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					VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards



English, Mathematics, Science & Social Studies
These 'VTS and State Standards' alignments are meant for individual teacher's use in planning lessons and
determining which state standards are addressed in VTS lessons and extension activities. We DO NOT claim
that VTS meets all the standards listed on these documents. They are designed to narrow, but not
eliminate, the standards that could possibly be met through VTS discussions, adaptations and applications.
                               Grade
Subject        Title           Descr        State ID     State Text

English       Grade 1
Language Arts lessons 1-5      Grade 1                   Listen attentively to others without interrupting.
                                                         publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Grade 1                                    of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts lessons 1-5      Grade 1                   technology.
                                                         Develop and ask one question that would provide
English       Grade 1                                    more information about a topic after reading a
Language Arts lessons 1-5      Grade 1                   nonfiction text.

English       Grade 1                                    develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts lessons 1-5      Grade 1                   reading and writing.

English       Grade 1                                    listen to and respect the opinions of others about
Language Arts lessons 1-5      Grade 1                   written, oral and visual texts.

English       Grade 1                                    Use vocabulary that is accurate and reasonably
Language Arts lessons 1-5      Grade 1                   specific.

English       Grade 1                                    Listen for specific information in order to respond
Language Arts lessons 1-5      Grade 1                   to questions.

English       Grade 2                                    develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts lessons 1-2      Grade 2                   reading and writing.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

                                      Make connections to text representing different
                                      perspectives family, friendship, culture and
English       Grade 2                 tradition, generating personal and text-based
Language Arts lessons 1-2   Grade 2   responses.

English       Grade 2                 Use content-specific vocabulary in speaking and
Language Arts lessons 1-2   Grade 2   writing.
                                      Listen attentively to the opinions of others about
English       Grade 2                 texts, e.g., does not interrupt, faces speaker, asks
Language Arts lessons 1-2   Grade 2   questions.
                                      Synthesize information from a text to extend
English       Grade 2                 meaning , e.g., ask an author questions or points
Language Arts lessons 1-2   Grade 2   to include in a speech.

English       Grade 2
Language Arts lessons 1-2   Grade 2   distinguish between fact and opinion.

English       Grade 2                 listen to and respect the opinions of others about
Language Arts lessons 1-2   Grade 2   written, oral and visual texts.

English       Grade 2                 State fact versus opinion, e.g., I am a boy;
Language Arts lessons 1-2   Grade 2   Everyone loves ice cream.
                                      publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Grade 2                 of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts lessons 1-2   Grade 2   technology.

English       Grade 2                 develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts lessons 3-4   Grade 2   reading and writing.
                                      Make connections to text representing different
                                      perspectives family, friendship, culture and
English       Grade 2                 tradition, generating personal and text-based
Language Arts lessons 3-4   Grade 2   responses.

English       Grade 2                 Use content-specific vocabulary in speaking and
Language Arts lessons 3-4   Grade 2   writing.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

                                      Listen attentively to the opinions of others about
English       Grade 2                 texts, e.g., does not interrupt, faces speaker, asks
Language Arts lessons 3-4   Grade 2   questions.
                                      Synthesize information from a text to extend
English       Grade 2                 meaning , e.g., ask an author questions or points
Language Arts lessons 3-4   Grade 2   to include in a speech.

English       Grade 2
Language Arts lessons 3-4   Grade 2   distinguish between fact and opinion.

English       Grade 2                 listen to and respect the opinions of others about
Language Arts lessons 3-4   Grade 2   written, oral and visual texts.

English       Grade 2                 State fact versus opinion, e.g., I am a boy;
Language Arts lessons 3-4   Grade 2   Everyone loves ice cream.
                                      publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Grade 2                 of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts lessons 3-4   Grade 2   technology.

English       Grade 2                 develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts lessons 5-6   Grade 2   reading and writing.
                                      Make connections to text representing different
                                      perspectives family, friendship, culture and
English       Grade 2                 tradition, generating personal and text-based
Language Arts lessons 5-6   Grade 2   responses.

English       Grade 2                 Use content-specific vocabulary in speaking and
Language Arts lessons 5-6   Grade 2   writing.
                                      Listen attentively to the opinions of others about
English       Grade 2                 texts, e.g., does not interrupt, faces speaker, asks
Language Arts lessons 5-6   Grade 2   questions.
                                      Synthesize information from a text to extend
English       Grade 2                 meaning , e.g., ask an author questions or points
Language Arts lessons 5-6   Grade 2   to include in a speech.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


English       Grade 2
Language Arts lessons 5-6   Grade 2   distinguish between fact and opinion.

English       Grade 2                 listen to and respect the opinions of others about
Language Arts lessons 5-6   Grade 2   written, oral and visual texts.

English       Grade 2                 State fact versus opinion, e.g., I am a boy;
Language Arts lessons 5-6   Grade 2   Everyone loves ice cream.
                                      publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Grade 2                 of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts lessons 5-6   Grade 2   technology.

English       Grade 2                 develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts lessons 7-8   Grade 2   reading and writing.
                                      Make connections to text representing different
                                      perspectives family, friendship, culture and
English       Grade 2                 tradition, generating personal and text-based
Language Arts lessons 7-8   Grade 2   responses.

English       Grade 2                 Use content-specific vocabulary in speaking and
Language Arts lessons 7-8   Grade 2   writing.
                                      Listen attentively to the opinions of others about
English       Grade 2                 texts, e.g., does not interrupt, faces speaker, asks
Language Arts lessons 7-8   Grade 2   questions.
                                      Synthesize information from a text to extend
English       Grade 2                 meaning , e.g., ask an author questions or points
Language Arts lessons 7-8   Grade 2   to include in a speech.

English       Grade 2
Language Arts lessons 7-8   Grade 2   distinguish between fact and opinion.

English       Grade 2                 listen to and respect the opinions of others about
Language Arts lessons 7-8   Grade 2   written, oral and visual texts.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


English       Grade 2                  State fact versus opinion, e.g., I am a boy;
Language Arts lessons 7-8    Grade 2   Everyone loves ice cream.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Grade 2                  of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts lessons 7-8    Grade 2   technology.

English       Grade 2                  develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts lessons 9-10   Grade 2   reading and writing.
                                       Make connections to text representing different
                                       perspectives family, friendship, culture and
English       Grade 2                  tradition, generating personal and text-based
Language Arts lessons 9-10   Grade 2   responses.

English       Grade 2                  Use content-specific vocabulary in speaking and
Language Arts lessons 9-10   Grade 2   writing.
                                       Listen attentively to the opinions of others about
English       Grade 2                  texts, e.g., does not interrupt, faces speaker, asks
Language Arts lessons 9-10   Grade 2   questions.
                                       Synthesize information from a text to extend
English       Grade 2                  meaning , e.g., ask an author questions or points
Language Arts lessons 9-10   Grade 2   to include in a speech.

English       Grade 2
Language Arts lessons 9-10   Grade 2   distinguish between fact and opinion.

English       Grade 2                  listen to and respect the opinions of others about
Language Arts lessons 9-10   Grade 2   written, oral and visual texts.

English       Grade 2                  State fact versus opinion, e.g., I am a boy;
Language Arts lessons 9-10   Grade 2   Everyone loves ice cream.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Grade 2                  of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts lessons 9-10   Grade 2   technology.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

                                       complete draft demonstrating connections among
English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           ideas, supported by information gathered during
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   planning stage.

