Journeys Lessons Grade 1

Lesson 1: What Is a Pal? by Nina Crews
Question to think about: What is important about being a friend?

Phonics: Using the letters d, f, n, p, and short a

Spelling Words: am, at, sat, man, dad, and mat practice here

Words to Know: and, be, help, play, with, and you

Comprehension: Finding the main idea (what is the story about) and summarize (Tell about the story using only a few sentences)

Vocabulary Strategies: Classify and categorize-using action words (Separate and group like items together)

Fluency Practice: Accuracy (Reading what is written without making mistakes)

Grammar: Using nouns-words that name people and animals

Writing: Writing about yourself and using labels to identify your picture

Web Resources

Word Families Sort Click on a

Construct a Word Click on at or an

Zac the Rat

Make a Word with -at

Phoneme Pop

Sound Match with Clifford

Nouns Brain Pop Jr. 

Chicken Coop

Get Your Mouth Moving Song

At the Library Song

Where's My Match?

Beginning Consonants

Picture Match

cvcPop Click on a

CVC Maker

Word Families Click on at or an

Sorting Short A Words Click on Unit 4

WebWord Find Short A Words

Word Builder Short A Words Click on Unit 4

Garden Leaves

Lesson 2: The Storm by Raul Colon
Question to think about: What clues tell you how a character feels?

Words to Know: for, have, he, look, too, and what

Spelling Words: if, is, him, rip, fit, and pin practice here

Phonics: Using the letters r, h, /z/s, b, g, and short i; using -it

Comprehension: Understanding character and Infer/Predict Readers make inferences when they use their own experiences along with information gathered from the text to create meaning or draw a conclusion that isn't directly said in the text.

Vocabulary Strategies: Context clues (Using the surrounding words to help you to figure out the meaning)

Fluency Practice: Accuracy (Reading what is written without making mistakes)

Grammar: Using nouns-words that name places and things

Writing: Writing about yourself and using captions with your picture

Web Resources

Make a Word with -ip

Construct a Word Click ig at or in

cvcPop Click on i

Picture Match

Word Families Sort Click on i     

Word Builder Short i Words

WebWord Find Short i Words

Sound Sea

The Big Hit

Beginning Consonants

Color Words

Meet Raul Colon

Lesson 3: Curious George at School by Margaret and H. A. Rey
Question to think about: Why is the order of story events important?

Words to Know: do, find, funny, sing, no, and they

Spelling Words: log, dot, top, hot, lot, and ox practice here

Phonics: Using the letters l, x, and short o; Using -s at the end

Comprehension: Sequence of events (Putting the story in the order in which it happened) and monitor/clarify (thinking about what is happening in the story and if you get confused then stop and try to figure it out)

Vocabulary Strategies: Multiple-meaning words

Fluency Practice: Phrasing (putting 2 or 3 words together in a sentence) Looking at a period at the end of the sentence and knowing it means to stop and take a breath.

Grammar: Using action verbs

Writing: Writing sentences and thinking about word choice (deciding the words that will best express what it is that you want to say)

Web Resources

Word Families Sort Click on o

cvcPop Click on o

Picture Match

Word Builder Unit 7 short o

Make a Word: -ot

Construct a Word Click on op or ot

Make a Word: -og

WebWord Find Short O Words

Chicken Stacker Click on the o

Then and Now

On the Job PBS

Beginning Consonants

Sloppy Pop Song

Mox's Shop

Without An S

Koala Lou audio How it came about

Story Scramble Arthur

Curious George

Curious George Video

 

Lesson 4: Lucia's Neighborhood by George Ancona
Question to think about: What information do words and pictures give?

Words to Know: all, does, here, me, my, and who

Spelling Words: yet, web, pen, wet, leg, and hen practice here

Phonics: Using the letters y, w, k, v, j, and short e; using -et

Comprehension: Text and graphic features and questions (thinking about questions you want answered before, during, and after you read the story)

Vocabulary Strategies: Alphabetical order

Fluency Practice: Intonation (rise and fall of your voice For example, your voice goes up at the end of a question.)

Grammar: Using adjectives-words that tell size and shape

Writing: Writing a class story and thinking about word choice

Web Resources

Make a Word: -en

Word Families Sort Click on e

cvcPop Click on e

Mr. Anker Tests

WebWord Find Short E Words

Word Sort Unit 8

Word Builder Unit 8

HMS Sweet Tooth Find the periods for the end of the sentences.

