy of a Letter" 62
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Marketing and Branding" 70
"Zone Logos" 71
"Zone Brochures" 72-73
"Create a 3D Map" 74
"Billboard Posters" 75
"Guest Giveaways" 76
"Peer Checklist" 77

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.2.6: Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

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"Lessons in Teamwork" 20

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.2.5: Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

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"Search For It" 53

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.2.8: Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

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"Lessons in Teamwork" 20

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.2.7: Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.

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"In the Zone" 38
"Read the Bar Graph" 47
"Bar Graphs" 47
"Mapping Your Zone" 57

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.2.10: By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Let's Make a Zoo!" 11
"Two Types of Animals" 12
"Zoo Words" 12
"Five Types of Vertebrates" 14
"Who Needs That?" 17
"Where Animals Live" 17
"Where in the World?" 18
"Rank Your Choices" 19
"Lessons in Teamwork" 20
"The Data on Stats" 36
"In the Zone" 38
"Addition with Regrouping" 40
"Bar Graphs" 47
"Read the Bar Graph" 47
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Land Habitats" 51
"Where's My Home?" 52
"Search For It" 53
"Using Search Engines" 53
"Add and Multiply" 56
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"The Anatomy of a Letter" 62
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Marketing and Branding" 70
"Zone Logos" 71
"Zone Brochures" 72-73
"Create a 3D Map" 74
"Billboard Posters" 75
"Guest Giveaways" 76
"Peer Checklist" 77

Strand - Reading Standards: Foundational Skills, Grade 2

Phonics and Word Recognition

ELA.RF.2.3: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

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"You at a Zoo" 10
"Let's Make a Zoo!" 11
"Zoo Words" 12
"Two Types of Animals" 12
"Five Types of Vertebrates" 14
"Which Type of Vertebrate?" 15
"Where Animals Live" 17
"Who Needs That?" 17
"Where in the World?" 18
"Rank Your Choices" 19
"Lessons in Teamwork" 20
"Mission Statements" 21
"Team Talks" 21
"The Data on Stats" 36
"In the Zone" 38
"Add Them Up" 40
"Addition with Regrouping" 40
"Team Balance Sheets" 41-45
"Read the Bar Graph" 47
"Bar Graphs" 47
"Budget Report" 48
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Land Habitats" 51
"Where's My Home?" 52
"Search For It" 53
"Using Search Engines" 53
"How Many Units?" 56
"Add and Multiply" 56
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"The Anatomy of a Letter" 62
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Marketing and Branding" 70
"Zone Logos" 71
"Zone Brochures" 72-73
"Create a 3D Map" 74
"Billboard Posters" 75
"Guest Giveaways" 76
"Peer Checklist" 77

Fluency

ELA.RF.2.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Let's Make a Zoo!" 11
"Five Types of Vertebrates" 14
"Which Type of Vertebrate?" 15
"Where Animals Live" 17
"Who Needs That?" 17
"Where in the World?" 18
"Rank Your Choices" 19
"Lessons in Teamwork" 20
"Mission Statements" 21
"Team Talks" 21
"The Data on Stats" 36
"In the Zone" 38
"Add Them Up" 40
"Addition with Regrouping" 40
"Team Balance Sheets" 41-45
"Read the Bar Graph" 47
"Bar Graphs" 47
"Budget Report" 48
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Land Habitats" 51
"Where's My Home?" 52
"Using Search Engines" 53
"Search For It" 53
"Add and Multiply" 56
"How Many Units?" 56
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"The Anatomy of a Letter" 62
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Marketing and Branding" 70
"Zone Logos" 71
"Zone Brochures" 72-73
"Create a 3D Map" 74
"Billboard Posters" 75
"Guest Giveaways" 76
"Peer Checklist" 77

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 2

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.2.2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

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"You at a Zoo" 10
"Wish List" 35
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"Family Letter" 63
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Zone Menu" 67
"Zone Brochures" 72-73
"Billboard Posters" 75
"Peer Checklist" 77

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.2.1: Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

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"Habitat Research Form" 54

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.2.5: With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

Activity Page
"Mission Statements" 21
"Team Talks" 21
"Our Zoo Zone" 22
"Wish List" 35
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"Family Letter" 63
"Zone Brochures" 72-73
"Billboard Posters" 75

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.2.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Wish List" 35
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Zone Menu" 67

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.2.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).