English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   distinguish between fact and opinion.

English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   about written, oral and visual texts.
                                       Pose questions, listen to the ideas of others, and
English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           contribute own information and ideas in group
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   discussions.

English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   reading and writing.

English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           Elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   about written, oral and visual texts.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   technology.

English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           Listen to the opinions of others about written, oral
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   and visual texts.

English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   reading and writing.

English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           respond to the ideas of others and recognize the
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   validity of differing views.

English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   distinguish between fact and opinion.

English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   Distinguish fact vs. opinion in text.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   Share opinions and judgments based on texts.
                                       develop and defend multiple responses to
English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           literature using individual connections and
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   relevant text references.

English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           Identify most surprising/interesting/important
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   part of a text and explain why.

English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   distinguish between fact and opinion.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   technology.

English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   Take a position regarding a topic/issue.
                                       develop and defend multiple responses to
English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           literature using individual connections and
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   relevant text references.

English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   reading and writing.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   technology.

English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           complete a draft demonstrating connections
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   among ideas.
                                       Pose questions, listen to the ideas of others, and
English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           contribute own information and ideas in group
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   discussions.

English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   about written, oral and visual texts.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


English       Lesson 1 Gr 3-           Write two or more paragraphs, stating an opinion
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   and supporting that opinion with details.
                                       complete draft demonstrating connections among
English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           ideas, supported by information gathered during
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   planning stage.

English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   distinguish between fact and opinion.

English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   about written, oral and visual texts.
                                       Pose questions, listen to the ideas of others, and
English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           contribute own information and ideas in group
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   discussions.

English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   reading and writing.

English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           Elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   about written, oral and visual texts.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   technology.

English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           Listen to the opinions of others about written, oral
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   and visual texts.

English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   reading and writing.

English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           respond to the ideas of others and recognize the
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   validity of differing views.

English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   distinguish between fact and opinion.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   Distinguish fact vs. opinion in text.

English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   Share opinions and judgments based on texts.
                                       develop and defend multiple responses to
English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           literature using individual connections and
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   relevant text references.

English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           Identify most surprising/interesting/important
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   part of a text and explain why.

English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   distinguish between fact and opinion.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   technology.

English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   Take a position regarding a topic/issue.
                                       develop and defend multiple responses to
English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           literature using individual connections and
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   relevant text references.

English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   reading and writing.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   technology.

English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           complete a draft demonstrating connections
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   among ideas.
                                       Pose questions, listen to the ideas of others, and
English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           contribute own information and ideas in group
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   discussions.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   about written, oral and visual texts.

English       Lesson 2 Gr 3-           Write two or more paragraphs, stating an opinion
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   and supporting that opinion with details.
                                       complete draft demonstrating connections among
English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           ideas, supported by information gathered during
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   planning stage.

English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   distinguish between fact and opinion.

English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   about written, oral and visual texts.
                                       Pose questions, listen to the ideas of others, and
English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           contribute own information and ideas in group
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   discussions.

English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   reading and writing.

English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           Elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   about written, oral and visual texts.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   technology.

English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           Listen to the opinions of others about written, oral
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   and visual texts.

English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   reading and writing.

English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           respond to the ideas of others and recognize the
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   validity of differing views.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   distinguish between fact and opinion.

English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   Distinguish fact vs. opinion in text.

English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   Share opinions and judgments based on texts.
                                       develop and defend multiple responses to
English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           literature using individual connections and
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   relevant text references.

English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           Identify most surprising/interesting/important
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   part of a text and explain why.

English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   distinguish between fact and opinion.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   technology.

English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   Take a position regarding a topic/issue.
                                       develop and defend multiple responses to
English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           literature using individual connections and
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   relevant text references.

English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   reading and writing.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   technology.

English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           complete a draft demonstrating connections
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   among ideas.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

                                       Pose questions, listen to the ideas of others, and
English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           contribute own information and ideas in group
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   discussions.

English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   about written, oral and visual texts.

English       Lesson 3 Gr 3-           Write two or more paragraphs, stating an opinion
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   and supporting that opinion with details.
                                       complete draft demonstrating connections among
English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           ideas, supported by information gathered during
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   planning stage.

English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   distinguish between fact and opinion.

English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   about written, oral and visual texts.
                                       Pose questions, listen to the ideas of others, and
English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           contribute own information and ideas in group
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   discussions.

English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   reading and writing.

English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           Elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   about written, oral and visual texts.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   technology.

English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           Listen to the opinions of others about written, oral
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   and visual texts.

English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   reading and writing.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           respond to the ideas of others and recognize the
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   validity of differing views.

English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   distinguish between fact and opinion.

English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   Distinguish fact vs. opinion in text.

English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   Share opinions and judgments based on texts.
                                       develop and defend multiple responses to
English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           literature using individual connections and
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   relevant text references.

English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           Identify most surprising/interesting/important
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   part of a text and explain why.

English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   distinguish between fact and opinion.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   technology.

English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   Take a position regarding a topic/issue.
                                       develop and defend multiple responses to
English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           literature using individual connections and
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   relevant text references.

English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   reading and writing.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   technology.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           complete a draft demonstrating connections
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   among ideas.
                                       Pose questions, listen to the ideas of others, and
English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           contribute own information and ideas in group
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   discussions.

English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   about written, oral and visual texts.

English       Lesson 4 Gr 3-           Write two or more paragraphs, stating an opinion
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   and supporting that opinion with details.
                                       complete draft demonstrating connections among
English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           ideas, supported by information gathered during
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   planning stage.

English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   distinguish between fact and opinion.

English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   about written, oral and visual texts.
                                       Pose questions, listen to the ideas of others, and
English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           contribute own information and ideas in group
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   discussions.

English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   reading and writing.

English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           Elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   about written, oral and visual texts.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   technology.

English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           Listen to the opinions of others about written, oral
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   and visual texts.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   reading and writing.

English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           respond to the ideas of others and recognize the
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   validity of differing views.

English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   distinguish between fact and opinion.

English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   Distinguish fact vs. opinion in text.

English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   Share opinions and judgments based on texts.
                                       develop and defend multiple responses to
English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           literature using individual connections and
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   relevant text references.

English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           Identify most surprising/interesting/important
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   part of a text and explain why.

English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   distinguish between fact and opinion.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   technology.

English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   Take a position regarding a topic/issue.
                                       develop and defend multiple responses to
English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           literature using individual connections and
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   relevant text references.

English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   reading and writing.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   technology.

English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           complete a draft demonstrating connections
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   among ideas.
                                       Pose questions, listen to the ideas of others, and
English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           contribute own information and ideas in group
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   discussions.

English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   about written, oral and visual texts.

English       Lesson 5 Gr 3-           Write two or more paragraphs, stating an opinion
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   and supporting that opinion with details.
                                       complete draft demonstrating connections among
English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           ideas, supported by information gathered during
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   planning stage.

English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   distinguish between fact and opinion.

English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   about written, oral and visual texts.
                                       Pose questions, listen to the ideas of others, and
English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           contribute own information and ideas in group
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   discussions.

English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   reading and writing.

English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           Elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   about written, oral and visual texts.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   technology.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           Listen to the opinions of others about written, oral
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   and visual texts.

English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   reading and writing.

English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           respond to the ideas of others and recognize the
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   validity of differing views.

English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   distinguish between fact and opinion.

English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   Distinguish fact vs. opinion in text.

