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Grade 4 Unit 1 Let's Explore



                         Mystery of the Missing Lunch /                                                                                                                                                      Dictionary/Unfamiliar Words
                                                                                                                                                       FOCUS: Monitoring
                         Mystery                                                                                                                                                                             (4L4a, 4L4c)                  sum, flat, plum, bell, grim,
                                                                                              VS= The Case of the Blurry Board    Uncommon             Comprehension              What mysteries could
                         A=The Mystery of the Lost                                                                                                                                                           MS= assignments,              plot, band, bluff, dock, blot,                                 Solving Crimes with Finger    Personal Narrative -(4W3, 4L1,    Words with Short
                                                                                              PS=Putting Together the Pieces of   Traveler: Mary       Make Inferences and        the people in this                                                                      Sentences--Sentence
                         Glasses (N)                                                                                                                                                                         considerations, allergies,    odd, left, cash, mill, past,                                   Prints / Write a mystery      4L2) Trait: Organization (4W4)    Vowels (tax, hem, End Punctuation
  1      Mysteries                                                                            the Puzzle (Magazine Article)       Kingsley in Africa   Analyze (4RF1)             photograph be                                                                           Capitalization (4L1F, 4L3a,
                         O =The Case of the Missing                                                                                                                                                          accuse, suspicious,           shelf, wealth, crunch, hint,                                   story ( 4W3, 4W4, 4L1,        Technology: Searching the         bid, rot, mug)    (4RF4)
                                                                                              IRA=The Case of the Muscle          (Expository          Problem and Solution       investigating? (RL9,                                                                    4L2a)
                         Scarf (P)          B=The                                                                                                                                                            evidence, consume             build, snack, step, pond,                                      4L2)                          Internet.                         (4RF3a)
                                                                                              Maker                               Nonfiction)          ( 4RI5, RL3) Text          4SL1; 4SL2, 4L1)
                         Trash Detectives (S)                                                                                                                                                                PS= scientific method,        heavy, shovel (4L2d)
                                                                                                                                                       Feature/Charts (4RI7)
                         ELL=The Missing Scarf (P)                                                                                                                                                           secure, survey, testify




                                                          A Walk in the Desert /
                                                          Informational Non-fiction                                                                 FOCUS: Monitoring                                                                      pale, face, crate, clay,
                                                                                                                                                                                  How is the insect in the   Context Clues/ surrounding
                                                          A=Survival in the Great Sandy                                                             Comprehension                                                                          stray, cane, slate, today,
                                                                                              VS= Living in Alaska PS=White       Black Bear: North                               photograph adapting to     words: (4L4a )                                                  Word Order--Sentence
         Adapting to                                      Desert (N)                                                                                Summarize (4RI2) Main                                                                  bail, rail, break, ache, drain,                                Cinguains and Other Poetry- poem (4W2; 4W3, 4L1)                Words with Long a
                                                                                              Swans; Grass Snake; Fat Frog (3     America's Bear                                  survive? How do you        MS=shimmer, eerie, lurk,                                        Punctuation: End every                                                                                          Tempo            (
  2      Survive                                          O= Survival in ther Sahara                                                                Idea and Details (4RI2)                                                                faint, flame, claim, steak,                                    Read and write a poem       Trait: Word Choice (4W2d,           (date, tray, bail)
                                                                                              Cinquains-Nonfiction Poetry)        (Expository                                     adapt to your              swallows, climate, silken,                                      sentence with a special                                                                                         4RF4b)
         SC: 5.1, 5.2,                                    Desert (P)         B= Survival in                                                         Literary                                                                               neigh, mane, graze, grim,                                      (4RL5, 4W6, 4W4, 4L1)       4W3d, 4L3a )                        (4RF3a)
                                                                                              IRA=The Fox and the Crane           Nonfiction)                                     surrounding? (4SL1;        lumbering                                                       mark. (4L1, 4L2a, 4L3b, )
                                                          the Great Basin Desert (S)                                                                Elements/Assonance                                                                     plum, cash, neighbor, railway
                                                                                                                                                                                  4SL2; 4SL4, 4L1)           PS= Homographs (L4)
                                                          ELL --Life in the Sahara Desert                                                           and Metaphor (4L5a)                                                                    (4L2d)
                                                          (P)




                                                          Animals Come Home to Our
                                                          National Parks-TFK /                                                                                                                                                             beam, tea, chief, squeak,
                                                                                                                                                     FOCUS: Monitoring            National parks are                                                                         Statements: Begin a
         Our National                                     Informational                                                                                                                                      Word Parts/ Compound          peep, weep, sleek, heal,
                                                                                              VS=A Prehistoric park, King of the                     Comprehension                wonderful places.                                                                          statement with a capital
         Parks                                            The Animals of Isle Royal N                                            Hottest, Coldest,                                                           Words: ( 4L4b)          MS=   tease, thief, deal, please,                                                                                              Words with Long e Pauses, stops,
                                                                                              Mountain IRA=Some Rivers                               Summarize (4RI2) Main        What things could you                                                                      letter; end a statement with                           Extended Response to Literature
  3      SC: 5.1, 5.2,                                    The History of Acadia National                                         Highest (Expository                                                         roamed, completed,            leak, league, reef, deed,                                      Our National Parks - Game                                 (sleek, heal)     intonation
                                                                                              TS=Saving a National Park (Test                        Idea and Details ( 4RI2)     learn about at a                                                                           a period. (4L2a, 4L3b)                                 WW Expository Writing (4W9b)
         Soc St. 1.1,                                     Park; P                                                                Nonfiction)                                                                 journey, natural, wildlife    feet, breathe, speech,                                                                                                   (4RF3a)           (4RF4b)
                                                                                              Prep)                                                  Study Skill/Using the        national park? (4SL1;                                                                      Compound Sentences
         1.3                                              Preserving Unique Places: Our                                                                                                                      PS= Compound Words            wheeze, neigh, pale, bail,
                                                                                                                                                     Dictionary (4L4c)            4L1; 4L3)                                                                                  (4L1)
                                                          National Parks S                                                                                                                                                                 freedom, appeal (4L2d)
                                                          ELL--Acadia National Park P




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           file, drive, kite, pies, die,     Questions and
                         The Astronaut and the Onion                                                                                                   FOCUS: Questioning                                    Using a Dictionary: (4L4c)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           wipe, inside, height, pride,      Exclamations--Writing
                         /Realistic Fiction                                                                                                            Make Inferences and        What do you think is       MS= endless, realistic,                                                                                                                                      Words with Long i   Pauses, stops,
         Astronauts                                                                           VS= Astronauts in Training PS=                                                                                                               spy, sigh, shy, prime, sly,       Sentence: Begin every                                      Personal Narrative (4W3, 4L1,
                         Elevator to Trouble N                                                                                                         Analyze (4RL1) Analyze     happening in this          universe, astronaut,                                                                         Space Travel - read about                                       (prime, slight,     intonation and
  4      Soc. St. 2.3,                                                                        The Solar System (Nonfiction                                                                                                                 pry, climb, minding, fright,      sentence with a capital                                    4L2) Trait: Ideas and Content
                         Summer in Space     P                                                                                                         Character (4RL3) Text      photograph? (4SL1;         protested, paralyzed                                                                         space travel (4W7)                                              mild, lie, sly)     characters' words
         1.3                                                                                  Article) IRA=Persistence                                                                                                                     twice, slight, chief, please,     letter; end every sentence                                 (4W4)
                         Back to School S                                                                                                              Feature/ Diagrams          4SL2, 4L1)                 PS= craters, exploration,                                                                                                                                    (4RF3a)             (4RF4b)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           sleek, highway, wildlife          with a special mark (4L3b,
                         ELL-Space Adventure P                                                                                                         (4RI7)                                                orbits, rotate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (4L2d)                            4L1)




