Harcourt-Houghton Mifflin Reading Journeys Grade 3

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Unit 1 Lesson 1 - A Fine, Fine School
 

Read the Story

Written by Sharon Creech

Illustrated by Harry Bliss

 

Genre:

Target Skill: Story Structure

Target Strategy:

Essential Question:

Big Idea:


 
Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week

Short vowels a, e, i, o, u with VCCV pattern
 
 
 crop  plan  thing  smell shut 
sticky  spent   lunch pumpkin  clock 
gift  class   skip  swing  

*Review: next, hug

*Challenge: hospital, fantastic

cursive spelling practice

Spelling and Vocabulary Games

Vocabulary Strategy: Multiple Meaning Words

Vocabulary Cards

 principal 

strolled   

 proud

 worried

 soared

 announced

 fine

 certainly

 Grammar

Subjects and Predicates


Writing

Write to Narrate
Focus Trait: Word Choice

Journal Questions

Proofreading Practice

Read Alouds

 Such a Deal

Guided Reading Books 

My Teacher, My Dad

Ms. Pinkerville, You're Our Star!

Ms. F Goes Back to School

Schools Then and Now

 

Social Studies Connection

  • community 

 

 

Science Connection 

 
Unit 1 Lesson 2 - The Trial of Cardigan Jones
 

Read the Story

Written and Illustrated by Tim Egan

 

Genre: Humorous fiction

Target Skill: Drawing Conclusions

Target Strategy: Infer / Predict

Essential Question:

Big Idea:

 

 
Spelling Words and  Phonics Activities for the Week

Long Vowels a, e, i, o, u with the VCe pattern
 
 
spoke  mile  save   excuse  cone
 invite cube  price   erase ripe 
 broke flame   life  rule  

*Review:

*Challenge:

cursive spelling practice

 

Spelling and Vocabulary Games 

Vocabulary Strategy: Compound Words

Vocabulary Cards

 convinced   

 trial

 jury

guilty

pointed 

honest 

murmur 

stand 

 Grammar

Kinds of sentences

 

 Writing

Write to Narrate

Focus Trait: Ideas

Read Alouds

"Sequoyah"

Guided Reading Books   

The Catnapper

The Case of the Missing Grass

Lauren the Otter

The Supreme Court

Social Studies Connection

 
Science Connection 
 
Unit 1 Lesson 3 - Destiny's Gift 
 

Read the Story

Written by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

Illustrated by Adjoa J. Burrowes

Genre: 

Target Skill: Understanding Characters

Target Strategy: Analyze / Evaluate

Essential Question:

Big Idea:

 
Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week
 
 
 

Long A spelled ai, ay and Long E spelled ee, ea
  
lay  real trail  sweet   today
 dream seem  tea   treat afraid
 leave bait screen  speed  
 
 

 Spelling and Vocabulary Games

Vocabulary Strategy: antonyms

Vocabulary Cards

 raise spreading  earn  figure 
contacted  block   afford customers 

 Grammar

Sentence Fragments and Run-ons

 

 

 

 

 Writing

Write to Narrate

Focus Trait: Voice

Journal Questions

 Proofreading Practice

Read Alouds

 Open Your Eyes!

Guided Reading Books

Lana and Miguel's Park

The Bears Ride in Style

Caroline's Treats

Animals in Danger (vocabulary reader)

  Social Studies Connection

  • fundraising

 Science Connection

     
Unit 1 Lesson 4 - Pop's Bridge
 

 Read the Story

Written by Eve Bunting

Illustrated by C.F. Payne

Genre: Historical fiction

 Target Skill: Compare and Contrast

Target Strategy: Infer / Predict

Essential Question:

Big Idea:

 
Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week
 

Long O spelled oa, ow

Spelling Cards

load  open told yellow soak
shadow foam follow glow sold
window coach almost throat

*Review:

*Challenge:

cursive spelling practice

Spelling and Vocabulary Games

  Vocabulary Strategies: Base Words and Suffixes with -s, -es, -ed, -ing

Vocabulary Cards

 balancing tide   crew  disappears
 foggy stretch   excitement cling 

 Grammar

Common and Proper Nouns

 

 

  Writing

Write to Narrate

Focus Trait: Ideas

Journal Questions

Proofreading Practice 

Read Alouds

 The Bixby Bridge

Guided Reading Books

The Tallest Tower (Empire State Building)