English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   Share opinions and judgments based on texts.
                                       develop and defend multiple responses to
English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           literature using individual connections and
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   relevant text references.

English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           Identify most surprising/interesting/important
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   part of a text and explain why.

English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   distinguish between fact and opinion.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   technology.

English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   Take a position regarding a topic/issue.
                                       develop and defend multiple responses to
English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           literature using individual connections and
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   relevant text references.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           develop vocabulary through listening, speaking,
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   reading and writing.
                                       publish and/or present final products in a myriad
English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           of ways, including the use of the arts and
Language Arts 5              Grade 5   technology.

English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           complete a draft demonstrating connections
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   among ideas.
                                       Pose questions, listen to the ideas of others, and
English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           contribute own information and ideas in group
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   discussions.

English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others
Language Arts 5              Grade 4   about written, oral and visual texts.

English       Lesson 9 Gr 3-           Write two or more paragraphs, stating an opinion
Language Arts 5              Grade 3   and supporting that opinion with details.
                                       Describe location, direction and position of objects
              Grade 1                  or parts of objects, using terms such as left, right
Mathematics   lessons 1-5   Grade 1    and opposite.
              Grade 1                  Develop and test generalizations based on
Mathematics   lessons 1-5   Grade 1    observations of patterns and relationships.

              Grade 1                  Observe, record, graph and describe the results of
Mathematics   lessons 1-5   Grade 1    simple probability activities and games.
                                       Describe and explain the likelihood of the
                                       occurrence of various events in the studentís
              Grade 1                  world using terms such as possible, impossible,
Mathematics   lessons 1-5   Grade 1    likely, unlikely or certain.

              Grade 1                  Determine the likelihood of certain events through
Mathematics   lessons 1-5   Grade 1    simple experiments and observations of games.

              Grade 2                  Describe the relationships between and
Mathematics   lessons 1-2   Grade 2    centimeter and meter among inch, foot and yard.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

                                      Describe and explain the likelihood of the
                                      occurrence of various events. State possibilities,
              Grade 2                 make predictions and test the predictions in
Mathematics   lessons 1-2   Grade 2   practical situations.

                                      Analyze and describe observable changes in
                                      patterns using language that describes number
              Grade 2                 characteristics and qualitative characteristics such
Mathematics   lessons 1-2   Grade 2   as attributes, orientation and position.
                                      Identify, describe and draw polygons (triangles,
                                      quadrilaterals including trapezoids and
                                      rhombuses, pentagons and hexagons), solids, and
              Grade 2                 other familiar two- and three- dimensional objects
Mathematics   lessons 1-2   Grade 2   in the environment.

              Grade 2                 Describe the relationships between and
Mathematics   lessons 3-4   Grade 2   centimeter and meter among inch, foot and yard.
                                      Describe and explain the likelihood of the
                                      occurrence of various events. State possibilities,
              Grade 2                 make predictions and test the predictions in
Mathematics   lessons 3-4   Grade 2   practical situations.

                                      Analyze and describe observable changes in
                                      patterns using language that describes number
              Grade 2                 characteristics and qualitative characteristics such
Mathematics   lessons 3-4   Grade 2   as attributes, orientation and position.
                                      Identify, describe and draw polygons (triangles,
                                      quadrilaterals including trapezoids and
                                      rhombuses, pentagons and hexagons), solids, and
              Grade 2                 other familiar two- and three- dimensional objects
Mathematics   lessons 3-4   Grade 2   in the environment.

              Grade 2                 Describe the relationships between and
Mathematics   lessons 5-6   Grade 2   centimeter and meter among inch, foot and yard.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

                                       Describe and explain the likelihood of the
                                       occurrence of various events. State possibilities,
              Grade 2                  make predictions and test the predictions in
Mathematics   lessons 5-6    Grade 2   practical situations.

                                       Analyze and describe observable changes in
                                       patterns using language that describes number
              Grade 2                  characteristics and qualitative characteristics such
Mathematics   lessons 5-6    Grade 2   as attributes, orientation and position.
                                       Identify, describe and draw polygons (triangles,
                                       quadrilaterals including trapezoids and
                                       rhombuses, pentagons and hexagons), solids, and
              Grade 2                  other familiar two- and three- dimensional objects
Mathematics   lessons 5-6    Grade 2   in the environment.

              Grade 2                  Describe the relationships between and
Mathematics   lessons 7-8    Grade 2   centimeter and meter among inch, foot and yard.
                                       Describe and explain the likelihood of the
                                       occurrence of various events. State possibilities,
              Grade 2                  make predictions and test the predictions in
Mathematics   lessons 7-8    Grade 2   practical situations.

                                       Analyze and describe observable changes in
                                       patterns using language that describes number
              Grade 2                  characteristics and qualitative characteristics such
Mathematics   lessons 7-8    Grade 2   as attributes, orientation and position.
                                       Identify, describe and draw polygons (triangles,
                                       quadrilaterals including trapezoids and
                                       rhombuses, pentagons and hexagons), solids, and
              Grade 2                  other familiar two- and three- dimensional objects
Mathematics   lessons 7-8    Grade 2   in the environment.

              Grade 2                  Describe the relationships between and
Mathematics   lessons 9-10   Grade 2   centimeter and meter among inch, foot and yard.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

                                       Describe and explain the likelihood of the
                                       occurrence of various events. State possibilities,
              Grade 2                  make predictions and test the predictions in
Mathematics   lessons 9-10   Grade 2   practical situations.

                                       Analyze and describe observable changes in
                                       patterns using language that describes number
              Grade 2                  characteristics and qualitative characteristics such
Mathematics   lessons 9-10   Grade 2   as attributes, orientation and position.
                                       Identify, describe and draw polygons (triangles,
                                       quadrilaterals including trapezoids and
                                       rhombuses, pentagons and hexagons), solids, and
              Grade 2                  other familiar two- and three- dimensional objects
Mathematics   lessons 9-10   Grade 2   in the environment.
                                       Analyze geometric reflections (flips), rotations
                                       (turns), and translations (slides) of plane figures
              Lesson 1 Gr 3-           and describe the relationship to the original
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   figure.
                                       Determine and describe possible combinations,
                                       where order does not matter, e.g., when there is
                                       a choice of vanilla (V), chocolate (C) or
                                       strawberry (S) ice cream for a two-scoop cone
              Lesson 1 Gr 3-           and two different scoops are desired, the possible
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   combinations are CV, CS, or VS.
                                       Pose questions and develop a plan to collect data
              Lesson 1 Gr 3-           using observations, surveys and experiments to
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   answer the questions.

                                       Determine and describe possible outcomes using
                                       permutations, where order does matter, e.g.,
                                       when there is a choice of vanilla (V), chocolate
                                       (C) or strawberry (S) ice cream for a three-scoop
              Lesson 1 Gr 3-           cone, there are two possible ways to have the
Mathematics   5              Grade 5   chocolate scoop on top CVS or CSV.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

                                       Discuss, make predictions and write about
                                       patterns and trends in categorical and numerical
              Lesson 1 Gr 3-           data that have been represented in a variety of
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   ways.

