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Past Assignments

Due:

 Friday, May 10th        

Big Reading Question- What steps do you need to take to fly a kite?

Vocabulary- fly- move or be hurdled quickly through the air

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm-Up, Word Talk, Storytime- Jackson

Writing- Write to explain the steps you would take to fly your own kite.  

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Thursday, May 9th      

Big Reading Question- How can you use sequencing to retell a story?

Vocabulary- meadow- a piece of grassy land

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Word Talk, Teach Trick Words and Spelling- month and people  

Writing- Use graphic organizer to retell story, Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then

 Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Wednesday, May 8th         

Big Reading Question- Who were the explorers.  What was their reasoning for wanting to explore new territories?

Vocabulary- Domain Assessment

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Word of the Day review limit, Make it Fun- scrambled sentences, Echo/Find Letters and Words

Writing- Domain Assessment

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Tuesday, May 7th     

Big Reading Question- Who were the explorers.  What was their reasoning for wanting to explore new territories?

Vocabulary- review all vocabulary from domain

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm-Up, Word of the Day- limit, Teach Spelling and discuss the word bathtub, Dictation

Writing- Write two or more sentences recalling things you have learned about frontier explorers.  

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Monday, May 6th   

Big Reading Question- Who were the explorers.  What was their reasoning for wanting to explore new territories?

Vocabulary- contentment- being happy and satisfied

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm Up, Teach Syllable Division, Word of the Day- upset

Writing- Write to explain how you would have felt at the end of the expedition.  

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

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Friday, May 3rd        

Big Reading Question- Who were the explorers.  What was their reasoning for wanting to explore new territories?

Vocabulary- contentment- being happy and satisfied

Fundations- Unit Test

Writing- Write to explain how you would have felt at the end of the expedition.  

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

 

Due:

Thursday, May 2nd     

Big Reading Question- Who were the explorers.  What was their reasoning for wanting to explore new territories?

Vocabulary- dull- boring, not exciting

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Word Play, Word of the Day- rules, Dictation Review

Writing- Write to explain the one task Lewis and Clark did not complete and explain why.

 Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

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Wednesday, May 1st         

Big Reading Question- Who were the explorers.  What was their reasoning for wanting to explore new territories?

Vocabulary- record- to write down information as a way of remembering or sharing

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Word Talk, Make it Fun- stand up activity, Dictation Practice

Writing- Today we learned about some discoveries made by Lewis and Clark.  Write about two of these discoveries.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Tuesday, April 30th    

Big Reading Question- Who were the explorers.  What was their reasoning for wanting to explore new territories?

Vocabulary- protection-something that keeps you safe

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm-Up, Word of the Day- tribes, Dictation with unit sounds, unit words, trick words, and sentences.

Writing- Today we learned about Sacagawea.  Write two things that you learned about how she helped.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

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Monday, April 29th  

Big Reading Question- Who were the explorers.  What was their reasoning for wanting to explore new territories?

Vocabulary- honored- treated and thought or with respect

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Word Play, Teach reading of v-e words with suffixes.

Writing- Today we learned about the challenges Lewis and Clark faced on their expedition. Write about two of those challenges.

 Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Friday, April 26 

Big Reading Question- What was the westward expansion and how did it help the       United States to grow?

Vocabulary- review: brave, route, expedition, communicate, diary, honored

Fundations- Review vowel sounds and vowel teams; Read Jake the Snake story, scooping phrases for fluency, dictate sounds, words, and sentences as a check-up

Writing- Complete activity of map of USA, tracking Lewis and Clark's journey

Read at Home- Read 20 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                                               have at home)

Due:

Thursday, April 25 

Big Reading Question- What was the westward expansion and how did it help the       United States to grow?

Vocabulary- honored: treated and thought of with respect and importance     

Fundations- Review vowel sounds trick words; Word of the Day: tape (as a noun and as a verb); compound words; dictate sentences using the word tape (marking them up)

Writing- Lewis and Clark faced some challenges on their expedition. They.......

Read at Home- Read 20 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                                               have at home)

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Wednesday, April 24 

Big Reading Question- What was the westward expansion and how did it help the       United States to grow?

Vocabulary- expedition: a journey or trip taken for a special reason

                                         communicate: to share thoughts or ideas with someone by talking, writing, or sending a message

                             diary: a book or journal for writing personal thoughts and experiences       

Fundations- Review vowel sounds and r-controlled words; Word Work: closed and v-e syllable words; compound words; dictate   sounds, words, and sentences (marking them up)

Writing- Lewis and Clark looked for people to join their team who were.......

Read at Home- Read 20 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                                               have at home)

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Tuesday, April 23 

Big Reading Question- What was the westward expansion and how did it help the       United States to grow?

Vocabulary- brave: showing courage and doing something even if it may  be                                           dangerous or frightening

                             route:  a way to get from one place to another place              

Fundations- Review vowel sounds and trick words; Word of the Day: swipe; dictate   sounds, words, and sentences (marking them up)

Writing- Who explored the Louisiana Territory and what did President Jefferson want them to do?

Read at Home- Read 20 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                                               have at home)

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Friday, April 19  

No School - Easter Break

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at home)

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Thursday, April 18 

Big Reading Question- What was the westward expansion and how did it help the       United States to grow?

Vocabulary- Review domain vocabulary

Fundations- Review vowel sounds; z sound for s; Word of the Day: swipe

                                       Dictate words and sentences

Writing- Complete Louisiana Purchase activity; express orally to a partner what the                                Louisiana Purchase meant to the United States

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at home)

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Wednesday, April 17 

Big Reading Question- What was the westward expansion and how did it help the       United States to grow?

Vocabulary- Review vocabulary

Fundations- Review vowel sounds; z sound for s; dictate words and sentences

                                       Trick words:  none; nothing

EGG HUNT !!!!!

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at home)

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Tuesday, April 16 

Big Reading Question- What was the westward expansion and how did it help the       United States to grow?

Vocabulary- purchase - to buy  

                             territory - land that is controlled by a specific country               

Fundations- Review vowel sounds; z sound for s; Read the story, "Jake the Whale"

                                          Discuss setting, characters, and events; mark words

Writing- The Louisiana Purchase was important because.......

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                                               have at home)

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Monday, April 15 

Big Reading Question- What was the westward expansion and how did it help the       United States to grow?

Vocabulary- emperor - the ruler of a vast area of land or empire  

                             mouth-the part of a stream or river that empties into a larger body of water

Fundations- Review vowel sounds; z sound for s; Word of the Day: brave;

                                       Trick words:  friend; other; another

Writing- Thomas Jefferson wanted to purchase New Orleans because.......

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                                                     have at home)

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Friday, April 12 

Big Reading Question- What was the westward expansion and how did it help the       United States to grow?

