English Language Arts and Nancy Larson Science

Addressing K-5 English Language Arts

Nancy Larson Science addresses K–5 English Language Arts Standards.

Reading: Informational text

  • Ask and answer questions.
  • Determine main idea.
  • Describe connections.
  • Determine meaning of domain-specific words.
  • Use text features.
  • Use illustrations, diagrams, maps, graphs, and photographs.
  • Describe how reasons support points the author makes in a text.
  • Compare and contrast.
  • Read and comprehend informational text.


  • Hold conversations and review key ideas.
  • Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
  • 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.
  • Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas.


  • Write about topics and texts.
  • Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
  • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • Conduct short research projects.
  • Recall relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.


  • Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words.
  • Use context clues.
  • Determine meaning of new words.
  • Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.
  • Consult reference materials.
  • Sort common objects and words into categories.
  • Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases.

Read the documents below to find out how Nancy Larson Science addresses K–5 English Language Arts.

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