                                       Use estimation strategies to predict reasonable
              Lesson 1 Gr 3-           answers to measurement problems and explain
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   the reasoning used orally and in writing.
                                       Write and solve multistep contextual problems,
                                       including problems with extraneous information
              Lesson 1 Gr 3-           and explain orally and in writing how the answers
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   were determined.
                                       Determine the mean, mode and median of a data
              Lesson 1 Gr 3-           set and explain in writing, how they are affected
Mathematics   5              Grade 5   by a change in the data set.
                                       Express a ratio or division problem as a fraction
                                       and describe the relationship between the divisor
                                       and the remainder written as a fraction. For
                                       example: When determining the number of
              Lesson 1 Gr 3-           groups of 3 in 14, we say 14 ˜ 3 = 4 with a
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   remainder of 2 or 4 2/3).
                                       Analyze geometric reflections (flips), rotations
                                       (turns), and translations (slides) of plane figures
              Lesson 2 Gr 3-           and describe the relationship to the original
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   figure.
                                       Determine and describe possible combinations,
                                       where order does not matter, e.g., when there is
                                       a choice of vanilla (V), chocolate (C) or
                                       strawberry (S) ice cream for a two-scoop cone
              Lesson 2 Gr 3-           and two different scoops are desired, the possible
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   combinations are CV, CS, or VS.
                                       Pose questions and develop a plan to collect data
              Lesson 2 Gr 3-           using observations, surveys and experiments to
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   answer the questions.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


                                       Determine and describe possible outcomes using
                                       permutations, where order does matter, e.g.,
                                       when there is a choice of vanilla (V), chocolate
                                       (C) or strawberry (S) ice cream for a three-scoop
              Lesson 2 Gr 3-           cone, there are two possible ways to have the
Mathematics   5              Grade 5   chocolate scoop on top CVS or CSV.
                                       Discuss, make predictions and write about
                                       patterns and trends in categorical and numerical
              Lesson 2 Gr 3-           data that have been represented in a variety of
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   ways.

                                       Use estimation strategies to predict reasonable
              Lesson 2 Gr 3-           answers to measurement problems and explain
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   the reasoning used orally and in writing.
                                       Write and solve multistep contextual problems,
                                       including problems with extraneous information
              Lesson 2 Gr 3-           and explain orally and in writing how the answers
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   were determined.
                                       Determine the mean, mode and median of a data
              Lesson 2 Gr 3-           set and explain in writing, how they are affected
Mathematics   5              Grade 5   by a change in the data set.
                                       Express a ratio or division problem as a fraction
                                       and describe the relationship between the divisor
                                       and the remainder written as a fraction. For
                                       example: When determining the number of
              Lesson 2 Gr 3-           groups of 3 in 14, we say 14 ˜ 3 = 4 with a
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   remainder of 2 or 4 2/3).
                                       Analyze geometric reflections (flips), rotations
                                       (turns), and translations (slides) of plane figures
              Lesson 3 Gr 3-           and describe the relationship to the original
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   figure.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

                                       Determine and describe possible combinations,
                                       where order does not matter, e.g., when there is
                                       a choice of vanilla (V), chocolate (C) or
                                       strawberry (S) ice cream for a two-scoop cone
              Lesson 3 Gr 3-           and two different scoops are desired, the possible
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   combinations are CV, CS, or VS.
                                       Pose questions and develop a plan to collect data
              Lesson 3 Gr 3-           using observations, surveys and experiments to
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   answer the questions.

                                       Determine and describe possible outcomes using
                                       permutations, where order does matter, e.g.,
                                       when there is a choice of vanilla (V), chocolate
                                       (C) or strawberry (S) ice cream for a three-scoop
              Lesson 3 Gr 3-           cone, there are two possible ways to have the
Mathematics   5              Grade 5   chocolate scoop on top CVS or CSV.
                                       Discuss, make predictions and write about
                                       patterns and trends in categorical and numerical
              Lesson 3 Gr 3-           data that have been represented in a variety of
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   ways.

                                       Use estimation strategies to predict reasonable
              Lesson 3 Gr 3-           answers to measurement problems and explain
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   the reasoning used orally and in writing.
                                       Write and solve multistep contextual problems,
                                       including problems with extraneous information
              Lesson 3 Gr 3-           and explain orally and in writing how the answers
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   were determined.
                                       Determine the mean, mode and median of a data
              Lesson 3 Gr 3-           set and explain in writing, how they are affected
Mathematics   5              Grade 5   by a change in the data set.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

                                       Express a ratio or division problem as a fraction
                                       and describe the relationship between the divisor
                                       and the remainder written as a fraction. For
                                       example: When determining the number of
              Lesson 3 Gr 3-           groups of 3 in 14, we say 14 ˜ 3 = 4 with a
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   remainder of 2 or 4 2/3).
                                       Analyze geometric reflections (flips), rotations
                                       (turns), and translations (slides) of plane figures
              Lesson 4 Gr 3-           and describe the relationship to the original
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   figure.
                                       Determine and describe possible combinations,
                                       where order does not matter, e.g., when there is
                                       a choice of vanilla (V), chocolate (C) or
                                       strawberry (S) ice cream for a two-scoop cone
              Lesson 4 Gr 3-           and two different scoops are desired, the possible
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   combinations are CV, CS, or VS.
                                       Pose questions and develop a plan to collect data
              Lesson 4 Gr 3-           using observations, surveys and experiments to
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   answer the questions.

                                       Determine and describe possible outcomes using
                                       permutations, where order does matter, e.g.,
                                       when there is a choice of vanilla (V), chocolate
                                       (C) or strawberry (S) ice cream for a three-scoop
              Lesson 4 Gr 3-           cone, there are two possible ways to have the
Mathematics   5              Grade 5   chocolate scoop on top CVS or CSV.
                                       Discuss, make predictions and write about
                                       patterns and trends in categorical and numerical
              Lesson 4 Gr 3-           data that have been represented in a variety of
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   ways.

                                       Use estimation strategies to predict reasonable
              Lesson 4 Gr 3-           answers to measurement problems and explain
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   the reasoning used orally and in writing.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

                                       Write and solve multistep contextual problems,
                                       including problems with extraneous information
              Lesson 4 Gr 3-           and explain orally and in writing how the answers
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   were determined.
                                       Determine the mean, mode and median of a data
              Lesson 4 Gr 3-           set and explain in writing, how they are affected
Mathematics   5              Grade 5   by a change in the data set.
                                       Express a ratio or division problem as a fraction
                                       and describe the relationship between the divisor
                                       and the remainder written as a fraction. For
                                       example: When determining the number of
              Lesson 4 Gr 3-           groups of 3 in 14, we say 14 ˜ 3 = 4 with a
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   remainder of 2 or 4 2/3).
                                       Analyze geometric reflections (flips), rotations
                                       (turns), and translations (slides) of plane figures
              Lesson 5 Gr 3-           and describe the relationship to the original
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   figure.
                                       Determine and describe possible combinations,
                                       where order does not matter, e.g., when there is
                                       a choice of vanilla (V), chocolate (C) or
                                       strawberry (S) ice cream for a two-scoop cone
              Lesson 5 Gr 3-           and two different scoops are desired, the possible
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   combinations are CV, CS, or VS.
                                       Pose questions and develop a plan to collect data
              Lesson 5 Gr 3-           using observations, surveys and experiments to
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   answer the questions.

                                       Determine and describe possible outcomes using
                                       permutations, where order does matter, e.g.,
                                       when there is a choice of vanilla (V), chocolate
                                       (C) or strawberry (S) ice cream for a three-scoop
              Lesson 5 Gr 3-           cone, there are two possible ways to have the
Mathematics   5              Grade 5   chocolate scoop on top CVS or CSV.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

                                       Discuss, make predictions and write about
                                       patterns and trends in categorical and numerical
              Lesson 5 Gr 3-           data that have been represented in a variety of
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   ways.

