Language Arts & Reading

4th Grade – Reading Wonders, Unit 2              Big Idea: Amazing Animals               What can animals teach us?                                                                                  Quarter 1, 2016-17 Addendum

 

Weekly Concept & Essential Questions

Genres, Literary Element, Text Features

Comprehension: Skills, Strategies & Fluency

Phonics: Awareness, Spelling Skill, Structural Analysis

Vocabulary Words, Domain Words,

Academic Words, Strategy

Writing: Trait, Research, About Reading

Grammar:

Skill & Mechanics

Research & Inquiry

4-2.1

Literary Lessons

 

What are some messages in animal stories?

Folktale, Fable

Theme

 

Ask and Answer Questions

 

Expression

Prefixes

Inflectional Endings

attracted, dazzling, fabric, greed, honest, requested, soared, trudged

 

symbolism, outline

 

Root Words

Writing Focus: Informative Text

 

Organization: Strong Openings

 

Explanatory Essay; How-To Writing

Write Notes on Character, Setting, and Plot

 

Write an Analysis (analyze theme)

Common and Proper Nouns

Capitalizing Proper Nouns

Weekly: Fables and Folktales

4-2.2

Animals in Fiction

 

How do animal characters change familiar stories?

Dramatic Scene, Drama, Mystery

 

 

Theme

 

Ask and Answer Questions

 

Intonation

Digraphs

 

Possessives

annoyed, attitude, commotion, cranky, familiar, frustrated, selfish, specialty

 

traditional, contemporary

 

Context Clues: Antonyms

Informal Voice

 

Write a List

 

Write an Analysis (analyze dramatic text structure)

Singular and Plural Nouns

Commas in a Series

Weekly: Animals and their Characteristics

4-2.3

Natural Connections

 

How are all living things connected?

Informational Text: Narrative Nonfiction and Expository

 

Headings: Flow Chart

Main Idea and Key Details

 

Summarize

 

Accuracy

Three-Letter Blends

Words Ending in -er and -est

crumbled, droughts, ecosystem, extinct, flourished, fragile, imbalance, ripples

 

replanted, eroded, preserve

 

flow chart, categorize

 

Context Clues: Sentence Clues

Ideas: Supporting Details

 

Write Notes and Facts on a Foldable

 

Write an Analysis (analyze text features)

Irregular Plural Nouns

Correct Plural Forms

Weekly: Food Web

4-2.4

Adaptations

 

What helps an animal survive?

Informational Text: Expository, Trickster Tale

 

Photographs and Captions: Headings

 

Main Idea and Key Details

 

Summarize

 

Rate

r-Controlled Vowels /r/ and /r/

Suffixes -ful and  -less

camouflaged, dribbles, extraordinary, poisonous, pounce, predator, prey, vibrations

spinnerets, pedipalps

captions, analyze

Prefixes

Organization: Logical Order

 

Write an Outline

Write an Analysis (analyze main ideas and details)


Possessive Nouns

Apostrophes

Weekly: Plant/Animal Adaptation

4-2.5

Animals All Around

 

How are writers inspired by animals?

Haiku, Lyric Poetry, Realistic Fiction, Poetry

 

Meter and Rhyme

Point of View

 

Ask and Answer Questions

 

Expression and Phrasing

Suffixes

Contractions

brittle, creative, descriptive, outstretched

metaphor, meter, rhyme, simile

plagiarism, presentation

Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors

Precise Language

 

Write a Summary

Write an Analysis (analyze poetic structure)

Combining Sentences

Phrases and Interjections


Weekly: Animals particular to different regions

4-2.6

Unit Level Research & Inquiry          Research Skill: Reliable Sources          Unit Project: Self-select and develop from options for unit research projects.

 


 

Language Arts & Reading

4th Grade – Reading Wonders, Unit 5              Big Idea: Figure It Out                                           What helps you understand the world around you?                       Quarter 1, 2016-17 Addendum

 

Weekly Concept &

Essential Questions

Genres,

Literary Element,

Text Features

Comprehension: Skills, Strategies & Fluency

Phonics: Awareness, Spelling Skill, Structural Analysis

Vocabulary Words,

Domain Words,

Academic Words, Strategy

Writing:

Trait, Research, About Reading

Grammar:

Skill & Mechanics

Research & Inquiry

4-5.1

Making It Happen

 

In what ways do people show they care about each other?

Realistic Fiction

Character, Setting, Plot: Problem and Solution

 

Visualize

 

Expression

Closed Syllables

Latin Prefixes

bouquet, emotion, encircle, express, fussy, portraits, sparkles, whirl

foreshadowing, metaphor

Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors

Focus: Informative Text

Organization: Strong Openings

Expository Letter; Research Report

 

Write an Analysis (analyze character, setting, plot)

Adjectives

Punctuation

Persuasive Writing

Weekly: Aid Organizations

4-5.2

On the Move

 

What are some reasons people moved west?

Tall Tale, Informational Text: Expository

Character, Setting, Plot: Cause and Effect     Visualize

 

Intonation and Phrasing

Open Syllables

Irregular Plurals

plunging, prospector, scoffed, settlement, shrivel, territories, topple, withered

hyperbole, appositive

Homographs

Sentence Fluency: Vary Sentence Types

Write a List

Write an Analysis (reflect on character, setting, plot)

Articles

Articles and Demonstrative Adjectives

Weekly: Oregon Trail

4-5.3

Inventions

 

How can inventions solve problems?

Informational Text: Biography, Expository

 

Time Lines: Photographs and Captions

Text Structure: Problem and Solution

 

Summarize

 

Rate and Accuracy

Vowel Teams

Greek and Latin Roots

dizzy, experiment, genuine, hilarious, mischief, nowadays, politician, procedure

polymer, charted, Gulf Stream

sources, transition

Greek Roots

Sentence Fluency: Transitions

Write a Report

Write an Analysis (analyze use of time line)

Adjectives That Compare

Punctuation in Letters

Weekly: Inventors

4-5.4

Zoom In

 

What can you discover when you look closely at something?

Informational Text: Expository, Fantasy

 

Photographs and Captions

Text Structure: Sequence

 

Summarize

 

Rate

r-Controlled Vowel Syllables

Frequently Misspelled Words

cling, dissolves, gritty, humid, magnify, microscope, mingle, typical

micrograph, molecules, particle, pollen, soot, rods, vapor

rate, purpose, expository

Context Clues: Antonyms

Voice: Formal Voice

Write a Summary

Write an Analysis (analyze use of sequence

Comparing With More and Most

Combining Sentences)

Weekly: Hubble Space Telescope

4-5.5

Digging Up the Past

 

How can learning about the past help you understand the future?

Informational Text, Informational Article

 

Sidebar: Map

Text Structure: Sequence

 

Summarize

 

Rate and Expression

Consonant + le Syllables

 

Latin Suffixes

archaeology, document, era, evidence, expedition, permanent, tremendous, uncover

excavating

sidebar, listening skills

Figurative Language: Proverbs and Adages

Organization: Strong Conclusions

Write a Description

Write an Analysis (reflect on author's support)

Comparing With Good and Bad

Combining Sentences

Weekly:  Archaeologists

4-5.6

Unit Level Research & Inquiry                  Research Skill: Citing Sources                     Unit Project: Self-select and develop from options for unit research projects.