                                                                                                                                                                                                             Context clues/ paragraph      goal, mole, stone, stove,         Writing Sentences--
                                                                                                                                                       FOCUS: Questioning
         Wildlife        The Raft /Realistic Fiction                                                                                                                                                         clues. (4L4a)                 chose, own, fold, flow,           Sentence Punctuation: End
                                                                                                                                                       Make Inferences and        What is the girl                                                                                                                                                                                           Pace and tempo
         Watchers        The Secret Code N                                                    VS= Rafting - Ready or Not PS=                                                                                 MS=disgusted, raft,           mold, toll, groan, stole,         a question with a question                                                                   Words with Long o
                                                                                                                                                       Analyze (4RF1)             thinking? What is the                                                                                                                                 Personal Narrative ( 4W3, 4L1,                       matching the
  5      SC: 5.2, 5.3,   X Marks the Spot Q                                                   Into the Swamp (Magazine Article)                                                                              scattered, cluttered,         foam, mows, roasting,             mark; end an exclamation Wildlife-Sharks (4W8)                                               (robe, goal, glow,
                                                                                                                                                       Character, Setting, Plot   frog thinking? (4SL1,                                                                                                                                 4L2) Trait: Voice                                    action of the story
         5.4 Soc St.:    Saving Larry T                                                       IRA=Wild and Swampy                                                                                            downstream, nuzzle            lower, sole, blown, bolt,         with an exclamation mark./                                                                   post) (4RF3)
                                                                                                                                                       (4L3) Text Feature/        4SL2, 4RL9, 4L1)                                                                                                                                                                                           (4RF4b)
         1.1, 1.2        ELL--Jamal's Surprise Q                                                                                                                                                             PS= ancient, bayous,          quote, kite, shy, climb,          Run-on Sentences (4L3b,
                                                                                                                                                       Maps (4RI7)
                                                                                                                                                                                                             guide, swamp                  coaster, motor (4L2d)             4L1f)



                                                                                                                                                                                  Create a Presentation:
                                                                                                                                                       FOCUS: Questioning         If you could choose any
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dictionary, context clues,                                                                                                   Note Cards/ Personal Narrative.
         Unit Theme                                                                                                                                    Review / Cite and          place or time in history                                                                   sentences (4L2a, 4L3a,
  6                                                                                           TS= A Walk on the Beach                                                                                      paragraph clues, word parts                                                                                                  Presentation. (4W3; 4W4, 4W7,
         Let's Explore                                                                                                                                 Record Sources (4W8)       to explore, what would                                                                     4L2d, 4L3b, 4L1f, 4L1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           (4L4a, 4L4b, 4L4c)                                                                                                           4W8, 4SL4, 4SL5, 4SL6)
                                                                                                                                                       (Theme Project)            you choose? (4SL4;
                                                                                                                                                                                  4W7, 4L1 4SL6)

Grade 4 Unit 2 Take a Stand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           choose, kitchen, marching,
                         Mighty Jackie: The Strike-out
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Context Clues/Descriptions:   touch, chatter, sketched,
                         Queen/Historical Fiction                                                                                                                                 What do you think is
                                                                                                                                                                                                             (4L4a) MS= legendary,         chant, chance, branch,
                         Wilma Rudolph: A True Winner                                                                                                  Make Inferences and        happening in this                                                                          Nouns (4L1)--Commas in a                                                                     Words with ch and
                                                                                              VS= Women Pick Up the Ball                                                                                     muttered, gaped,              hitch, ketchup, cheap,                                                                                                                           Pauses, stops,
         Baseball        N       Determined to Win:                                                                           Satchel Paige            Analyze (4RF1) Author's    picture? What do you                                                                       Series: Use commas to      Making Baseball Cards           Persuasive Writing (4W1, 4L1,     tch (beginning,
  1                                                                                           PS=Baseball Greats (almanac)                                                                                   snickering, insult,           chopped, latch, chef,                                                                                                                            intonation
         Soc St.: 3.1    Babe Didrikson Zaharias Q                                                                            (Biography)              Purpose (RI6) Text         think will happen next?                                                                    separate three or more     (4W8)                           4L2) Voice                        medial, final
                                                                                              IRA=Take Me Out To the Ballgame                                                                                fluke,flinched PS= career,    patch, snatch, arch,                                                                                                                             (4RF4b)
                         Jackie Robinson: A Man Who                                                                                                    Feature / Table (4RI7)     (Baseball) (4SL1,                                                                          words in a series. (L2c, )                                                                   position) (4RF3a)
                                                                                                                                                                                                             orphanage,                    stretching, pitcher, stove,
                         Stood Tall T                                                                                                                                             4RI9, RL9, 4L1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                             accomplishments, disease      goal, mows, chemical,
                         ELL--Champion Athlete Q
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           checkers (4L2d)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  rush, northern, brush, shed,    Plural Nouns--Capitalization
                                                                                                                                                                         Where do you think this    Dictionary/Word Origins:                                                                                                                                Words with /th/,
                        My Diary from Here to                                                                                                                                                                                     thanks, washer, photo,          and Commas: Begin the
                                                                                                                                              Generate Questions         is? Would you like         (4L4c) overheard,                                                                                                                                       /sh/, and /hw/
       New Places,      There/Realistic Fiction                                      VS= Mexico: My New Home                                                                                                                      graph, whole, these, fifth,     greeting and closing in a
                                                                                                                                              (RL1) Make Inferences      your face to appear on     opportunities, border,                                                                      Coming to the U.S.A. -        Persuasive Writing (4W1, 4L1, (thud, moth, shift,
       New Faces        Lili Kiat O                                                  PS=Immigrants in the Northeast       A Strong Right                                                                                          whisk, thirty, bother, shove,   letter with a capital letter;                                                                                 End Punctuation
  2                                                                                                                                           (4RI1)           Text      this flag? Explain why.    unions, strikes, citizen,                                                                   Research a time period        4L2) Word Choice (4W2d, 4L3a blush, whisk,
       Soc. St.: 3.1,   Paolo      Q                                                 (Textbook Excerpts) IRA=Lily and     Arm (Biography)                                                                                         phrase, headphone, width,       use a comma after the                                                                                         (4RF4)
                                                                                                                                              Feature/Primary            (New Places, New           boycotts PS=                                                                                (4W7, 4RI7)                   )                             phone, graph -
       3.2              Jin       T                                                  Miss Liberty                                                                                                                                 nowhere, whirl, arch,           greeting in a letter; use a
                                                                                                                                              Sources. (4RI6)            Faces) (4SL1, 4RL1,        immigrants, region, ethnic,                                                                                                                             beginning, medial,
                        Ell -- A New Home Q                                                                                                                                                                                       ketchup, cheap, theater,        commas after the closing in
                                                                                                                                                                         RL9, 4L1)                  overcrowded                                                                                                                                             and final) (4RF3a)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  wherever (4L2d)                 a letter. (4L1, 4L2, L2c)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                shred, through, sprout,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sprawl, split, throb, throat,     Proper Nouns--                                                                                       Complex
                                                        Stealing Beauty-
                                                                                                                                              Make Inferences and        How would you                                          shrink, screw, shrimp,            Abbreviations: A short form                                                                          Consonant
       Focus on                                         TFK/Nonfiction article       VS= Welcome to China, Ancient        The Dinosaurs of                                                          Word Parts/ Plural Endings:
                                                                                                                                              Analyze (4RI1)      Fact   describe the country                                   screech, straighten,              of a word; most being with a                                                                         Clusters (shr, thr,
       China SC:                                        The Bamboo Eaters O          Warriors TS=So Far From Home         Waterhouse                                                                temples, dynasties,                                                                         Focus on China - Inventions Personal Narrative
  3                                                                                                                                           and Opinion (4RI8)         and people of China?                                   sprang, shriek, splashing,        capital letter and end with a                                                                        spr, scr, str, spl    Tempo (4RF4b)
       5.1, 5.2 Soc                                     The Story of Silk   Q        (Test Prep ) IRA=Erh-Lang and the    Hawkins                                                                   heritage, preserve,                                                                         (4W7, 4SL4)                 WW:Expository (4W3, 4L1, 4L2)
                                                                                                                                              Study Skill / Parts of a   (4SL1, 4RL9, 4RI1,                                     straps, strain, strand,           period; most title of people                                                                         [shrub, thrill,
       St. 3.1                                          Three Gorges Dam T           Suns                                 (Biography)                                                               overjoyed (4L1)
                                                                                                                                              Book (RI5)                 4L1)                                                   script, thrill, graph, brush,     are abbreviations (Mr., Mrs.,                                                                        sprout, scrape,
                                                        ELL-Silk Q
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                these, threaten, strictly         Ms., Dr.) (4L1)                                                                                      splash]) (4RF3)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (4L2d)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Possessive Nouns--
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  door, dart, fort, morning,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Apostrophes: always use to
                                                        How Ben Franklin Stole the                                                            Generate Questions         What's happening           Dictionary/Idioms:            carpet, ford, core, cord,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  form a possessive noun;
                                                        Lightning/Biography          VS=He Made the World Brighter                            (4RI1) Problem and         here? Would you put        hilarious, convinced,         spark, award, smart,                                                                                                                 Words with /ôr/
       Bright Ideas                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and an apostrophe and -s to Concrete Poems - Read
                                                        Clara Barton O               PS=Light Bulb and "Lightning Bolt"                       Solution (4RI5) Literary   your hand on that shiny    mischief, dizzy,              charge, worn, argue,                                                                        Persuasive Writing (4W1, 4L1,            and /är/ (chart,
  4    Soc St.: 2.1,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              make a singular noun        and write concrete poetry                                                                      Tempo (4RF4b)
                                                        Thomas Edison Q              (Poetry) IRA=What REA Service                            Elements / Figurative      ball? Why?                 whirlwind, nowadays           stormy, bore, guard, ward,                                                                  4L2) Organization (4W4)                  ford, mourn)
       2.2, 2.3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   possessive; and an          (4RL5, 4W6, 4W4, 4L1)
                                                        Alexander Graham Bell T      Means to Our Farm Home                                   Language and               (electricity) (4SL1,       (come in )handy               warp, barnyard, screech,                                                                                                             (4RF3a)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  apostrophe to make most
                                                        ELL--A Great Inventor Q                                                               Alliteration (RL4)         4RL9, 4RI9, 4L1)           independence, (4L5b)          shrimp, throat, charcoal,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  plural nouns possessive.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  forecast (4L2d)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (4L1)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Plurals and Possessives--
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Apostrophes: Always use to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Word Parts/ Base Words:       gear, scare, fear, cheer,
                        When I Went to the Library/                                                                                                                                                                                                               form a possessive noun;
                                                                                                                                                                      How does this snake           weekdays, cardboard,          spare, hear, rear, stair,                                                                                                            Words with /âr/
                        Humorous Fiction                                             VS= Name that Reptile                                    Generate Questions                                                                                                  and an apostrophe and -s to
       Snakes                                                                                                                                                         make you feel?                slithered, genuine,           airfare, career, compare,                                                                                                            and /îr/ (air, are -
                        Snakes in the Rain Forest   O                                PS=Snakes (Electronic                                    (RI1) / Make Inferences                                                                                             make a singular noun        Snake Facts (4RI9, 4W1,         Persuasive Writing (4W1)
  5    SC: 5.2, 5.3                                                                                                                                                   Explain why you feel          apologize, harmless,          spear, beard, area, appear,                                                                                                          aware, staircase, (4RF4b)
                        Snakes in North America     Q                                Encyclopedias) IRA=A Word to the                         (4RI1) Text                                                                                                         possessive; and an          4W8, 4L1, 4L2)                  Conventions (4L1; 4L2)
       5.4                                                                                                                                                            that way. (4SL1, RL9,         ambulance (4L4) PS=           yearly, tear, lair, mere,                                                                                                            ear, ere - gear,
                        Snakes in Asia and Africa   T                                Wise                                                     Feature/Toolbars (4RI7)                                                                                             apostrophe to make most
                                                                                                                                                                      4L3a, 4L1)                    reptiles, comouflage,         snare, fort, dart, worn,                                                                                                             mere) (4L2d)
                        ELL--North American Snakes Q                                                                                                                                                                                                              plural nouns possessive; do
                                                                                                                                                                                                    hibernate, digested           sincere, staircase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  not add an apostrophe to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  form a plural noun. (L1)



