• Reading Domains
    The Listening and Learning Strand consists of a series of read‐alouds organized by topics (called domains), many of which are informational in nature. The goal of the Listening and Learning Strand is for students to acquire language competence through listening, specifically building a rich vocabulary, and broad knowledge in history and science by being exposed to carefully selected, sequenced, and coherent read‐alouds.

     Fables and Stories
       Vocabulary: startled, balanced, greedy, budge, disguise, bunch, waste, advice, mischief, satisfied
       Vocabulary:  flooding, accurately, depicted, treasure, visible, tradition, archaeologist, triumph, faithful, similarities
     Different Lands, Similar Stories
       Vocabulary: characters, embraced, splendor, warning, worthy
       Vocabulary: gas, horizon, dusk, ancient, appearance, launch, determined, abundant, categorize
     History of the Earth
       Vocabulary: surface, layer, solid, destructive, characteristics, sediments, preserved, extinct
    Fairy Tales
       Vocabulary: wisdom, succeed, delight, retrieved, contented, comforted, creep, precious, rudely
    Animals and Habitats
       Vocabulary: shelter, exposed, camouflage, prickly, store, canopy, float, shallow, destroy
    Human Body
       Vocabulary: systems, support, voluntary, digestion, heart, nerves, diseases, nutritious, balanced diet, complicated
    A New Nation: American Independence
       Vocabulary: freedoms, harbor, volunteers, independent, alternating, struggled, confident, president, wise, anniversary, equally, symbols
    Frontier Explorers
       Vocabulary: woodsmen, pioneers, emperor, purchase, brave, expedition, honored, protection, record, dull, contentment