skip to main content

Pearson Unit 1

over 2 years ago

By Kathryn Wagner

Unit 1 - Week 1 - Old Yeller

 

Genre: Historical Fiction - The story takes place in the past. Historical Fiction is a combination of imagination & fact.  Characters are placed in a factually accurate setting to act out a fictional plot.

 

Question of the Week:

What draws us to people and things around us and makes us care?

 How can we protect those we love?

 

Literary Terms:

 

Setting - Time & Place in which a story takes place

 

Plot - The Pattern - including a conflict, a conflict, rising action, conflict resolution - of events as a story unfolds

 

Point of View - the perspective from which the author presents the actions and characters of a story. 

The two main points of view are first person (narrator is a character) and third person (narrator is NOT a character).

 

-ed, -ing words

 

 1.  answered

 2.   traveling

 3.   qualified

 4.   panicking

 5.   omitted

 6.   patrolled

 7.   skiing

 8.   answering

 9.   chopped

10.  qualifying

11.  interfered

12.  omitting

13.  patrolling

14.  traveled

15.  chopping

16.  panicked

17.  interfering

18.  magnified

19.  skied

20.  magnifying

 

Challenge Words:

21.  mimicked

22.  dignifying

23.  mimicking

24.  staggered

25.  dignified

26.  staggering

 

The ending of a word helps determine the word's meaning.  -ed makes a verb show past action and the ending  -ing makes a verb show action that is going on right now.   Sometimes the -ed or -ing form of a verb is used as an adjective to describe. The ending  -ed can also meaning "having; characterized by," as in the sentence The long-legged dog can run quickly. Sometimes the ending -ing forms a noun when it is added to a verb.  In the following example barking is a noun. The dog's barking woke us up.

 

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/spelling/middle-school/old-yeller-spelling-game/ - Old Yeller Spelling Game

 

 

 

 

Unit 1 - Week 2 - Mother Fletcher's Gift

 

Genre: Realistic Fiction

 

Question of the Week:

Why should we care about people we don't know?

 

Literary Terms:

 

Character - people or animals who take part in the events of a story

 

Theme- the main idea or central meaning that the author wants you to learn

 

Inferring - figure out what is not exactly stated by using clues in the story

 

Symbolism - a symbol is a character, object, or idea that not only has meaning in itself but also suggests or stands for something else

* The American flag is a flag, but it is also a symbol of the United States of America

 

Words with short Vowels 

 

  1.  damage

  2.  palace

  3.  mustard

  4.  message

  5.  glimpse

  6.  fender

  7.  property

  8.  gentle

  9.  cottage

10.  legend

11.  modify

12.  strict

13.  fantastic

14.  cannon

15.  injury

16.  honesty

17.  clumsy

18.  ruffle

19.  dungeon

20.  dignity

 

Challenge Words 

 

21.  reconcile

22.  hippopotamus

23.  lozenge

24.  insulation

25.  glamorous

 

 

 

Unit 1 -  Week 3 - Viva New Jersey 

 

Genre:  Realistic Fiction

 

Question of the Week:  

How do we learn to connect with others in a new place?

 

Literary Terms:

 

Mood - the feeling or atmosphere that the author creates. By using particulary words & phrases, an author purposely sets the mood, or feeling, of the story. The mood affets the way you feel as you read the story.

 

Words with r

 

  1. porch 

  2. servant

  3. shore

  4. disturb

  5. market

  6. margin

  7. worth

  8. purchase

  9. kernel

10. perhaps

11. ignore

12. concern

13. attorney

14. barge

15. detergent

16. corridor

17. ornament

18. artistic

19. particle

20. nervous

 

Challenge Words

 

21. trustworthy

22. versatile

23. particular

24. porcelain

25. carbohydrate

 

Unit 1 - Week 4 - Saving the Rain Forests

 

Persuasive Devices - When a writer's purpose is to persuade, he or she presents evidence to convince readers to think or do something. Some types of evidence are more valid than others. Beware of persuasive devices such as bandwagon, loaded words, generalizations, testimonials.

 

Loaded Words - Words that appeal to reader's emotions

EX: "Act now before more innocent animals suffer needlessly."

 

Bandwagon - an attempt to persuade people to think, do, or buy something because a large number of people do

EX: "Everyone is using this toothbrush - why don't you?"

 

Testimonial - an endorsement by a well-known person

EX: "World Series players love this candy bar."

