WHAT ARE WE LEARNING?

What are we learning?

Currently Learning...

Lesson 10: Jose: Born to Dance

-I can determine the author's purpose by referring to key details in a text.

-I can show understanding of analogies and connecting the phrases in them.

-I can use pronouns correctly in my writing to replace the nouns.

-I can write an opinion writing piece by following the writing process.

-I can spell words with the vowel sounds /r/. 

Spelling List: first, hurt, work, third, storm, learn, dirty, worn, record, sore, thirst, burn, cure, board, course


Past Learnings...

Making Inferences

-I can draw inferences about a text.

-I can use commas in the correct places in a variety of sentences.

-I can write an opinion writing piece by following the writing process.


Lesson 9: Dear Mr. Winston (from When I Went to the Library)

-I can draw conclusions and make generalizations about a text.

-I can show understanding of antonyms.

-I can use commas in the correct places in a variety of sentences.

-I can write an opinion writing piece by following the writing process.

-I can spell words with the vowel sounds /r/. 

Spelling List: air, clear, large, pair, chair, spark, prepare, cheer, scarf, scare, repair, earring, scarce, weird, sharp


Main Idea and Details

-I can identify the main idea and supporting details of a text.

-I can create a summary of given text.

-I can show understanding of common idioms and their meaning.

-I can write an opinion writing piece by following the writing process.


Lesson 8:  Me and Uncle Romie

-I can show understanding of the characters in a given text.

-I can identify different conjunctions in sentences.

-I can show understanding of common idioms and their meaning.

-I can write an opinion writing piece by following the writing process.

-I can spell words with the vowel sounds /ou/ and /o/. 

Spelling List: awful, power, sound, almost, thousand, aloud, bald, hawk, south, faucet, proud, claw, tower, stalk, couple

Lesson 7: Coming Distractions: Questioning Movies

-I can justify if a statement/text is a fact or opinion.
-I can label the different verb tenses as they are used in a text.
-I can summarize a text in my own words.
-I can write a narrative story about a real/ imaginary topic to entertain readers.
-I can spell words with the vowel sounds oo. 
Spelling List:
stood, spoon, shook, balloon, tooth, bloom, cookbook, tool, shampoo, put, wool, stool, proof, prove, group


Finding the Text Evidence

-I can refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says. 
-I can paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in different formats.
-I can answer open-ended questions by following the R.A.P. model.
-I can write a narrative to develop real/imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.


Lesson 6: Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude

-I can compare and contrast story details within and across texts.
-I can label the different types of verbs and examples of them.
-I can show understanding of suffixes -y and -ous.
-I can write an essay about my Fall Break by following the writing process.
-I can spell words with the vowel sounds u, yoo, and oo. 

Spelling List: drew, true, cube, Sunday, stuff, bunch, fruit, argue, crumb, crew, tune, juice, refuse, truth, young

Lesson 5: Stormalong

-I can show understanding of the characters in a given text.

-I can label the different types of nouns and examples of them.

-I can show understanding of how to use a dictionary.

-I can spell a variety of common homophones.
-I can write an essay about my Fall Break by following the writing process.

Spelling List: it's, its, their, there, they're, wait, weight, heard, herd, days, daze, heel, heal, peak, peek

Lesson 4: The Power of W.O.W.

-I can identify and justify the theme of a given text by referring to key details.

-I can write complete thoughts that show subject-verb agreement.

-I can write an essay about my Fall Break by following the writing process.

-I can spell words with the short and long “o” sounds.

Spelling List: foam, shadow, clock, glow, coach, block, shown, oatmeal, wrote, fellow, scold, coast, odd, locate, slope

Lesson 3: How Tia Lola Came to Stay

-I can determine cause-effect relationships and use them to track plot events.

-I can identify the different types of sentences and use the appropriate type when I talk.

-I can use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words.

-I can write a complete paragraph using known rules (indent, punctuation, spelling, etc.)

Spelling List: gift, tight, sight, bling, shiny, skill, crime, grind, tonight, brick, flight, live, chill, delight, build

Lesson 2: My Brother Martin!

-I can determine the author’s purpose by referring to key details from a text.

-I can write complete thoughts that contain both a subject and a predicate.

-I can use the prefixes in-, im-, il-, and ir- to determine the meaning of a word.

-I can write complete thoughts and correct run-on sentences. 

Spelling List: sweet, smell, spent, treat, leave, west, steep, member, gleam, fresh, freedom, speed, steam, beast, believe

Lesson 1: Because of Winn-Dixie

-I can determine the parts of a story by identifying the story structure.

-I can write complete thoughts that contain both a subject and a predicate.

-I can use the prefixes re-, un-, and dis- to determine the meaning of a word. 

-I can write a “bio” poem by following the poem format. 

Spelling List: skate, plan, chain, today, erase, blade, gray, past, afraid, magic, delay, amaze, drain, maybe, break