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"Animal Announcements" 46
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"Zone Slogan" 70
"Zone Brochures" 72-73

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 2

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.2.3: Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.

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"Let's Make a Zoo!" 11

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.2.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

Activity Page
"Let's Make a Zoo!" 11
"Giraffe vs. Jellyfish" 13
"Five Types of Vertebrates" 14
"Which Type of Vertebrate?" 15
"Who Needs That?" 17
"Mission Statements" 21
"Team Talks" 21
"Wish List" 35
"Team Balance Sheets" 41-45
"Animal Announcements" 46
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Zone Slogan" 70
"Zone Logos" 71
"Zone Brochures" 72-73
"Create a 3D Map" 74
"Billboard Posters" 75

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.2.4: Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.

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"Let's Make a Zoo!" 11

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.2.6: Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

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"Mission Statements" 21

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 2

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.2.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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"You at a Zoo" 10
"Team Talks" 21
"Mission Statements" 21
"Our Zoo Zone" 22
"Wish List" 35
"The Data on Stats" 36
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Search For It" 53
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"Family Letter" 63
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Zone Menu" 67
"Zone Slogan" 70

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.2.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Team Talks" 21
"Mission Statements" 21
"Our Zoo Zone" 22
"Wish List" 35
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"Family Letter" 63
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Zone Menu" 67
"Zone Slogan" 70

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.2.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Zoo Words" 12
"Two Types of Animals" 12
"Where in the World?" 18
"Rank Your Choices" 19
"Mission Statements" 21
"Team Talks" 21
"Our Zoo Zone" 22
"Wish List" 35
"In the Zone" 38
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"How Many Units?" 56
"Add and Multiply" 56
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"The Anatomy of a Letter" 62
"Family Letter" 63
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Zone Menu" 67
"Zone Slogan" 70
"Marketing and Branding" 70

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.2.6: Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Two Types of Animals" 12
"Zoo Words" 12
"Giraffe vs. Jellyfish" 13
"Team Talks" 21
"Mission Statements" 21
"Our Zoo Zone" 22
"Wish List" 35
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Land Habitats" 51
"Where's My Home?" 52
"Using Search Engines" 53
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"Add and Multiply" 56
"How Many Units?" 56
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"The Anatomy of a Letter" 62
"Family Letter" 63
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Zone Menu" 67
"Zone Slogan" 70
"Marketing and Branding" 70

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.2.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Two Types of Animals" 12
"Zoo Words" 12
"Where in the World?" 18
"Rank Your Choices" 19
"Mission Statements" 21
"Team Talks" 21
"Our Zoo Zone" 22
"Wish List" 35
"In the Zone" 38
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Land Habitats" 51
"Where's My Home?" 52
"Using Search Engines" 53
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"How Many Units?" 56
"Add and Multiply" 56
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"The Anatomy of a Letter" 62
"Family Letter" 63
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Zone Menu" 67
"Zone Slogan" 70
"Marketing and Branding" 70

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.2.5: Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Two Types of Animals" 12
"Zoo Words" 12
"Giraffe vs. Jellyfish" 13
"Team Talks" 21
"Mission Statements" 21
"Our Zoo Zone" 22
"Wish List" 35
"In the Zone" 38
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Land Habitats" 51
"Where's My Home?" 52
"Using Search Engines" 53
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"How Many Units?" 56
"Add and Multiply" 56
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"The Anatomy of a Letter" 62
"Family Letter" 63
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Zone Menu" 67
"Zone Slogan" 70
"Marketing and Branding" 70

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 3

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.3.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Let's Make a Zoo!" 11
"Five Types of Vertebrates" 14
"Which Type of Vertebrate?" 15
"Who Needs That?" 17
"Where Animals Live" 17
"Where's My Home?" 52
"Search For It" 53

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.3.3: Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

Activity Page
"Five Types of Vertebrates" 14
"Which Type of Vertebrate?" 15
"Who Needs That?" 17
"Where Animals Live" 17
"Lessons in Teamwork" 20
"Addition with Regrouping" 40
"Read the Bar Graph" 47
"Bar Graphs" 47
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Land Habitats" 51
"Where's My Home?" 52
"Using Search Engines" 53
"Search For It" 53
"Add and Multiply" 56
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"The Anatomy of a Letter" 62