                                                                                                                                                                         Create a Presentation:
                                                                                                                                                                         Research person(s)         Context clues, description,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Article or Project with illustrations/
                                                                                                                                                                         who took a stand they      dictionary, word origins,
       Unit Theme:                                                                                                                            Review/ Use Text                                                                                                                                                                Word Processing/ Persuasive
  6                                                                                  TS=Protect Our Valuable Oceans                                                      believed in/ Listening &   idioms, word parts, plural                                    nouns (L1)
       Take A Stand                                                                                                                           Features (4RI7)                                                                                                                                                                 Essay (4W1, 4W4, 4W7, 4W8,
                                                                                                                                                                         Speaking Guidelines        endings (4L4a, 4L4c, L4,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4SL4, 4SL5, 4SL6)
                                                                                                                                                                         (4SL4; 4W7, 4L1,           4L5b)
                                                                                                                                                                         4SL6)

Grade 4 Unit 3 Making a Difference


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  dirty, purse, birth, curl,
                        Roadrunner's Dance / Folk
                                                                                                                                          Evaluate (4RL6) /                                         Thesaurus/Synonyms            curve, curb, person, shirt,
                        Tale                                                                                                                                             Is this crocodile a friend                                                               Verbs--Commas: Use after                                                                             Words with /ûr/       Pauses, stops,
       Friend or                                                                     VS=Roadrunners: Surprising Birds                     Author’s Purpose (RI6)                                    interfere, awkward,           worse, hurl, twirl, swirl,
                        The Mud Monster       O                                                                       Beautiful Blackbird                                or a foe of this frog?                                                                   the greeting in a letter; use Trickster Tales -             Dialogue (4W3b) Conventions              (er, ir, ur, ear -    intonation and
  1    Foe? Soc.                                                                     PS=Flycatcher and Coyote (Folk                       Literary                                                  proclaimed, agile,            herb, turkey, turnip,
                        Three Tricky Tales     Q                                                                      (Folk Tale)                                        Why? (4SL1, 4RL9,                                                                        after the closing in a letter. Storytelling. (4SL2, 4SL4)   (4L1, 4L2)                               nerve, fir, purse,    characters' words
       St.: 3.1, 3.2                                                                 Tale) IRA= Amazing Animals                           Elements/Foreshadowin                                     guardian, tottered (4L4c,     purpose, blurred, sternly,
                        Miki and the North Wind T                                                                                                                        4RI9, 4L1)                                                                               (4L1, 4L2)                                                                                           learn) (4RF3a)        (4RF4b)
                                                                                                                                          g and symbolism (RL4)                                     4L5c)                         serpent, pearl, hear, spare,
                        ELL--Animal Tales Q
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lair, spurt, further (4L2d)