Champ of the Hoover Dam

Sky-High Dreams

Champ

 

  Social Studies Connection

 

Science Connection

  • Bridges Brain Pop Video
  • arch bridge (Projectable 4.9)
  • beam bridge (Projectable 4.9)
  • suspension bridge (Projectable 4.9)
  •  
       
    Unit 1 Lesson 5 - Roberto Clemente, Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates
     

    Read the Story

    Written by Jonah Winter

    Illustrated by Raul Colon

    Genre:

    Target Skill: Cause and Effect

    Target Strategy: Visualize

     Essential Question:

    Big Idea:

     
    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week
     

    Long I spelled i, ie, igh                


     slight mild sight pie
     mind tie  pilot  might
     lie tight  blind  fight
     die  midnight    

     *Review:

    *Challenge:

    cursive spelling practice

    Spelling and Vocabulary Games

    Vocabulary Strategy: Prefix mis-

    Vocabulary Cards

     stands score   fans  league
     slammed pronounced  style  polish

     Grammar

    Plural nouns with -s and -es

     

     

     Writing

    Write to Narrate
    Focus Trait: Sentence Fluency

    Read Alouds

    The Tennessee Tornado (Wilma Rudolph)

    Guided Reading Books

    Willie Mays

    Babe Ruth

    The Home Run King (Hank Aaron)

    Mia and Nomar

    Social Studies Connection 


    Wilma Rudolph, The Tennessee Tornado

    Science Connection 

    • earthquakes
     
     
    Unit 2 Lesson 6 - Max's Words
     

     Read the Story

    Written by Kate Banks

    Illustrated by Boris Kulikov

     

    Genre:

    Target Skill: Sequence of Events

    Target Strategy: Question

    Essential Question: What clues in a story help you figure out the sequence of events?

    Big Idea: We communicate in many ways.

     
    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week

     

    Words with VCV pattern

    Spelling Cards

    math   toast easy  socks  Friday 
     stuff paid   cheese June   elbow
    program  shiny   piles sticky   

    *Review:

    *Challenge:

    cursive spelling practice

    Spelling and Vocabulary Games 

    Vocabulary Strategies: Suffixes -er, -or

    Vocabulary Cards

     collect  scrambled orders  sorted 
     ragged rapidly   continued  darted

     Grammar

    Verbs

     

     

     Writing

    Write to Respond

    Focus Trait: Ideas

    Journal Questions

    Proofreading Practice 

    Read Alouds

    The Storytelling Stone

     Connection to Poetry: Poems that Slither, Walk, and Fly

    Guided Reading Books

     Frankie's Facts

    Seeing Sayings

    Racecar Bob in Panama

    Liddy's Sayings

    Social Studies Connection

    writing stories

     

    Science Connection 

     
     
     
    Unit 2 Lesson 7 - What Do Illustrators Do?
     

     Read the Story

    Written and Illustrated by Eileen Christelow

    Genre:

    Target Skill: Text and Graphic Features

    Target Strategy: Analyze / Evaulate

    Essential Question: How do pictures tell you a story?

    Big Idea: We communicate in many ways.

     
    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week
     

    Spelling Cards

     Three Letter Clusters scr=, spr-, str-, thr-

     three scrap street spring thrill
    scream strange throw string scrape
    spray threw strong scratch  

    *Review:

    *Challenge:

    cursive spelling practice

    Spelling and Vocabulary Games 

    Vocabulary Strategy: Synonyms

    Vocabulary Cards

     tracing imagine illustrate scribbles
    sketches research textures tools

     Grammar

    Verb tenses

     

     Writing

    Write to Respond

    Focus Trait: Organization

    Journal Questions

    Proofreading Practice

    Read Alouds

    Louis Braille: Boy Inventor

    Jack Draws a Beanstalk

    Guided Reading Books

     Making Murals

    Artists All Around You

    Art in Caves

    Artists Are Everywhere

     

     Social Studies Connection

    Eric Carle

    Science Connection

     
     
    Unit 2 Lesson 8 - The Harvest Birds
     

     Read the Story

    Written by Blanca Lopez de Mariscal

    Illustrated by Linda Crane

    Genre:

    Target Skill: Conclusions

    Target Strategy: Infer / Predict

    Essential Question: How can readers figure out the message in a story?

    Big Idea: We communicate in many ways.