Vocabulary- emperor - the ruler of a vast area of land or empire  

                             mouth-the part of a stream or river that empties into a larger body of water

Fundations- Review vowel sounds; z sound for s; Word of the Day: brave;

                                       Trick words:  friend; other; another

Writing- Thomas Jefferson wanted to purchase New Orleans because.......

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at home)

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Thursday, April 11 

Big Reading Question- What was the westward expansion and how did it help the       United States to grow?

Vocabulary- review all vocabulary words; use in sentences during discussion

Fundations- Review short and long vowel sounds; dictate and mark words

Writing- Use three vocabulary words in sentences.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at home)

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Wednesday, April 10 

Big Reading Question- What was the westward expansion and how did it help the      United States to grow?

Vocabulary- review vocabulary (woodsmen, barrier, pioneers, trailblazer, claimed, settlements, pass, wilderness)

Fundations- Review short and long vowel sounds  / Word of the Day: globe   / Dictate and mark up words with closed syllables and v-c-e words

Writing- Review writing from Tuesday; improve it using descriptive words and conjunctions

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at home)

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Tuesday, April 9 

Big Reading Question- What was the westward expansion and how did it help the              United States to grow?

Vocabulary- pioneers-people who explore or travel to unknown places or study unknown subjects  

                             trailblazer-a person that blazes or makes a trail through places for others to follow

Fundations- Review long vowel sounds; z sound for s; dictate and mark words

Writing- How did Daniel Boone cross the Appalachian Mountains, and how did he make it easier for others to cross them?

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at home)

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Monday, April 8 

Big Reading Question- What was the westward expansion and how did it help the              United States to grow?

Vocabulary- woodsmen - people who work in the forest   

                             barrier - something that blocks movement form one place to another    Fundations- Review Sounds/Trick word drill; long vowel sounds; z sound for s; mark words

Writing- Daniel Boone was important to the U.S.A. because........

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at home)

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Field trip to the zoo!

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Thursday, April 4 

Big Reading Question- What are some of the important events and people responsible for the creation of our county?

Vocabulary- Review domain vocabulary

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm-Up; Unit assessment

Writing- Domain assessment

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at home)

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Wednesday, April 3 

Big Reading Question- What are some of the important events and people responsible for the creation of our county?

Vocabulary- symbols - images or objects that represent something else

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm-Up; Find suffixes, mark words, state synonyms or antonyms of words; Scrambled sentences;word and sentence dictation

Writing- What is one symbol of the United States and what does it stand for?

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at home)

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Tuesday, April 2 

Big Reading Question- What are some of the important events and people responsible for the creation of our county?

Vocabulary- liberty - freedom

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm-Up; Find suffixes, mark words, state synonyms or antonyms of words; Scrambled sentences

Writing- What happened when a group was not given liberty or justice?

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at home)

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Monday, April 1     

Big Reading Question- What are some of the important events and people responsible for the creation of our county?

Vocabulary- review words: struggle, confident, president, wise

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm-Up, Word of the Day- planted, Teach Trick Words- about, out, our.  Spelling of trick words.

Writing- Review sentence structure, use of nouns, verbs, adjectives.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at home)

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Friday, March 29th       

Big Reading Question- What are some of the important events and people responsible for the creation of our county?

Vocabulary- Domain Assessment

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm-Up, Word of the Day- planted, Teach Trick Words- about, out, our, Teach Trick Word Spelling

Writing- Domain Assessment

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Thursday, March 28th    

Big Reading Question- What are some of the important events and people responsible for the creation of our county?

Vocabulary- symbols- images or objects that represent something else

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Teach Letter-Keyword sounds au, aw, Word Talk

Writing- Today we learned about many symbols for our country.  Write and identify one symbol and two facts about it.

 Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Wednesday, March 27th        

Big Reading Question- What are some of the important events and people responsible for the creation of our county?

Vocabulary- liberty- freedom

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Teach Reading with a Suffix –ed, -ing, Teach Students to Mark Up Words, Word of the Day- blending, Echo/Find Letter Words

Writing- Today we learned about some groups of people who were left out of liberty and justice.  Create a sentence or sentences explaining what happened when a group was not given liberty.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Tuesday, March 26th    

Big Reading Question- What are some of the important events and people responsible for the creation of our county?

Vocabulary- wise- showing good sense or judgement, often based on experience

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm-Up, Storytime review The Skunk

Writing- Today we learned about Thomas Jefferson.  Write a sentence identifying a fact about him.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Monday, March 25th  

Big Reading Question- What are some of the important events and people responsible for the creation of our county?

Vocabulary- president- the person in charge of a country, a company, or an organization

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Word Play, Echo/Find letters and Words, Dictation with words and sentences

Writing- Today we learned about all the decisions people had to make when our nation was just forming.  Write a sentence identifying something you learned today.

 Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Friday, March 22nd       

Big Reading Question- What are some of the important events and people responsible for the creation of our county?

Vocabulary- wise- showing good sense or judgement, often based on experience

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm-Up, Word of the Day- planted, Teach Trick Words- about, out, our, Teach Trick Word Spelling

Writing- Today we learned about Thomas Jefferson.  Write a sentence identifying a fact about him.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Thursday, March 21st   

Big Reading Question- What are some of the important events and people responsible for the creation of our county?

Vocabulary- president- the person in charge of a country, a company, or an organization

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Teach Letter-Keyword sounds au, aw, Word Talk

Writing- Today we learned about all the decisions people had to make when our nation was just forming.  Write a sentence identifying something you learned today.

 Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Wednesday, March 20th        

Big Reading Question- What are some of the important events and people responsible for the creation of our county?

Vocabulary- confident- self-assured; certain or sure of something

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Teach Reading with a Suffix –ed, -ing, Teach Students to Mark Up Words, Word of the Day- blending, Echo/Find Letter Words

Writing- Today we learned about several battles and the surrender at Yorktown.  Write a sentence identifying something you learned today.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Tuesday, March 19th    

Big Reading Question- What are some of the important events and people responsible for the creation of our county?

Vocabulary- struggled- found difficult and really had to work hard to do

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm Up, Story Time Review - The Skunk

Writing- I learned George Washington …

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

                                                                       

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Monday, March 18th  

Big Reading Question- What are some of the important events and people responsible for the creation of our county?

Vocabulary- Pausing Point – review all vocabulary words from A New Nation

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm Up, Word Play, Echo/Find Letters and Words, Dictation 3 sounds, 3 current words, 1 review words, 2 trick words, and 1 sentence

Writing- Create and classroom flag and write to explain.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Friday, March 8th      

Big Reading Question- What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book, Why?