                                       Use estimation strategies to predict reasonable
              Lesson 5 Gr 3-           answers to measurement problems and explain
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   the reasoning used orally and in writing.
                                       Write and solve multistep contextual problems,
                                       including problems with extraneous information
              Lesson 5 Gr 3-           and explain orally and in writing how the answers
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   were determined.
                                       Determine the mean, mode and median of a data
              Lesson 5 Gr 3-           set and explain in writing, how they are affected
Mathematics   5              Grade 5   by a change in the data set.
                                       Express a ratio or division problem as a fraction
                                       and describe the relationship between the divisor
                                       and the remainder written as a fraction. For
                                       example: When determining the number of
              Lesson 5 Gr 3-           groups of 3 in 14, we say 14 ˜ 3 = 4 with a
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   remainder of 2 or 4 2/3).
                                       Analyze geometric reflections (flips), rotations
                                       (turns), and translations (slides) of plane figures
              Lesson 9 Gr 3-           and describe the relationship to the original
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   figure.
                                       Determine and describe possible combinations,
                                       where order does not matter, e.g., when there is
                                       a choice of vanilla (V), chocolate (C) or
                                       strawberry (S) ice cream for a two-scoop cone
              Lesson 9 Gr 3-           and two different scoops are desired, the possible
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   combinations are CV, CS, or VS.
                                       Pose questions and develop a plan to collect data
              Lesson 9 Gr 3-           using observations, surveys and experiments to
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   answer the questions.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


                                       Determine and describe possible outcomes using
                                       permutations, where order does matter, e.g.,
                                       when there is a choice of vanilla (V), chocolate
                                       (C) or strawberry (S) ice cream for a three-scoop
              Lesson 9 Gr 3-           cone, there are two possible ways to have the
Mathematics   5              Grade 5   chocolate scoop on top CVS or CSV.
                                       Discuss, make predictions and write about
                                       patterns and trends in categorical and numerical
              Lesson 9 Gr 3-           data that have been represented in a variety of
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   ways.

                                       Use estimation strategies to predict reasonable
              Lesson 9 Gr 3-           answers to measurement problems and explain
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   the reasoning used orally and in writing.
                                       Write and solve multistep contextual problems,
                                       including problems with extraneous information
              Lesson 9 Gr 3-           and explain orally and in writing how the answers
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   were determined.
                                       Determine the mean, mode and median of a data
              Lesson 9 Gr 3-           set and explain in writing, how they are affected
Mathematics   5              Grade 5   by a change in the data set.
                                       Express a ratio or division problem as a fraction
                                       and describe the relationship between the divisor
                                       and the remainder written as a fraction. For
                                       example: When determining the number of
              Lesson 9 Gr 3-           groups of 3 in 14, we say 14 ˜ 3 = 4 with a
Mathematics   5              Grade 4   remainder of 2 or 4 2/3).
              Grade 1                  Make observations and ask questions about
Science       lessons 1-5    PreK-2    objects, organisms and the environment.
                                       Observe, record and predict the sunís position at
              Grade 1                  different times of day (morning, noon, afternoon
Science       lessons 1-5   Grade 1    or night).
              Grade 1
Science       lessons 1-5   PreK-2     Present information in words and drawings.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

                                   Infer from direct observation and print or
          Grade 1                  electronic information that most animals and
Science   lessons 1-5   Grade 1    plants need water, food and air to stay alive.

                                   Analyze recorded observations to compare the
          Grade 1                  metamorphosis stages of different animals, and
Science   lessons 1-5   Grade 1    make predictions based on observed patterns.
          Grade 1
Science   lessons 1-5   PreK-2     Make predictions based on observed patterns.

                                   Sort and classify plants (or plant parts) by
          Grade 1                  observable characteristics (e.g., leaf shape/size,
Science   lessons 1-5   Grade 1    stem or trunk covering, flower or fruit).
          Grade 1                  Read, write, listen and speak about observations
Science   lessons 1-5   PreK-2     of the natural world.
                                   Use senses and simple measuring tools to
          Grade 1                  measure the effects of water and sunlight on
Science   lessons 1-5   Grade 1    plant growth.
          Grade 2                  Make observations and ask questions about
Science   lessons 1-2   PreK-2     objects, organisms and the environment.
                                   Use senses and simple tools to observe and
                                   describe the roots, stems, leaves, flowers and
          Grade 2                  seeds of various plants (including trees,
Science   lessons 1-2   Grade 2    vegetables and grass).
          Grade 2
Science   lessons 1-2   PreK-2     Present information in words and drawings.
                                   Evaluate the quality of different soils in terms of
          Grade 2                  observable presence of air, water, living things
Science   lessons 1-2   Grade 2    and plant remains.
          Grade 2                  Use magnifiers to observe and diagram the parts
Science   lessons 1-2   Grade 2    of a flower.
          Grade 2
Science   lessons 1-2   PreK-2     Make predictions based on observed patterns.
          Grade 2                  Read, write, listen and speak about observations
Science   lessons 1-2   PreK-2     of the natural world.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


                                   Use senses and simple tools (e.g., sieves and
          Grade 2                  beakers) to separate soil into components such as
Science   lessons 1-2   Grade 2    rock fragments, water, air and plant remains.
                                   Record observations and make conclusions about
          Grade 2                  the sequence of stages in a flowering plantís life
Science   lessons 1-2   Grade 2    cycle.
          Grade 2                  Make observations and ask questions about
Science   lessons 3-4   PreK-2     objects, organisms and the environment.
                                   Use senses and simple tools to observe and
                                   describe the roots, stems, leaves, flowers and
          Grade 2                  seeds of various plants (including trees,
Science   lessons 3-4   Grade 2    vegetables and grass).
          Grade 2
Science   lessons 3-4   PreK-2     Present information in words and drawings.
                                   Evaluate the quality of different soils in terms of
          Grade 2                  observable presence of air, water, living things
Science   lessons 3-4   Grade 2    and plant remains.
          Grade 2                  Use magnifiers to observe and diagram the parts
Science   lessons 3-4   Grade 2    of a flower.
          Grade 2
Science   lessons 3-4   PreK-2     Make predictions based on observed patterns.
          Grade 2                  Read, write, listen and speak about observations
Science   lessons 3-4   PreK-2     of the natural world.

                                   Use senses and simple tools (e.g., sieves and
          Grade 2                  beakers) to separate soil into components such as
Science   lessons 3-4   Grade 2    rock fragments, water, air and plant remains.
                                   Record observations and make conclusions about
          Grade 2                  the sequence of stages in a flowering plantís life
Science   lessons 3-4   Grade 2    cycle.
          Grade 2                  Make observations and ask questions about
Science   lessons 5-6   PreK-2     objects, organisms and the environment.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

                                   Use senses and simple tools to observe and
                                   describe the roots, stems, leaves, flowers and
          Grade 2                  seeds of various plants (including trees,
Science   lessons 5-6   Grade 2    vegetables and grass).
          Grade 2
Science   lessons 5-6   PreK-2     Present information in words and drawings.
                                   Evaluate the quality of different soils in terms of
          Grade 2                  observable presence of air, water, living things
Science   lessons 5-6   Grade 2    and plant remains.
          Grade 2                  Use magnifiers to observe and diagram the parts
Science   lessons 5-6   Grade 2    of a flower.
          Grade 2
Science   lessons 5-6   PreK-2     Make predictions based on observed patterns.
          Grade 2                  Read, write, listen and speak about observations
Science   lessons 5-6   PreK-2     of the natural world.

