Units of Study

  • ELA


    Key Ideas and Details

    RL.1.2 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text syas explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text

    RI.1.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text

    Craft and Structure

    RL.2.6 Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described

    RI.2.6 Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent

    Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    RI.3.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support points in a text, identifying which reasons support which points


    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.2.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions.

    • Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, or style
    • Compare and contrast the varieties of English (dialect and register)

    Word Work:

    phonics spelling patterns:

    r-controlled vowels, final e syllable, suffixes (ity/ty, ment, ic, ous/eous/ious, ible/able, al/ial, y, ness) and prefixes (pre, inter, fore, de)

    Greek and Latin Roots: cent, non/nov, deci/deca, arm, fen, cid/cis, anim, carn, phys, phob, fals/fall, cert/cred, vi, urb, terr, med, semi/hemi, and equ


    WOW Words (Words of the Week): discord, disparage, dogmatic, effervescence, emulate, enigma, extemporaneous, fallacious, flippancy, gregarious, hamper, hyperbole, imminent, irreverent, jaunty, judicious, kindle, lament, lethargic, loquacious, magnanimous, marred, mellifluous, nefarious, nephyte


    5.W.1.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

    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 formating (headings), illustrations, and mulitmedia 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-specic vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic
    • Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented 

    Social Studies

    SS.5.C.1.1 Explain how and why the United States government was created

    SS.5.C.1.2 Define a constitution and discuss its purposes

    SS.5.C.1.3 Explain the definition and origin of rights

    SS.5.C.1.4 Identify the Declaration of Independence grievances and the Articles of Confederation weaknesses

    SS.5.C.1.5 Describes how concerns about individual rights led to the inclusion of the Bill of Rights in the US Constitution

    SS.5.C.1.6 Compare and Contrast Federalist and Anti-Federalist views of government

    SS.5.A.5.10 Examine the significance of the Constitution, including its key political concepts, origins of those concepts, and their role in American Democracy