Our next reading theme is titled, Family Time. Students will be working on mastering the following skills and concepts during this unit:
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe
Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text. Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Fluency: Quotation marks show someone is talking. When two or more characters are talking it is called dialogue. Dialect: Different people talk in different ways. In some cases, we call a certain way of speaking a dialect. Pirates like the ones in this story don’t exist anymore, but their special way of talking is kept alive every time someone reads a story like this one aloud. Italics: Sometimes italics tell the reader to emphasize the word that is in italics.Phonics: Sound of –y at the end of longer words, The prefix –un, Base words with –ed, -ing endings, silent consonants –gh, -k(n), -b
Big Idea: RelationshipsGuiding Questions How do our families influence our lives? How do relationships change over time? What makes a relationship good?