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Standards for “What Pet Should I Get?” Dr. Seuss and Decision Making

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National Standards in Economics

Name: Decision Making

Standard: 2

  • Students will understand that: Effective decision making requires comparing the additional costs of alternatives with the additional benefits. Many choices involve doing a little more or a little less of something: few choices "are all or nothing" decisions.
  • Students will be able to use this knowledge to: Make effective decisions as consumers, producers, savers, investors, and citizens.

Name: Scarcity

Standard: 1

  • Students will understand that: Productive resources are limited. Therefore, people cannot have all the goods and services they want; as a result, they must choose some things and give up others.
  • Students will be able to use this knowledge to: Identify what they gain and what they give up when they make choices.

National Standards in Financial Literacy

Name: Buying Goods and Services

Standard:

  • Students will understand that: People cannot buy or make all the goods and services they want; as a result, people choose to buy some goods and services and not buy others. People can improve their economic wellbeing by making informed spending decisions, which entails collecting information, planning, and budgeting.

State Standards

Common Core State Standards

Name: CCRA.L.5

Standard: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language

Area: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language

  • Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Name: CCRA.L.6

Standard: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language

Area: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language

  • Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

Name: CCRA.R.2

Standard: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

Area: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

  • Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

Name: CCRA.SL.1

Standard: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening

Area: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening

  • Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Name: CCRA.W.1

Standard: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing

Area: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing

  • Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.