Audubon Adventures

Standards Correlations

Audubon Adventures is correlated to the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and the Next Generation Science Standards for grades 3-5. Select your grade, then scroll down to see the correlations.

 

GRADE 3 | GRADE 4 | GRADE 5

GRADE 3

Common Core Standards for English Language Arts

Grade 3

Reading Standards for Informational Text (RIT)

Reading Standards: Foundational Skills (FS)

Writing Standards (W)

Speaking & Listening Standards (SL)

Let’s Change Climate Change

Student Magazine (PDF)

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

FS 3, 4

SL 1, 2, 6

Teacher-led Activities:

Energy Challenge

RIT 1, 3, 4, 7, 10

FS 3, 4

W 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

SL 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Trashology

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10

FS 3, 4

W 7

SL 1, 4, 6

Sharing Our Shores

Student Magazine (PDF)

RIT 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10

FS 3, 4

W 4, 7, 8, 9

SL 1

Teacher-led Activities:

Camo Egg Hunt

 

 

 

 

Step Up, Stewards!

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10

FS 3, 4

W 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

SL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Shorebird vs. Inland Bird Comparison

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10

FS 3, 4

W 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10

SL 1, 2, 4, 6

Raptors! The Birds of Prey

Student Magazine (PDF)

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

FS 3, 4

W 2, 7

SL 1

Teacher-led Activities:

Raptors 24/7

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

FS 3, 4

W 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10

SL 1, 2, 4, 5, 6

Counting Hawks

RIT 2, 3, 4, 7, 10

FS 3, 4

W 2

SL 1, 2, 4, 6

Eagle-Eyed Raptors

RIT 1, 2, 10

FS 3, 4

 

SL1

Seabirds: Feathered Ocean Mariners

Student Magazine (PDF)

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

FS 3, 4

 

SL 1

Teacher-led Activities:

Just Beak It!

 

 

 

SL 1, 4, 6

Getting the Message Out…

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10

FS 3, 4

W 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

SL 1, 2, 3, 6

What Keeps Seabirds Frost-Free?

RIT 1, 3, 4, 7, 10

FS 3, 4

W 2, 4, 10

SL 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Get to Know Birds

Student Magazine (PDF)

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

FS 3, 4

 

SL 1, 2

Teacher-led Activities:

Eating Like a Bird

RIT 1, 4, 5, 7, 10

FS 3, 4

W 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

SL 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Looking for Field Marks

RIT 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10

FS 3, 4

W 7, 8

SL 1, 6

Build a Bird and Wildlife Park

RIT 1, 4, 5, 7, 10

FS 3, 4

W 7, 8

SL 1, 6

How Birds Get Their Names

RIT 1, 4, 5, 7

FS 3, 4

W 2, 4, 7, 8

SL 1, 6

What a Difference a Beak Makes

RIT 2, 3, 4, 7

FS 3, 4

W 2, 4, 7, 8

SL 1, 2, 4, 6

Plants Are for the Birds

Student Magazine (PDF)

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

FS 3, 4

 

SL 1, 2

Teacher-led Activities:

Grow Bird Food

RIT 4, 10

FS 3, 4

 

SL 1, 2

My State Bird

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10

FS 3, 4

W 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

SL 1, 2, 6

Plants at Work

RIT 4, 7

FS 3, 4

 

SL 1, 2

Hooray for Hummingbirds!

Student Magazine

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

FS 3, 4

 

SL 1

Teacher-led Activities:

Birdwatching, Scientifically

RIT 3, 4, 7

FS 3, 4

W 7, 8

SL 1, 2, 4, 6

Pollination Demonstration

 

 

W 2, 3, 4, 7, 8

SL 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Of Sabrewings, Sicklebills, …

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

FS 3, 4

SL 1, 2, 6

SL 1, 2, 6

Birds on the Move

Student Magazine (PDF)

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

FS 3, 4

W 6, 7, 8

SL 1, 2

Teacher-led Activities:

North and South

RIT 5, 7, 10

FS 3, 4

W 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

SL 1, 3, 2, 4, 6

Pen Pals for Birds

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10

FS 3, 4

W 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

SL 1, 6

For the Birds

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10

FS 3, 4

W 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

SL 1, 2, 4, 6

The Buzz About Native Bees

Student Magazine (PDF)

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

FS 3, 4

 

SL 1, 2

Teacher-led Activities:

Pollination Demonstration

RIT 1, 3, 4

FS 3, 4

W 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

SL 1, 4

Bee Bundles

RIT 1, 4, 10

FS 3, 4

 

SL 1, 6

Native Bee Habitat Survey

RIT 1, 3, 4

FS 3, 4

W 2, 3, 7, 8

 

Wading Birds

Student Magazine (PDF)

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

FS 3, 4

 

SL 1, 2

Teacher-led Activities:

Adaptations: A Matter of Survival

RIT 1, 4

FS 3, 4

A Year in the Life

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

FS 3, 4

W 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

SL 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Signs for Life

RIT 5, 10

FS 3, 4

W 2, 4, 5, 7

SL 1, 6

Owl Prowl

Student Magazine (PDF)

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

FS 3, 4

 

SL 1, 2

Teacher-led Activities:

You Finish the Story!