 

 

 

http://quizlet.com/4141083/flashcards - Persuasive Terminology Flashcards with Definitions

 

http://quizlet.com/4141083/persuasive-terms-flash-cards/ - Persuasive Terminology – Quizlet

 

Difficult Spellings - Letter combinations ei, ie, per, pre, el. le

 

1.   fierce

2.   weird

3.   piece

4.   perceive

5.   perfume

6.   preserve

7.   soldier

8.   model

9.   multiple

10. fuel

11. briefcase

12. retrieve

13. deceit

14. perception

15. vegetable

16. preferable

17. rectangle

18. bushel

19. pinnacle

20. preliminary

 

Challenge Words

21. tremendous

22. kaleidoscope

23. fluorescent

24. unyielding

25. preposterous

 

 

 

Unit 1 - Week 5 - Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog

 

Imagery - the use of descriptive language that appeals to the reader's sense of sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell

 

Plural or Possessive - Plural & possessive words often use or an apostrophe.

 

1.   country's 

2.   countries'

3.   countries

4.   its

5.   ours

6.   theirs

7.   hers

8.   library's

9.   libraries'

10. libraries

11. niece's

12. nieces'

13. nieces

14. crow's

15. crows

16. witness's

17. witnesses'

18. witnesses

19. secretary's

20. secretaries'

 

Challenge Words

 

21.  congress's

22.  congresses

23.  communities'

24.  communities

25.  April Fool's Day

Pearson Unit 2

over 2 years ago

By Kathryn Wagner

Unit 2 - Week 1 -  The Universe

 

Question of the Week : Why is it important to know about the Universe?

 

Paraphrase - explaining something in your own words while retaining the author's meaning & ideas

 

Main Idea -

Ask yourself "What is the most important idea about the topic?" (Often it is the first sentence of a key paragraph)

 

Once you find the Main Idea, look for supporting details that explain or tell about the Main Idea.

Unit 2 - Week 1 - The Universe

 

Multisyllabic Words - Multiple Syllables

 

1.   possibility

2.   linear

3.   ridiculous

4.   artificial

5.   calculator

6.   competitive

7.   curiosity

8.   organization

9.   individual

10. encyclopedia

11. peony

12. tarantula

13. correspondent

14. cauliflower

15. optimistic

16. enthusiastic

17. sophisticated

18. satisfactory

19. irritable

20. simultaneously

 

Challenge Words

 

21.  contemporary

22.  cinematography

23.  panoramic

24.  condominium

25.  Connecticut

 

 

Unit 2 - Week 2 - The Emperor's Silent Army

 

Narration - the telling of a story or a recountin of events. In Expository Texts, narrative texts, narrative text structures include sequence, main idea & details, description, & problem-solution.

 

Words with Latin Roots

 

1.    suspend

2.    pendant

3.    conductor

4.    novel

5.    productive

6.    numeral

7.    reserve

8.    numerous

9.    preserve

10.  pending

11.  pendulum

12.  deduction

13.  novelty

14.  numerator

15.  reservoir

16.  conservatory

17.  appendix

18.  impending

19.  induct

20.  innovative

 

Challenge Words

 

21.   aqueduct

22.   abduction

23.   perpendicular

24.   expenditure

25.   enumerate

 

 

 

 

Unit 2 - Week 3 - Stones, Bones, and Petroglyphs

 

Dialogue - the conversation between two or more people in narrative or expository text. Dialogue is used in both Fiction & NonFiction.

 

Final Syllable Patterns

 

1.     ancestor

2.     hospital

3.     grumble

4.     sponsor

5.     superior

6.     escalator

7.     encounter

8.     shoulder

9.     skeleton

10.   forbidden

11.   appetizer

12.   identical

13.   abandon

14.   governor

15.   endeavor

16.   outspoken

17.   durable

18.   lengthen

19.   cinnamon

20.   interior

 

 

 

Challenge Words

 

21.    interpreter

22.    bachelor

23.    accelerator

24.    acquittal

25.    misdemeanor

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 2 - Week 4 - Good-Bye to the Moon

 

Flashback - interrupts the chronological order in a story to show an event that happened earlier.  Flashbacks may give background, show how something in the past influences a character's actions or feelings in the present, or explain how a past event brought about the present one.