                                   Use senses and simple tools (e.g., sieves and
          Grade 2                  beakers) to separate soil into components such as
Science   lessons 5-6   Grade 2    rock fragments, water, air and plant remains.
                                   Record observations and make conclusions about
          Grade 2                  the sequence of stages in a flowering plantís life
Science   lessons 5-6   Grade 2    cycle.
          Grade 2                  Make observations and ask questions about
Science   lessons 7-8   PreK-2     objects, organisms and the environment.
                                   Use senses and simple tools to observe and
                                   describe the roots, stems, leaves, flowers and
          Grade 2                  seeds of various plants (including trees,
Science   lessons 7-8   Grade 2    vegetables and grass).
          Grade 2
Science   lessons 7-8   PreK-2     Present information in words and drawings.
                                   Evaluate the quality of different soils in terms of
          Grade 2                  observable presence of air, water, living things
Science   lessons 7-8   Grade 2    and plant remains.
          Grade 2                  Use magnifiers to observe and diagram the parts
Science   lessons 7-8   Grade 2    of a flower.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

          Grade 2
Science   lessons 7-8    PreK-2    Make predictions based on observed patterns.
          Grade 2                  Read, write, listen and speak about observations
Science   lessons 7-8    PreK-2    of the natural world.

                                   Use senses and simple tools (e.g., sieves and
          Grade 2                  beakers) to separate soil into components such as
Science   lessons 7-8    Grade 2   rock fragments, water, air and plant remains.
                                   Record observations and make conclusions about
          Grade 2                  the sequence of stages in a flowering plantís life
Science   lessons 7-8    Grade 2   cycle.
          Grade 2                  Make observations and ask questions about
Science   lessons 9-10   PreK-2    objects, organisms and the environment.
                                   Use senses and simple tools to observe and
                                   describe the roots, stems, leaves, flowers and
          Grade 2                  seeds of various plants (including trees,
Science   lessons 9-10   Grade 2   vegetables and grass).
          Grade 2
Science   lessons 9-10   PreK-2    Present information in words and drawings.
                                   Evaluate the quality of different soils in terms of
          Grade 2                  observable presence of air, water, living things
Science   lessons 9-10   Grade 2   and plant remains.
          Grade 2                  Use magnifiers to observe and diagram the parts
Science   lessons 9-10   Grade 2   of a flower.
          Grade 2
Science   lessons 9-10   PreK-2    Make predictions based on observed patterns.
          Grade 2                  Read, write, listen and speak about observations
Science   lessons 9-10   PreK-2    of the natural world.

                                   Use senses and simple tools (e.g., sieves and
          Grade 2                  beakers) to separate soil into components such as
Science   lessons 9-10   Grade 2   rock fragments, water, air and plant remains.
                                   Record observations and make conclusions about
          Grade 2                  the sequence of stages in a flowering plantís life
Science   lessons 9-10   Grade 2   cycle.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

          Lesson 1 Gr 3-                   Read and write a variety of science-related fiction
Science   5              Grades: 3-5       and nonfiction texts.
                                           Draw diagrams showing the straight path of light
          Lesson 1 Gr 3-                   rays from a source to a reflecting object to the
Science   5              Grade 5           eye, allowing objects to be seen.

          Lesson 1 Gr 3-                   Explain how eyeglasses or contact lenses improve
Science   5              Grade 5           vision by changing the path of light to the retina.
                                           Use the senses and simple measuring tools to
                                           gather data about various rocks and classify them
          Lesson 1 Gr 3-                   based on observable properties (e.g., shape, size,
Science   5              Grade 3           color, weight, visible markings).
                                           Describe the properties of different materials and
          Lesson 1 Gr 3-                   the structures in the human eye that enable
Science   5              Grade 5           humans to perceive color.

                                           Explain the role of sensory organs in perceiving
          Lesson 1 Gr 3-                   stimuli (e.g., light/dark, heat/cold, flavors, pain,
Science   5              Grade 5           etc.) and sending signals to the brain.
          Lesson 1 Gr 3-                   Demonstrate that white light is composed of
Science   5              Grade 5           many colors.

          Lesson   1 Gr 3-                 Analyze, critique and communicate investigations
Science   5                  Grades: 3-5   using words, graphs and drawings.
          Lesson   1 Gr 3-                 Conduct simple tests to explore the capabilities of
Science   5                  Grade 5       the human senses.
          Lesson   1 Gr 3-                 Employ simple equipment and measuring tools to
Science   5                  Grades: 3-5   gather data and extend the senses.
          Lesson   1 Gr 3-                 Describe the structure and function of the human
Science   5                  Grade 5       senses and the signals they perceive.
                                           Observe and record the moonís appearance over
                                           time and analyze findings to describe the cyclical
          Lesson 1 Gr 3-                   changes in its appearance from Earth (moon
Science   5              Grade 5           phases).
          Lesson 1 Gr 3-                   Make observations and ask questions about
Science   5              Grades: 3-5       objects, organisms and the environment.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


          Lesson 1 Gr 3-               Describe how light absorption and reflection allow
Science   5              Grade 5       one to see the shapes and colors of objects.
                                       Observe and analyze rock properties (e.g., crystal
          Lesson 1 Gr 3-               size or layers) to infer the conditions under which
Science   5              Grade 3       the rock was formed.
                                       Observe magnetic effects associated with
          Lesson 1 Gr 3-               electricity and investigate factors that affect the
Science   5              Grade 4       strength of an electromagnet.
          Lesson 2 Gr 3-               Read and write a variety of science-related fiction
Science   5              Grades: 3-5   and nonfiction texts.
                                       Draw diagrams showing the straight path of light
          Lesson 2 Gr 3-               rays from a source to a reflecting object to the
Science   5              Grade 5       eye, allowing objects to be seen.

          Lesson 2 Gr 3-               Explain how eyeglasses or contact lenses improve
Science   5              Grade 5       vision by changing the path of light to the retina.
                                       Use the senses and simple measuring tools to
                                       gather data about various rocks and classify them
          Lesson 2 Gr 3-               based on observable properties (e.g., shape, size,
Science   5              Grade 3       color, weight, visible markings).
                                       Describe the properties of different materials and
          Lesson 2 Gr 3-               the structures in the human eye that enable
Science   5              Grade 5       humans to perceive color.

                                       Explain the role of sensory organs in perceiving
          Lesson 2 Gr 3-               stimuli (e.g., light/dark, heat/cold, flavors, pain,
Science   5              Grade 5       etc.) and sending signals to the brain.
          Lesson 2 Gr 3-               Demonstrate that white light is composed of
Science   5              Grade 5       many colors.

          Lesson 2 Gr 3-               Analyze, critique and communicate investigations
Science   5              Grades: 3-5   using words, graphs and drawings.
          Lesson 2 Gr 3-               Conduct simple tests to explore the capabilities of
Science   5              Grade 5       the human senses.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

          Lesson 2 Gr 3-               Employ simple equipment and measuring tools to
Science   5              Grades: 3-5   gather data and extend the senses.
          Lesson 2 Gr 3-               Describe the structure and function of the human
Science   5              Grade 5       senses and the signals they perceive.
                                       Observe and record the moonís appearance over
                                       time and analyze findings to describe the cyclical
          Lesson 2 Gr 3-               changes in its appearance from Earth (moon
Science   5              Grade 5       phases).
          Lesson 2 Gr 3-               Make observations and ask questions about
Science   5              Grades: 3-5   objects, organisms and the environment.