Vocabulary- 

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm-Up, Teach Letter Keyword-Sounds ue, ew, Make it Fun, Word of the Day- clumps, Dictate- 3 sounds, 2 review words, 2 current words, 2 trick words and 1 sentence

Writing- My favorite Dr. Seuss book is …

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Newsletter for March 4 - 8

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Thursday, March 7th   

Big Reading Question- How can you use text features to locate key facts?

Vocabulary- biography- tells about events in a real person’s life

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Word of the Day- strap, Teach Reading and Spelling with a suffix, Echo/Find Letters and Words

Writing- Tell how the words, photos, and art give information.

 Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Wednesday, March 6th       

Big Reading Question- Who is Dr. Seuss? Why is he important to know?

Vocabulary- author- a person who has written a book

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Word Play, Teach Trick Words- how, now, down Dictate- 3 current words and 2 sentences

Writing- Write one fact that you learned about Dr. Seuss.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Tuesday, March 5th    

Big Reading Question- What are some of the important events and people responsible for the creation of our county?

Vocabulary- review previously taught vocabulary from this domain

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm Up, Word Talk, Story Time- The Skunk

Writing- Students will refer to the timeline and write- First, Next, Then, and Last to share what they have learned.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Monday, March 4th  

Big Reading Question- What are some of the important events and people responsible for the creation of our county?

Vocabulary- seamstress- a job that requires one to sew clothes and other objects

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm Up, Teach Letter Keyword-Sound ou, oo Teach Trick Words- any, many

Writing- Write a sentence identifying a fact about Betsy Ross.  I learned Betsy Ross…

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Friday, March 1  

Big Reading Question- What are some of the important events and people resposible for the creation of our United States of America?

Vocabulary-state - one of the 50 areas in the United States

                                        original - the first one

Fundations-   review r-controlled vowels, vowel teams: ou / oo                                   

Writing- What state do we live in? What are some things important to know about our state?      

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

Due:

Newsletter for the week

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Thursday, February 28  

Big Reading Question- Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Why do you think he was chosen to do this?

Vocabulary-independent -not controlled by any person, country, or thing

                                       Declaration of Independence- a document that explains why the 13           colonies no longer wanted to be controlled by Great Britain

Fundations- Word of the Day: trust; review skills using word cards; dictation on white boards

Writing- Write 3 facts about Thomas Jefferson.      

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

Due:

Wednesday, February 27  

Big Reading Question- How are some people important for the creation of our country?

Vocabulary-volunteers -people who do something without being paid or told to do it

                                         spies - people who secretly keep watch on other people   to find out                                               information about what is happening

Fundations- tap words; count letters, sounds, and vowel sounds; words with 5 sounds

                            (stunt, drift, crept)                             

Writing- Write two facts about Paul Revere.      

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

Due:

Tuesday, February 26  

Big Reading Question- What problems did colonists have and why did they start thinking about becoming a nation of their own?

Vocabulary- representatives - people chosen to speak on behalf of a larger group

Fundations- Drill Sounds, review r-controlled, vowel teams; vowel teams oa, oe, ow        Writing- What would you have seen if you had been at the Boston Tea Party?     

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

Due:

Monday, February    25

Big Reading Question- What are some of the important events and people

                                                                             responsible for the creation of our country?

Vocabulary- freedoms - personal rights to determine personal action

                                         government - the group of people who makes decisions and laws for a

                                                                                        larger group of people

Fundations- Unit 9 assessment (sounds, vowel teams, words, sentences)

Writing - What were some key details you learned about Native Americans?  

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you  have at home)                     

Due:

Friday, February 22   

Big Reading Question- How are fairy tales different from other stories?

Vocabulary-succeed, delight, retrieved, contented, precious, rudely, comforted

Fundations- review sounds, vowel teams, suffix s, Unit 9 assessment                                      

Writing- Write your own fairy tale.     

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

Due:

Thursday, February 21   

Big Reading Question- How are fairy tales different from other stories?

Vocabulary-fantasy, tale, enchanted, problem, compare, deny, wisdom

Fundations- Drill Sounds, review vowel teams and trick words; word of the day: spells

                            dictation of words and sentences on white boards                                     

Writing- What was your favorite fairy tale/ Why?    

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

Due:

Wednesday, February 20   

Big Reading Question- How are fairy tales different from other stories?

Vocabulary-rudely - in a way that is not polite; without respect

                           politely - in a kind and respectful way

Fundations- Drill Sounds, review vowel teams; trick words: see, between, each;

                            nonsense words; dictation on white boards                                  

Writing- What parts of Jack and the Beanstalk are magic? How do you know?     

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

Due:

Tuesday, February 19   

Big Reading Question- How are fairy tales different from other stories?

Vocabulary-precious - valuable or very special

Fundations- Drill Sounds,  vowel teams oi and oy;  closed syllables; suffix s; word of the day: drills                                    

Writing- Do you think Jack made a good trade?  Why or why not?       

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

Due:

Friday, February 15  

Big Reading Question- How are fairy tales different from other stories?

Vocabulary-precious - valuable or very special

Fundations- Drill Sounds, review vowel teams and closed syllables; suffix s; open syllables (ex: go, no, we, be)                                     

Writing- Do you think Jack made a good trade?  Why or why not?       

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

Due:

Thursday, February 14  

Big  Question- What makes Valentine's Day special?

Vocabulary- friendship; caring; special, holidays

Fundations- generate a list of words from the letters in valentine - and mark them up  

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

Due:

Wednesday, February 13  

Big Reading Question- How are fairy tales different from other stories?

Vocabulary- creep - to move forward silently and slowly

Fundations- Drill Sounds, vowel teams ai and ay, trick words say; says;

                                       story elements, mark words, quotation marks, common/proper nouns

Writing- Write sentences using common and proper nouns, adjectives, and quotation 

                     marks.         

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

Due:

Tuesday, February 12  

Big Reading Questions- How are fairy tales different from other stories?

             What problem did Hansel and Gretel have and how did they try to solve it?

Vocabulary- comforted- tried to make someone feel better

Fundations- Drill Sounds, vowel teams ee, ea, ey; word of the day: act 

                                         Closed syllable hunt; dictation on white boards

Writing- Complete the chart:

                       Setting(s):

                       Characters:

                       Fantasy/Magic:

                                 Problem:

                                 Solution:

                                 Ending:               

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                                                      have at home)

Due:

Monday, February 11  

Big Reading Question- How are fairy tales different from other stories?

Vocabulary- scold; contented; enchanted; retrieved

Fundations- Drill Sounds, vowel teams ai and ay, trick words say; says;

                                       story elements, mark words, quotation marks, common/proper nouns

Writing- Write sentences using common and proper nouns, adjectives, and quotation 

                     marks.         