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  hour, lambs, knew, wrench,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Using Word Parts/ Prefixes
                                                                                                                                                                         Why would someone                                        kneel, thumbs, honest,
       People Who                                       My Brother Martin/Biography                                                                                                                 unfair, ancestors,                                            Present -tense Verbs--Book
                                                                                                                                              Evaluate ( 4RL6)           paint such a large                                       answer, honesty, plumber,                                                                                                            Words with Silent
       Made a                                           Harriet Tubman     O        VS= It Took Courage PS= Dear                                                                                    numerous, segregation,                                        Titles: The important words
                                                                                                                          Clever Tortoise     /Author’s Purpose (RI6)    picture? (People Who                                     honor, known, combs,                                                                                                                 Letters [kn, mb, wr Punctuation
  2    Difference                                       Coretta Scott King Q        Mrs. Parks (Biography) IRA=I                                                                                    unsuspecting, avoided,                                        in a book title begin with a  Writing Letters ( 4W4 )       poem (4W3, 4L3) Voice
                                                                                                                          (Folk Tale)         Text Features/             Made a Difference)                                       wrapper, knives, doubt,                                                                                                              (kneel, climb,      (4RF4)
       Soc, St.: 2.1,                                   Fighting for Rights T       Have A Dream                                                                                                    injustice (L4) PS=                                            capital letter; underline the
                                                                                                                                              Salutation and Body        (4SL1, 4RL9, 4L3a,                                       knead, wriggle, heir,                                                                                                                wreck)] (4RF3a)
       2.2, 3.1                                         ELL--Coretta Scott King Q                                                                                                                   activist, unconstitutional,                                   title of the book. (4L1, 4L2)
                                                                                                                                                                         4L1)                                                     wrinkle, curl, pearl, shirt,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    nonviolence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  knuckles, wrestle (4L2d)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                               center, once, dance,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               germs, spice, bridge,
                                                        Kid Reporters at Work-                                                                                           What can kids do to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               badge, circus, cement,                                                                                                       Words with Soft c
       Kids Get it                                      TFK/Non-Fiction Article      VS= Their Way All the Way!                               Summarize (4RI2) /         achieve their own goals    Word parts/inflected verb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               glance, strange, police,           Main and Helping Verbs--                                                                  and g (gym, gulf;
       Done                                             Young Inventors O            IRA=The Get Rich Quick Club          The Weaving of a    Compare and Contrast       and also help others?      endings identified,                                                                         Volunteering - Draw before    Persuasive Writing
  3                                                                                                                                                                                                                            certain, orange, ounce,            Proper Nouns: Capitalize                                                                  cent, colt; once, Tempo (4RF4b)
       Soc, St.: 1.3,                                   Dream Drops for Kids Q       TS=Child Labor in the U.S.A (Test    Dream (Folk Tale)   (4RI5) Study Skill/Using   (Kids Get it Done)         enterprising, persistence,                                                                  and after picture (4W9)       WW:Expository (4W1, 4L1, 4L2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ginger, wedge, arrange,            (4L1, 4L2)                                                                                plunge, badge)
       2.3,                                             Kids Work    T               Prep)                                                    the Library (4W7)          (4SL1, 4RL9, 4L3a,         venture (L4)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sponge, village, combs,                                                                                                      ( 4RF3a)
                                                        ELL-- Fun Jobs for Kids Q                                                                                        4L1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               kneel, wrench, general,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ceremony (4L2d)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             clams, mints, props,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Is and Are--Sentence
                                                                                                                                                                                              Dictionary/Homophones          arches, dresses, parents,                                                                                                                       Intonation--
                                                                                                                                                                   What are these people                                                                    Punctuation: Begin every
                        Mystic Horse/Legend                                                                                               Summarize (4RL2.) /                                 sores, loosened,               couches, glasses, hobbies,                                                                                                                      Tempo matching
       Great Plains                                                                                                                                                doing? How do you                                                                        sentence with a capital                                                                     Plural Words [-s,
                        Ojibwa Legends O                                            VS= History at Your Feet PS=The                       Sequence (RL5) Text                                 mysterious, amazement,         engines, caves, arrows,                                                               Fictional Narrative--Play (4W3,                           the
       Indians                                                                                                                                                     think they dress every                                                                   letter; end a statement with                                                                and -es (clerks,
  4                     Quileute Legends Q                                         Black Hills Powwow (Legend)                            Feature/Online                                      midst, responsibility,         enemies, babies, ranches,                                   Powwows- Create a poster. 4L1, 4L2) Word Choice, (4W3d,                             energy/enthusias
       Soc. St.: 2.1,                                                                                                                                              day? (Great Plains                                                                       a period; end an                                                                            arches, and y to i)]
                        Navajo Legends T                                           IRA=Old Crow Warriors                                  Encyclopedia Articles:                              patchwork. (4L4C, 4L1g)        patches, mistakes, berries,                                                           4L3a)                                                     m of every
       2.2, 3.1                                                                                                                                                    Indians) (4SL1, 4RI9,                                                                    exclamation with an                                                                         (4RF3)
                        ELL-- Three Legends Q                                                                                             Links (4RI7)                                        PS= pow wow, sacred,           mosses, armies, circus,                                                                                                                         passage
                                                                                                                                                                   4L1)                                                                                     exclamation point. (4L1;
                                                                                                                                                                                              traditions                     germs, spice, batteries,                                                                                                                        (4RF4b)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4L2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             compasses (4L2d)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                             fishbowl, lookout,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             backyard, desktop,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             campfire, overhead,
                                                                                                                                                                                              Dictionary/ Multiple-Meaning
                                                       Snowflake Bentley                                                                                                                                                     waterproof, grandparent,
                                                                                                                                          Evaluate (4RL6) /        What do you think has      Words                                                         Contractions with not---
                                                       /Biography                                                                                                                                                            railroad, snowstorm,                                                                                                       Compound Words
       Precipitation                                                                                                                      Summarize (4RL2)         happened in this           technique,negatives,                                          Apostrophes: Use an          Haiku - Read and write       Fictional Narrative--Character                   Pronunciation of
                                                       Hurricanes O                VS= Let It Snow PS=Haiku (poems                                                                                                           loudspeaker, bookcase,                                                                                                     (background,
  5    Sc: 1.1, 1.2,                                                                                                                      Literary Elements /      photograph?                foolishness, inspire,                                         apostrophe in place of the   haiku poetry (4RL5, 4W6,     sketch (4W3, 4L1, 4L2)                           vocabulary words
                                                       Tornadoes     Q             about snow) IRA=Water Dance                                                                                                               bedroom, blindfold,                                                                                                        cloudburst)
       1.3, 1.4                                                                                                                           Imagery and Figurative   (Precipitation) (4SL1,     evaporate, microscope,                                        letters left out of a        4W4, 4L1).                   Sentence Fluency (4W4)                           (4RF4b)
                                                       Extreme Weather T                                                                                                                                                     newborn, bedspread,                                                                                                        (4RF3)
                                                                                                                                          Language (RL4, 4L5)      4L3a, 4L1, 4RI7)           magnify, blizzard (4L4C,                                      contraction. (4L2)
                                                       ELL--Twisters Q                                                                                                                                                       yourself, overdo,
                                                                                                                                                                                              4L4)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             clothesline, undertake,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             berries, dresses, arches,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             eyesight, paperweight (4L2d)


                                                                                                                                                                   Prepare a Presentation
                                                                                                                                                                   using notes, memory
                                                                                                                                                                   aids, visuals: Choose                                                                                                                              Fictional Narrative (4W3, 4L1,
       Unit Theme:                                                                                                                                                                        Synonyms ,thesaurus,
                                                                                   TS=How to Change a Flat Tire on                        Review/ Record           someone who has                                                                                                                                    4L2) / Drawing and Graphic
  6    Making a                                                                                                                                                                           homophones (4L5c, 4L4,                                            Verbs (4L1)
                                                                                   a Bike                                                 Information              made a difference/                                                                                                                                 features Using a word processor
       Difference                                                                                                                                                                         4L4c )
                                                                                                                                                                   Group Discussions                                                                                                                                  (4W6)
                                                                                                                                                                   (4SL1, 4W4, 4SL4,
                                                                                                                                                                   4W7, 4L1, 4SL6)