          Lesson 2 Gr 3-               Describe how light absorption and reflection allow
Science   5              Grade 5       one to see the shapes and colors of objects.
                                       Observe and analyze rock properties (e.g., crystal
          Lesson 2 Gr 3-               size or layers) to infer the conditions under which
Science   5              Grade 3       the rock was formed.
                                       Observe magnetic effects associated with
          Lesson 2 Gr 3-               electricity and investigate factors that affect the
Science   5              Grade 4       strength of an electromagnet.
          Lesson 3 Gr 3-               Read and write a variety of science-related fiction
Science   5              Grades: 3-5   and nonfiction texts.
                                       Draw diagrams showing the straight path of light
          Lesson 3 Gr 3-               rays from a source to a reflecting object to the
Science   5              Grade 5       eye, allowing objects to be seen.

          Lesson 3 Gr 3-               Explain how eyeglasses or contact lenses improve
Science   5              Grade 5       vision by changing the path of light to the retina.
                                       Use the senses and simple measuring tools to
                                       gather data about various rocks and classify them
          Lesson 3 Gr 3-               based on observable properties (e.g., shape, size,
Science   5              Grade 3       color, weight, visible markings).
                                       Describe the properties of different materials and
          Lesson 3 Gr 3-               the structures in the human eye that enable
Science   5              Grade 5       humans to perceive color.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


                                           Explain the role of sensory organs in perceiving
          Lesson 3 Gr 3-                   stimuli (e.g., light/dark, heat/cold, flavors, pain,
Science   5              Grade 5           etc.) and sending signals to the brain.
          Lesson 3 Gr 3-                   Demonstrate that white light is composed of
Science   5              Grade 5           many colors.

          Lesson   3 Gr 3-                 Analyze, critique and communicate investigations
Science   5                  Grades: 3-5   using words, graphs and drawings.
          Lesson   3 Gr 3-                 Conduct simple tests to explore the capabilities of
Science   5                  Grade 5       the human senses.
          Lesson   3 Gr 3-                 Employ simple equipment and measuring tools to
Science   5                  Grades: 3-5   gather data and extend the senses.
          Lesson   3 Gr 3-                 Describe the structure and function of the human
Science   5                  Grade 5       senses and the signals they perceive.
                                           Observe and record the moonís appearance over
                                           time and analyze findings to describe the cyclical
          Lesson 3 Gr 3-                   changes in its appearance from Earth (moon
Science   5              Grade 5           phases).
          Lesson 3 Gr 3-                   Make observations and ask questions about
Science   5              Grades: 3-5       objects, organisms and the environment.

          Lesson 3 Gr 3-                   Describe how light absorption and reflection allow
Science   5              Grade 5           one to see the shapes and colors of objects.
                                           Observe and analyze rock properties (e.g., crystal
          Lesson 3 Gr 3-                   size or layers) to infer the conditions under which
Science   5              Grade 3           the rock was formed.
                                           Observe magnetic effects associated with
          Lesson 3 Gr 3-                   electricity and investigate factors that affect the
Science   5              Grade 4           strength of an electromagnet.
          Lesson 4 Gr 3-                   Read and write a variety of science-related fiction
Science   5              Grades: 3-5       and nonfiction texts.
                                           Draw diagrams showing the straight path of light
          Lesson 4 Gr 3-                   rays from a source to a reflecting object to the
Science   5              Grade 5           eye, allowing objects to be seen.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


          Lesson 4 Gr 3-                   Explain how eyeglasses or contact lenses improve
Science   5              Grade 5           vision by changing the path of light to the retina.
                                           Use the senses and simple measuring tools to
                                           gather data about various rocks and classify them
          Lesson 4 Gr 3-                   based on observable properties (e.g., shape, size,
Science   5              Grade 3           color, weight, visible markings).
                                           Describe the properties of different materials and
          Lesson 4 Gr 3-                   the structures in the human eye that enable
Science   5              Grade 5           humans to perceive color.

                                           Explain the role of sensory organs in perceiving
          Lesson 4 Gr 3-                   stimuli (e.g., light/dark, heat/cold, flavors, pain,
Science   5              Grade 5           etc.) and sending signals to the brain.
          Lesson 4 Gr 3-                   Demonstrate that white light is composed of
Science   5              Grade 5           many colors.

          Lesson   4 Gr 3-                 Analyze, critique and communicate investigations
Science   5                  Grades: 3-5   using words, graphs and drawings.
          Lesson   4 Gr 3-                 Conduct simple tests to explore the capabilities of
Science   5                  Grade 5       the human senses.
          Lesson   4 Gr 3-                 Employ simple equipment and measuring tools to
Science   5                  Grades: 3-5   gather data and extend the senses.
          Lesson   4 Gr 3-                 Describe the structure and function of the human
Science   5                  Grade 5       senses and the signals they perceive.
                                           Observe and record the moonís appearance over
                                           time and analyze findings to describe the cyclical
          Lesson 4 Gr 3-                   changes in its appearance from Earth (moon
Science   5              Grade 5           phases).
          Lesson 4 Gr 3-                   Make observations and ask questions about
Science   5              Grades: 3-5       objects, organisms and the environment.

          Lesson 4 Gr 3-                   Describe how light absorption and reflection allow
Science   5              Grade 5           one to see the shapes and colors of objects.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

                                           Observe and analyze rock properties (e.g., crystal
          Lesson 4 Gr 3-                   size or layers) to infer the conditions under which
Science   5              Grade 3           the rock was formed.
                                           Observe magnetic effects associated with
          Lesson 4 Gr 3-                   electricity and investigate factors that affect the
Science   5              Grade 4           strength of an electromagnet.
          Lesson 5 Gr 3-                   Read and write a variety of science-related fiction
Science   5              Grades: 3-5       and nonfiction texts.
                                           Draw diagrams showing the straight path of light
          Lesson 5 Gr 3-                   rays from a source to a reflecting object to the
Science   5              Grade 5           eye, allowing objects to be seen.

          Lesson 5 Gr 3-                   Explain how eyeglasses or contact lenses improve
Science   5              Grade 5           vision by changing the path of light to the retina.
                                           Use the senses and simple measuring tools to
                                           gather data about various rocks and classify them
          Lesson 5 Gr 3-                   based on observable properties (e.g., shape, size,
Science   5              Grade 3           color, weight, visible markings).
                                           Describe the properties of different materials and
          Lesson 5 Gr 3-                   the structures in the human eye that enable
Science   5              Grade 5           humans to perceive color.

                                           Explain the role of sensory organs in perceiving
          Lesson 5 Gr 3-                   stimuli (e.g., light/dark, heat/cold, flavors, pain,
Science   5              Grade 5           etc.) and sending signals to the brain.
          Lesson 5 Gr 3-                   Demonstrate that white light is composed of
Science   5              Grade 5           many colors.