RIT 4, 10

FS 3, 4

W 3, 4, 5

SL 4, 6

At Home in a Habitat

Student Magazine (PDF)

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

FS 3, 4

W 1, 2

SL 1, 2

Teacher-led Activities:

Design and Build a Bird Feeder

RIT 1, 3, 4

FS 3, 4

W 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

SL 1, 2, 6

Caretaking Our World’s Water

Student Magazine (PDF)

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

FS 3, 4

W 2, 4, 7

SL 1, 2, 6

Teacher-led Activities:

Map Your Watershed

RIT 1, 3, 4, 7, 10

FS 3, 4

W 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

SL 1, 2, 6

City Life for Wildlife

Student Magazine (PDF)

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

FS 3, 4

W 7

SL 1, 2

Teacher-led Activities:

Nature’s Time Line

RIT 3, 5

 

W 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

SL 1, 2, 4, 6

Park It!

RIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

FS 3, 4

W 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

SL 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Schoolyard Habitat Survey

RIT 1, 4, 5, 7, 10

FS 3, 4

W 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

SL 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Common Core Standards for English Language Arts

Grade 3 Reading Standards for Informational Text
RIT-1. Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
RIT-2. Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
RIT-3. Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
RIT-4. Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
RIT-5. Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
RIT-6. Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
RIT-7. Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
RIT-8. Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
RIT-9. Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
RIT-10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

 

Grade 3 Reading Standards: Foundational Skills
FS-3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
FS-4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

 

Grade 3 Writing Standards
W-1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
W-2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
W-3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
W-4. With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
W-5. With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
W-6. With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
W-7. Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
W-8. Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
W-9. (Begins in grade 4)
W-10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

 

Grade 3 Speaking and Listening Standards
SL-1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
SL-2. Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
SL-3. Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
SL-4. Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
SL-5. Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.
SL-6. Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.


 

Next Generation Science Standards

Grade 3

Life Science

Earth’s Systems

Disciplinary Core Ideas

Science & Engineering Practices

Nature of Science

Let’s Change Climate Change

Student Magazine (PDF)

LS1-1, LS2-1, LS4-3

ESS2-2, ESS2.D

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS2.D, LS3.B, LS4.C, LS4.D

 

NS3.a, NS3.b

Teacher-led Activities:

Energy Challenge

 

 

 

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Trashology

 

 

 

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Sharing Our Shores

Student Magazine (PDF)

LS1-1, LS2-1, LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS3.B, LS4.C, LS4.D

 

NS3.a, NS3.b

Teacher-led Activities:

Camo Egg Hunt

 

 

LS1.B, LS4.C

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Step Up, Stewards!…

LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS 2.C, LS3.A, LS3.B

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.5, SE3.6

 

Shorebird vs. Inland Bird Comparison

LS1-1, LS3-1, LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS3.B, LS4.C, LS4.D

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.4, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Raptors! The Birds of Prey

Student Magazine (PDF)

LS3-1, LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS3.A, LS3.B, LS4.C, LS4.D

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Teacher-led Activities:

Raptors 24/7

LS3-1, LS4-3

 

LS3.A, LS3.B, LS4.C

SE3.1, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Counting Hawks

LS1-1

 

LS4.C

SE3.1, SE3.4, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Eagle-Eyed Raptors

 

 

LS4.C

SE3.1, SE3.3, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Seabirds: Feathered Ocean Mariners

Student Magazine (PDF)

LS1-1, LS2-1, LS3-1, LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS2.D, LS3.A, LS4.C, LS4.D, ESS2.D

SE3.4, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Teacher-led Activities:

Just Beak It!

LS3-1

 

L3.A, LS4.C

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Getting the Message Out…

LS1-1, LS2-1, LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS2.D, LS4.C, LS4.D

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.5, SE3.6

 

What Keeps Seabirds Frost-Free?

LS4-3

 

LS3.A, LS4.C

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Get to Know Birds

Student Magazine (PDF)

LS1-1, LS4-3

 

LS2.C,
LS3.B,
LS4.C

 

NS3.a 

Teacher-led Activities:

Eating Like a Bird

LS1-1

 

 

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Looking for Field Marks

LS3-1

 

LS3.A, LS3.B, LS4.C

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Build a Bird and Wildlife Park

LS1-1

 

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS4.C

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

How Birds Get Their Names

LS3-1

 

LS3.A, LS3.B, LS4.C

SE3.1, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

What a Difference a Beak Makes

LS4-3

LS3.A, LS3.B, LS4.C

SE3.1, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Hooray for Hummingbirds!