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

Due:

Friday, February 8   

Big Reading Question- What are the elements of a fairy tale?

Vocabulary- contented – happy and satisfied

Fundations- Drill Sounds, bossy r and vowel teams, fluency (Fred the Frog story),

                      story elements, mark words, discuss quotation marks

Writing- complete chart:           

The Frog Prince

Setting

 

Characters

 

Fantasy/Magic

 

Problem(s)

 

Solution(s)

 

Ending

 

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ) and record it on your log.

Due:

Thursday, February 7

Big Reading Question- How are fairy tales different than other types of fiction?

Vocabulary- (multiple meaning words) well – a deep hole made in the ground

                      in order to get water; a good feeling / court – the people who help

                     and work with a royal leader; a room where a trial takes place

Fundations- Drill Sounds, bossy r sounds, vowel teams ee, ea, and ey;

                     Word of the Day: act; closed syllables; dictation

Writing- Complete first three sections of the chart:

The Frog Prince

Setting

 

Characters

 

Fantasy/Magic

 

Problem(s)

 

Solution(s)

 

Ending

 

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you 

                           have at home J) and record it on your reading log.

Due:

Wednesday, February 6  

Big Reading Question- How are fairy tales different from other types of fiction?

Vocabulary- retrieved – found and brought something back

Fundations- Drill Sounds, vowel teams ai and ay; trick words say. says

                     Dictation of words and a sentence

Writing- How does the princess feel when her golden toy falls into a well? How

               does the frog feel when the princess lets him in the castle?

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                          have at home J) and record it on your reading log.

Due:

Tuesday, February 5 

Big Reading Question- What are the story elements of a fairy tale?

Vocabulary- merciful – able to forgive or be kind to someone

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Word of the Day: block, spell and mark closed syllable

                     words (cash, click, ask), dictate sounds, words, sentence

Writing- How did the father’s actions cause problems for his daughter

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ) and record on your reading log

Due:

Monday, February 4

Big Reading Question- What are the story elements of a fairy tale?

Vocabulary- delight – joy or great pleasure

Writing:  Complete the chart :                

Rapunzel

Somebody

 

Wanted

 

But

 

So

 

Then

 

Fundations- Drill Sounds, bossy r sounds, closed syllable concept (such, cat, bath),

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ) and record on your reading log

Due:

Friday, February 1st      

Big Reading Question- How are fairy tales different from other types of fiction?

Vocabulary- delight- joy or great pleasure

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm-Up, Word of the Day- block, Review closed syllable concept, Dictation- 3 sounds, 2 review words, 2 current words, 2 trick words, and 1 sentence

Writing- How did the father’s actions cause problems for his daughter?

The father …

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Thursday, January 31st    

Big Reading Question- How are fairy tales different from other types of fiction?

Vocabulary- clever- smart and able to figure things out quickly

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Teach Closed Syllable Concept, Teach Students to Mark Up Words, Echo/Find Letters and Words

Writing- somebody, wanted, so, but, then

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Wednesday, January 30th      

Big Reading Question- How are fairy tales different from other types of fiction?

Vocabulary- succeed-to reach a goal or to have something turn out the way you wanted it to

Fundations- Drill Sounds, StoryTime, Unit Test

Writing- How did the father’s actions cause problems for his daughter?

The father …

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

 

Due:

Tuesday, January 29th    

Big Reading Question- What are the story elements of today’s fairy tale?

Vocabulary- enchanted- something believed to be under a spell

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm Up, Word of the Day- bluffs, Word Talk, Echo/Find letters and words, Dictation 3 sounds, 2 review words, 2 current words, 2 trick words, and 1 sentence

Writing- somebody, wanted, but, so, then

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Monday, January 28th  

Big Reading Question- How are fairy tales different from other types of fiction?

Vocabulary- wisdom- knowledge of sound judgment that gives you the ability to make good choices

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm Up, Teach Trick Words- her, over, and number, Dictation- 3 current words and a sentence

Writing- What is the problem caused by the spindle?

The problem is …

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Friday, January 25th     

Big Reading Question- What sources can I use to research my animal?

Vocabulary- research- collecting information about a particular subject

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Word Play, Make it Fun, Dictation- 3 sounds, 2 review words, 3 current words, 2 trick words, and 1 sentence

Writing- *complete research project with partner

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Thursday, January 24th   

Big Reading Question- (Amazing Animals) How do certain animals adapt to their habitats?

Vocabulary- adaptation, camouflage, prickly, and habitat

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Teach Digraph Blends, Teach Letter Key Word Sounds for /er/, /ir/, /ur/, Word of the Day- shred

Writing- *partner research and note taking for chosen animal

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Wednesday, January 23th     

Big Reading Question- Identify and describe the habitats and the animals that live in specific habitats.

Vocabulary- REVIEW- shelter, exposed, camouflage, prickly, store, canopy, float, shallow, and destroy

 Fundations- Drill Sounds, StoryTime- The Pink Dress, Graphic Organizer- characters, setting, main events

Writing- Domain Assessment

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Tuesday, January 22nd    

Big Reading Question- Why do changes in an animal’s habitat make it hard for it to survive?

Vocabulary- destroy- to completely ruin something

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm Up, Word Talk, Echo/Find letters and words, Dictation- 3 sounds, 2 review words, 3 current words, 2 trick words, and 1 sentence

Writing- I learned …

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

                                                                       

Due:

Friday, January 18th     

Big Reading Question- Identify and describe the habitats and the animals that live in specific habitats.

Vocabulary- REVIEW- shelter, exposed, camouflage, prickly, store, canopy, float, shallow, and destroy

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm Up, Word Talk, Echo/Find letters and words, Dictation- 3 sounds, 2 review words, 3 current words, 2 trick words, and 1 sentence

Writing- Domain Assessment

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Thursday, January 17th   

Big Reading Question- Why do changes in an animal’s habitat make it hard for it to survive?

Vocabulary- destroy- to completely ruin something

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Teach Trick Words- would, should, could, Dictation- 3 current words and a sentence

Writing- I learned …

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Wednesday, January 16th     

Big Reading Question- Describe the Saltwater habitat and the animals that live there.

Vocabulary- shallow- not deep

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Introduce R-controlled vowels, Teach Letter-Keyword Sound, Word of the Day- task, Make it Fun- scrambled sentences

Writing- I learned …

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Tuesday, January 15th   

Big Reading Question- Describe the Freshwater habitat and the animals that live there.

Vocabulary- float-to stay or move slowly on top of the water without sinking

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Teach Blends and how to mark them up.

Writing- I learned …

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Monday, January 14th

Big Reading Question- Describe the Tropical Rainforest and the animals that live there.