Grade 4 Unit 4 Viewpoints

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tasted, ripping, forced,
                                                                                                                                                                                              Word Parts/prefixes:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             flipping, tapped, flipped,
                                                                                                                                                                                              neglected, appreciated,                                                                                                                                 Words with
                                                                                                                                                                   These dogs are taking                                     cared, flagged, ripped,
                        Dear Mrs. LaRue/ Fantasy                                                                                          Generate Questions                                  risks, bluffing,                                                                                                                                        Inflected Endings (-
                                                                                   VS= Puppy Trouble PS=Dog                                                        a bus ride. Where do                                      skipped, tapping, saved,
                        Hollywood Hounds    O                                                                                             (RL1) / Draw                                        misunderstood,                                                                                                          Explanatory Writing (4W2, 4L3a, ed, -ing; doubling
       Man’s Best                                                                  Amazes Scientists! (Science        Sequoyah                                     you think they are                                        skipping, caring, flagging,    Pronouns and Antecedents- Border Collies - Write a                                                             Punctuation
  1                     Presidential Pooches Q                                                                                            Conclusions 4RL1) /                                 desperate, endured,                                                                                                     4L1, 4L2)                       and e drop
       Friend                                                                      News Story) IRA=Hachiko:The        (Nonfiction)                                 going? (Man's Best                                        discussed, saving, tasting,    capitalize (4L1a; 4L2a)   letter (4RI2, 4W4, 4L1).                                                             (4RF4)
                        Canine Companions     T                                                                                           Text Feature/Line                                   obedience (4L4) PS=                                                                                                     Organization (4W4)              (jogged, bragging;
                                                                                   True Story of a Loyal Dog                                                       Friend) (4SL1, 4RL9,                                      forcing, discussing,
                        ELL--White House Dogs Q                                                                                           Graphs (4RI7)                                       intelligent, impressive,                                                                                                                                plunged, dating)
                                                                                                                                                                   4RL1)                                                     bedspread, desktop,
                                                                                                                                                                                              demonstrated, exposure,                                                                                                                                 ( 4RF3a)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             snowstorm, outwitted,
                                                                                                                                                                                              phrases
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             underscoring (4L2d)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                             funnier, families, pennies,
                                                                                                                                                                   Braille changed the
                                                                                                                                                                                              Word parts/ Word families:     worried, replied, varied,                                                                                                  Words that
                        Blind Hunter, The/Realistic                                                                                                                lives of many people.
                                                                                                                                          Generate Questions                                  cautiously, faint,             marries, carries, easily,                                                                                                  Change y to i
                        Fiction                                                    VS= Through Elizabeth's Eyes       Hokusai, The Man                             What challenges might                                                                                                 Creative Solutions- Think of
                                                                                                                                          (RL1) / Draw                                        disguised, crisscrossed,       silliest, jumpier, emptier,                                                              Explanatory Writing (4W2,         (and add -ed, -er, -
       Creative         Charles Drew P                                             PS=Make Life Easier for            Who Painted a                                this woman have faced                                                                    Pronouns--use subject and    a problem and come up                                                               Pauses and
  2                                                                                                                                       Conclusions (4RL1)/                                 wisdom, fade, jealousy         merrier, cries, cozily,                                                                  4L1,4L2) Word Choice (4W2d,       est, -es, -ly
       Solutions        Marie Curie    R                                           Everybody (Magazine Article)       Mountain                                     if Louis Braille had not                                                                 object pronouns (4L1a)       with solutions (4SL4, 4SL5,                                                         stops (4RF4b)
                                                                                                                                          Text Feature/Glossary                               (4L4a, L2f) PS= devices,       sorriest, prettily, lazier,                                                              4W3d, 4L3a )                      (hurried, happier,
                        Doctor Jonas Salk U                                        IRA=William Dummy' Hoy             (Nonfiction)                                 come up with this                                                                                                     4W2, 4W4).
                                                                                                                                          (RI5)                                               limited, refreshes,            happiest, dizziest, caring,                                                                                                happiest, spies,
                        ELL--Marie Cure R                                                                                                                          creative solution?
                                                                                                                                                                                              microphone, accessories        tasting, skipped, handily,                                                                                                 noisily) (4RF3)
                                                                                                                                                                   (4SL1, 4RL9, 4L1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             factories (4L2d)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                             should, zoom, tunes,                                                                                                       Words with /ü/, /u/
                                                       The Power of Oil-
       Energy:                                                                                                                            Evaluate (4RL6) /        Does it matter what                                       brooks, you'll, wool, mood,                                                                                                and /u/ [long /u/, u
                                                       TFK/Informational Article                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pronunciation of
       Power                                                                       VS= Clean as a Breeze              She's Wearing a     Persuasion (4RI8) /      kind of energy we use      Context Clues/definitions:     suits, crew, spool, stool,     Pronoun-verb agreement--     Energy: Power Source -   Fictional Narrative: (4W3, 4L1,       with dot (foolish,
                                                       An Eye On Energy    P                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   vocab words and
  3    Sources                                                                     IRA=At the Flick of a Switch       Dead Bird on Her    Study Skill / Using      and where we get it?       electrical, globe, fuels,      cookie, food, used, grew,      using correct contractions   Reducing garbage (make a 4L2) WW: Expository Writing           dew, stupid, duke,
                                                       Giant Dams        R                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     other hard words
       Soc. St.: 1.1,                                                              TS=Windmills on the Prairies       Head (Nonfiction)   Computers in the Media   Why or why not?            decayed (4L4a)                 group, stoop, move, stew, (4L1a, 4L1)                       list) (4RI2).            (4W2, 4L1, 4L2)                       group, glue, suit,
                                                       The Power of Wind U                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (4RF4b)
       1.3                                                                                                                                Center (4W7)             (4SL1, 4L1, 4RI1)                                         huge, pennies, prettily,                                                                                                   and crooked, put,
                                                       ELL--Water Power R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             funnier, crooked, juicy (4L2d)                                                                                             ( 4RF3)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                             flower, voices, tower,
                                                                                                                                                                   Have you seen a whale                                     cough, cowboy, gown,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Words with /oi/
                        Adelina's Whales/Photo Essay                               VS= A Whale of a Trip!   PS=A                          Analyze Text Structure   in a movie or on TV?       Dictionary/homographs:         frown, south, howling,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and /ou/ (oy, oi,
       Whales           Saving the Whales P                                        Whale of a Meal, "Whale Watch,"                        (4RI5) / Sequence        At the aquarium or in      rumbling, snoring,             annoy, noises, pound,                                                                                                                           Tempo matching
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Possessive pronouns--and     Limricks - Read and write    Explanatory Writing (4W2, 4L1,    foil, enjoy and /ou/
  4    Sc: 5.2, 5.3,    Looking at Whales R                                        and "The Podless Whale"                                (RL5)/ Literary          the sea? What were         unique, dove, massive,         hound, pouch, thousand,                                                                                                                         the action in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            nouns (4L1a)                 limricks (4RL5, 4W4, 4L1).   4L2) I deas and Content (4W4)     ou/ow couch,
       5.4              Gray Whales           U                                    (Limericks about whales)                               Elements/Meter and       some of the things you     tangles, politicians           wound, grouch, mound,                                                                                                                           story (4RF4b)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        chowder)          (
                        Ell--the World of Whales R                                 IRA=Whale In The Sky                                   Rhyme Scheme (RL4)       thought or felt? (4SL1,    (4L4c, 4L4 )                   grown, voyage, cookie,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4RF3a)
                                                                                                                                                                   4L1, 4RL9, 4RI9)                                          zoom, huge, drought,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             downtown (4L2d)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         walker, chalk, laws, stalk,
                       At Home in the Coral Reef                                                                                                      Analyze Text               If you could explore                                                                                                                                                                      Words with /ô/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         bald, caught, drawn, halt,
                       /Narrative Non-Fiction                                                                                                         Structure(4RI5) /          under the sea, where        Context Clues/descriptions:                                       Pronouns and Homophones-                                                                    (au, aw, a, alt, alk    -
       The Sea                                                                            VS= Coral Reefs                                                                                                                                strawberry, fought, caller,                                                                                                                                   Pronunciation of
                       The Arctic Ocean      P                                                                                                        Compare and Contrast/      would you like to go?       coral, reef, partnership,                                         -contractions and        Myths - Read and answer             Explanatory Writing (4W2, 4L1, awkward, caller,
  5    Sc: 1.1, 1.2,                                                                      PS=Poseidon and the Kingdom of                                                                                                                 half, straw, small, thought,                                                                                                                                  vocabulary words
                       Tide Pools        R                                                                                                            (4RI5) Literary            What would you want         current, eventually,                                              possessives (4L1, 4L1a,  questions (4RL4).                   4L2) Sentence Fluency (4W4)    faucet, halt,
       1.3, 1.4                                                                           Atlantis (Myths) IRA=Long Trip                                                                                                                 talking, awe, shawl, false,                                                                                                                                   (4RF4b)
                       Hydrothermal Vents U                                                                                                           Elements/Protagonist       to see? (4SL1, 4RI9,        brittle, suburbs, (4L4a)                                          4L1g)                                                                                       walker)       (
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         squall, south, pouch, annoy,
                       ELL--Tiny Oceans R                                                                                                             and Hyperbole (4RL4)       4L1)                                                                                                                                                                                      4RF3a)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         wallpaper, awkward (4L2d)




