Journeys

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Week 26

StoryThe Mysterious Tadpole                   

Comprehension skill – Story Structure

Phonics – Words with oo, ew, ue, ou

Grammar Contractions

VocabularyMultiple-Meaning Words

 
Week 25 

Writing – Write to Res

StoryHow Groundhog’s Garden Grew

Comprehension skill – Sequence of Events

Phonics – Words with au, aw, al, o, a

Grammar More Irregular Action Verbs

Vocabulary – Using Context Clues

Writing – Write to Inform: Research Report

 
Week 24

StoryHalf-Chicken                                       

Comprehension skill – Cause and Effect

Phonics –Prefixes re-, un-, over-, pre-, mis-, Silent Consonants

Grammar Irregular Action Verbs

VocabularyAntonyms

Writing – Write to Inform: Research Report

 
 
Week 23

StoryThe Goat in the Rug                         

Comprehension skill – Conclusions

Phonics – Suffixes -y, -ly, -ful, Final Stable Syllables -tion, -ture

Grammar Irregular Verbs

VocabularyMultiple-Meaning Words

Writing – Write to Inform: Informational Paragraph Explanation

 
 
Week 22

StoryGloria Who Might Be My Best Friend  

Comprehension skill – Understanding Characters

Phonics – Homophones, Base Words and Endings -er, -est

Grammar Using Adjectives

VocabularyIdioms

Writing – Write to Inform: Compare and Contrast Paragraph

 
 
Week 21

StoryPenguin Chick                                    

Comprehension skill – Main Ideas and Details

Phonics – Words with er, ir, ur

Grammar What is an Adjective?

Vocabulary – Dictionary Entry

Writing – Write to Inform: Problem-Solution Paragraph

 
 
Week 20

StoryDex: The Heart of a Hero                 

Comprehension skill – Compare and Contrast

Phonics – Words with or, ore

Grammar – Commas in a Series

VocabularyPrefix over-

Writing – Write to Express: Fictional Narrative

 
 
Week 19

StorySignmaker’s Assistant                       

Comprehension skill – Text and Graphic Features

Phonics – Words with ar

Grammar – Commas in Dates and Places

VocabularySynonyms

Writing – Write to Express: Fictional Narrative

 
 
Week 18

StoryMy Name is Gabriela                       

Comprehension skill – Understanding Characters

Phonics – The Long e Sound for y, Changing y to i

Grammar The Verb Be

VocabularySuffixes –y and –ful

 
 
Week 17 

Writing – Write to Express: Fictional Narrative 

StoryLuke Goes to Bat                               

Comprehension skill – Sequence of Events

Phonics – Long i (I, igh, ie, y)

Grammar – Subject-Verb Agreement

VocabularyAntonyms

 
 
Week 16 

Writing – Write to Persuade: Persuasive Essasy

StoryMr. Tanen’s Tie Trouble                    

Comprehension skill – Story Structure

Phonics – Base Words and Endings (-ed, -ing)

Grammar Pronouns

VocabularyHomographs

Writing – Write to Persuade: Persuasive Essay

 
 
Lesson 15

StoryOfficer Buckle and Gloria               

Comprehension skill – Cause and Effect

Phonics – Compound Words and the Schwa Vowel Sound

Grammar Abbreviations

Vocabulary – Dictionary Entries

Writing – Write to Persuade: Persuasive Essay

 
 
 
 
Lesson 14

StoryHelen Keller                                          

Comprehension skill – Main Ideas and Details

Phonics – Long o (o, oa, ow)

Grammar – Using Proper Nouns

VocabularySuffix -ly

Writing – Write to Persuade: Persuasive Essay

 
 
 
Lesson 13

StorySchools Around the World              

Comprehension skill – Author’s Purpose

Phonics – Vowel Diagraphs ee, ea

Grammar Quotation Marks

Vocabulary – Using A Dictionary

Writing – Write to Persuade: Persuasive Paragraph

 
 
Lesson 12

StoryViolet’s Music                                      

Comprehension skill – Story Structure

Phonics – Vowel Diagraphs ai, ay

Grammar Kinds of Sentences

Vocabulary – Figurative Language/Idioms

Writing – Write to Persuade: Opinion Paragraph

 
 
Lesson 11

StoryClick, Clack, Moo Cows That Type

Comprehension skill – Conclusion

Phonics – Base Words and Endings (-s, -es)

Grammar Kinds of Sentences

VocabularyPrefixes pre- and mis-

Writing – Write to Persuade: Persuasive Letter

 
 
 
 Lesson 10

StoryJellies

Comprehension skill – Fact and Opinion

PhonicsContractions

Grammar – Verbs Present, Past, and Future

Vocabulary – Base Words and Suffixes (-er, -est)

Writing – Write to Inform: Instructions

 
 
Lesson 9

StoryHow Chipmunk Got His Stripes

Comprehension skill – Understanding Characters

Phonics – Base Words and Endings (-ed, -ing) and CV Syllable Pattern

Grammar – Verbs in the Present

VocabularySynonyms

Writing – Write to Inform: Instructions

 

Lesson 8

StorySuper Storms

Comprehension skill – Main Ideas and Details

Phonics – Consonant Diagraphs (th, sh, wh, ch, tch, ph) and Base Words and Endings (-s, -ed, -ing)

Grammar What is a Verb?

Vocabulary – Compound Words

Writing – Write to Inform: Informational Paragraph

 
Lesson 7

StoryThe Ugly Vegetables

Comprehension skill - Conclusions

Phonics – Double Consonants and ck

Grammar - Proper Nouns

Vocabulary – Homophones

Writing – Write to Inform: Summary Paragraph

 

Lesson 6

Story - Animals Building Homes

Comprehension skill - Using Text and Graphic Features

Phonics - Common Final Blends (nd, ng, nk,nt, ft, xt, mp)

Grammar - Plural Nouns

Vocabulary - Base Words and Prefixes (un-, re-)

Writing – Write to Inform: Informational Paragraph

 
 
 
Lesson 5

Story - Teacher's Pets

Comprehension skill - Story Structure

Phonics - Consonant Blends (r, l, s)

Grammar - Singular & Plural Nouns

Vocabulary - Base Words and Endings (-ed, -ing)

Writing – Write to Narrate: True Story

 

Lesson 4

Story - Diary of a Spider

Comprehension skill - Cause and Effect

Phonics - Long Vowels (o,u,e) and Sounds for g

Grammar - Nouns

Vocabulary - Context Clues

Writing – Write to Narrate: True Story

 

Week 3

Story - Henry and Mudge: Under the Yellow Moon

Comprehension skill - Author's Purpose

Phonics - Long vowels (a, i) and Sounds for c

Grammar - Statements and Questions

Vocabulary - Multiple Meaning Words

Writing – Write to Narrate: Sentences That Describe

 

Week 2

Story - My Family

Comprehension skill - Compare and Contrast

Phonics - Short Vowels (o, u, e) and CVC Syllable Pattern

Grammar - Complete Sentences

Vocabulary - Using the Glossary

Writing – Write to Narrate: Friendly Letter

 

Week 1

Story - Henry and Mudge

Comprehension skill - Sequences of Events

Phonics - Short vowels (a, i) and CVC Syllable Pattern

Grammar - Subjects and Predicates

Vocabulary - Alphabetical Order

Writing – Write to Narrate: Sentences That Tell a True Story

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