Vocabulary- canopy- the top layer of the forest formed by the branches and leaves at the tops of the trees

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Word Talk, Storytime, Unit Test

Writing- I learned …

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Friday, January 11th    

Big Reading Question- Identify and describe the habitats and animals that live in specific habitats.

Vocabulary- REVIEW- shelter, exposed, camouflage, prickly, and store

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Teach Trick Words- very, too, also

Writing- Image Review, Brainstorm mapping, and Riddles

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Thursday, January 10th  

Big Reading Question- What is a temperate deciduous forest?

Vocabulary- store- to put something away and save for later

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Teach Reading with ng, nk and how to add suffix –s, Word of the Day- fangs

Writing- I want to visit a temperate deciduous forest habitat because …

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Wednesday, January 9th     

Big Reading Question- How can you describe the Savanna habitat and the animals that live there?

Vocabulary- prickly- small and sharp

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Story Time- King Sam as a retelling activity

Writing- I want to visit the East African Savanna Habitat because…

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Tuesday, January 8th  

Big Reading Question- How can you describe the desert habitat and the animals that live there?

Vocabulary- camouflage- to blend in or hide in natural surroundings

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Word Talk, Echo/Find Letters, Dictation with Unit Sounds. Words, Trick Words, and Sentences

Writing- I want to visit the Sonoran Desert because …

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Monday, January 7th

Big Reading Question- What animals live in the arctic and how do they survive?

Vocabulary- exposed-left unprotected, put out in the open with no covering

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Make it Fun- rhyming, Word of the Day- link, Dictation with Unit Sounds, Words, Trick Words, and Sentences

Writing- I want to visit the arctic habitat because

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Friday, January 4th    

Big Reading Question- What is a habitat?

Vocabulary- shelter- something that protects from weather or danger

Fundations- Drill Sounds/Warm-Up and Word Play

Teach Trick Words: Put and Two

Writing- Explain and justify why you would like to visit the artic.  I want to visit the arctic habitat because…

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Thursday, January 3rd  

Big Reading Question- How do habitats help animals survive?

Vocabulary- niche, food web, camouflage, adaptations

Fundations- Teach Glued Sounds- ank, ink, onk, unk Drill Sounds/Warm Up Word of the Day: Junk Echo/Find Letters and Words

Writing- Name two animals and two vocabulary words that you learned from Nature’s Patchwork Quilt

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Wednesday, December 19

Big Reading Question- How do people celebrate Christmas?

Vocabulary- tradition; celebrate; holidays; families

Fundations- Review vowel sounds; digraphs, glued sounds

                     Practice reading fluently

Writing- Write about how your family celebrates the holiday season.

Read at Home – Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book, or a book

                             you have at home J)

 

Due:

Tuesday, December 18

Big Reading Question- Review vocabulary and concepts/Assessment

Vocabulary- tiny, surface, safekeeping, destructive, extinct

Fundations- Review vowels and glued sounds; practice reading fluently;

                     review characters, setting, and story events; suffix -s

Writing- Write about how rocks and minerals are important.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Monday, December 17

Big Reading Question- What do we know about dinosaurs?

Vocabulary- extinct: no longer living or existing

Fundations- Review sounds, trick words including my, by, why, try; digraphs;

                     glued (or welded) sounds –ang; -ing; -ong; -ung                    

Writing – Write how we can know about dinosaurs if they are extinct.                    

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Friday, December 14 

Big Reading Question for the Unit- What are the different pieces that are included in our solar system and how do they work together?

What objects can you see with your eyes that are located in outer space?

Vocabulary- preserved: kept in excellent condition; unchanged over time

                       fossil: the print or remains preserved in rock of a plant or animal

                                  that died many years ago

Fundations- review sounds, glued sounds, trick words, suffixes; written check up

Writing- What do fossils tell us about plants and animals that lived on Earth long

                 ago?

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Thursday, December 13

Big Reading Question- What are the three types of rocks and how are they

                                         formed?

Vocabulary- sediments: small, solid pieces of material often carried and moved

                      around by the wind and weather

Fundations- review sounds and glued sounds; trick words: why, by, my, try

Writing-Write some facts about one type of rock.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Wednesday, December 12  

Big Reading Question- How can rocks be described in different ways?

Vocabulary- characteristics: ways we can describe and group people or things

Fundations- practice glued sounds; rhyming words; word of the day: wing

Writing- Name a mineral and tell where it is found and how we use it.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Tuesday, December 11 

Big Reading Question- What have you learned about the Earth so far?

Vocabulary- surface, layer, solid, destrucive

Fundations- glued sounds –ang, -ing, -ong, -ung

Writing- Tell what the Earth is made of.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Monday, December 10

Big Reading Question- What is involved when a volcano erupts?

Vocabulary- destructive: causing damage or ruin

Fundations- Review all Unit 6 words, digraphs, glued sounds, and concepts

Writing- Tell how a volcano is different from a geyser?

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Friday, December 7

Big Reading Question- What is the inside of the earth like?

Vocabulary- layer: a part that lies over or under another

                     crust: the hard, thick, outer covering of the earh

                     mantle: the layer of the earth between the crust and the core

Fundations- Review sounds, glued sounds, digraphs, base words, and suffix s

                     Mark up words.

Writing- What makes up the inside of the earth?

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Thursday, December 6

Big Reading Question- What is special about the earth?

Vocabulary- surface: the topmost layer or outside of something

                     geologist: someone who studies the history of the earth

                     pressure: the continuous force of one object on another

Fundations- review sounds, digraphs, trick words, glued sounds

                     Word of the Day: pins (multiple meanings)

Writing- How are rocks used by people?

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Wednesday, December 5

Big Reading Question- How do the parts of our solar system work together?

Vocabulary- review all words from Tuesday

Fundations- Review vowel sounds; digraphs, glued sounds

                     Word of the Day: ducks

                     Trick words: where, there, here

                     Model writing the sentences: Where is Tom?  There is Tom.

Writing- Complete a paragraph to tell about two parts of our solar system and

               how they work together (Domain Assessment)

Read at Home – Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book, or a book

                             you have at home J)

Due:

Tuesday, December 4

Big Reading Question- What makes up our solar system? (Review)

Vocabulary- atmosphere, gravity, orbit, planet, meteor, telescope, constellations,

                      astronaut, launch, solar, ancient, appearance, determined,

                      categorize, major

Fundations- Review vowels and difficult sounds, suffix s words for plurals and

                     actions (rug/rugs; run/runs)

Writing- Partners write about a planet, using facts that make it unique.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Monday, December 3

Big Reading Question- What are the names of the planets and what makes

                                       them unique?

Vocabulary- categorize: sort or put into a group with other similar objects

Fundations- Review sounds, trick words including who, what, when; digraphs

                     Compare narrative and informational texts

                     Complete check-up with sounds, words, and sentence

Writing – Choose an outer planet and tell what makes it unique.                    