                                                                                                                                                                                 Prepare a multimedia
                                                                                                                                                                                 presentation including
                                                                                                                                                                                 photographs, vieos,         Prefixes, word families,
                                                                                                                                                                                 newspaper articles,         context clues, definitions,                                                                                                    Explanatory writing (4W2, 4L1,
       Unit Theme:                                                                        TS= Silent Spring No Longer:                                Review/ Use multiple                                                                                                     pronouns, contractions,
  6                                                                                                                                                                              and computer images /       descriptions, dictionary,                                                                                                      4L2) Organization and ideas
       Viewpoints                                                                         Rachel Carson                                               Sources (4W7, 4SL4)                                                                                                      possessive (4L1)
                                                                                                                                                                                 Working in Groups           homographs (4L4, 4L4a,                                                                                                         (4W4)
                                                                                                                                                                                 Guidelines (4SL1,           4L4c, L2f)
                                                                                                                                                                                 4SL6, 4SL4, 4W7,
                                                                                                                                                                                 4W4)

Grade 4 Unit 5 Relationships


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Words with VCCV
                                                                                                                                                                                 Unit Opener--Conduct                                       dinner, blanket, willow,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pattern (VC/CV
                                                                                                                                                                                 an Interview on Good                                       plastic, welcome, summer,
                       Because of Winn-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        syllable pattern
                                                                                                                                                 Evaluate (4RL6) /               Relationships ( 4W7,        Dictionary/connotation/deno    dipper, foggy, thriller,
                       Dixie/Realistic Fiction                                            VS= A Library Card for Emilio PS=I                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   with doublet
                                                                                                                                                 Summarize (4RL2)/               4W8, 4L1, 4L3c)/            tation peculiar, snuffled,     ticket, swallow, picket,                                       Free Verse - Read and
       Going to the    The ABC Volunteer       P                                          Love the Look of Words (Free        Freedom Summer                                                                                                                          Adjectives-- Review                                                   Descriptive( 4W3b, 4L1, 4L2)       (dipper, mutter) End Punctuation
  1                                                                                                                                              Literary Elements/              Libraries have more         positive, selecting,           witness, slender, nodded,                                      write free verse poetry
       Library         Drawing Highland      R                                            Verse Poem) IRA=Reading and        (Realistic Fiction)                                                                                                                      Punctuation-(4L1d)                                                    Organization (4W4)                 VC/CV with       (4RF4b)
                                                                                                                                                 Onomatopoeia and                than books. In what         consisted, advanced            planner, member, fossil,                                       (4RL5, 4W6, 4W4, 4L1).
                       A Change of Weather U                                              Riding                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               different
                                                                                                                                                 Simile (RL4)                    other ways can you          (4L4c, 4L5)                    rumbles,blossom, talking,
                       ELL--Pictures of Highland R                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             consonants
                                                                                                                                                                                 learn at the library?                                      drawn, shawl, cupboard,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (lumber, napkin)
                                                                                                                                                                                 (4SL1, 4L1,4RL9)                                           friendly (4L2d)                                                                                                                    ( 4RF3)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            river, level, never, talent,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Putting on a Play,          Thesaurus-Antonyms;
                       Ranita, the Frog Princess /Play                                                                                                                                                                                      radar, limit, diver, finish,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Make up a story about       selfish, bumbling,                                                                                                                                                Words with V/CV
                       Hans and Greta P                                                   VS= The Frog Prince ( a play)                                                                                                                     famous, spoken, cabin,
                                                                                                                                                      Evaluate (4RI6) / Make     the play these kids are     cranky, commotion,                                                                                                                                                and VC/V patterns Dialogue and
       Putting on a    The Dragon's Dinner R                                              PS= Presenting the Puddlejump          Circle of Giving                                                                                           wiper, habit, bison, cider,   Articles--Using "A " and "An" Class Playhouse - Choose Descriptive ( 4W3b. 4L1. 4L2)
  2                                                                                                                                                   Judgments / Text           performing. What is it      exasperated, specialty,                                                                                                                                           (du/ty, so/fa,    characters' roles
       Play            Sleeping Beauty and the Prince                                     Players (Nonfiction Article--         (Realistic Fiction)                                                                                         stolen, promise, razor, pity, correctly (4L1)               and perform a play.(4RF4b) Word Choice (4W3d, 4L3a )
                                                                                                                                                      Feature/interviews         called? What                famished. (4L5c, 4L4c)                                                                                                                                            cam/el, hab/it) ( (4RF4b)
                       of Andequesta U                                                    interviews) IRA=Another Opinion                                                                                                                   easel, swallow, plastic,
                                                                                                                                                                                 happens? (4SL1,             PS= director, roles,                                                                                                                                              4RF3)
                       ELL--Dragon Stew R                                                                                                                                                                                                   rumbles, sequence, vivid
                                                                                                                                                                                 4RL9)                       audition, casting, rehearse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (4L2d)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            above, cancel, remind,
                                                          Exploring the Undersea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            gather, between, unfold,
                                                          Territory-TFK/Non-Fiction
                                                                                                                                                                                 What is the definition of                                  tender, action, monster,
                                                          Article                         VS= Back in Time with Spanish                               Evaluate (4RL6)/ Fact                                  Context/Analogy: period,                                                                                                                                       Accented                   Pronunciation of
       Explorations                                                                                                         Jake Drake Class                                     an explorer? What do                                       chamber, petal, woman,             Adjectives that compare--   Explorers - Read about the       TP: Extended Response to
                                                          Many Fish P                     Explorers IRA=Kon-Tiki: A true                              and Opinion (4RI8) /                                   vessels, valuable,                                                                                                                                             Syllables (be              vocabulary words
  3    Sc: 5.1, 5.2,                                                                                                        Clown (Realistic                                     you think motivates a                                      weeder, frosty, clipper,           Introductory phrases and    Amazon and answer                Literature: WW Expository (4W2,
                                                          The Really Great Barrier Reef   Adventure of Survival TS=Lords of                           Study Skill /Skim and                                  documenting, estimated                                                                                                                                         hold', toast' er) (        and other hard
       5.3, 5.4                                                                                                             Fiction)                                             person to explore?                                         tutor, poster, behave,             interjections (4L1)         questions (4RI7).                4W9a, 4L1, 4L2)
                                                          R Marco Polo U                  the Seas (Test Prep                                         scan                                                   (4L5)                                                                                                                                                          4RF3)                      words (4RF4b)
                                                                                                                                                                                 (4SL1, 4SL3 4RI8)                                          relate, excite, diver, finish,
                                                          ELL-- The Great Barrier Reef
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            spoken, another, remember
                                                          R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (4L2d)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            grocer, pepper, barber,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            grader, polar, tanker,
                       Me and Uncle Romie /Realistic                                                                                                                             This artist is creating a   Context Clues, descriptions:                                                                                                                              Words with Final
                                                                                                                                                      Monitor Comprehension                                                                 singer, enter, odor, collar,
                       Fiction                                                                                                                                                   large picture on a          skyscrapers, collage,                                                                                                                                     /r/ (unstressed
                                                                                          VS= Secondhand Art PS=Making a                              (4RL10,) / Character                                                                  zipper, powder, danger,      Comparing with more and           Collages - Write about a                                                         Tempo matching
       Artists at      Girl Arranging Her Hair P                                                                                                                                 sidewalk. Where do          barbecue, glorious,                                                                                                       Descriptive: Speech (4W1, 4L3a, final syllables with
  4                                                                                       Collage (How To Article)                                    (4RL3) / Text                                                                         cheddar, popular, harbor, most --Using more and                favorite collage (4W3, 4W4,                                                      the action in the
       Work            Beautiful or Not       R                                                                                                                                  you see artists at wok      strutting, flicked, swarms                                                                                                4SL4. 4L1, 4L2)                 schwa + r, or, ar -
                                                                                          IRA=Small Artist Has a Big Appeal                           Feature/Directions                                                                    anchor, elevator, daughter, most (4L1)                         4L1, 4L2).                                                                       story (4RF4b)
                       The Goldsmith's Apprentice U                                                                                                                              in your community?          (4L4a) PS= background,                                                                                                                                    visitor, diver,
                                                                                                                                                      (4RI5)                                                                                victor, cancel, behave,
                       ELL Everyday Beauty R                                                                                                                                     (4SL1, 4SL4, 4RL9)          images                                                                                                                                                    collar)      ( 4RF3)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tender, conductor, waiter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (4L2d)