Student Magazine

LS3-1, LS3-2

ESS2.D

LS1.B, LS4.D, ESS2.D

SL 1

NS3.a, NS3.b,

Teacher-led Activities:

Birdwatching, Scientifically

 

 

LS3.B

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Pollination Demonstration

LS1-1

 

LS1.B

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Of Sabrewings, Sicklebills, …

LS3-1

 

LS1.B, LS3.A, LS3.B

SE3.1, SE3.6

 

Plants Are for the Birds

Student Magazine (PDF)

LS1-1, LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS4.C, LS4.D

 

NS3.a, NS3.b

Teacher-led Activities:

Grow Bird Food

LS1-1

 

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS4.C, LS4.D

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

My State Bird

LS1-1, LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS4.C, LS4.D, ESS2.D

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Plants at Work

LS1-1, LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS4.C, LS4.D

SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Birds on the Move

Student Magazine (PDF)

LS1-1, LS4-3

ESS2-2

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS3.A, LS3.B, LS4.C, LS4.D, ESS2.D

 

NS3.a, NS3.b

Teacher-led Activities:

North and South

LS1-1, LS4-3

ESS2-2

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS4.C, LS4.D, ESS2.D

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Pen Pals for Birds

LS1-1, LS4-3

ESS2-2

LS1.B, LS4.C, LS4.D, ESS2.D

SE3.1, SE3.6

 

For the Birds

LS1-1, LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS4.C, LS4.D, ESS2.D

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

The Buzz About Native Bees

Student Magazine (PDF)

LS1-1, LS2-1, LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS2.D, LS3.B, LS4.C, LS4.D

 

NS3.a,

Teacher-led Activities:

Pollination Demonstration

LS1-1

 

LS1.B

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Bee Bundles

LS3-1

 

LS1.B, LS4.C

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE 3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Native Bee Habitat Survey

LS1-1, LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS4.C, LS4.D, ESS2.D

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE 3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Wading Birds

Student Magazine (PDF)

LS1-1, LS2-1, LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS2.D, LS3.B, LS4.C, LS4.D

 

NS3.a, NS3.b  

Teacher-led Activities:

Adaptations: A Matter of Survival

 

LS3.B, LS4.C

NS3.a

A Year in the Life

LS1-1, LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS2.D, LS3.A, LS4.C, LS4.D

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Signs for Life

 

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.b

Owl Prowl

Student Magazine (PDF)

LS1-1, LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS3.B, LS4.C, LS4.D

SE3.4, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b  

Teacher-led Activities:

You Finish the Story!

 

SE3.6

NS3.a

At Home in a Habitat

Student Magazine (PDF)

LS1-1, LS2-1, LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS2.D, LS3.B, LS4.C, LS4.D

 

NS3.a, NS3.b

Teacher-led Activities:

Design and Build a Bird Feeder

 

 

 

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Caretaking Our World’s Water

Student Magazine (PDF)

LS4.3

 

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS4.C, LS4.D

SE3.1, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Teacher-led Activities:

Map Your Watershed

LS4-3

 

LS4.D

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

City Life for Wildlife

Student Magazine (PDF)

LS1-1, LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS3.A, LS4.C, LS4.D

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b 

Teacher-led Activities:

Nature’s Time Line

 

 

ESS2.D

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4, SE3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

 Park It!

LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS 2.C, LS4.C, LS4.D

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4,

SE 3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

Schoolyard Habitat Survey

LS1-1, LS4-3

 

LS1.B, LS2.C, LS4.C, LS4.D

SE3.1, SE3.2, SE3.3, SE3.4,

SE 3.5, SE3.6

NS3.a, NS3.b

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Next Generation Science Standards

Grade 3 Life Science
LS1-1. From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.
LS2-1. Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics. Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
LS3-1. Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.
LS4-3. Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity. Construct an argument that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

 

Grade 3 Earth’s Systems
ESS2-2. Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.
ESS2.D. Weather and Climate. Climate describes a range of an area's typical weather conditions and the extent to which those conditions vary over years.

 

Grade 3 Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms. Reproduction is essential to the continued existence of every kind of organism. Plants and animals have unique and diverse life cycles.
LS2.C. Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience. When the environment changes in ways that affect a place’s physical characteristics, temperature, or availability of resources, some organisms survive and reproduce, others move to new locations, yet others move into the transformed environment, and some die.
LS2.D: Social Interactions and Group Behavior. Being part of a group helps animals obtain food, defend themselves, and cope with changes. Groups may serve different functions and vary dramatically in size
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits. Many characteristics of organisms are inherited from their parents. Other characteristics result from individuals’ interactions with the environment, which can range from diet to learning.
LS3.B. Variation of Traits. Different organisms vary in how they look and function because they have different inherited information.
LS4.C. Adaptation. For any particular environment, some kinds of organisms survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
LS4.D. Biodiversity and Humans. Populations live in a variety of habitats, and change in those habitats affects the organisms living there.

 

Grade 3 Science & Engineering Practices
SE3.1. Asking questions and defining problems
SE3.2. Planning and carrying out investigations
SE3.3. Engaging in argument from evidence
SE3.4. Analyzing and interpreting data
SE3.5. Constructing explanations and designing solutions
SE3.6. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

 

Grade 3 Nature of Science
NS3.a. Science knowledge is based on empirical evidence
NS3.b. Scientific investigations use a variety of methods