Units of Study

  • ELA

    Reading:

    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 (How do characters interact?)

    RL.2.5 Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fit together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

    RI.1.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text. 

    RI.2.5 Compare and Contrast the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts. (chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution)

    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

    Language:

    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)

    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

    Vocabulary:

    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

    Writing:

    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