                       Wild Horses: Black Hills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            uncle, turtle, total, pencil,
                       Sanctuary/Narrative Non-
                                                                                                                                                      Monitor Comprehension      These wild horses live                                     oral, pebble, channel, local,
                       Fiction                                                                                                                                                                               Context clues--Paragraph
                                                                                          VS= The Wild Ponies of                                      (4RL10) / Cause and        in a big marsh in                                          paddle, pupil, symbol,                                                                                                              Words with Final
       Wild Horses     Horses of the Plains P                                                                                                                                                                clues: descendents,                                          Comparing with good and                                           Descriptive: Scientific observation                        Pronunciation of
                                                                                          Chincoteague PS=The Tale of                                 Effect (4RI5) / Literary   southern France. What                                      medal, bubble, settle,                                         Tall Tales - Write a tall tale                                       /l/ [schwa + l
  5    Sc: 5.2, 5.3,   Cattle-Driving Horses of the Old                                                                                                                                                      sanctuary, glistening,                                       bad--comparing with                                               (4W2,4L1, 4L2) Word Choice                                 vocabulary
                                                                                          Pecos Bill (Tall Tale) IRA=Misty of                         Elements/Hyperbole         do you see that tells yo                                   vessel, bugle, pedal,                                          (4W3, 4W4, 4L1, 4L2).                                                (battle, panel,
       5.4             West R                                                                                                                                                                                threatened, coaxing,                                         adjectives.(4L1)                                                  (4W2d, 4L3a )                                              words(4RF4b)
                                                                                          Chincoteague                                                and Figure of speech       they are wild? (4SL1,                                      special, ankle, docile,                                                                                                             petal)] ( 4RF3)
                       Full Gallop U                                                                                                                                                                         fragile, habitat (4L4a )
                                                                                                                                                      (4RL4)                     4RI7, 4RI9)                                                barber, anchor, cheddar,
                       ELL-- Horses in the Old West
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            animal, snorkel (4L2d)
                       R



                                                                                                                                                                                 Conduct an Interview,                                                                                                                                      2-page spread for Class
       Unit Theme:                                                                                                                                    Review/ Test Strategy-     Listening and Speaking                                                                                                                                     scrapbook/Descriptive
  6                                                                                       TS= What is a Shark?                                                                                          Review                                                               0 Adjectives (4L1d)
       Relationships                                                                                                                                  Think and Search           Guidelines (4SL1,                                                                                                                                          Writing:(4W3) Compare and
                                                                                                                                                                                 4SL6, 4W7, 4W8, 4L1)                                                                                                                                       Contrast/ Using Spreadsheets