 

The Schwa Sound

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56aAKT9da-U - Schwa Sound Video

 

 

1.     different

2.     sentence

3.     American

4.     brilliant

5.     substitute

6.     opinion

7.     material

8.     complete

9.     jewelry

10.   dramatic

11.   instance

12.   communicate

13.   hesitate

14.   elementary

15.   vitamin

16.   ingredients

17.   invitation

18.   discipline

19.   lasagna

20.   desperate

 

Challenge Words

 

21.    inhabitant

22.    ferocious

23.    orangutan

24.    sympathetic

25.    infinity

 

 

 

Unit 2 - Week 5 - Egypt

 

Word Choice - helps readers visualize what they read. It involves selection precise & interesting words.

 

Suffixes   -ian,   -ant,   -ent,    -ist

 

1.     musician

2.     politician

3.     novelist

4.     scientist

5.     historian

6.     tenant

7.     student

8.     patient

9.     resident

10.   comedian

11.   vegetarian

12.   soloist

13.   specialist

14.   motorist

15.   merchant

16.   participant

17.   occupant

18.   custodian

19.   descendant

20.   chemist

 

Challenge Words

21.    technician

22.    superintendent

23.    accompanist

24.    correspondent

25.    pedestrian

 

 

Pearson Unit 3

over 2 years ago

By Kathryn Wagner

Unit 3: Challenges & Obstacles 

How are the results of our efforts sometimes greater than we expect?

  

Week 1 - Hatchet

How does facing challenges help us learn about ourselves? 

Personification - a figure of speech in which human traits are given to animals, inanimate objects, or ideas. The traits may include personality, intelligence, emotion, actions, or speech.

 

Unusual Spellings

 

1.          crescent

2.          language

3.          vehicle

4.          exhibit

5.          examine

6.          Michigan

7.          parachute

8.          unique

9.          conquer

10.        rhyme

11.        penguin

12.        exertion

13.        exotic

14.        brochure

15.        symptom

16.        antique

17.        exhausted

18.        heirloom

19.        rhinoceros

20.        bureau

 

Challenge Words

 

21.        hygiene

22.        chauffeur

23.        ricochet

24.        chandelier

25.        chalet

 

Week 1 - Hatchet

 

Principal Parts of Regular Verbs 

 

Present Participles & Past Participles use the  -ing & -ed forms.

Helping verbs are often used with them, but they are not part of the participle form.

 

Present                    Present Participle                         Past                         Past Participle

watch                      (am, is, are) watching                  watched                   (has, have, had) watched 

carry                       (am, is, are) carrying                    carried                     (has, have, had) carried

 

A regular verb forms its past & past participle by adding -ed or -d to the present form.

-The present & the past forms can be used by themselves as verbs.

-The present participle & the past participle are always used with a helping verb.

 

Remember, when a verb ends with a consonant & y, change the y to i before adding -ed: cried.

When a one-syllable verb ends with a vowel & a consonant, double the consonatn before adding -ed: hopped.

 

 

Week 2 - When Marian Sang

How can our determination affect our ability to succeed?

Similes & Metaphors are figures of speech.

Similes -( uses the words like or as, or the word than (gentle as a lamb, crazy like a fox, hotter than fire)

Metaphors - a metaphor is direct (Spring is a lamb)

 

Generalize - a broad statement that applies to many examples

Questioning Strategy - ask & answer specific questions to determine a text's central (main) idea 

 

Week 2 - When Marian Sang

Multisyllabic Words

 

1.          international

2.          prehistoric

3.          untrustworthy

4.          constellation

5.          honorary

6.          disagreement

7.          preparation

8.          Philadelphia

9.          promotional

10.        constitution

11.        unbreakable

12.        biodegradable

13.        coordination

14.        compassionate

15.        impossibility

16.        entirety

17.        executive

18.        companionship

19.        unthinkable

20.        predicament

 

Challenge Words

21.        inappropriately

22.        nondiscriminatory

23.        nonnegotiable

24.        instantaneously

25.        decaffeinated

 

Week 2 - When Marian Sang

 

Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs

 

Usually you add -ed to a verb to form  the past & past participle. Irregular verbs do not follow this rule. Instead of having -ed forms to show past tense, irregular verbs usually change to other words. 

 

Present                          Michael sings in a group.

Present Participle           He is singing on Saturday.

Past Tense                     They sang every weekend last month. 

Past Participle                The group has sung together for five years.

 

 

Week 3 - Learning to Swim

Why is it important to stay calm during a crisis?