     
    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week

    Spelling Cards

     Silent Letters kn, wr

    itch wreck knee patch wrap
    knot watch knife stretch write
    knew knock match wrong

    *Review:

    *Challenge:

    cursive spelling practice

    Spelling and Vocabulary Games 

    Vocabulary Strategy: Multiple Meaning Words

    Vocabulary Cards

     harvest separate ashamed borders 
    advice  borrow  patch  serious 

     Grammar

    Commas in a Series

     

    Writing 

    Write to Respond

    Focus Trait: Word Choice

    Journal Questions

     Proofreading Practice

    Read Alouds

    Sweet Berries

    The Farmer and the Dream

     Guided Reading Books

      Dear Diary

    The Great Storyteller

    The Night Bird

    The Storyteller

    Social Studies Connection

     

     Science Connection

    zanate birds

    harvest

     

      Unit 2 Lesson 10 - Young Thomas Edison

     


    Written and Illustrated by Michael Dooling

    Genre:
      
    Target Skill: Main Idea and Details 

    Target Strategy: Summarize

    Essential Question: Why are details important in a biography?

    Big Idea: We communicate in many ways.
     
     
    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week
     
     Words with au, aw, al, o
     
     talk
    cross 
    awful 
    law 
    cloth 
    cost 
    crawl 
    chalk 
    also 
    raw 
     salt
    wall 
    lawn 
     always
     

     *Review:

    *Challenge:
     
    Spelling and Vocabulary Games 
     
    Vocabulary Strategy: Categorize and Classify
     
     
     signal
    genius 
    gadget 
    invention 
    laboratory 
    experiment 
    occasional 
    electric 
     Grammar

    Subject and Object Pronouns
     
     
     
    Writing

    Write to Respond

    Focus Trait: Sentence Fluency

     
     
    Read Alouds
     
    Ryan Hreljac, Saving
     
    Moving Pictures
     
    Guided Reading Books
     
     
     
     
    The Life of George Washington Carver 
    Social Studies Connection
     
    Thomas Edison videos (History.com)
     
    Samuel Morse / Morse code / Locust Grove
     
     
     
     
     Science Connection
     
    Young Thomas Edison (visit his lab)
     
     
    inventions
     
     
     
    Unit 3 Lesson 11 - Jump
     

    Read the Story

    Written by: Floyd Cooper

    Illustrated by: 

    Genre: Biography

      Target Skill: Fact and Opinion

    Target Strategy: Question

     Essential Question:  How can you tell what an author thinks about a topic?

    Big Idea: Facing a challenge helps us grow.

    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week

     
    Vowel Dipthongs oi, oy
     
     joy point  voice  join  oil 
    coin  noise  spoil  toy  joint 
    boy  soil  choice  boil   
     
    *Review:

    *Challenge:
     
     

     Spelling and Vocabulary Games

    Vocabulary Strategy: Suffixes -y, -ful, -ous

    Vocabulary Cards 

     championship power  professional  athlete 
     rooting court   competitor entire

    Grammar 

    More Plural Nouns

     

     Writing

    Write to Narrate

    Focus Trait: Word Choice

    Journal Questions

     Proofreading Practice

     

     Read Alouds

    Science For Sports Fans

    Guided Reading Books

     Michele Kwan, Skating Champion

    Tiger Woods

    Social Studies Connection 

    James Blake

    Dr. Jemison 

     

    Science Connection 

    See Michael talk about the science of jumping
     
    Unit 3 Lesson 12 - The Science Fair
     

    Written by:

    Illustrated by: 

      Target Skill: Story Structure

    Target Strategy: Visualize

     Essential Question:  How do characters affect a plot of a story?

    Big Idea: Facing a challenge helps us grow.
    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week

     
    Homophones video

     
     hole whole its  it's hear 
    here  won  one  our  hour 
    their  there  fur  fir   
     
    *Review:
    *Challenge:
     
     
     Spelling and Vocabulary Games
     
    Vocabulary Strategy: Idioms
     
     
     report  presentation   erupt creative  
    educational  certificate  impressive  charts 
     
    Grammar 




     
     Writing

    Write to Narrate

    Focus Trait: Word Choice
     
     
     Read Alouds


    Guided Reading Books


    Social Studies Connection 
     
     
    Science Connection 
     
    Unit 3 Lesson 13 - Yonder Mountain: A Cherokee Legend
     

    Written by:

    Illustrated by: 

     

    Genre:

      Target Skill: Compare and Contrast

    Target Strategy: Analyze / Evaluate

     Essential Question:  How might people change after facing a challenge?