ABC Gulp

Alpahbet Bears Paw Park

Alphabetical Order

Alphabet Book Game

Connect the Dots

ABC Order With Lil' Mo 

ABC Order Saxon 

ABC Train

Peg the Hen

Construct a Word Click on ed or et

Make a Word: -et

Short e Practice 

Beginning Consonants

Picture Match

Word Families Click on en

Your Neighborhood Ben's Guide 

Work, Work, Work Sequencing 

Build a Neighborhood PBS

 

 

Lesson 5: Gus Takes the Train by Russell Benfanti
Question to think about: How does the setting make a story interesting?

Words to Know: friend, full, good, hold, many and pull                       

Spelling Words: up, bug, mud, nut, hug, and tub practice here

Phonics: Using the letters qu, z, and short u

Comprehension: Story structure (the beginning, middle, and end of the story) and analyze/evaluate (to look at the text carefully)

Vocabulary Strategies: Antonyms (words that are the opposite)

Fluency Practice: Self-correction (correcting a mistake that was made)

Grammar: Using adjectives-using color and number words

Writing: Writing a class story and thinking about ideas

Web Resources

Word Families Sort Click on u

Picture Match

Make a Word with Clifford

Word Sort Unit 9

Make a Word: -ug

Construct a Word Click on un

cvcPop Click on u

Word Builder Unit 9

Gus the Duck

Pounce Decodable words

Word Families Click on ub

WebWord Find Short U Words

Pounce

Owl and Mouse Short Vowel Practice Hard

 

 

Lesson 6: Jack and the Wolf by Chris Sheban
Question to think about: What lessons can you learn from story characters?

Words to Know: away, call, come, every, hear, and said

Spelling Words: an, bad, can, had, cat, and ran practice here

Phonics: Using the letters double final consonants, ck and short a; Using -ack

Comprehension: Understanding characters and summarize

Vocabulary Strategies: Classify and categorize-using action words

Fluency Practice: Expression (changing your voice to make the story more interesting to the listener)

Grammar: Using complete sentences-What is a sentence?

Writing: Writing describing sentences and thinking about ideas

Web Resources

Make a Word with -an

Word Sort Unit 16

Word Builder Unit 10

Using Your Senses PBS

Word Families Click on all

Roy the Zebra Where does the period go?

Words That Rhyme Drag the word that rhymes to help Belinda.

WebWord Find Double Letter Words

The Patchworker Game Can you make sense of a sentence?

Words that end with ff or ss

Words That End With CK

Word Builder Unit 16

eWord Game Unit 4

 

 

 

Lesson 7: How Animals Communicate by William Munoz
Question to think about: How do animals communicate?

Words to Know: animal, how, make, of, some and why

Spelling Words: in, will, did, sit, six, and big practice here

Phonics: Using br, cr, dr, gr, tr, and short i; using -ip

Comprehension: Details and infer/predict

Vocabulary Strategies: Using a glossary

Fluency Practice: Reading rate (the speed at which a person reads)

Grammar: Sentence parts-the naming part and the action part of a sentence

Writing: Writing poetry and thinking about word choice

Web Resources

cvcPop Click on i

Word Families Sort Click on i

Word Sort Unit 13

Animals Creature Feature National Geographic 

Capital Letters Click on where the capital letter goes. 

Animal Communities

Barnyard Mix-Up

Say What What animals say by PBS

Make a Word with -ip

Word Builder Unit 13

WebWord Find R-Blends Words

Warehouse Game

Nouns

 

 

 

Lesson 8: A Musical Day  by Jerdine Nolen
Question to think about: Why is the order of story events important?

Words to Know: her, now, our, she, today, and would

Spelling Words: on, got, fox, pop, not, hop, block, and clock practice here

Phonics: Using bl, fl, pl, sl, and short o; using -ock

Comprehension: Sequence of events and analyze/evaluate the text

Vocabulary Strategies: classify and categorize time words

Fluency Practice: Phrasing-natural pauses as you read

Grammar: Statements

Writing: Writing thank-you notes and thinking about word choice

Web Resources

Word Sort Unit 14

WebWord Find L-Blends Words

Owl and Mouse Blends Practice

Word Cruncher

Word Wheel 2

Word Builder Unit 14

 

 

Lesson 9: Dr. Seuss by Helen Lester
Question to think about: How do words and pictures help tell a story?