Dialect - a style of speech characteristic of people from a certain area or culture.  Dialects differ from standard language in pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling, & conventions. Dialect often includes slang & idioms

 

Sequence - the order of events - look for time-order clues: before, after, next, then, while, earlier, finally

Predict -

Set Purpose –

 

Using Just Enough Letters

 

1.          nuclear

2.          helicopter

3.          anxious

4.          appreciate

5.          plastic

6.          familiar

7.          athletic

8.          escape

9.          apologize

10.        Washington

11.        pastime

12.        exquisite

13.        lantern

14.        fulfill

15.        souvenir

16.        tragedy

17.        sherbet

18.        algebra

19.        icicles

20.        escort

 

Challenge Words

21.        judgmental

22.       argumentative

23.       excursion

24.       consumable

25.       pavilion

 

Week 3 - Learning to Swim

 

Verbs

Objects:

Direct Object - follows the action verbs & tells who or what receives the action

Chris told a secret. (Told is an Action Verb. Secret is the Direct Object)

 

Indirect Object - follows an action verb & tells to whom or what the action of the verb is done

Chris told Bill a secret. (The Indirect Object, Bill, tells to whom Chris told the secret. An Indirect Object comes before the Direct Object) 

 

Subject Complements - follows a linking verb & tells who or what the subject is or is like

Maggie felt sick.  (Felt is a linking verb. Sick is a Subject Complement that describes Maggie.)

 

A noun is used as a Subject Complement is a Predicate Noun.

 

An adjective used as a Subject Complement is a Predicate Adjective.

 

A verb that completes its action without an object is an Intransitive Verb.

The water felt warm. (Felt is an Intransitive Verb. Warm is a Subject Complement. There is no Direct Object.)

 

A verb that uses a verb to complement its action is a Transitive Verb.

The coach blew the whistle. (Blew is a Transitive Verb. Whistle is a Direct Object)

 

If the subject is doing the action, the verb is in the Active Voice.

Marcus opened the door to the locker room. (Marcus is doing the action.)

 

If the subject is receiving the action, the verb is in the passive voice.

The door to the locker room was opened by Marcus. (The door is receiving the action.)

 

 

Week 4 - Juan Verdades

How do we demonstrate trustworthiness?

Imagery -  descriptive language that helps a writer's words come alive for the reader.  Imagery appeals to our senses & helps the reader experience the ways things look, sound, smell, taste, or feel

 

Generalize - a broad statement that can apply to many examples

Visualize - words create a picture in your head; see it in your mind's eye

  

Compound Words

 

1.          field trip

2.          someone

3.          snowflakes

4.          polka dot

5.          roller coaster

6.          solar system

7.          thunderstorm

8.          leftovers

9.          cell phone

10.        whitewash

11.        lightning rod

12.        myself

13.        life jacket

14.        bulldozer

15.        masterpiece

16.        area code

17.        cliffhanger

18.        wheelchair

19.        hour hand

20.        rain forest

 

Challenge Words

21.        graham cracker

22.        rhinestone

23.        chain reaction

24.        racquetball

25.        thoroughbred

 

Week 4 - Juan Verdades

 

Troublesome Verbs - troublesome because they look alike or have similar meanings

 

Verb               Meaning                    Present                    Past                         Past Participle 

sit                  sit down                    sit                            sat                            (has, have, had) sat

set                 put or place               set                           set                            ( has, have, had) set

lie                  rest or recline            lie                            lay                            (has, have, had) lain

lay                 put or place               lay                           laid                           (has, have, had) laid

rise                get or move up          rise                          rose                          (has,have,had) risen

raise              lift something up       raise                        raised                       (has, have, had) raised

let                 allow or permit          let                            let                            (has, have, had) let

leave             go away                     leave                        left                           (has, have, had) left

lend              give to someone        lend                          lent                          (has, have, had) lent

borrow          get from someone     borrow                     borrowed                  (has, have, had) borrowed

teach            show how                   teach                        taught                      (has, have, had) taught

learn            find out                      learn                         learned                     (has, have, had) learned

 

 

 

Week 5 - Morning Traffic

What obstacles do we face in our daily lives?

Foreshadowing - an author's use of details that hint at or provide clues about what will happen later in a story. Foreshadowing can create suspense or help lay a foundation for future events.