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.3.2: Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

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"Lessons in Teamwork" 20

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.3.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Let's Make a Zoo!" 11
"Zoo Words" 12
"Two Types of Animals" 12
"Five Types of Vertebrates" 14
"Who Needs That?" 17
"Where Animals Live" 17
"Where in the World?" 18
"Rank Your Choices" 19
"Lessons in Teamwork" 20
"The Data on Stats" 36
"In the Zone" 38
"Addition with Regrouping" 40
"Bar Graphs" 47
"Read the Bar Graph" 47
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Land Habitats" 51
"Where's My Home?" 52
"Search For It" 53
"Using Search Engines" 53
"Add and Multiply" 56
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"The Anatomy of a Letter" 62
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Marketing and Branding" 70
"Zone Logos" 71
"Zone Brochures" 72-73
"Create a 3D Map" 74
"Billboard Posters" 75
"Guest Giveaways" 76
"Peer Checklist" 77

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.3.5: Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.

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"Search For It" 53

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.3.8: Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text(e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).

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"Lessons in Teamwork" 20

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.3.7: Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

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"In the Zone" 38
"Read the Bar Graph" 47
"Bar Graphs" 47
"Mapping Your Zone" 57

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.3.10: 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.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Let's Make a Zoo!" 11
"Two Types of Animals" 12
"Zoo Words" 12
"Five Types of Vertebrates" 14
"Who Needs That?" 17
"Where Animals Live" 17
"Where in the World?" 18
"Rank Your Choices" 19
"Lessons in Teamwork" 20
"The Data on Stats" 36
"In the Zone" 38
"Addition with Regrouping" 40
"Bar Graphs" 47
"Read the Bar Graph" 47
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Land Habitats" 51
"Where's My Home?" 52
"Search For It" 53
"Using Search Engines" 53
"Add and Multiply" 56
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"The Anatomy of a Letter" 62
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Marketing and Branding" 70
"Zone Logos" 71
"Zone Brochures" 72-73
"Create a 3D Map" 74
"Billboard Posters" 75
"Guest Giveaways" 76
"Peer Checklist" 77

Strand - Reading Standards: Foundational Skills, Grade 3

Phonics and Word Recognition

ELA.RF.3.3: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Activity Page
"Let's Make a Zoo!" 11
"Zoo Words" 12
"Two Types of Animals" 12
"Five Types of Vertebrates" 14
"Which Type of Vertebrate?" 15
"Where Animals Live" 17
"Who Needs That?" 17
"Where in the World?" 18
"Rank Your Choices" 19
"Lessons in Teamwork" 20
"Mission Statements" 21
"Team Talks" 21
"The Data on Stats" 36
"In the Zone" 38
"Add Them Up" 40
"Addition with Regrouping" 40
"Team Balance Sheets" 41-45
"Read the Bar Graph" 47
"Bar Graphs" 47
"Budget Report" 48
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Land Habitats" 51
"Where's My Home?" 52
"Using Search Engines" 53
"Search For It" 53
"How Many Units?" 56
"Add and Multiply" 56
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"The Anatomy of a Letter" 62
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Marketing and Branding" 70
"Zone Logos" 71
"Zone Brochures" 72-73
"Create a 3D Map" 74
"Billboard Posters" 75
"Guest Giveaways" 76
"Peer Checklist" 77

Fluency

ELA.RF.3.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Activity Page
"Let's Make a Zoo!" 11
"Five Types of Vertebrates" 14
"Which Type of Vertebrate?" 15
"Who Needs That?" 17
"Where Animals Live" 17
"Where in the World?" 18
"Rank Your Choices" 19
"Lessons in Teamwork" 20
"Mission Statements" 21
"Team Talks" 21
"The Data on Stats" 36
"In the Zone" 38
"Addition with Regrouping" 40
"Add Them Up" 40
"Team Balance Sheets" 41-45
"Read the Bar Graph" 47
"Bar Graphs" 47
"Budget Report" 48
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Land Habitats" 51
"Where's My Home?" 52
"Using Search Engines" 53
"Search For It" 53
"Add and Multiply" 56
"How Many Units?" 56
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"The Anatomy of a Letter" 62
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Marketing and Branding" 70
"Zone Logos" 71
"Zone Brochures" 72-73
"Create a 3D Map" 74
"Billboard Posters" 75
"Guest Giveaways" 76
"Peer Checklist" 77

