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Unit 1

Around the Neighborhood       BIG IDEA: We see all kinds of people each day. 
Week 1 -  What Makes a Familyl?

Essential Question: How can I find the most important ideas in a selection?

Word Wall Word: I

Phonemic Awareness:rhyming words and single sounds 

Oral Vocabulary: cranes, crew, gleaming, mechanic, outlining, and solid (These are words that the students discuss as a part of the read aloud story.)

Grammar: nouns for people

Target skill: Main idea

Week 4 - Everybody Works

Essential Question: How can photographs help me better understand a selection?

Word Wall Word: and

Phonemic Awareness: beginning sounds and words in oral sentences

Oral vocabulary: customers, dough, famous, perfect, sprinkled, and stretchy

Grammar: action verbs

Target skill: Text and graphic features 
Week 2 - How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?

Essential Question:  What clues tell you how a character feels?

Word Wall Word:like

Phonemic Awareness:  beginning sounds

Oral Vocabulary: busy, company, container, job, scoop, and tortoises

Grammar: nouns for places

Target skill: Understanding characters
 

Week 5 - Kite Flying

Essential Question: Why is the order in which things happen in a story important?

Word Wall Word: I, like, the, & and   (review week)

Phonemic Awareness: beginning sounds and words in oral sentences

Oral vocabulary:  admired, delicious, delight, doubt, fable, and sigh 

Grammar: action verbs

Target skill: sequence of events


Week 3 -Please Puppy Please

Essential Question:  How do the parts of a story work together

Word Wall Word: the

Phonemic Awareness:  beginning sounds, words in oral sentences

Oral Vocabulary: cooperate, curious, interesting, slimy, smooth, and vet

Grammar: nouns for animals and things

Target skill: Story structure