 

Draw Conclusions - forming reasonable opinions based on details from what you are reading & what you already know

 

Story Structure -

 

Homophones - Words that sound alike but have different spellings & meanings

 

1.          heel

2.          heal

3.          symbol

4.          cymbal

5.          herd

6.          heard

7.          patients

8.          patience

9.          capitol

10.        capital

11.        straight

12.        strait

13.        aisle

14.        isle

15.        stationery

16.        stationary

17.        sheer

18.        shear

19.        bread

20.        bred

 

Challenge Words

21.       martial

22.       marshal

23.       discreet

24.       discrete

25.       adolescents

26.       adolescence

 

Week 5 - Morning Traffic

 

Prepositions - words that show the relationship between nouns or pronouns & other words in sentences

 

A Preposition shows a relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word in the sentence, such as a verb, adjective, or other noun.

 

A Prepositional Phrase begins with a preposition &  usually ends with a noun or a pronoun.

The noun is called the Object of the Preposition.

 

 

 

 

Prepositions:

about, above, across, after, against, along, among, around, as, at, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, by, down, during, except, for, from, in , inside, into, near, of, off, on, onto, out, outside, over, past, since through, throughout, to, toward, under, underneath, unti, up, upon, with, within, without

 

 

Example:   David went to the kitchen. 
to - Preposition

to the kitchen - Prepositional Phrase

kitchen - Object of the Preposition

 

 

Pearson Unit 4

over 2 years ago

By Kathryn Wagner

Unit 4: Explorers, Pioneers, and Discoveries

How have those who've gone first influenced those who have gone after? 

 

 

Week 1 - Into the Ice

What drives people to explore harsh climates and dangerous places?

 

Literary Terms:

Similes - compares two unlike things using the words like or as

Ex: The stars are like pinpoints of light.

 

Metaphor - compares unlike things, but it doesn't use words of comparison.

Ex: The stars are pinpoints of light.

 

Week 1 - Into the Ice

 

Greek Word Parts

 

1.          hydrant

2.          chronic

3.          archive

4.          synonym

5.          antonym

6.          democracy

7.          hydrogen

8.          aristocrat

9.          dehydrated

10.        chronicle

11.        hydroplane

12.        chronology

13.        archaic

14.        homonym

15.        synchronize

16.        hydraulic

17.        archaeology

18.        anarchy

19.        hydroelectric

20.        bureaucracy

 

Challenge Words:

21.        hydrophobia

22.        chronological

23.        anachronism

24.        pseudonym

25.        aristocracy

 

 

 

Week 2 - The Chimpanzees I Love

Why is it important to study animals responsibly?

 

Literary Terms:

 

Sensory Details - uses of descriptive language that call for a response from the reader's senses.

Using strong verbs & adjectives that convey sights, sounds, smells, tastes, & textures makes descriptions more effective & helps engage readers.

 

Literary Vocabulary Terms:

  1. author's purposethe author's reason for writing something (P.I.E.: to persuade, toinform, or to entertain)



  • text structure: the way an author organizes a piece of writing, such as: cause/effect, problem/solution, sequence, or compare/contrast

  • sensory detailsthe use of descriptive language that appeals to one or more of the reader's senses (see, hear, taste, touch, smell)

 

 

"Something in the Elephant's Silence"

Deep in a rain forest in the Central African Republic, elephant expert Katy Payne writes to family and friends:

"I am in Mya's and my field house. Writing by lantern light and the glow of my computer...Beyond us the night is full of insect calls some crickety, others unfamiliar - distant frogsan owl, and beyond that a deep peaceful silence except for every now and then an elephant rumble or roar..."

Week 2 - The Chimpanzees I Love

 

Prefixes  dis-, de-, out-, un-

 

1.          discontent

2.          decline

3.          outward

4.          dispatch

5.          unwavering

6.          destructin

7.          disintegrate

8.          outstanding

9.          uncommon

10.        outburst

11.        outrageous

12.        defensive

13.        unappetizing

14.        disillusioned

15.        disarray

16.        unconscious

17.        outskirts

18.        unfasten

19.        disenchanted

20.        decompose

 

Challenge Words:

21.        unbusinesslike

22.        disembark

23.        deactivate

24.        disenfranchise

25.        outlandish

 

 

 

 

Week 3 - Black Frontiers

What does it mean to be a pioneer?

 

Literary Terms:

Author's Techniques - authors make choices based on the purpose & genre of the material they are writing. Authors of Expository Text may choose to organize information in a particular way or to use a particular tone or style.