Words to Know: after, draw, pictures, read, was, and write

Spelling Words: yes, let, red, ten, bed, and get practice here

Phonics: Using the letters st, sw, sn, squ, str, and short e

Comprehension: Text and graphic features and questions Questioning is a strategy that readers can use before, during, and after reading.

Vocabulary Strategies: Antonyms

Fluency Practice: Accuracy-being able to recognize words quickly while reading

Grammar: Using singular and plural nouns

Writing: Writing description and thinking about ideas

Web Resources

Seussville

Hopposites An opposite game

WebWord Find ST Words 

Word Builder Unit 15

Antonyms

Squanky the Tooth Taker Find the opposites

Owl and Mouse s- blend Practice

Blending Bowl

Cat in the Hat PBS

Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden

 

 

Lesson 10: A Cupcake Party by David McPhail
Question to think about: How do the parts of a story work together?

Words to Know: eat, give, one, put, small, and take

Spelling Words: us, sun, but, fun, bus, and run practice here

Phonics: Using -nd, -mp, -nt, -st, and short u; Using -ump

Comprehension: Story structure (beginning, middle, and end of the story) and visualize This means to create visual pictures or focus on the sounds, textures, smells, and tastes of the story. Retelling a story.

Vocabulary Strategies: Synonyms (words that mean about the same)

Fluency Practice: Stress (emphasizing certain words more than others)

Grammar: Using prepositions and prepositional phrases-prepositions for where (on, up, away) and for when (after, now, today)

Writing: Writing descriptions and thinking about organization

Web Resources

Consonant Blends

Word Find Unit 11

Word Builder Unit 11

Super Word Toss

Synonym Sam’s Lab

Word Blender

Hanging Monkeys

Last Letter

Lesson 11: Sea Animals by Norbert Wu
Question to think about: Why do authors write stories?

Words to Know: blue, cold, far, little, live, their, water, and where

Spelling Words: that, then, this, them, with, bath, tenth, and thick practice here

Phonics: Using th, plus base words with -s, -es, -ed, and -ing endings

Comprehension: Author's purpose (reason why the author wrote what they did) and analyze/evaluate

Vocabulary Strategies: Classify and categorize-using color words

Fluency Practice: Phrasing-attention to punctuation, especially the comma (where you take a quick stop and a short breath)

Grammar: Using proper nouns-names for people and animals, also titles for people

Writing: Writing to inform and thinking about ideas

Web Resources

 

 

 

 

One or More Than One 

Base Word Baseball Game

Words Ending with -ed or -ing Practice #1

Words Ending with -ed or -ing Practice #2

Words Ending with -s or -es Practice #1

Words Ending with -s or -es Practice #2

The Ocean by National Geographic Kids

Science Kids

A to Z Index of Animals

Kid Info Facts About Ocean Life

Oceanlife for Kids

Animal Bytes

Lesson 12: How Leopard Got His Spots by Gerald McDermott
Question to think about: Why is the order of story events important?

Words to Know: been, brown, know, never, off, out, own, and very

Spelling Words: chin, chip, much, chop, rich, match, pitch, and chick practice here

Phonics: Using ch, tch, and possessive 's; Using -atch

Comprehension: Sequence of events and questions

Vocabulary Strategies: Homophones (words that are said the same way but may not be spelled the same or mean the same For example: son and sun )

Fluency Practice: Reading rate

Grammar: Using proper nouns-names of places

Writing: Writing a letter to inform and thinking about sentence fluency

Web Resources

 

 

 

 

Ch

Contraction Game

DJ Cow’s Spelling Patterns

Learning Games for Kids Homophones

Which One?

Noun Sort

Grammar Gold

 

Lesson 13: Seasons by Pat Cummings
Question to think about: What changes do the different seasons cause?