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Friday, November 30th   

Big Reading Question- What are the next four planets and why are they called the outer planets?

Vocabulary- categorize- sort or put into a group with other similar objects

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Story Time- students will compare fiction verses information text, Ask the following questions- Who are the characters in the story? Where did the story take place? What happened first? Then what happened? What happened at the end?

Writing- Pick an outer planet and write about what makes it unique.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

 

 

Due:

Thursday, November 29th   

Big Reading Question- What are the first four planets and why are they called the inner planets?

Vocabulary- abundant- plentiful, more than enough

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Word Play, Work Talk, and Practice- dictate sentences and model scooping and phrasing.

Writing- Pick an inner planet and write about what makes it unique. 

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Wednesday, November 28th   

Big Reading Question- How did the astronauts prepare for the mission, and what did they do, see, and feel on the moon?

Vocabulary- determined- committed to or focused on a decision or a goal

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Teach Trick Words- who, what, when, and Practice- dictate sentences using the new trick words.

Writing- How did the astronauts prepare for their mission?  The astronauts …

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

 

Due:

Tuesday, November 27th  

Big Reading Question- What are some of the challenges the first astronauts faced?

Vocabulary- launch- to lift or push an object by force

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Make It Fun- identify words with suffix –s, and Word of the Day- shells.

Writing- Write about a challenge the first astronauts faced.  The astronauts …

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Monday, November 26th

Big Reading Question- What are the different pieces in our solar system and how do they work together?

PAUSING POINT

Vocabulary- review- gas, ancient, dusk, and horizon

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Word of the Day “ships”, and Practice- dictate sentences and model scooping phrasing.

Writing- Write using a four square.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Tuesday, November 20th

Big Reading Question- What was the problem in Turkey Trouble?

Vocabulary- disguise- a different appearance

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Story Time- Mack and Bugs, and Practice- dictate sentence and model scooping for phrasing.

Writing- Write about what you would disguise yourself as if you were a turkey.  If I were a turkey, I would disguise myself as a … because …

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Monday, November 19th

Big Reading Question- Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?

Vocabulary- thankful- expressing gratitude and relief

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Word Talk with base word and suffix, and Practice- dictate sentence and model scooping for phrasing.

Writing- Write about somethings you are thankful for.  I am thankful for…

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Friday, November 16th  

Big Reading Question- What are the characteristics of the moon?

Vocabulary- appearance- the way something or someone looks

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Word of the Day- jobs, and Teach trick words are and were.

Writing- Name and describe a moon phase.  What does the moon look like during this phase?  During the _____ phase…

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

 

 

Due:

Thursday, November 15th  

Big Reading Question- What are some names of constellations?

Vocabulary- ancient- it is very, very, old or from a very long time ago

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Suffix Challenge, and Dictation practice with sentences.

Writing- What is a constellation? A constellation is…

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

 

Due:

Wednesday, November 14th  

Big Reading Question- What is the difference between a star and a shooting star?

Vocabulary- dusk- the time of day just after sunset, when the sky is not yet as dark as it will be

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Word Play, and Teach base word and the suffix -s

Writing- What is the difference between a star and shooting star?  They are different because...

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Tuesday, November 13th

Big Reading Question- What causes day and night?

Vocabulary- horizon- is the line in the distance where it appears that the land or a body of water meets the sky

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Story Time, and UNIT TEST

Writing- Why is it dark outside at night?  It is dark because…

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Monday, November 12th   

Big Reading Question for the Unit- What are the different pieces that are included in our solar system and how do they work together?

What objects can you see with your eyes that are located in outer space?

Vocabulary- gas- unlike a solid or a liquid, is a thin, sometimes visible, substance through which objects can pass

Fundations- Drill Sounds, Trick Word: do and does, and Practice- dictate sentence and model scooping for phrasing.

Writing- Write about the objects that you can see with your eyes that are located in outer space.  I can see...

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Friday, November 9th  

Big Reading Question- What’s the difference?  Compare and contrast two military branches?

Vocabulary- Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guards

Fundations- Story-time Activity: Pam and Dan   Ask: Who are the characters? Where did the story take place?  What is the setting of the story?

Writing- Complete a paragraph to compare and contrast branches of the military.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Thursday, November 8th  

Big Reading Question- What is an important quality of a Veteran?

Vocabulary- brave

Fundations- make nonsense words, Trick Words: do and does, Practice: dictate sentence and model scooping for phrasing

Writing- Complete the sentence and illustrate: I will honor a veteran because…

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Wednesday, November 7th  

Big Reading Question- I can identify and describe culture presented in the story.

Vocabulary- Trek- a long, difficult journey

Fundations- Word of the Day: ham, Trick Word: from and have, Practice- dictate sentence and model scooping for phrasing.

Writing- The Inca: Machu Picchu- A Lucky Discovery

Write a sentence with a fact you learned about the Inca Culture.  Illustrate.  I learned…

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Tuesday, November 6th

In service day for teachers

No School for Students

READ, READ, READ

Due:

Monday, November 5th   

Big Reading Question- What is Veteran’s Day?

Vocabulary- veteran

Fundations- Word of the Day: ham, Trick Word: from and have, Practice- dictate sentence and model scooping for phrasing

Writing- Complete the sentence and illustrate: A Veteran is …

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Friday, November 2

Big Reading Question- What was the job of a “runner” in the Inca civilization?

Vocabulary- forbidden: not allowed

Fundations- Review vowels, digraphs, and challenging consonant sounds

                     Reteach the glued sound am. Write words and mark them up.

                     Word of the Day: ham

                   Trick words: from  have  (sky write and spell on white boards)

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes and record this on the reading log J

Due:

Thursday, November 1

Big Reading Question- How are the leaders of the Maya, the Aztec, and the Inca

                                      similar? How are they different?

                                      Read-Aloud Story: The Inca: Who Were the Inca?

Vocabulary- possessions: things that someone owns                    

Fundations- Review vowels, digraphs, and challenging consonant sounds

                     Review trick words; learn glued sounds: am   an

                     Dictate sounds, words, and one sentence

Writing- Complete the sentence and illustrate:

               The Inca leaders are/are not like the Maya/Aztec leaders because……..

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes and record this on the reading log J

Due:

Wednesday, October 31

STEM Halloween center rotation activities with grade level

(Reading and Math activities will be included.)

Big Reading Question: How can I become a better reader?

Vocabulary: Halloween; scare; costume; pumpkin

Read at Home – Read 15 or more minutes and record this on the reading log J

Due:

Tuesday, October 30

Big Reading Question- What facts have you learned about the Aztec culture?