    Big Idea: Facing a challenge helps us grow.
     
    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week


    Contractions with n't, 'd, 've 

     
     I'd he's  haven't  doesn't  let's 
     there's wouldn't   what's she's  aren't 
    hasn't  couldn't  he'd  they're   
     *Review:
    *Challenge:
     
     Spelling and Vocabulary Games

    Vocabulary Strategy: Homophones / Homographs

    Vocabulary Cards


    peak  examined  fondly  steep 
    rugged  pausing  mist  pleaded 

     Grammar

    Subject-Verb Agreement



     Writing


    Write to Narrate

    Focus Trait: Organization

    Journal Questions

     Proofreading Practice


    Read Alouds

    Guided Reading Books 

    Timid Boy and Mama Bear: A Pueblo Legend

    The Lonely Man: An Abenaki Legend

    Social Studies Connection 

    Science Connection 






    Unit 3 Lesson 14 - Aero and Officer Mike

    Written by:
    Illustrated by:
    Genre: Informational text

      Target Skill: Author's Purpose

    Target Strategy: Summarize

     Essential Question: Why do authors write different kinds of texts?

    Big Idea: Facing a challenge helps us grow.
     
    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week
     
     
    horse   mark storm  market  acorn 
    artist  March  north  barking  stork 
    thorn  forest  chore  restore   

     *Review:
    *Challenge:
     
     Spelling and Vocabulary Games
    Vocabulary Strategy: Prefixes im- and in-
    Vocabulary Cards

    lying loyal partners shift
    quiver patrol ability snap

     Grammar

    Pronouns and Verbs




     Writing

    Write to Narrate

    Focus Trait: Ideas

    Journal Questions
    Proofreading Practice
    Read Alouds

    Guided Reading Books 
    Helper Monkeys
    Rescue Dogs

    Good Dogs, Guide Dogs
    Dogs to the Rescue



    Social Studies Connection 



    Science Connection 





    Unit 3 Lesson 15 - The Extra-Good Sunday


    Written by: Beverly Cleary

    Illustrated by: Tracy Dockray

    Genre: Humorous fiction

      Target Skill: Understanding Characters

    Target Strategy: Infer / Predict

     Essential Question: What clues in a story help you understand its characters?

    Big Idea: Facing a challenge helps us grow.
     
    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week

    Vowel +r sound as in nurse 
     
     nurse  work shirt  hurt  first 
    word  serve  curly  dirt  third 
    worry  turn stir  firm   

     *Review:
    *Challenge:
     
     Spelling and Vocabulary Games

    Vocabulary Strategy:

    Vocabulary Cards

    anxiously degrees tense ingredients
    recommended remarked festive cross

     Grammar

    Verb Tenses




     Writing

    Write to Narrate
    Focus Trait: Voice

    Journal Questions

    Proofreading Practice
    Read Alouds
    Tia Luisa's Fruit Salad

    Guided Reading Books 
    Kitchen Science
    Fifi's Bath
    Trouble with Triplets
    Waiting for Aunt Ro


    Social Studies Connection 

    Science Connection 




    Unit 4 Lesson 16 - A Mr. Rubbish Mood

    Read the Story

    Written by: Megan McDonald

    Illustrated by: Peter H. Reynolds

    Genre: Humorous fiction

    Target Skill: Author's Purpose

    Target Strategy: Monitor / Clarify

    Essential Question: Why do some authors write funny stories?

    Big Idea: Our world is an amazing place!


     
    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week


     
     
     air wear chair stairs bare
    bear  hair care  pear  pair 
    share  near  ear  beard   

    *Review:

    *Challenge:

    cursive spelling practice

      Spelling and Vocabulary Games

    Vocabulary Strategy: Context Clues

    Vocabulary Cards


    recycle


    project

    dripping

    carton
     
    complicated
     global rubbish  hardly   shade  pollution

     Grammar

    Adjectives and Adverbs

    Writing

    Write to Persuade

    Focus Trait: Ideas

    Journal Questions

    Proofreading Practice

    Read Alouds


    Guided Reading Books 

    The Recycling Contest

    Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

    Caesar's Pollution Solution




    Other resources, including clips of Judy Moody: Not Another Bummer Summer movie

     

    Social Studies Connection

    •  
     

    Science Connection 

    • recycling
    • rainforest

    Unit 4 Lesson 17 - The Albertosaurus Mystery

    Read the Story

    Written by: Dr. T.V. Padma

    Genre: Informational Text

    Target Skill: Conclusions

    Target Strategy: Visualize

    Essential Question: How can you figure out ideas the author doesn't state directly?