Words to Know: down, fall, goes, green, grow, new, open, and yellow

Spelling Words: ship, shop, which, when, whip, fish, graph, shell, put, and try practice here

Phonics: Using sh, wh, ph, the contractions 's and n't

Comprehension: Cause and effect and visualize (creating a picture in your mind of the story or using your senses to experience what you are reading about For example: eating an ice cream cone--think about how it tastes, feels, looks like)

Vocabulary Strategies: -ed, -ing, and -s endings

Fluency Practice: Accuracy-recognizing words quickly

Grammar: Subjects and verbs-subject and verb agreements, verbs that have -s at the end

Writing: Writing sentence to inform and thinking about ideas

Web Resources

WebWord Find Th and Wh Words

WebWord Find Sh and Ch Words

Word Builder Unit 17

Word Builder Unit 19

CrossWord Challenge Unit 19

Crossword Challenge Unit 17

DJ Cow’s Spelling Patterns

Consonant Digraphs Level2

Wh

Digraph Game

Bowling Alley

Letter Planet

Contraction 's Practice

Contraction n't Practice

Seasons

Responses to Seasons

Seasons Close Up

 

 

 

Lesson 14: The Big Race by Pam Munoz Ryan
Question to think about: What clues help you figure out why events happen?

Words to Know: four, five, into, over, starts, three, two, and watch

Spelling Words: came, make, brave, late, shape, gave, chases, and brave practice here

Phonics: Using soft c, soft g, dge, and long a (CVCe); using -ake, -ace

Comprehension: Conclusions and infer/predict (using what you know and what the story tells you to read between the lines/ taking a guess as to what you think will happen)

Vocabulary Strategies: Classify and categorize-number words

Fluency Practice: Expression

Grammar: Verbs and time

Writing: Writing a report to inform and thinking about ideas

Web Resources

Word Sort Unit 20

eWord Game Unit 20

Word Builder Unit 20

Crossword Challenge Unit 20

WebWord Find Long A Words

Magic "e" Adventure

Snap

Jake's Tale

Word Families Click on ate

Make a Word with a_e

Long A Search

Long vowels

Making Words with a_e

 

 

 

Lesson 15: Animal Groups by James Bruchac
Question to think about: How are animals the same and different?

Words to Know: bird, both, eyes, fly, long, or, those, and walk

Spelling Words: time, like, kite, bike, white, drive, stripe, mice, two,  and come practice here

Phonics: Using kn, wr, gn, mb, and long i (CVCe); Using -ine, -ite

Comprehension: Compare/contrast and monitor/clarify

Vocabulary Strategies: Suffixes -er and -est

Fluency Practice: Intonation

Grammar: Using the verb be-using the words is, are, was, and were

Writing: Writing a report to inform and thinking about word choice

Web Resources

Word Sort Unit 21

Crossword Challenge

eWord Game

Word Builder Unit 21

Make a Word with i_e

Long I Search

Animal Characteristics Game

Animal Classification

Sky Ride

Beginning Consonant Digraphs

Let’s Talk About Insects

Columbus Zoo

Lesson 16: Let's Go to the Moon by Stephen R. Swinburne
Question to think about: What is important to know about the moon?

Words to Know: around, because, before, bring, carry, light, show, and think

Spelling Words: so, go, home, hole, no, rope, joke, poke, stove, bone, chose, wrote, also, and open practice here

Phonics: Using long o (CV, CVCe) and long u (CVCe)

Comprehension: Main idea and details and questions

Vocabulary Strategies: suffixes -y, -ful

Fluency Practice: Stress

Grammar: Questions-What is a question?

Writing: Writing a narrative (a story about a fictional or real event) and thinking about ideas

Web Resources

Word Find Unit 22

eWord Game Unit 22

Word Builder Unit 22

Crossword Challenge

Word Find Unit 25

eWord Game Unit 25

Word Builder Unit 25

Crossword Challenge2

Make a Word with o_e

Long O Search

Robot and Mr. Mole

Long Vowels A, I, and O

Video of the First Moon Landing

Apollo 11

Fun Facts About the First Moon Landing

Kid's Cosmos

NASA Kids 

Your Weight in Space

Lunar Cycle

Rags to Riches

Lesson 17: The Big Trip by Valeri Gorbachev
Question to think about: How are ways to travel the same and different?

