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Unit 6 (April-May)

Three Cheers for Us!      Big Idea:  Always try your best!
Week 26 -  The Dot


Essential Question: What are ways to make art the same and different?

Word Wall Words: above, bear, even, pushed, studied, surprised, teacher, and toward

Spelling: mix, mixed, hop, hopped, hope, hoping, run, running, use, used, writing, grabbed

Oral Vocabulary: field, magical, shrubbery, softly, universe, and wonderous   (These are words that the students are working on meaning and use.)

Grammar: exclamations

Target skill: compare and contrast



Week 29 -  Inspector Hopper: A Boat Disappears


Essential Question: How do some story events make other story events happen?

Word Wall Words: almost, gone, idea, any, happened, leaves, behind, and hello

Spelling: sad, sadly, slow, slowly, dust, dusty, trick, tricky, help, helpful, quickly, hopeful

Oral Vocabulary: corner, disguised, mystery, seriously, signs, and solve   (These are words that the students are working on meaning and use.)

Grammar: adverbs

Target skill: cause and effect
Week 27 -  What Can You Do?

Essential Question: How do words and photos together give information?

Word Wall Words: always, happy, once, different, high, stories, enough, and near

Spelling: hard, harder, hardest, fast, faster, fastest, slow, slower, slowest, sooner, shorter, shortest

Oral Vocabulary: cobweb, demanded, dreadful, grumbled, panted, and terrified  (These are words that the students are working on meaning and use.)

Grammar: kinds of sentences

Target skill: text and graphic features




Week 30 -  Mia Hamm: Winners Never Quit


Essential Question: What can you learn from story characters?

Word Wall Words: brothers, loved, people, everyone, most, sorry, field, and only

Spelling: even, open, begin, baby, tiger, music, paper, zero, table, below, because, silent

Oral Vocabulary: careful, mightiest, show-off, waste, wild, and wobble   (These are words that the students are working on meaning and use.)

Grammar: adjectives that compare

Target skill: understanding characters
Week 28 -  The Kite


Essential Question: How does a problem make a story interesting?

Word Wall Words: across, head, second, ball, heard, should, cried, and large

Spelling: my try, sky, fly, by, dry, pie, cried, night, light, myself, brighter

Oral Vocabulary: assures, audience, chorus, determined, enthusiasm, and stomped   (These are words that the students are working on meaning and use.)

Grammar: adjectives

Target skill: story structure