    Big Idea: Our world is an amazing place!


     
    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week

     


    Words with /j/ and /s/
     
    age  space change jawbone jacket
    giant  pencil  circle  once  large 
    dance  jeans  bounce  huge   

    *Review:

    *Challenge:

    cursive spelling practice

      Spelling and Vocabulary Games

    Vocabulary Strategy: Suffix -ly

    Vocabulary Cards

    clues 

    remains evidence prove fossils 
    skeletons  uncovering  buried  fierce  location 

     Grammar

    Adjectives and Articles

    Writing

    Write to Persude

    Focus Trait: Voice

    Journal Questions

     Proofreading Practice

    Read Alouds

    Finding Fossils for Fun

    Guided Reading Books 

    Uncovering the Past

    The Man Who Digs Dinosaurs

     

    Social Studies Connection

    Candadian Badlands 
     

    Science Connection 

    • fossils
    • archaeology
    • paleontology
    • Museum of Natural History

    Unit 4 Lesson 18 - A Tree is Growing

    Read the Story

    Written by: Arthur Dorros

    Illustrated by: S.D. Schindler

    Genre: Informational Text

    Target Skill: Text and Graphic Features

    Target Strategy: Question

    Essential Question: How can pictures and labels give you more information?

    Big Idea: Our world is an amazing place!


     
    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week

     
    the sounds /k/ and /kw/

    shark  check queen circus flake
    crack second  squeeze  quart  squeak 
    quick coldest  Africa  Mexico   

    *Review:

    *Challenge:

    cursive spelling practice

      Spelling and Vocabulary Games

    Vocabulary Strategy: Categorize and Classify

    Vocabulary Cards

     pollen

    store clumps passages absorb
    throughout coverings  spines  tropical  dissolve 

     Grammar

    Using the Verb Be and  Helping Verbs

    Writing

    Write to Persuade

    Focus Trait: Word Choice

    Journal Questions

     Proofreading Practice

    Read Alouds

    Poems about Nature

    Guided Reading Books 

    Daffodil Spring

    The Power of Corn

     

    Social Studies Connection

     

     

    Science Connection

    • trees
     
    Unit 4 Lesson 19 - Dogzilla

    Read the Story

    Written and Illustrated by: Dav Pilkey

    Genre: Humorous fiction

    Target Skill: Cause and Effect

    Target Strategy: Summarize

    Essential Question: How can one event lead to a series of adventures?

    Big Idea: Our world is an amazing place!


     
    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week



     
    mood  wooden drew smooth blue
    balloon true  crooked  chew  tooth 
    hooves  cool  food  pooch   

    *Review:

    *Challenge:

    cursive spelling practice

      Spelling and Vocabulary Games

    Vocabulary Strategy: Prefixes pre-, re-, bi- 

    Vocabulary Cards


     fiery

    within 


    scientific

    ancient

    mysterious
     
    emergency

    panicking 

     
    horrifying

    prehistoric 
     
    immediately

     Grammar

    Irregular Past Tense Verbs

    Writing

    Write to Persuade
    Focus Trait: 

    Journal Questions

     Proofreading Practice

    Read Alouds


    Guided Reading Books 

    The Stinky Skunk

    PT's Terrible Problem

     

    Social Studies Connection 

     

    Science Connection 


    Unit 4 Lesson 20 - Life on the Ice

     
    Read the Story

    Written by: Susan E. Goodman

    Illustrated by: Michael J. Doolittle


    Genre: Informational Text

    Target Skill: Main Idea and Details

    Target Strategy: Infer / Predict

    Essential Question: Where are main ideas often found in non-fiction text?

    Big Idea: Our world is an amazing place!