Words to Know:  about, could, sure, by, don't, there, car, and maybe

Spelling Words: me, be, read, feet, tree, keep, eat, mean, sea, these, street, please, each, and between practice here

Phonics: Using long e (CV, CVCe), ee, ea, -ng, and -nk; using -ean, -ink

Comprehension: Compare and contrast and visualize; Author's craft: dialogue

Vocabulary Strategies: Classify and categorize: transportation words

Fluency Practice: Phrasing with attention to punctuation especially question marks (punctuation marks are like road signs--For example: they help you to know when to stopl)

Grammar: Kinds of sentences-Is it a statement or a question?

Writing: Writing a narrative and thinking about ideas

Web Resources

Web Word Find

Crossword Challenge

eWord Game Unit 23

Word Builder Unit 23

Long Vowel Practice Starfall

Long Vowel Sounds and Pictures

Owl and Mouse Long Vowel Practice

Words that end with -ng

Make a Word: -ee

Vowel Team TV

Long Vowels E and U

Long E Word Find

Long Vowel Words

Pete's Sheep

Making Words with ea or ee

 

Lesson 18: Where Does Food Come From? by Shelley Rotner and Gary Goss
Question to think about: Why do authors write nonfiction?

Words to Know: first, right, under, food, sometimes, your, ground, and these

Spelling Words: play, grain, sail, mail, may, rain, way, day, stay, pain, paint, spray, says, and say practice here

Phonics: Using ai, ay, -ain, and contractions: 'll and 'd

Comprehension: Author's purpose and summarize; Author's craft: predictable text

Vocabulary Strategies: Multiple-Meaning words

Fluency Practice: Expression

Grammar: Names of months, days, and holidays; using commas with dates

Writing: Writing a friendly letter and thinking about sentence fluency

Web Resources

eWord Game Unit 27

Crossword Challenge

Word Finds Unit 27

Word Builder Unit 27

Fly By Contractions

Days of the Week

Months of the Year

Long Vowel ai with Tom and Roy

Two Vowels Go Walking

Two Vowels Word Sort

Contraction 'll Practice

Word Families Click on ail

Ai and ay Game

Making Words with ay

 

 

Lesson 19: Tomás Rivera by Jane Medina
Question to think about: What clues help you figure out how characters feel?

Words to Know: done, paper, were, great, soon, work, laugh, and talk

Spelling Words: show, blow, road, row, snow, toad, grow, boat, coat, low, flown, toast, number, and many practice here

Phonics: Using oa, ow, -oat, and contractions: 've and 're

Comprehension: Conclusions and monitor/clarify; Author's craft: word choice using descriptive details

Vocabulary Strategies: Synonyms

Fluency Practice: Intonation

Grammar: Future tense-using the words will and going to

Writing: Writing a personal narrative and thinking about organization

Web Resources

Word Find Unit 26

eWord Game Unit 26

Crossword Challenge

Word Builder Unit 26

Word Find Unit 32

eWord Game Unit 32

Crossword Challenge

Word Builder Unit 32

Jane Medina Website

Rene King Moreno Website

Soap Boat

Syllable Split Game

Lesson 20: Little Rabbit's Tale by Wong Herbert Yee
Question to think about: What makes a story funny?

Words to Know: door, old, want, more, try, wash, mother, and use

Spelling Words: bedtime, sunset, bathtub, sailboat, flagpole, backpack, playpen, raincoat, inside, himself, rowboat, homemade, about, and how practice here

Phonics: Using compound words, and ea (short e)

Comprehension: Cause and effect and infer/predict; Author's craft: patterned text

Vocabulary Strategies: Compound words

Fluency Practice: Reading rate

Grammar: Prepositions and prepositional phrases-prepositional words that tell where and when

Writing: Writing a personal narrative and thinking about word choice

Web Resources

Word Find Unit 35

eWord Game Unit 35

Crossword Challenge

Word Builder Unit 35

Matching Compound Word Game

Compound Word Maker

Make a Compound Word

Compound Words

Wong Herbert Yee Website

Richard Bernal Website 

Word Game

 

Lesson 21: "The Tree" from Poppleton Forever by Cynthia Rylant
Question to think about: What do characters do when there is a problem?