 

Words with ci and ti

 

1.          precious

2.          commerical

3.          especially

4.          ancient

5.          gracious

6.          position

7.          question

8.          suggestion

9.          friction

10.        lotion

11.        potion

12.        digestion

13.        artificial

14.        glacier

15.        cautious

16.        efficient

17.        sensational

18.        vicious

19.        official

20.        ration

 

Challenge Words:

21.       fictitious 

22.       vaccination

23.       beneficial

24.       precocious

25.       emancipation

 

 

 

Week 4 - Deep-Sea Danger

Why do explorers seek out other worlds?

 

Literary Terms:

 

Dialogue - the conversation between two or more people in a dramatic, narrative, or nonfiction text. In a drama, the name of the character speaking appears before the character's dialogue, or spoken lines. 
In a narrative or nonfiction selection, dialogue is set off with quotation marks.

 

Related Words

 

1.          poem

2.          poetic

3.          direct

4.          direction

5.          origin

6.          original

7.          combine

8.          combination

9.          repeat

10.        repetition

11.        critic

12.        criticize

13.        history

14.        historic

15.        academy

16.        academic

17.        inspire

18.        inspiration

19.        depart

20.        departure

 

Challenge Words:

21.       erode

22.       erosion

23.       maintain

24.       maintenance

25.       confiscate

26.       confiscation

 

 

 

Week 5 - Inventing the Future

How do inventions happen?

 

Hyperbole - a deliberate exaggeration or overstatment used as a figure of speech.  Hyperbole is NOT intended to be taken literally, but it does figuratively convey a message. It may also be used to emphasize a point for serious reasons or to amuse people.

 

Ex: Word of the amazing invention spread rapidly, and Edison became a celebrity overnight.

* In this sentence celebrity is an exaggeration, which is an example of hyperbole.  Figuratively it notes that Edison's fame came rapidly.

 

Word Endings  -ty, -ity, -ion

 

1.          electricity

2.          equality

3.          society

4.          specialty

5.          celebrity

6.          recognition

7.          description

8.          reduction

9.          tradition

10.        loyalty

11.        security

12.        clarity

13.        popularity

14.        certainty

15.        cruelty

16.        subscription

17.        reputation

18.        intention

19.        deception

20.        penalty

 

Challenge Words:

 

21.        pronunciation

22.        hospitality

23.        subtlety

24.        technicality

25.        demonstration

 

 

 


Pearson Unit 5

over 2 years ago

By Kathryn Wagner

Unit 5 - Resources - What are resources and why are they important to us?

 

The View From Saturday - Week 1

How can different generations be resources?

 

Plot - a problem or conflict, rising action, climax, solution or resolution

 

Theme - main idea or central meaning the author wants you to learn;

              the author's main message in a fiction story; a "life lesson"

 

Irony - contrast between what is expected & what actually happens

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqg6RO8c_W0 - Irony - Situational

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiR-bnCHIYo - Irony - Verbal

 

 

Satire - a literary work in which human folly is attacked through irony or humor.

 

Suffixes  -ate, -ive, -ship

1.          activate

2.          negative

3.          friendship

4.          objective

5.          representative

6.          attractive

7,          creative

8.          membership

9.          partnership

10.        compassionate

11.        fortunate

12.        considerate

13.        secretive

14.        scholarship

15.        restrictive

16.        affectionate

17.        cooperative

18.        originate

19.        township

20.        relationship

 

Challenge Words

21.        alienate

22.        affirmative

23.        dictatorship

24.        championship

25.        rehabiliate

 

 

 

Harvesting Hope - Week 2

How can we combine our resources to make change?

 

Fact - Can be proved true or false

 

Opinion - someone's beliefs or way of thinking about something

 

Text Structure -  External Organization Structures what the passage is about

 

Words from Many Cultures

1.          ivory

2.          cocoa

3.          lilac

4.          gorilla

5.          pretzel

6.          safari

7.          kayak

8.          crocodile

9.          fiesta

10.        dandelion

11.        monsoon

12.        slalom

13.        amateur

14.        boutique

15.        suede

16.        poncho

17.        hammock

18.        bungalow

19.        sequin

20.        burrito

 

Challenge Words

21.        ukulele

22.        origami

23.        haiku

24.        artichoke

25.        wildebeest

 

 

 

 

The River That Went to the Sky - Week 3

How can stories be use to explain the workings of nature?