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 3

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.3.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Wish List" 35
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"Family Letter" 63
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Zone Menu" 67
"Zone Brochures" 72-73
"Billboard Posters" 75
"Peer Checklist" 77

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.3.4: With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Animal Announcements" 46
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Search For It" 53
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"Family Letter" 63
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Zone Menu" 67

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.3.5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 3)

Activity Page
"Mission Statements" 21
"Team Talks" 21
"Our Zoo Zone" 22
"Wish List" 35
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"Family Letter" 63
"Zone Brochures" 72-73
"Billboard Posters" 75

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.3.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Wish List" 35
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Zone Menu" 67

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.3.7: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.

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"Habitat Research Form" 54

Range of Writing

ELA.W.3.10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Team Talks" 21
"Mission Statements" 21
"Our Zoo Zone" 22
"Wish List" 35
"The Data on Stats" 36
"Animal Announcements" 46
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Search For It" 53
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"Family Letter" 63
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Zone Menu" 67
"Zone Slogan" 70
"Zone Brochures" 72-73
"Billboard Posters" 75
"Peer Checklist" 77

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 3

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.3.3: Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.

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"Let's Make a Zoo!" 11

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.3.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Activity Page
"Let's Make a Zoo!" 11
"Giraffe vs. Jellyfish" 13
"Five Types of Vertebrates" 14
"Which Type of Vertebrate?" 15
"Who Needs That?" 17
"Mission Statements" 21
"Team Talks" 21
"Wish List" 35
"Team Balance Sheets" 41-45
"Animal Announcements" 46
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Zone Slogan" 70
"Zone Logos" 71
"Zone Brochures" 72-73
"Create a 3D Map" 74
"Billboard Posters" 75

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.3.4: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

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"Let's Make a Zoo!" 11

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.3.6: Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

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"Team Talks" 21

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 3

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.3.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Mission Statements" 21
"Team Talks" 21
"Our Zoo Zone" 22
"Wish List" 35
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"Family Letter" 63
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Zone Menu" 67
"Zone Slogan" 70

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.3.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Team Talks" 21
"Mission Statements" 21
"Our Zoo Zone" 22
"Wish List" 35
"The Data on Stats" 36
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Search For It" 53
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"Family Letter" 63
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Zone Menu" 67
"Zone Slogan" 70

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.3.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Two Types of Animals" 12
"Zoo Words" 12
"Where in the World?" 18
"Rank Your Choices" 19
"Mission Statements" 21
"Team Talks" 21
"Our Zoo Zone" 22
"Wish List" 35
"In the Zone" 38
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"Add and Multiply" 56
"How Many Units?" 56
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"The Anatomy of a Letter" 62
"Family Letter" 63
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Zone Menu" 67
"Zone Slogan" 70
"Marketing and Branding" 70

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.3.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Zoo Words" 12
"Two Types of Animals" 12
"Giraffe vs. Jellyfish" 13
"Team Talks" 21
"Mission Statements" 21
"Our Zoo Zone" 22
"Wish List" 35
"In the Zone" 38
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Land Habitats" 51
"Where's My Home?" 52
"Using Search Engines" 53
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"How Many Units?" 56
"Add and Multiply" 56
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"The Anatomy of a Letter" 62
"Family Letter" 63
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Zone Menu" 67
"Zone Slogan" 70
"Marketing and Branding" 70

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.3.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Zoo Words" 12
"Two Types of Animals" 12
"Giraffe vs. Jellyfish" 13
"Team Talks" 21
"Mission Statements" 21
"Our Zoo Zone" 22
"Wish List" 35
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Land Habitats" 51
"Where's My Home?" 52
"Using Search Engines" 53
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"How Many Units?" 56
"Add and Multiply" 56
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"The Anatomy of a Letter" 62
"Family Letter" 63
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Zone Menu" 67
"Zone Slogan" 70
"Marketing and Branding" 70