Words to Know: better, saw, turned, night, thought, window, pretty, and told

Spelling Words: far, arm, yard, art, jar, bar, barn, bark, card, yarn, smart, chart, want, and what practice here

Phonics: Using ar, or, and ore

Comprehension: Story structure and analyze/evaluate; Author's craft: repetition

Vocabulary Strategies: prefix re-

Fluency Practice: Phrasing-using natural pauses

Grammar: Subject pronouns-pronouns that name one, like he or she, and pronouns that name more than one, like we or they

Writing: Writing to express and thinking about voice (it is the ablity to put a part of yourself in your writing--it is how you "speak" in writing)

Web Resources

Word Find Unit 27

Crossword Challenge

Word Sort Unit 27

Word Builder Unit 27

Word Find Unit 28

Crossword Challenge

Word Sort Unit 28

Word Builder Unit 28

Make a Word: -or

Make a Word: -ar

Car Race

or words

Word Families Click on ar

My Horse Glory

Picture Hunt

 

Lesson 22: Amazing Animals by Gwendolyn Hooks
Question to think about: What clues tell you why animals look as they do?

Words to Know: baby, follow, years, begins, learning, young, eight, and until

Spelling Words: her, fern, girl, sir, stir, bird, fur, hurt, turn, third, curl, work, water, and first practice here

Phonics: Using er, ir, and ur

Comprehension: Conclusions and visualize; Author's craft: Names of animals and body parts

Vocabulary Strategies: Using a dictionary entry

Fluency Practice: Connected text

Grammar: The pronoun I- naming yourself last

Writing: Writing to express and thinking about word choice

Web Resources

Word Sort Unit 29

Word Find Unit 29

Crossword Challenge

Word Builder Unit 29

Gwendolyn Hooks Website

Make a Word: -er, -ir, -ur

Animals by Sheppard Software

Animal Bytes

Columbus Zoo

Creature Feature

National Wildlife Library

Smithsonian Zoo

Animals by Sheppard Software

Ranger Rick

 

SwitchZoo

Lesson 23: Whistle for Willie by Ezra jack Keats
Question to think about: What causes events in a story to happen?

Words to Know: again, boy, nothing, along, father, together, began, and house

Spelling Words: look, book, good, hook, brook, took, foot, shook, wood, hood, crook, hoof, any, and how practice here

Phonics: Using oo and the syllable pattern of CVC

Comprehension: Cause and effect and monitor/clarify; Author's craft: Figurative language

Vocabulary Strategies: Classify and categorize- family words

Fluency Practice: Stress

Grammar: Possessive pronouns- using my, your, his, her, mine, yours, and hers

Writing: Writing a summary and thinking about organization

Web Resources

Verbs

Verb Words

The Effective Detective

About Face

Louie

Maggie and the Pirates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 24: A Butterfly Grows by Stephen Swinburne
Question to think about: Why do authors put events in a certain order?

Words to Know: also, kind, upon, anything, places, warm, flower, and ready

Spelling Words: soon, new, noon, zoo, boot, too, moon, blew, soup, you, grew, scoop, nothing, and none practice here

Phonics: Using oo, ou, ew, ue, u, and u_e

Comprehension: Sequence of events and questioning; Author's craft: Descriptive details (exact adjectives, verbs)

Vocabulary Strategies: Multiple-meaning words

Fluency Practice: Expression

Grammar: Pronouns and action verbs

Writing: Writing a story and thinking about ideas

Web Resources

Word Sort Unit 22

Word Find Unit 22

Crossword Challenge

Word Builder Unit 22

Drag n Spell

Snap It

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 25: A New Friend by Maria Puncel
Question to think about: What clues help you figure out how characters feel?

Words to Know: buy, city, family, myself, party, please, school, and seven

Spelling Words: how, now, cow, owl, ouch, house, found, out, gown, town, shout, power, about, and our practice here

Phonics: Using ou, ow, oi, oy au, and aw

Comprehension: Understanding characters and summarize; Author's craft: word choice using signal words

Vocabulary Strategies: Synonyms-using a Thesaurus

Fluency Practice: Phrasing with attention to punctuation

Grammar: Contractions: using with pronouns and the word not

Writing: Writing a story and thinking about sentence fluency

Web Resources

Word Find Unit 23

Word Sort Unit 23

Crossword Challenge

Word Builder Unit 23

Vowel Digraphs

Making Words with aw

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 26: The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
Question to think about: How are ways to make art the same and different?

