In the Fables unit, students will read fables. They will also listen and respond to stories while learning about adjectives and spelling familiar words. Finally, students will brainstorm and write a fable.
In the Non-Fiction unit, students will read non-fiction texts and learn to recognize their features. They will identity media forms and techniques and show an understanding of different media texts and text patterns. They will also identify the point of view and use question words to share their opinions in their writing. Students will also use research to improve their writing.
In the Letters unit, students will read different texts and make connections. They will expand their vocabulary and use pronouns in their writing. They will learn about sentence structure an support their thoughts in their writing. Finally, students will write and revise a letter.
In the Poetry unit, students will learn about different poems. They will learn how to use listening strategies and make connections to poems. They will write a poem using the best words and adverbs for their writing. Students will also create and publish a media text while reflecting on their writing process.
In the Plays unit, students will listen to plays. Then, they will learn to identify the important information. They will read fluently and use vocal effects to communicate. They will write a play using action verbs and add voice to their writing. Finally, students will learn proofreading skills and use them to improve their writing.
In the Media Texts unit, students will read a variety of media texts. From reading, they will identify text features and the rules and techniques used in each media text. They will make inferences and find the messages within the text. They will discover who creates media texts and why. They will create a media text for a specific audience. They will complete this using proper nouns, rules, and techniques. Finally, students will reflect on their media creations.
In the Novel Study unit, students will read a novel. As they read, they will make inferences based on the information available. They will identify the main character’s point of view and the perspectives of other characters in the novel. They will use active listening strategies and speak clearly while presenting. They will create a book report using quotation marks in their writing. They will also create a media text to go along with their book report. Finally, students will reflect on their reading and listening strategies.
In the Presentations unit, students will identify purposes for speaking. They will use presentation strategies and visual aids while presenting. They will make their presentation interesting by using cues, words, and phrases. They will write and create a media text for a presentation. Finally, students will reflect on their presentation skills.