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Unit 5 (March - April)

Watch Us Grow   Big Idea: Living things change as they grow.  
Week 21 -  The Tree


Essential Question: What do characters do when there is a problem?

Word Wall Words: better, night, pretty, saw, thought, told, turned, window

Spelling: far, arm, yard, art, jar, bar, barn, bark, card, yarn, smart, chart

Oral Vocabulary: clever, clues, detectives, poked, sneaky, and whispered   (These are words that the students are working on meaning and use.)

Grammar: subject pronouns

Target skill: story structure



Week 24 -  A Butterfly Grows


Essential Question: Why do authors put events in a certain order?

Word Wall Words: also, anything, flower, kind, places, ready, upon, warm

Spelling: soon, new, noon, zoo, boot, too, moon, blew, soup, you, grew, scoop

Oral Vocabulary:completely, gentle, lonely, recognize, reflection, and settle    (These are words that the students are working on meaning and use.)

Grammar: pronouns and verbs 

Target skill: sequence of events

Week 22 -  Amazing Animals


Essential Question: What clues tell you why animals look as they do?

Word Wall Words: baby, begins, eight, follow, learning, until, years, young

Spelling: her, fern, girl, sir, stir, bird, fur, hurt, turn, third, curl, first

Oral Vocabulary: misty, promised, receive, roamed, slender, and sparkling  (These are words that the students are working on meaning and use.)

Grammar: pronoun "I" 

Target skill: conclusions



Week 25 -  The New Friend


Essential Question: What clues tell you about a character?

Word Wall Words: buy, city, family, myself, party, please, school, and seven

Spelling: how, now, cow, owl, ouch, house, found, out, gown, town, shout, power

Oral Vocabulary: blossoms, cavern, ledge, lugging, shady, and shallow   (These are words that the students are working on meaning and use.)

Grammar: contractions 

Target skill: understanding characters

Week 23 -  Whistle for Willie


Essential Question: What causes events in a story to happen?

Word Wall Words: again, along, began, boy, father, house, nothing, and together

Spelling: look, book, good, hook, brook, took, foot, shook, wood, hood, crook, hoof

Oral Vocabulary: accent, behave, gooey, siesta, sizzling, and translated (These are words that the students are working on meaning and use.)

Grammar: possessive pronouns

Target skill: cause and effect