Words to Know: above, pushed, teacher, bear, studied, toward, even, and surprised

Spelling Words: mix, mixed, hop, hopped, hope, hoping, run, running, use, used, writing, grabbed  practice here

Phonics: Using long e spelling patterns with y and ie, plus base words with -ed and -ing endings

Comprehension: Compare/contrast and monitor/clarify; Author's craft: word choice using descriptive details

Vocabulary Strategies: Figurative language (idioms)

Fluency Practice: Accuracy and self-correcting mistakes

Grammar: Exclamations-What is an exclamation?

Writing: Writing to respond and give an opinion and thinking about voice

Web Resources

The Dot

About The Dot

 

 

eWord Game Unit 33

Word Find Unit 33

Crossword Challenge

Word Builder Unit 33

eWord Game Unit 34

Word Find Unit 34

Crossword Challenge

Word Builder Unit 34

Fish 'Em Up!

Grammar Gold

 

 

Lesson 27: What Can You Do? by Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly, Ed.D.
Question to think about: How do words and photos together give information?

Words to Know: always, different, enough, happy, high, near, once, and stories

Spelling Words: hard, harder, hardest, fast faster, fastest, slow, slower, slowest, sooner, shorter, shortest practice here

Phonics: Using base words with the inflections: -er and -est; change the y to i, and the syllable: -le

Comprehension: Text and graphic features and analyze/evaluate; Author's craft: word choice using comparisons

Vocabulary Strategies: Classify and categorize-emotional words

Fluency Practice: Intonation     

Grammar: Kinds of sentences-Is it a question or an exclamation?

Writing: Writing an opinion and thinking about sentence fluency

Web Resources

Grammar Gold

Trampolini

Base Word Baseball

Wordz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 28: "The Kite" from Days With Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
Question to think about: How does a problem make a story interesting?

Words to Know: across, ball, cried, head, heard, large, second, and should

Spelling Words: my, try, sky, fly, by, dry, pie, cried, night, light, myself, brighter practice here

Phonics: Using long i spelling patterns igh, y, and ie plus base words with the inflections: -ed, -ing, -er, -est, and -es; Using -ight and -y

Comprehension: Story structure and infer/predict; Author's craft: word choice using emphasis

Vocabulary Strategies: Homographs

Fluency Practice: Phrasing

Grammar: Adjectives-word that describe taste, smell, sound, and texture

Writing: Writing an opinion sentence and thinking about word choice

Web Resources

Arnold Lobel Website

eWord Game Unit 29

Crossword Challenge

Word Builder Unit 29

Grammar Gold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 29: A Boat Disappears by Doug Cushman
Question to think about: How do some story events make other events happen?

Words to Know: almost, any, behind, gone, happened, hello, idea, leaves, and should

Spelling Words: sad, sadly, slow, slowly, dust, dusty, trick, tricky, help, helpful, quickly, hopeful  practice here

Phonics: Using suffixes -ful, -ly, and -y plus the long vowel spelling patterns

Comprehension: Cause and effect and visualize; Author's craft: Dialogue

Vocabulary Strategies: Prefix un-

Fluency Practice: Expression

Grammar: Adverbs-adverbs for how, where, when, and how much

Writing: Writing an opinion paragraph and thinking about ideas

Web Resources

Word Sort Unit 16

Word Find Unit 16

Crossword Challenge

eWord Game Unit 16

Lesson 30: Winners Never Quit! by Mia Hamm
Question to think about: What can you learn from story characters?

Words to Know: brothers, everyone, field, loved, most, only, people, and sorry

Spelling Words: even, open, begin, baby, tiger, music, paper, zero, table, below, because, silent practice here

Phonics: Looking at syllables with a CV or VCCV pattern plus prefixes un- and re-

Comprehension: Understand characters and summarize; Author's craft: onomatopoeia (words that represent the sounds they represent; For example: zip and zoom.)

Vocabulary Strategies: Suffix -ly

Fluency Practice: Reading rate-adjusting your rate of speed depending upon what it is that you are reading (For example, a fairy tale would not be read at the same reading rate as a non-fiction book about sharks.)

Grammar: Adjectives that compare-adjectives with -er and -est

Writing: Writing an opinion paragraph and thinking about organization

Web Resources

Word Sort Unit 35

Word Find Unit 35

Crossword Challenge

Word Builder Unit 35

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