 

Cause - What makes something happen

 

Effect - Something that happens as a result of a cause 

 

Story Structure - Most stories have a beginning, when characters & plot are introduced; a middle, when

                          problems or conflicts are introduced; end or climax, when the problems or conflicts are

                          resolved.

 

Foreshadowing - Authors may also use story incidents to foreshadow or hint at future events

 

Compound Words

1.          old-fashioned

2.          daydream

3.          summertime

4.          follow-up

5.          knee-deep

6.          foothills

7.          nevertheless

8.          self-control

9.          themselves

10.        baby-sit

11.        make-believe

12.        sunburn

13.        bloodhound

14.        fine-tune

15.        great-grandmother

16.        roller-skating

17.        folklore

18.        empty-handed

19.        self-esteem

20.        runner-up

 

Challenge Words

21.        breathtaking

22.        straight-faced

23.        president-elect

24.        heavyweight

25.        cross-examination

 

 

 

 

Gold - Week 4

How do we decide the value of different resources?

 

Main Idea - To find the Main Idea, think about the important information the paragraph gives about the

                   The Main Idea is the most important piece of information. Sometimes it is stated directly,

                   sometimes it is not

 

Background Knowledge - Prior information you have about the topic

 

Suffixes  -ism, -age, -ure

1.          mileage

2.          moisture

3.          heroism

4.          storage

5.          passage

6.          organism

7.          journalism

8.          failure

9.          mixture

10.        postage

11.        luggage

12.        departure

13.        patriotism

14.        optimism

15.        acreage

16.        percentage

17.        enclosure

18.        voltage

19.        temperature

20.        mannerism

 

Challenge Words:

21.        metabolism

22.        impressionism

23.        patronage

24.        brokerage

25.        architecture

 

 

 

Greensburg Goes Green - Week 5

How are people rethinking Earth's resources?

 

Sequence - Refers to the order of events or steps in a process

 

Monitor - Continue to check comprehension

 

Clarify - Present information in a clear way

 

Prefixes  bi-, tri-, uni-, re-, semi-

1.          bisect

2.          triangle

3.          universal

4.          semicircle

5.          biceps

6.          bilingual

7.          tricycle

8.          university

9.          semifinal

10.        uniform

11.        bifocals

12.        reunion

13.        unison

14.        semicolon

15.        unicorn

16.        semiprivate

17.        triplicate

18.        semisweet

19.        semiannual

20.        biplane

 

Challenge Words:

21.       semiprecious

22.       bicentennial

23.       trigonometry

24.       semiprofessional

25.       unification

 

 

 

 

 

Pearson Unit 6

over 2 years ago

By Kathryn Wagner

Week 1 - Don Quixote and the Windmills

How can stories from the past influence our imaginations?

 

Suffixes  -ary, -ery, -ory

 

1.          bakery

2.          scenery

3.          vocabulary

4.          temporary

5.          surgery

6.          inventory

7.          directory

8.          pottery

9.          discovery

10.        imaginary

11.        machinery

12.        nursery

13.        voluntary

14.        honorary

15.        satisfactory

16.        introductory

17.        advisory

18.        bribery

19.        secondary

20.        bravery

 

Challenge Words:

21.       itinerary

22.       inflammatory

23.       accessory

24.       anniversary

25.       confectionery

 

Modifiers - adjective, adverbs, prepositional phrases - words or group of words that tell more about other words in a sentence. 

Adjective: Senior Quixote read books about knights.
Adverb: He dreamed about knights.
To avoid confusion, place words near to the words they modify. 
Adjective Phrase usually comes right after the word(s) they modify.
Adverb Phrase usually appears right after a verb or at the beginning of sentence.

The meaning of a sentence can be unclear if the Modifier is misplaced.

No: Fair and sweet, every knight needs a lady. 
Yes: Every knight needs a lady, fair and sweet.
The position of only in a sentence can affect the sentence's entire meaning.


Place only directly in front of the word or words it modifies.


Example: Only she laughed at him. (Nobody else laughed at him.)
               She only laughed at him. (She didn't do anything except laugh at him.)
               She laughed only at him. (She laughed at no one else.)

 

 

 

Week 2 - Ancient Greece

How have ancient cultures influenced modern ones?