          Lesson   5 Gr 3-                 Analyze, critique and communicate investigations
Science   5                  Grades: 3-5   using words, graphs and drawings.
          Lesson   5 Gr 3-                 Conduct simple tests to explore the capabilities of
Science   5                  Grade 5       the human senses.
          Lesson   5 Gr 3-                 Employ simple equipment and measuring tools to
Science   5                  Grades: 3-5   gather data and extend the senses.
          Lesson   5 Gr 3-                 Describe the structure and function of the human
Science   5                  Grade 5       senses and the signals they perceive.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

                                       Observe and record the moonís appearance over
                                       time and analyze findings to describe the cyclical
          Lesson 5 Gr 3-               changes in its appearance from Earth (moon
Science   5              Grade 5       phases).
          Lesson 5 Gr 3-               Make observations and ask questions about
Science   5              Grades: 3-5   objects, organisms and the environment.

          Lesson 5 Gr 3-               Describe how light absorption and reflection allow
Science   5              Grade 5       one to see the shapes and colors of objects.
                                       Observe and analyze rock properties (e.g., crystal
          Lesson 5 Gr 3-               size or layers) to infer the conditions under which
Science   5              Grade 3       the rock was formed.
                                       Observe magnetic effects associated with
          Lesson 5 Gr 3-               electricity and investigate factors that affect the
Science   5              Grade 4       strength of an electromagnet.
          Lesson 9 Gr 3-               Read and write a variety of science-related fiction
Science   5              Grades: 3-5   and nonfiction texts.
                                       Draw diagrams showing the straight path of light
          Lesson 9 Gr 3-               rays from a source to a reflecting object to the
Science   5              Grade 5       eye, allowing objects to be seen.

          Lesson 9 Gr 3-               Explain how eyeglasses or contact lenses improve
Science   5              Grade 5       vision by changing the path of light to the retina.
                                       Use the senses and simple measuring tools to
                                       gather data about various rocks and classify them
          Lesson 9 Gr 3-               based on observable properties (e.g., shape, size,
Science   5              Grade 3       color, weight, visible markings).
                                       Describe the properties of different materials and
          Lesson 9 Gr 3-               the structures in the human eye that enable
Science   5              Grade 5       humans to perceive color.

                                       Explain the role of sensory organs in perceiving
          Lesson 9 Gr 3-               stimuli (e.g., light/dark, heat/cold, flavors, pain,
Science   5              Grade 5       etc.) and sending signals to the brain.
          Lesson 9 Gr 3-               Demonstrate that white light is composed of
Science   5              Grade 5       many colors.
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards


              Lesson   9 Gr 3-                 Analyze, critique and communicate investigations
Science       5                  Grades: 3-5   using words, graphs and drawings.
              Lesson   9 Gr 3-                 Conduct simple tests to explore the capabilities of
Science       5                  Grade 5       the human senses.
              Lesson   9 Gr 3-                 Employ simple equipment and measuring tools to
Science       5                  Grades: 3-5   gather data and extend the senses.
              Lesson   9 Gr 3-                 Describe the structure and function of the human
Science       5                  Grade 5       senses and the signals they perceive.
                                               Observe and record the moonís appearance over
                                               time and analyze findings to describe the cyclical
              Lesson 9 Gr 3-                   changes in its appearance from Earth (moon
Science       5              Grade 5           phases).
              Lesson 9 Gr 3-                   Make observations and ask questions about
Science       5              Grades: 3-5       objects, organisms and the environment.

              Lesson 9 Gr 3-                   Describe how light absorption and reflection allow
Science       5              Grade 5           one to see the shapes and colors of objects.
                                               Observe and analyze rock properties (e.g., crystal
              Lesson 9 Gr 3-                   size or layers) to infer the conditions under which
Science       5              Grade 3           the rock was formed.
                                               Observe magnetic effects associated with
              Lesson 9 Gr 3-                   electricity and investigate factors that affect the
Science       5              Grade 4           strength of an electromagnet.

                                               compare and contrast differences among maps,
               Lesson 1 Gr 3-                  globes, photographs, models and satellite images
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8      for solving geographic problems;
                                               explain the essential features and functions of
               Lesson 1 Gr 3-                  maps, globes, photographs, geographic models
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8      and satellite images;
                                               describe examples of how societies throughout
                                               history have used various forms of visual arts,
                                               dance, theater, myths, literature and music to
               Lesson 1 Gr 3-                  express their beliefs, sense of identity and
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8      philosophical ideas;
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

               Lesson 1 Gr 3-               interpret data in historical maps, photographs, art
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   works and other artifacts;

                                            compare and contrast differences among maps,
               Lesson 2 Gr 3-               globes, photographs, models and satellite images
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   for solving geographic problems;
                                            explain the essential features and functions of
               Lesson 2 Gr 3-               maps, globes, photographs, geographic models
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   and satellite images;
                                            describe examples of how societies throughout
                                            history have used various forms of visual arts,
                                            dance, theater, myths, literature and music to
               Lesson 2 Gr 3-               express their beliefs, sense of identity and
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   philosophical ideas;
               Lesson 2 Gr 3-               interpret data in historical maps, photographs, art
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   works and other artifacts;

                                            compare and contrast differences among maps,
               Lesson 3 Gr 3-               globes, photographs, models and satellite images
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   for solving geographic problems;
                                            explain the essential features and functions of
               Lesson 3 Gr 3-               maps, globes, photographs, geographic models
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   and satellite images;
                                            describe examples of how societies throughout
                                            history have used various forms of visual arts,
                                            dance, theater, myths, literature and music to
               Lesson 3 Gr 3-               express their beliefs, sense of identity and
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   philosophical ideas;
               Lesson 3 Gr 3-               interpret data in historical maps, photographs, art
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   works and other artifacts;

                                            compare and contrast differences among maps,
               Lesson 4 Gr 3-               globes, photographs, models and satellite images
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   for solving geographic problems;
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

                                            explain the essential features and functions of
               Lesson 4 Gr 3-               maps, globes, photographs, geographic models
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   and satellite images;
                                            describe examples of how societies throughout
                                            history have used various forms of visual arts,
                                            dance, theater, myths, literature and music to
               Lesson 4 Gr 3-               express their beliefs, sense of identity and
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   philosophical ideas;
               Lesson 4 Gr 3-               interpret data in historical maps, photographs, art
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   works and other artifacts;

                                            compare and contrast differences among maps,
               Lesson 5 Gr 3-               globes, photographs, models and satellite images
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   for solving geographic problems;
                                            explain the essential features and functions of
               Lesson 5 Gr 3-               maps, globes, photographs, geographic models
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   and satellite images;
                                            describe examples of how societies throughout
                                            history have used various forms of visual arts,
                                            dance, theater, myths, literature and music to
               Lesson 5 Gr 3-               express their beliefs, sense of identity and
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   philosophical ideas;
               Lesson 5 Gr 3-               interpret data in historical maps, photographs, art
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   works and other artifacts;

                                            compare and contrast differences among maps,
               Lesson 9 Gr 3-               globes, photographs, models and satellite images
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   for solving geographic problems;
                                            explain the essential features and functions of
               Lesson 9 Gr 3-               maps, globes, photographs, geographic models
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   and satellite images;
                                            describe examples of how societies throughout
                                            history have used various forms of visual arts,
                                            dance, theater, myths, literature and music to
               Lesson 9 Gr 3-               express their beliefs, sense of identity and
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   philosophical ideas;
VTS and Connecticut State Content Standards

               Lesson 9 Gr 3-               interpret data in historical maps, photographs, art
Social Studies 5              Grades: 5-8   works and other artifacts;

				
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