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Unit 4 (February)

Exploring Together    Big Idea - We discover new things every day.
Week 16 -  Let's Go to the Moon


Essential Question: What is important to know about the moon?

Word Wall Words: around, bring, show, because, before, carry, think, and light

Spelling: so, go, home, hole, no, rope, joke, bone, stove, poke, chose, wrote

Oral Vocabulary: atmosphere, decision, landscape, miniature, surface, and vast   (These are words that the students are working on meaning and use.)

Grammar: Questions 

Target skill: main ideas and details




Week 19 -  Thomas Rivera


Essential Question: What clues help you figure out how characters feel?

Word Wall Words: done, great, laugh, paper, soon, talk, were, work

Spelling: show, row, grow, low, blow, snow, boat, coat, road, toad, flown, toast

Oral Vocabulary: author, exactly, incomplete, permission, signature, welcomed  (These are words that the students are working on meaning and use.)

Grammar: future tense 

Target skill: conclusions








                     Week 17 -  The Big Trip


Essential Question: How are ways to travel the same and different?

Word Wall Words:about, by, car, could, don't, maybe, sure, there

Spelling:me, be, read, feet, tree, keep, eat, mean, sea, these, street, please

Oral Vocabulary: shelter, delighted, complain, pleaded, lonely, horizon  (These are words that the students are working on meaning and use.)

Grammar: Kinds of sentences 

Target skill: compare and contrast




                Week 20 -  Little Rabbit's Tale


Essential Question: What makes a story funny?

Word Wall Words: door, more, mother, old, try, use, want, wash

Spelling: bedtime sunset, bathtub, sailboat, flagpole, backpack, playpen, raincoat, inside, himself, rowboat, homemade

Oral Vocabulary: calf, flooded, meadow, rippled, swarm, wade  (These are words that the students are working on meaning and use.)

Grammar: prepositions and prepositional phrases

Target skill: cause and effect
Week 18 -  Where Does Food Come From?


Essential Question: Why do authors write nonfiction?

Word Wall Words: first, food, ground, right, sometimes, these, under, your

Spelling: play, grain, sail, mail, may, rain, way, day, stay, pain, paint, spray

Oral Vocabulary: disappointed, eagerly, fancy, scampered, slippery, spotted (These are words that the students are working on meaning and use.)

Grammar: Names of months, days, and holidays 

Target skill: author's purpose