Unit 1 Because of Winn Dixie Genre: Realistic Fiction



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Unit 1.1 Because of Winn Dixie Genre: Realistic Fiction

Vocabulary Words:

  1. grand – excellent; very good

  2. memorial – helping people to remember a person, thing, or event

  3. peculiar – strange; unusual

  4. positive – without doubt; sure

  5. prideful –overly proud of oneself

  6. recalls – calls back to mind; remembers

  7. selecting – picking out; choosing




Spelling Words:

  1. admire

  2. magnet

  3. contest

  4. method

  5. custom

  6. rally

  7. soccer

  8. engine

  9. sudden

  10. finger

  11. accident

  12. mitten

  13. intend

  14. fabric

  15. flatten

  16. rascal

  17. gutter

  18. mammal

  19. happen

  20. cannon

  21. dungeon

  22. magnify

  23. festival

  24. thunderstorm

  25. injury

More Words to Know:

  1. consisted – was made up of

  2. friendless – without friends

  3. attention – care and thoughtfulness

  4. kindness – treatment that does good rather than harm; gentleness

  5. understanding - comprehension

Spelling:

Short Vowels VCCV


Grammar:

Declarative and Interrogative Sentences


Writing Trait of the Week:

Word Choice



Vocabulary Strategy:

Word Structure - suffixes



Comprehension Skill:

Sequence
Comprehension Strategy:

Summarize
Social Studies Content:

U.S. History

U.S. Geography


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Unit 1.2 Lewis and Clark and Me Genre: Historical Fantasy

Vocabulary Words:

  1. docks – platforms built on the shore or out from the shore; wharves; piers

  2. migrating – going from one region to another with the change in seasons

  3. scan –to glance at; look over hastily

  4. scent - a smell

  5. wharf – platform built on the shore or out from the shore beside which ships can load or unload

  6. yearned – felt a longing or desire

Spelling Words:

  1. sigh

  2. right

  3. weigh

  4. eight

  5. detail

  6. height

  7. spray

  8. braid

  9. bait

  10. grain

  11. slight

  12. thigh

  13. tight

  14. raisin

  15. trait

  16. highway

  17. frighten

  18. dismay

  19. freight

  20. sleigh

  21. eighteen

  22. mayonnaise

  23. campaign

  24. daylight

  25. twilight

More Words to Know:

  1. consult – to seek information or advice from

  2. leisurely – without hurry; taking plenty of time

  3. mutual – done, said, or felt by each toward the other

  4. pioneer - person who settles in a part of a country, preparing it for others

  5. settlers - people who take up residence in a new country or place

  6. territories - land not admitted to a state but having its own lawmaking group

  7. traveled - journeyed

Spelling:

Long a and i



Grammar:

Imperative and Exclamatory Sentences



Writing Trait of the Week:

Sentences



Vocabulary Strategy:

Word Structure -Endings



Comprehension Skill:

Author’s Purpose



Comprehension Strategy:

Answer Questions



Social Studies Content:

U.S. History

Economics

U.S. Geography



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Unit 1.3 Grandfather’s Journey Genre: Historical Fiction

Vocabulary Words:

  1. amazed – surprised greatly; struck with sudden wonder; astounded

  2. bewildered – completely confused; puzzled

  3. homeland – country that is your home; your native land

  4. longed – wished very much; desired greatly

  5. sculptures – works of art created by carving, modeling, casting, etc.

  6. still – to make or become calm or quiet

  7. towering – very high

Spelling Words:

  1. sweet

  2. each

  3. three

  4. least

  5. freedom

  6. below

  7. throat

  8. float

  9. foam

  10. flown

  11. greet

  12. season

  13. croak

  14. shallow

  15. eagle

  16. indeed

  17. rainbow

  18. grown

  19. seaweed

  20. hollow

  21. Halloween

  22. speedometer

  23. underneath

  24. seacoast

  25. cocoa

More Words to Know:

  1. seacoast – land along the sea; seaboard

  2. steamship – ship moved by engines that work by the action of steam under pressure

  3. coast – the land along the sea

  4. lush – having thick growth; covered with growing things

  5. route – way to go; road

Spelling:

Long e and o



Grammar:

Subjects and Predicates


Writing Trait of the Week:

Voice
Vocabulary Strategy:

Dictionary/Glossary



Comprehension Skill:

Sequence
Comprehension Strategy:

Graphic Organizers
Social Studies Content:

U.S. History

U.S. Geography


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Unit 1.4 The Horned Toad Prince Genre: Modern Fairy Tale

Vocabulary Words:

  1. bargain –an agreement to trade or exchange; deal

  2. favor- act of kindness

  3. lassoed –roped; caught with a long rope with a loop on the end

  4. offended - hurt the feelings of someone; made angry

  5. prairie - large area of level or rolling land with grass but few or no trees

  6. riverbed – channel in which a river flows or used to flow

  7. shrieked – made a loud, sharp, shrill sound

Spelling Words:

  1. prairie

  2. calorie

  3. honey

  4. valley

  5. money

  6. finally

  7. movie

  8. country

  9. empty

  10. city

  11. rookie

  12. hockey

  13. collie

  14. breezy

  15. jury

  16. balcony

  17. steady

  18. alley

  19. trolley

  20. misty

  21. frequency

  22. parsley

  23. journey

  24. chimney

  25. attorney

More Words to Know:

  1. sassy – rude; lively, spirited

  2. suspiciously – without trust, doubtfully

  3. twang – to make a sharp, ringing sound

  4. corral – pen for horses and cattle

  5. frontier – the farthest part of a settled country, where the wilds begin

  6. rodeo –a contest or exhibition of skill in roping cattle and riding horses and bulls

Spelling:

Long e


Grammar:

Compound Sentences


Writing Trait of the Week:

Focus/Ideas


Vocabulary Strategy:

Context Clues




Comprehension Skill:

Author’s Purpose


Comprehension Strategy:

Story Structure


Social Studies Content:

U.S. Geography

Sociology


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Unit 1.5 Letters Home from Yosemite Genre: Narrative Nonfiction

Vocabulary Words:

  1. impressive – able to impress the mind, feelings, conscience

  2. naturalist - a person who studies living things

  3. preserve – to keep from harm or change; protect

  4. slopes- land that goes up or down at an angle

  5. species –a set of related living things that share certain characteristics and that can interbreed

  6. wilderness –a wild region with few or no people living in it

  7. glacier – great mass of ice that moves very slowly down a mountain or along a valley

Spelling Words:

  1. usual

  2. huge

  3. flute

  4. mood

  5. smooth

  6. threw

  7. afternoon

  8. scooter

  9. juice

  10. cruise

  11. truth

  12. bruise

  13. cruel

  14. excuse

  15. pupil

  16. groove

  17. confuse

  18. humor

  19. duty

  20. curfew

  21. influence

  22. aluminum

  23. nutrition

  24. accumulate

  25. igloo

More Words to Know:

  1. altitudes – heights above Earth’s surface

  2. formations –things that are formed

  3. reservoir – a place where water is collected and stored for use

  4. earthquake- a shaking of Earth’s surface caused by the sudden breaking of masses of rock along a fault

  5. eruptions – processes of throwing forth

  6. volcano – opening in Earth’s crust through which steam, ashes, and lava are forced out in periods of activity

Spelling:

Long u


Grammar:

Clauses and Complex Sentences



Writing Trait of the Week:

Conventions


Vocabulary Strategy:

Word Structure - suffixes




Comprehension Skill:

Main Idea


Comprehension Strategy:

Graphic Organizers


Social Studies Content:

Geology


Glaciology

Botany





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