Vocabulary- review words: enormous, stationary, legend

Fundations- Review some consonant sounds. short vowel sounds, and digraphs

                     Read the story “The Big Mess” chorally

                     Unit 4 Test

Writing- Complete a 4 square graphic organizer with a partner

                Write and illustrate facts learned about the Aztec civilization

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes and record this on the reading log J

Due:

Monday, October 29 

Big Reading Question- How can you identify and describe the culture of the

                                      Aztec presented in the story?

Vocabulary- enormous: very large

                      emperor of the Aztec: Moctezuma

                      Aztec capital city: Tenochtitlan (present day Mexico City)

Fundations- Introduce the trick word said.  

                     Write words, sounds, and sentences from dictation.

Writing- Write and illustrate a sentence with a fact you learned about the Aztec

               Culture: Cortes’s Letter

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes and record this on the reading log J

Due:

Friday, October 26th  

Big Reading Question- How can you identify and describe culture presented in the story?

Vocabulary- enormous: very large

Fundations- Introduce the trick word, said.  Dictate unit sounds, unit words, unit trick words and sentences.

Writing- Complete the sentence and illustrate:

               Write a sentence with a fact you learned about the Aztec Culture: Cortes’s Letter

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

 

 

Due:

Thursday, October 25th  

Big Reading Question- How can you identify and describe culture presented in the story?

Vocabulary- emperor: the ruler of an empire

Fundations- Word of the Day: call

                     Make it Fun: students see how many words they can build with     bonus letters ff, ll, ss, zz

Writing- Complete the sentence and illustrate:

               Write a sentence with a fact you learned about the Aztec Culture: In the Palace of an Emperor

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Wednesday, October 24th  

Big Reading Question- How can you identify and describe culture presented in the story?

Vocabulary- stationary: not moving; set in one place

Fundations- Word of the Day: chill

                      Introduce new trick word: was

Writing- Complete the sentence and illustrate:

               Write a sentence with a fact you learned about the Aztec Culture: The Floating Gardens of Xochimilco

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Tuseday, October 23rd  

Big Reading Question- How can you identify and describe culture presented in the story?

Vocabulary- legend: a story told over the years that may or may not be true; but that many people know

Fundations- Teach spelling for /ol/ as (all).  Dictate several (all) words.

Writing- Complete the sentence and illustrate:

               Write a sentence with a fact you learned about the Aztec Culture: The Legend of the Eagle and the Serpent

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

                                                                       

Due:

Monday, October 22nd  

Big Reading Question- How can you identify and describe culture presented in the story?

Vocabulary- review words: harvest, market, noiselessly, and accurate

Fundations- Read “The Big Mess” and completer graphic organizer.

Writing- Complete a four square to retell information from The Maya Civilization  

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Friday, October 19

Big Reading Question-How can I identify and retell details of a trip to the

                                                   Children’s Museum?                                   

Vocabulary- museum – a building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic,

                                                      or cultural interest are stored and exhibited

Writing- Write to identify details from a group experience.

                   Teacher will model writing a paragraph using the 4-square method

                    with information generated from the students.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes and record this on the reading log J

Due:

Thursday, October 18

Big Reading Question-How can I identify the main topic and retell details of a

                                                   nonfiction/informational read-aloud text?                                   

Vocabulary- accurate – without error; exactly right; correct

Fundations- Review vowels, digraphs, trick words, bonus letters, glued sound

                            Learn trick words:  I   they

                            Sentence writing (capitalization and punctuation)

Writing- Write to identify details in a nonfiction read aloud.

                   Complete the sentence:  I learned that the Maya …………………

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes and record this on the reading log J

Due:

Wednesday, October 17

Big Reading Question-How can I identify the main topic and retell details of a

                                                  nonfiction/informational read-aloud text?                                   

Vocabulary- market – a public space where people buy and sell food and

                                                  other goods

                   Fundations- Word of the Day: fill

                                         Review digraphs, vowels, trick words, and bonus letters

                                        Glued (or welded) sound:  /all/

                                        Write words and a sentence from dictation

Writing- Write to identify details in a nonfiction read aloud.

               Complete the sentence:  I learned that the Maya …………………

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes and record this on the reading log J

Due:

Tuesday, October 16

Big Reading Question-How can I identify the main topic and retell details of a

                                                   nonfiction/informational read-aloud text?                                   

Vocabulary- noiselessly – without making a sound

                            Multiple meaning word: strained

Fundations- Review consonant sounds, digraphs, vowels, trick words, bonus letters

                            Learn trick words you / your       

                           Write words and a sentence from dictation; practice fluency                    

Writing- Write to identify details in a nonfiction read aloud.

               Complete the sentence:  I learned that the Maya …………………

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes and record this on the reading log J

Due:

Monday, October 15

Big Reading Question-How can I identify the main topic and retell details of a

                                                  nonfiction/informational read-aloud text?                                   

Vocabulary- harvest – to pick or gather crops

                            Discuss the meaning of the saying. “The more the merrier.”

Fundations- Word of the Day: miss

                            Review consonant sounds, digraphs, vowels, and trick words

                            Bonus letters and how to mark them (ff, ll, ss)

Writing- Write to identify details in a nonfiction read aloud.

                  Complete the sentence:  I learned that the Maya …………………

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes and record this on the reading log J

Due:

Friday, October 5th

Big Reading Question- How are stories from different lands alike and different?

Vocabulary- review domain vocabulary: cherished, cautiously, fright, instructions, worthy, monstrous, deeds, commotion, cunning, scarcely

Fundations- review the past three units

Writing- Complete the sentence and illustrate:

               Write about your favorite folktale from this domain.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Thursday, October 4th

Big Reading Question- How are stories from different lands alike and different?

Vocabulary- review domain vocabulary: cherished, cautiously, fright, instructions, worthy, monstrous, deeds, commotion, cunning, scarcely

Fundations- Unit 3 Test

Writing- Complete Graphic Organizer

               Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Wednesday, October 3rd  

Big Reading Question- How are stories from different lands alike and different?

Vocabulary- fright  – a feeling of sudden fear

Fundations- Review vowel sounds and some consonants

                     Review all trick words- a, and, into, of, the, to, is, his, as, has, we, he, she, be, me

Writing- Complete the sentence and illustrate:

               The part that could not really happen is …

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Tuseday, October 2nd  

Big Reading Question- How are stories from different lands alike and different?

Vocabulary- cunning – sly or able to trick others

Fundations- Review vowel sounds and some consonants

                     Teach trick words- or and for

                     Dictation Sentence review

Writing- Complete the sentence and illustrate:

               Little Red Riding Hood and Hu Go Po are similar because…

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Monday, October 1st

Big Reading Question- How are stories from different lands alike and different?

