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English Language Arts Teacher Gallery Guide

Oklahoma Academic Standards How the Oklahoma History Center Addresses Oklahoma Academic Standards

Students will generate topics of interest and decide if a friend, teacher, or expert can answer their questions with guidance and support or what resources they will need to find the information (PK.6.W.1-1.6.R.1).

Students will actively listen and speak using agreed-upon rules with guidance and support (PK.1-12.1.R.1).

Students will begin to ask and answer questions about information presented orally or through text or other media with guidance and support (PK.1-12.1.R.2).

Students will begin to emerge/engage in collaborative discussions about appropriate topics and texts with peers and adults in small and large groups with guidance and support (PK.1-12.1.R.3).

Visiting the Museum Allows Students:

  • To engage with friends, teachers, and experts to answer questions or guide them to resources for projects
  • To practice and reinforce active listening and speaking using agreed-upon rules
  • To ask and answer information presented orally or through text with guidance and support from museum staff, parents, and teachers
  • The opportunity to have collaborative discussions with peers and adults in small and large groups

Students will discriminate between fiction and nonfiction/informational text with guidance and support (K.2.R.2-7.2.R.2).

Students will begin to locate facts that are clearly stated in a text. Students will evaluate textual evidence to determine whether a claim is substantiated or unsubstantiated (1.3-9.3.R.5).

Students will determine the relevance, reliability, and validity of the information gathered (7.6-12.6.R.3).

Students will express an opinion about a topic and provide fact-based reasons as support (2.3-12.3.W.3&4).

Get out of the classroom!

Navigate our collection physically or digitally to:

  • Expose your students to non-fiction and informational text
  • Distinguish facts and substantiated claims from fictional accounts and opinions
  • Apply fact-based reasoning to class assignments

Students will explore how ideas and topics are depicted in a variety of media and formats (K.7-6.7.R.2).

Students will identify pictures, charts, grade-appropriate texts, or people as sources of information on a topic of interest (PK.6-4.6.R.2).

Students will locate, organize, and analyze information from a variety of written, oral, visual, digital, non-verbal, and interactive texts to generate and answer literal and interpretive questions to create new understandings/draw conclusions and defend arguments (1.7-12.7.R.1).

Students will organize information found during group or individual research, using graphic organizers or other aids with guidance and support (1.6-3.6.W.2).

Students will use graphic features including photos, illustrations, captions, titles, labels, headings, subheadings, italics, sidebars, charts, graphs, and legends to define a text. Students will utilize multimedia to clarify information and emphasize salient points (6.7-12.7.W.1&2).

Students will record and organize information from various primary and secondary sources (e.g., print and digital). Students will follow ethical and legal guidelines for finding and recording information from a variety of primary and secondary sources (e.g., print and digital) (6.6-11.6.R.2).

Students can observe ALL of the media listed to the left in our galleries!

They can learn how to use primary and secondary sources and how to organize graphics for effective presentations

Utilize our primary and secondary online sources from our Research Center for class assignments


Looking for more curriculum connections?

Check out our other subject-based guides as well as our gallery-specific and interactive guides on our website: okhistory.org/historycenter/fieldtrips