Unit 3: Plants and Animals in Their Habitats
Essential Question: How do living things get what they need to survive?
In this unit, students read and compare selections about plants and animals to understand how living things get what they need in their habitats.
- Story Stucture: Nonfiction
- Comprehension Skills: Compare and Contrast, Use Text Features to locate Information, Use Context Clues, Analyze Story Structure, Identify Key Details and Determine Main Ideas, Making Inferences - Sequence of Events
- Phonics Skills: long u vowel team syllable patterns (u, ew, ue), R-controlled ?ar? syllable patterns (er, ir,ur)
- Grammar Skills: Use commas in greetings and closings, Capitalize geographic names, Produce complete simple and compound sentences
- Vocabulary Skills: ABC order in the dictionary, Beginning, Middle, End in a dictionary, using Context Clues, Dictionary Guide Words
Unit 4: Many Characters Many Points of View
Essential Questions: How can a story change depending on who tells it?
In this unit, students read and compare selections with varying points of view and analyze who point of view affects the reader's understanding of a story.
- Story Stucture: Read a Fable about characters with different points of view/Read a folktale about characters with different points of view/Read a poem about characters with different points of view.
- Comprehension Skills: Identify and annotate key events
- Phonics Skills: r-controlled /or/ syllable patterns (or, oar,ore), r controlled syllable patterns (ear, eer, ere); contractions 't, 's
- Grammar Skills: Use dictionaries to check and correct spellings, Produce complete simple and compound sentences, Use comparative adjectives and adverbs
- Vocabulary Skills: Dictionary Entry Words, Uing a thesauras, Parts of Dictionary Entry