Vocabulary- cherished – cared about something dearly, valued something

                      disguise- dress up as someone or something else

Fundations- Review vowel sounds and some consonants

                     Digraph Detective activity

                     Dictation Sentence review

Writing- Complete the sentence and illustrate:

               When the girl doesn’t listen to her mother…

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Friday, September 28

Big Reading Question- How are stories from different lands alike and different

Vocabulary- Review words: worthy, cautiously, monstrous, commotion, scarcely,

                                              deeds, astonished

Fundations- Review digraphs (emphasize ck and usage) vowels, and some

                         consonants

                     Word of the Day: thick

Writing- Using pictures from the story, sequence the story, Issun Boshi, and

               label with the words first, next, then, last.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Thursday, September 27

Big Reading Question- How are stories from different lands alike and different?

Vocabulary- deeds – acts or actions

                      astonished – feeling or showing great surprise or wonder

Fundations- Review vowel sounds and some consonants

                     Make nonsense words

                     Trick words:  we   he   she   be   me

Writing- Complete the sentence and illustrate:

               The settings in Tom Thumb and Issun Boshi are different because…………..

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Wednesday, September 26

Big Reading Question- How are stories from different lands alike and different?

Vocabulary- scarcely – barely; almost not

Fundations- Review all sounds and trick words

                     Read a short story and review phrasing and story elements;

                            mark up words (capitals and digraphs)

Writing- Complete the sentence and illustrate:  The settings in Tom Thumb and

                     Thumbelina are alike because……………….

Read at Home – Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book, or a book

                             you have at home J)

Due:

Tuesday, September 25

Big Reading Question- How can you tell if a story is real or fiction?

Vocabulary- commotion – noisy confusion or excitement

Fundations- Review all consonant and short vowel sounds

                     and digraphs (sh; th; wh; ch; ck); “tap” words with digraphs

                     Word of the Day:  shut

                     Write words and a sentence for review.                    

Writing- Write to show that a story is fiction.

               Complete the sentence:  I know Tom Thumb is fiction because………           

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Monday, September 24

Big Reading Question-How are stories from different lands similar and different?                                   

Vocabulary- monstrous - very frightful and/or large

Fundations- Word of the Day: much

                     Mark up words with digraphs

                     Introduce trick words:   to   into

Writing- Write to show the difference in characters.

               Complete the sentence:  Billy Beg and Rhodopis are different because…..

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                           have at homeJ)

Due:

Friday, September 21

Big Reading Question- Where do fictional stories come from?

Vocabulary- monstrous – very frightful and/or large

Fundations- Review all consonant and short vowel sounds

                            Word of the Day: much

                            Mark up words with digraphs

                            Introduce trick words: to  into

Writing- Complete the sentences:

               At the beginning, _____________________________.

               In the middle, ________________________________.

               At the end, ___________________________________.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                                      have at homeJ)

Due:

Thursday, September 20

Big Reading Question- What is the sequence in a story?

                                                    (beginning, middle, end)

Vocabulary- cautiously – carefully avoiding danger or a risk

                                                       duck (multiple meanings) – lower your head or body to                                                               avoid something; a bird that quacks and swims and has                                                               webbed feet

Fundations- Review all consonant and short vowel sounds

                            Review digraphs (sh; th; ch)

Writing- Complete the sentence and illustrate:

               My favorite part of “The Girl with the Red Slippers” is ………

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                                     have at homeJ)

Due:

Wednesday, September 19

Big Reading Question- What is the plot of a story? What makes a story fiction?

Vocabulary- plot – the events of a story

                            worthy – deserving respect, praise, or attention

Fundations- Review all consonant and short vowel sounds

                            Mark words with digraphs (underline the digraph)

                            Trick words: as   has

                            Model writing the sentence: Tom has five pennies.

Writing- Model completing the chart about the story Cinderella

Somebody

 

Wanted

 

But

 

So

 

Then

 

    Read at Home – Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book, or a book

                                          you have at home J)

Due:

Tuesday, September 18

Big Reading Question- What is the setting in a story?

Vocabulary- setting – where a story takes place

                            instructions – directions

Fundations- Review all consonant and short vowel sounds

                          and digraphs (sh; th; wh; ch; ck)

Writing- Write and illustrate the sentences:

                        The dog is in his house.

                        The bug had a dot on his leg.

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                                     have at homeJ)

Due:

Monday, September 17

Big Reading Question- What/who are characters in a story?

Vocabulary- characters – the persons or animals in a story

                             embraced – held someone in your arms expressing love

Fundations- Review all consonant and short vowel sounds

                            Introduce digraphs (sh; th; wh; ch; ck)

Writing- Write and read the trick words: the  and  is  his  of (Have students make

                   sentences with them and model writing their sentences.)

Read at Home- Read 15 or more minutes (AR book, library book; or a book you

                                    have at homeJ)

Due:

Friday, September 14

Big Reading Question- How does our body work to keep us healthy? 

Vocabulary- Domain Assessment

Fundations- Build the word of the Day and discuss the word's meaning : much Introduce the trick words to and into

Writing- Domain Assessment 

Read at Home- Read your AR or library book

Due:

Thursday, September 13
 
Big Reading Question- How does our body work to keep us healthy?
 
Vocabulary- Review from domain

Fundations- build words with digraphs- shop, ship, chin, chat, thud, thin

Writing-  Write two facts that you can recall about the human body systems

Read at Home- Read your AR or library book

Due:

Wednesday, September 12

Big Reading Question- What choices can we make to take care of our body systems?

Vocabulary- complicated- hard to understand or difficult to do

Fundations- teach digraphs wh, ch, sh, th, ck and introduce the trick words as and has

Writing- Complete the sentence frame, I can keep my body healthy by...

Read at Home- Read your AR or Library book

Due:

Tuesday, September 11

Big Reading Question- What should we eat in order to have a healthy body?

Vocabulary- balanced diet-a diet that includes a variety of food from the six food groups

Fundations- Unit 2 Test

Writing- Complete the sentence frame by explaining a balanced diet.  A balanced diet ....

Read at Home- Read your AR or Library book- Try to find the words is and his in your book.

Due:

Monday, September 10

Big Reading Question- What are the five keys to health? Why are they important?

Vocabulary- nutritious- full of vitamins and nutrients to keep you healthy

Fundations- Teacher will dictate 3 sounds, 2 review words, 2 current words, 2 trick words and 1 sentence from the Unit Resources.

Writing- Build the word of the day- quit   Students will write the word in their notebook and use it in a sentence.

Read at Home- Read your AR or Library book

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Reading Work for Friday

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Reading Work for Thursday

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Reading Work for Wednesday

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Reading Work for Tuesday

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Attached are Fundations and Reading assignments for the week.