Below you will find the weekly story and skills we are working on.
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Week 16

StoryMr. Tanen’s Tie Trouble

Comprehension skill – Story Structure

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

Grammar Pronouns


Week 15

Story – Officer Buckle and Gloria

Comprehension skill – Cause and Effect

Phonics – Compound Words and the Schwa Vowel Sound

Grammar – Abbreviations

Vocabulary – Dictionary Entries


Week 14

Story – Helen Keller

Comprehension skill – Main Ideas and Details

Phonics – Long o (o, oa, ow)

Grammar – Using Proper Nouns

Vocabulary – Suffix -ly


Week 13

Story – Schools Around the World

Comprehension skill – Author’s Purpose

Phonics – Vowel Diagraphs ee, ea

Grammar – Quotation Marks

Vocabulary – Using A Dictionary


Week 12

Story – Violet’s Music

Comprehension skill – Story Structure

Phonics – Vowel Diagraphs ai, ay

Grammar – Kinds of Sentences

Vocabulary – Figurative Language/Idioms


Week 11

Story – Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type

Comprehension skill – Conclusion

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

Grammar – Kinds of Sentences

Vocabulary – Prefixes pre- and mis-


Week 10

Story – Jellies

Comprehension skill – Fact and Opinion

Phonics – Contractions

Grammar – Verbs Present, Past, and Future

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


Week 9

Story – How Chipmunk Got His Stripes

Comprehension skill – Understanding Characters

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

Grammar – Verbs in the Present

Vocabulary – Synonyms


Week 8

Story – Super 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


Week 7

Story – The Ugly Vegetables

Comprehension skill - Conclusions

Phonics – Double Consonants and ck

Grammar Proper Nouns

Vocabulary – Homophones


Week 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-)

Week 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)


Week 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

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


Week 2

Story - My Family

Comprehension skill - Compare and Contrast

Phonics - Short Vowels (oue) and CVC Syllable Pattern

Grammar Complete Sentences

Vocabulary - Using the Glossary


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


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