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.3.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Activity Page
"You at a Zoo" 10
"Two Types of Animals" 12
"Zoo Words" 12
"Where in the World?" 18
"Rank Your Choices" 19
"Team Talks" 21
"Mission Statements" 21
"Our Zoo Zone" 22
"Wish List" 35
"In the Zone" 38
"Homes and Habitats" 50
"Land Habitats" 51
"Where's My Home?" 52
"Using Search Engines" 53
"Habitat Research Form" 54
"How Many Units?" 56
"Add and Multiply" 56
"Mapping Your Zone" 57
"The Anatomy of a Letter" 62
"Family Letter" 63
"Guest Services" 64
"Souvenir List" 65
"Foods of the World" 66
"Zone Menu" 67
"Zone Slogan" 70
"Marketing and Branding" 70

Mathematics

Domain - Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Grade 2

Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.

Math.2.OA.A.1: Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Activity Page
"Add Them Up" 40
"Team Balance Sheets" 41-45
"How Many Units?" 56

Add and subtract within 20.

Math.2.OA.B.2: Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

Activity Page
"Add Them Up" 40
"Team Balance Sheets" 41-45
"How Many Units?" 56

Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication.

Math.2.OA.C.4: Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.

Activity Page
"How Many Units?" 56

Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication.

Math.2.OA.C.3: Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends.

Activity Page
"How Many Units?" 56

Domain - Number and Operations in Base Ten, Grade 2

Understand place value.

Math.2.NBT.A.2: Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.

Activity Page
"Organize the Data" 37
"Team Balance Sheets" 41-45

Understand place value.

Math.2.NBT.A.3: Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.

Activity Page
"Organize the Data" 37
"Team Balance Sheets" 41-45

Understand place value.

Math.2.NBT.A.1: Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following as special cases:

Activity Page
"Organize the Data" 37

Understand place value.

Math.2.NBT.A.4: Compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

Activity Page
"Organize the Data" 37

Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.

Math.2.NBT.B.6: Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.

Activity Page
"Organize the Data" 37
"Add Them Up" 40
"Team Balance Sheets" 41-45

Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.

Math.2.NBT.B.5: Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Activity Page
"Organize the Data" 37
"Add Them Up" 40
"Team Balance Sheets" 41-45

Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.

Math.2.NBT.B.8: Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100–900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100–900.

Activity Page
"Organize the Data" 37
"Add Them Up" 40
"Team Balance Sheets" 41-45

Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.

Math.2.NBT.B.7: Add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method. Understand that in adding or subtracting three-digit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds.

Activity Page
"Organize the Data" 37
"Add Them Up" 40
"Team Balance Sheets" 41-45

Domain - Measurement and Data, Grade 2

Represent and interpret data.

Math.2.MD.D.10: Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.

Activity Page
"Read the Bar Graph" 47
"Budget Report" 48

Domain - Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Grade 3

Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.

Math.3.OA.A.3: Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Activity Page
"How Many Units?" 56

Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.

Math.3.OA.A.1: Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.

Activity Page
"How Many Units?" 56

Domain - Number and Operations in Base Ten, Grade 3

Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.4

Math.3.NBT.A.1: Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.

Activity Page
"Organize the Data" 37

Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.4

Math.3.NBT.A.2: Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Activity Page
"Organize the Data" 37
"Add Them Up" 40

Domain - Measurement and Data, Grade 3

Represent and interpret data.

Math.3.MD.B.3: Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.

Activity Page
"Read the Bar Graph" 47
"Budget Report" 48

Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.

Math.3.MD.C.7: Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.

Activity Page
"Mapping Your Zone" 57

Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.

Math.3.MD.C.6: Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).

Activity Page
"Mapping Your Zone" 57

Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.

Math.3.MD.C.5: Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement.

Activity Page
"Mapping Your Zone" 57

Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures.

Math.3.MD.D.8: Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.

Activity Page
"Mapping Your Zone" 57

Domain - Geometry, Grade 3

Reason with shapes and their attributes.

Math.3.G.A.2: Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. For example, partition a shape into 4 parts with equal area, and describe the area of each part as 1/4 of the area of the shape.

Activity Page
"Mapping Your Zone" 57

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