    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week



    Compound Words
     
     birthdayanyonesometimeseverythinghomework
    afternoon airplane grandmothersomethingwithout 
    himself faraway sunburned daylight 

    *Review:

    *Challenge:

    cursive spelling practice

     
     

    Writing

    Write to Persuade

    Focus Trait: Organization

    Journal Questions

     Proofreading Practice

     Grammar

    Contractions

     


      Spelling and Vocabulary Games 

    Vocabulary Strategy: 

    Vocabulary Cards

     shelter


    layer

    constant

    climate
     
    wilderness

    region
     

    unexpected 

    gliding 

     
    overheated

    colony 

    Read Alouds

    The Raven: An Inuit Myth

    Guided Reading Books

    Watch Out Polar Bears

    Living in Trees 
     Social Studies Connection
    • latitude
    • longitude
    • Equator
    • North Pole
    • South Pole

    Science Connection 
    • global warming
    • Arctic
    • Antarctic

    Unit 5 Lesson 21 - Two Bad Ants



    Written and illustrated by: Chris Van Allsburg


    Genre: fantasy

    Target Skill: Story Structure

    Target Strategy: Monitor / Clarify

    Essential Question: What might the problem be in a story about ants?

    Big Idea: There are many reasons to take a journey.





    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week


    Spelling Cards


     comingswimming droppingtapping taping 
    invitedsaving stared planned changing 
    joking loved gripped tasted  

    *Review

    *Challenge


    Spelling and Vocabulary Games 

    Vocabulary Strategy: Dictionary / Glossary Entry 
     
    Vocabulary Cards
     
    scoutnarrowsurroundedundergroundpuzzling
    glassyviolentlyliquidsoggyunaware 

    Grammar

     

     


    Read Alouds

     

    Guided Reading Books

    Rocky's Road Home


    Perri Plays Possum
     Social Studies Connection


     Science Connection

    Unit 5 Lesson 22 - The Journey: Stories of Migration 


    Read the Story


    Written by: Cynthia Rylant


    Illustrated by: Lambert Davis

    Genre: informational text

    Target Skill: Compare and Contrast

    Target Strategy: Visualize

    Essential Question: How are different animals' lives alike and different?

    Big Idea: There are many reasons to take a journey.





    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week

    Spelling Cards

    *Review

    *Challenge

    cities cried puppies hurried stories 
    flies parties tried pennies fried 
    carried babies spied ponies  

    cursive spelling practice


    Spelling and Vocabulary Games 

    Vocabulary Strategy: Dictionary / Glossary Entry 
     
    Vocabulary Cards
     
    survivalmigrateplentyfrighteningaccidents
    solidchillylandscapethunderousdramatic 

    Grammar

     

    Writing

     

     

    Guided Reading Books


    Monarchs on the Move

    Rescuing the Whooping Crane


     

    Social Studies Connection

     
    Science Connection 

    Unit 5 Lesson 23 - The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman


    Read the Story


    Written by: Darcy Pattison


    Illustrated by: Joe Cepeda

    Genre: fantasy

    Target Skill: Sequence of Events

    Target Strategy: Analyze / Evaluate

    Essential Question: What happens if you tell story events out of order?

    Big Idea: There are many reasons to take a journey.





    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week


    Spelling Cards

    *Review

    *Challenge

     singerloudly joyful teacher fighter 
    closely powerful farmer quickly careful 
    friendly speaker wonderful truly  

    cursive spelling practice 

    Spelling and Vocabulary Games 

    Vocabulary Strategy: Dictionary / Glossary Entry 
     
    Vocabulary Cards
     
    sincereconversationsmanagedinspiredloaded
    reunion loveliest currently terror pleasure 

    Grammar


     

    Writing

    Focus Trait:


     

    Read Alouds


    Guided Reading Books

    Binxie Gets Lost

    Hopping Henry

    Social Studies Connection



    Science Connection
     

    Unit 5 Lesson 24 - Dog-of-the-Sea-Waves




    Written and illustrated by: James Rumsford

     

    Genre: realistic fiction

    Target Skill: Author's Purpose

    Target Strategy: Question

    Essential Question: Why might a writer tell a story about a faraway place?

    Big Idea: There are many reasons to take a journey.