 

 

Related Words

 

1.          alternate

2.          alternative

3.          office

4.          official

5.          economy

6.          economics

7.          normal

8.          normality

9.          restore

10.        restoration

11.        indicate

12.        indicative

13.        gene

14.        genetic

15.        excel

16.        excellence

17.        adapt

18.        adaptation

19.        crime

20.        criminal

 

Challenge Words:

21.        deprive

22.        deprivation

23.        initiate

24.        initiative

25.        contaminate

26.        contamination

 

 

 

Week 3 - The All-American Slurp

How can we understand and appreciate our cultural differences?

 

 

Easily Confused Words

 

1.          proceed

2.          precede

3.          advise

4.          advice

5.          formerly

6.          formally

7.          further

8.          farther

9.          personal

10.        personnel

11.        immigrate

12.        emigrate

13.        college

14.        collage

15.        descent

16.        dissent

17.        persecution

18.        prosecution

19.        envelope

20.        envelop

 

Challenge Words:

21.        complimentary

22.        complementary

23.        eminent

24.        imminent

25.        liable

26.        libel

 

 

 

 

Week 4 - The Aztec News

Must cultural differences lead to conflict?

 

 

Word Endings  -ice, -ise, -ize

 

1.          memorize

2.          advertise

3.          service

4.          realize

5.          justice

6.          exercise

7.          recognize

8.          organize

9.          civilize

10.        apprentice

11.        supervise

12.        sacrifice

13.        sympathize

14.        enterprise

15.        minimize

16.        cowardice

17.        improvise

18.        paradise

19.        vocalize

20.        compromise

 

Challenge Words:

21.        immobilize

22.        hypnotize

23.        immunize

24.        merchandise

25.        pasteurize 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 5 - Where Opportunity Awaits

How can migration affect a culture?

 

Latin Roots

 

1.          vision

2.          suspect

3.          visible

4.          donate

5.          spectator

6.          visor

7.          current

8.          excursion

9.          revise

10.        pardon

11.        prospective

12.        provision

13.        supervisor

14.        inspector

15.        spectacle

16.        concur

17.        recur

18.        visitor

19.        donor

20.        donation

 

Challenge Words:

 

21.       spectacular

22.       introspection

23.       visionary

24.       visibility

25.       occurrence

 

 

Pearson Calendar for 2020-2021

about 1 month ago

By Kathryn Wagner

Scott -Foresman Weekly Reading Schedule

2020-2021

DATES

UNIT

Week

 

Aug 12 – 14

Procedures

& Routines

 

Aug. 17-21

Unit 1

Week 1

 

Aug. 24-28

 

Week 2

 

August 31-Sept. 4

 

Week 3

 

Sept 8 – 11(4 days)

 

Week 4

 

Sept 14-18

 

Week 5

 

Sept. 21-25

Unit 1 Test

Review

 

Sept. 28-Oct. 2

Unit 2

Week 1

 

Oct. 5-9

 

Week 2

 

Oct.12-15 (4 days)

 

Week 3

 

Oct. 22-23 (2 days)

 

Week 3

 

Oct. 26-30

 

Week 4

 

Nov. 2-6

Unit 2 Test

Week 5

 

Nov. 9-13(4 days)

Unit 3

Week 1

 

Nov. 16-20

 

Week 2

 

Nov. 23-24(2 days)

 

Review

 

Nov. 30-Dec. 4

 

Week 3

 

Dec.7-11

 

Week 4

 

Dec. 14 – 18

Unit 3 Test

Week 5

 

 

Sixth Grade

2020-2021

DATES

UNIT

Week

 

Jan. 6-8 (3 days)

Unit 3 & 4

Review & Looking ahead

 

Jan. 11-15

Unit 4

Week 1

 

Jan. 19 – 22 (4 days)

 

Week 2

 

Jan. 25 – 29

 

Week 3

 

Feb. 1-5

 

Week 4

 

Feb. 8 -11 (4 days)

 

Week 5

 

Feb. 16 – 19 (4 days)

Unit 4 Test

 

 

Feb. 22-26

Unit 5

Week 1

 

March 1- 5

 

Week 2

 

March 8 – 12

 

Week 3

 

March 15 – 19

 

Week 4

 

March 22 – 26

 

Week 5

 

SPRING BREAK

 

 

 

April 5 -9

Unit 5 Test

Review

 

April 12 – 16

Unit 6

Week 1

 

April 19 – 23

 

Week 2

 

April 26 – 30

 

Week 3

 

May 3 – 7

 

Week 4

 

May 10 – 14

 

Week 5

 

May 17 - 21

Unit 6 or EOY Test

 

 

May 24 – 26 (3 days)