Grade 4 Unit 6 Discovery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            robin, button, bacon,
                    Gold Rush Game, The/Science                                                                                                                    This town sprang up       Word Parts-Suffixes:           reason, cotton, sunken,
                    Fiction                                                                                                              Analyze Story Structure   when gold was             reference, prospectors ,       eleven, cousin, woven,
    The Gold                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gold - Read and answer                                           Words with Final
                    There's Gold in Those Hills P                                 VS= In Search of Gold PS=Gold!      Traveling Man      (4RI5) / Cause and        discovered. How           disappointment,                raisin, cannon, muffin,         Adverbs that tell how, when                                                                                    Pauses, stops,
    Rush Soc                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            questons. Write a journal Expository Writing (4W2, 4L1,          /Ən/ (schwa + n -
1                   Towns of the West    R                                        (Non-fiction Article) IRA=The       (Narrative         Effect / (4RI5)Text       would your life change    annoyed, circular,             widen, wooden, ridden,          and where--Good vs. Well                                                                                       and intonation
    St.: 2.1, 2.2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       entry (4RI3,4W3, 4W, 4L1, 4L2) Organization (4W4,)               poison, frozen) (
                    The Story of San Francisco U                                  Golden Wish                         Nonfiction)        Feature Time lines        if gold were discovered   outstretched, glinted          common, proven, often,          (4L1)                                                                                                          (4RF4b)
    2.3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4L2, 4L3).                                                       4RF3)
                    ELL---Towns of the Old West                                                                                          (4RI7)                    in your town? (4SL1,      (4L4) PS= precious,            penguin, skeleton, medal,
                    R                                                                                                                                              4RL9, 4RI1, 4RI3)         historians, environment        pupil paddle, violin, vitamin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (4L2d)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            root, tale, wade, tail, prince,
                                                                                                                                                                                             Context clues, Paragraph
                    Cricket in Times Square,                                                                                                                                                                                dough, moose, prints,
                                                                                                                                         Analyze Story Structure   Why is this photograph    clues: wistfully, scuffling,
                    The/Fantasy                                                   VS= The Country Mouse and the        A Picture Book of                                                                                    we've, weave, whose,
    Wild Visitors                                                                                                                        (4RI5,) / Theme           of a peregrine falcon     eavesdropping,                                                 Comparing with Adverbs--
                    In the Land of the Giants Q                                   City Mouse PS=The Chance of a       Lewis and Clark                                                                                       route, who's, boulder,                                       Bats - Learn about bat       Expository Writing (4W2, 4L1,      Homophones      ( Punctuation
2   Sc: 5.1, 5.2,                                                                                                                        (4RL2)/ Text              living in a big city      acquaintance, jumble,                                          Correct Comparison with
                    The Tiger Stripe Potion     R                                 Lifetime (Editorial) IRA=Darkness   (Narrative                                                                                            weighed, patience, bolder,                                   species, take a quiz.(4RI7). 4L2) Organization (4W4)            4RF3)             (4RF4b)
    5.3, 5.4                                                                                                                             Feature/Advertisements    surprising? (4RI7,        scornfully, logical (4L4a)                                     Adverbs (4L1)
                    The Wood Sprite           U                                   is my Friend                        Nonfiction)                                                                                           doe, mousse, patients,
                                                                                                                                         (4RI5)                    4RL9, 4RI8)               PS= colony, echolocation,
                    ELL---Jani and the Leopard R                                                                                                                                                                            cotton, muffin, eleven,
                                                                                                                                                                                             insecticides
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            straight, strait (4L2d)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                       discourage, disappoint,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       disbelief, distrust, disloyal,
                                                    Meet a Bone-ified Explorer-
                                                                                                                                                                  What do we gain from                                 misplace, mislabel,
                                                    TFK /Nonfiction Article       VS= Amber: Nature's Time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Words with
                                                                                                                       The Man Who       Monitor Comprehension learning about the                                      mislead, misstep,
    Discovering                                     Discovering Pompeii Q         Capsule/ A Dinosaur Named                                                                                  Words in Context: fossil,                                                                   Discovering Nature's                                        Prefixes [dis-, mis-   Pronunciation of
                                                                                                                      Went to the Far    (4RL10) / Make           natural world around                                 misnumber, nonfat,
    Nature's                                        Discovering Tutankhamen       Bambi/ Into the Dark Unknown                                                                               stumbled upon,                                           Negative---Correcting              Secrets - Plants and         TP: Personal Essay; (4W3, 4L1, , non-, un-]           vocabulary and
3                                                                                                                     Side of the Moon   Generalizations (4RI8) / us? (Discovering                                     nonfiction, nonsense,
    Secrets                                         R       Dinosaur Sue          IRA=Mary Anning and the Sea                                                                                paleontologist, inspected                                Double Negative (4L1)              animals of the rainforest.   4L2) WW: Expository (4W2)      (uncover, nonstop,     other hard words
                                                                                                                      (Narrative         Study Skill/Functional   Nature's Secrets)                                    nonstop, unable, unplug,
    Sc: 4.1, 4.2                                    U                             Dragon TS=Out on a Limb (Test                                                                              (4L4a )                                                                                     (4RI7)                                                      dislike, misfire) (    (4RF4b)
                                                                                                                      Nonfiction)        Documents                (4SL1, 4RI1, 4RI3,                                   uncertain, uncomfortable,
                                                    ELL----A Discovery in Egypt   Prep)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4RF3a)
                                                                                                                                                                  4SL3)                                                uncover, unclean, prince,
                                                    R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       weighed, bolder, mishap,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       unravel (4L2d)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                        spotless, sunny, furry,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        really, hairy, barely,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tasteless, handful, lifeless,                                                                                                    Words with
                   My Brothers' Flying                                                                                                   Monitor Comprehension
                                                                                                                                                                   Have you ever seen        Word Parts-inflectional    illness, hopefully,                                                                                                              Suffixes [-y, -ly, -
                   Machine/Narrative Non-Fiction                                                                                         (4RL10) / Author’s
    Airplanes                                                                     VS= Take Off PS=Brave New                                                        airplanes like these?     endings: glider, unstable, happiness, goodness,          Prepositions and           Narrative Poems - Read                                                  ful, -less, -ness    Tempo-matching
                   Amelia Earhart     Q                                                                                                  Perspective / Literary                                                                                                                                                       Expository Writing (4W2, 4L1,
4   Soc, St.: 1.3,                                                                Heights (Narrative Poem)                                                         Would you like to ride    wingspan, applauded,       sorrowful, purely, sickness, Prepositional phrases-Using and write a poem (4RL5,                                                 (foggy, hurriedly, the action in the
                   James H Banning S                                                                                                     Elements Repetition                                                                                                                                                          4L2) Sentence Fluency (4W4)
    2.3                                                                           IRA=The Flying Fool                                                              in one? (4SL1, 4RI1,      headlines, hoisting,       joyfully, aimless,            Quotations (4L1e, L2c)     4W6, 4W4, 4L1).                                                         respectful,          story (4RF4b)
                   Women in flight      V                                                                                                (RL4) and
                                                                                                                                                                   4RI9. 4RL9)               assured (4L4)              breathless, certainly,                                                                                                           homeless,
                   ELL---Pilot James Banning S                                                                                           Personification (RL4)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        disappoint, nonfat,                                                                                                              stillness) (4RF3)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        misnumber, superbly,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        successful (4L2d)


                                                    Life and Times of the Ant,                                                                                                                                              burrow, furnace, concert,
                                                    The/Informational Non-                                                                                                                                                  lantern, thirsty, disturb,
                                                                                                                                         Analyze Text Structure                              Word parts: Greek roots:
                                                    Fiction                                                                                                        What questions could                                     alert, perhaps, purchase,       Sentence Using
                                                                                                                                         (4RI5) / Description                                astronomer, investigates,
                                                    Butterflies and Moths   Q     VS= Amazing Ants PS=The Ant                                                      you ask about the ants                                   nervous, modern, capture,       Prepositions--Review         Fables - Read and write                                         Words with         Pronunciation of
                                                                                                                                         (4RI8) / Literary                                   solitary, territory,                                                                                                     Expository Writing (4W2, 4L1,
5   Ants                                            Grasshoppers and Crickets     and the Grasshopper (Fable)                                                      in this photograph?                                      merchant, survive, concern,     Punctuation and              fables (4W3, 4W4, 4L1,                                          Stressed Syllables Vocabulary
                                                                                                                                         Elements (4RI7)/                                    communication,                                                                                                           4L2) Organization (4W4)
                                                    S               Beetles       IRA=Ant Jokes and Riddles                                                        (4SL1, 4RI1, 4RI2,                                       service, eastern, whirlwind,    Capitalization (4L1e, 4L2,   4L2).                                                           (4RF3)             Words (4RF4b)
                                                                                                                                         Character and Moral                                 nutrients, prehistoric,
                                                    V                                                                                                              4RI7, 4RI9)                                              surprise, persuade, really,     4L2a)
                                                                                                                                         (4RL3, RL2)                                         overcome (4L4b)
                                                    ELL --Grasshoppers or                                                                                                                                                   handful, goodness, survey,
                                                    Crickets S                                                                                                                                                              emerge (4L2d)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Research: Using Technology/
                                                                                                                                                               Create a Presentation--
                                                                                                                                                                                             Word Parts, suffixes, Latin                                                                                              Expository Writing--Research
                                                                                                                                                               oral report with
    Unit Theme:                                                                                                                          Test Strategy: Author                               roots, inflectional endings,                                   Adverbs, prepositions,                                    Report (4W7, 4L1, 4L2) Adding
6                                                                                 TS= Diamonds for the Taking                                                  accompanying visuals (
    Discovery                                                                                                                            and Me/ (4RL1) Review                               Greek roots, (4L4b, 4RF3a                                      negatives (4L1a, 4L1e)                                    to a Presentation - clip art and
                                                                                                                                                               4SL1, 4SL5, 4SL6,
                                                                                                                                                                                             )                                                                                                                        text into a slide show
                                                                                                                                                               4L1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      presentation (4W6)

				
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