    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week

    Spelling Cards

    *Review

    *Challenge

    unfoldrejoinuntiereheat unfair 
     unclearrepaid rewrite unhurt recheck 
    unlucky unwrap reuse unsure  

    cursive spelling practice 

    Spelling and Vocabulary Games 

    Vocabulary Strategy: Dictionary / Glossary Entry 
     
    Vocabulary Cards
     
    guidedrippledarrivalvoyagetwisted
     aboardanchor spotted bay lava 

    Grammar

     

    Writing

    Focus Trait:

     

     

    Read Alouds


    Guided Reading Books

    The Great Bay

    Friends with WIngs

    Social Studies Connection Science Connection

     

    Unit 5 Lesson 25 - Mountains: Surviving Mt. Everest


    Read the Story

    Written by:

    Genre: informational text

    Target Skill: Text and Graphic Features

    Target Strategy: Infer / Predict

    Essential Question: How are headings, maps, and diagrams helpful to readers?

    Big Idea: There are many reasons to take a journey.


    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week

    Spelling Cards

    *Review

    *Challenge

     painlesssickness sadness helpless thankless 
    kindness hopeless darkness fearless thickness 
    careless goodness spotless softness  

    cursive spelling practice 


    Spelling and Vocabulary Games 

    Vocabulary Strategy: Analogies
     
    Vocabulary Cards
     
     approached sectionavalanches increases equipment
     tanks slopes altitude succeed     halt

    Grammar

    Writing

    Focus Trait:

    Read Alouds

    Guided Reading Books

    Rushing for Gold

    Up, Up, and Away!

     

    Social Studies Connection

    Science Connection 



    Unit 6 Lesson 26 - The Foot Race Across America

     
    Long Article: The Foot Race Across America (narrative nonfiction)
    Short Article: Paca and the Beetle (folktale)
    Poetry: Fast Track / Ode to My Shoes (poetry)

    Target Skill: Main Idea and Details

    Target Strategy: Analyze / Evaluate

    Essential Question: How can you figure out the main ideas in a text?

    Big Idea: To reach a goal takes hard work.


    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week

    Spelling Cards

    *Review

    *Challenge

    person helmetuntilcarpetMonday
    enjoyforgetproblemSundaygarden 
    ordermistake umpire herself  

    cursive spelling practice 

     Spelling and Vocabulary Games 

    Vocabulary Strategy: Analogies
     
    Vocabulary Cards

    principalproudannouncedadviceloyal
    collect ability absorb ancient loveliest 


     
    Grammar

    Writing Quotations
      

    Unit 6 Lesson 27 - The Power of Magnets

    Long Article: The Power of Magnets
    Short Article: Electromagnets and You
    Poetry: Science Fair Project / Magnet
     
    Target Skill: Cause and Effect

    Target Strategy: Summarize

    Essential Question: How can an invention cause peoples' lives to change?

    Big Idea: To reach a goal takes hard work
    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week

    Spelling Cards

    *Review

    *Challenge

    Double consonants

     jellybottom pillow happen butter 
    lesson cherrysudden arrow dollar 
    hello rabbit letter button  

    cursive spelling practice
     
     

    Spelling and Vocabulary Games 

    Vocabulary Strategy: Analogies
     
    Vocabulary Cards
     researchtools familiar gadget invention
    experimentelectric power prove scientific 

     
    Grammar

    Commas in Sentences
      

    Unit 6 Lesson 28 - Becoming Anything He Wants to Be

     
    Target Skill:

    Target Strategy:

    Essential Question:

    Big Idea:
    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week

    Spelling Cards

    *Review

    *Challenge 

    cursive spelling practice
     

    Spelling and Vocabulary Games 

    Vocabulary Strategy: Analogies
     
    Vocabulary Cards
     
    Grammar
    Writing
     
     Read Alouds

    Guided Reading Books

     Social Studies Connection

    Science Connection

    Unit 6 Lesson 29 - A New Home of Heroes

     
    Target Skill:

    Target Strategy:

    Essential Question:

    Big Idea: 


    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week

    Spelling Cards

    *Review

    *Challenge 

    cursive spelling practice
     

    Spelling and Vocabulary Games 

    Vocabulary Strategy: Analogies
     

    Vocabulary Cards

     
    Grammar
    Writing Read Alouds

    Guided Reading Books

    Social Studies ConnectionScience Connection


    Unit 6 Lesson 30 - Saving Buster

     
    Target Skill:

    Target Strategy:

    Essential Question:

    Big Idea: 

    Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week

    Spelling Cards

    *Review

    *Challenge 

    cursive spelling practice

    Spelling and Vocabulary Games 

    Vocabulary Strategy: Analogies
     
    Vocabulary Cards
     
    Grammar

    Writing

    Read Alouds

    Guided Reading Books

    Social Studies Connection


    Science Connection 


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