Units of Study

  • ELA

    Unit 1


    Key Ideas and Details

    RL.1.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

    RL.1.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

    RL.1.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.


    L.1.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing and speaking.

    • Fluent and legible cursive writing
    • Function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections
    • Form and use perfect verb tense
    • Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions
    • Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense
    • Correlative Conjunctions (either/or; neither/nor)
    • Correctly use frequently confused words (ex. to, too, two; there, their, they're

    L.1.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

    L.3.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases.

    Word Work and Vocabulary (Found in planner) 


    hydr (water)

    aqua/aqu (water)

    mar/mer (sea)

    WOW Words (Words of the Week): 

    swagger: to strut or stride

    grating: harsh and annoying 


    5.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. 

    • Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension
    • Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic
    • Link ideas within and across the categories of information using words, phrases and clauses (in contrast, especially, etc)
    • Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic
    • Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented 

    5.W.2.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

    5.W.3.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

    Social Studies

    5G1.1 Interpret current and historical information using a variety of geographic tools.

    5G1.2 Use latitude and longitude to locate places.

    5G1.3 Identify major United States physical features on a map of North America.

    5G1.4 Construct maps, charts, and graphs to display geographic information.

    5G1.6 Locate and identify states, capitals, and United States Territories on a map.