3rd Grade Reading Standards
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                      Unit 1.1 Boom Town                                     Genre:  Historical Fiction

Vocabulary Words:
  1. boom -- having rapid growth
  2. business -- work done to earn a living
  3. coins – round pieces of metal used as money
  4. fetched – went and got something
  5. laundry -- room or building where clothes are washed or ironed
  6. mending -- sewing that repairs a hole or tear
  7. pick – tool with a heavy metal bar pointed at one or both ends, having a long wooden handle
  8. skillet -- type of frying pan
  9. spell -- a period of time
Spelling Words:
1.  happen
2.  lettuce
3.  basket
4.  winter
5.  sister
6.  monster
7.  supper
8.  subject
9.  lesson
10.  spelling
11.  napkin
12.  collar
13.  traffic
14.  suggest
15.  puppet
16.  skillet
17.  picnic
18.  planet
19.  system
20.  pumpkin
More Words to Know:
  1. bustle – noisy or excited activity
  2. nuggets -- small, rough pieces of valuable metal ore
  3. prospector -- someone who explores or examines a region, looking for gold or other valuable resources
  4. bounty -- large supply
  5. economic -- having to do with the business affairs of a country or area
  6. population -- the number of people living in a place
Phonics:
Short Vowels
Long Vowels CVCe
Spelling:
Short Vowels VCCV
Strategies:  Context Clues, Realism/Fantasy, Activate & Use Prior Knowledge
Social Studies Content:
Communities, Economics
Grammar: 
Introduce Sentences
Writing Trait of the Week:
Word Choice
 
 
                      Unit 1.2 What About Me?                             Genre:  Fable

Vocabulary Words:
  1. carpenter – someone whose work is building and repairing things made of wood
  2. carpetmaker – person who makes carpets and rugs for floors
  3. knowledge – what you know
  4. marketplace – place where people meet to buy and sell things
  5. merchant -- someone who buys and sells goods for a living
  6. plenty -- a full supply
  7. straying – wandering
  8. thread -- thin string made of strands of cotton, silk, wool, or nylon, spun and twisted together
Spelling Words:
1.  pennies
2.  inches
3.  plants
4.  families
5.  bodies
6.  glasses
7.  wishes
8.  pockets
9.  lists
10.  copies
11.  parties
12.  bunches
13.  crashes
14.  supplies
15.  pencils
16.  accidents
17.  libraries
18.  mysteries
19.  carpenters
20.  merchants
More Words to Know:
  1. stunned – thoroughly shocked or confused
  2. wanderer – someone who travels aimlessly from place to place
  3. barter – to trade by exchanging one kind of goods for other goods without using money
  4. exchange -- to give something to someone in return for something else; trade
  5. precious – having great value
Phonics:
Plurals
Short vowels VCCV

Spelling:
Plurals --s, --es
Strategies:  Sequence, Summarize, Word Structure
Social Studies Content:
Economics, Bartering
Grammar: 
Subjects & Predicates
Writing Trait of the Week:
Voice
 
 
    Unit 1.3 Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday                       Genre:  Realistic Fiction

Vocabulary Words:
  1. college – school of higher learning
  2. dimes – coins in the United States and Canada worth ten cents
  3. downtown – main part or business part of a town or a city
  4. fined – made someone pay money as punishment for breaking a law or regulation
  5. nickels -- coins in the United States and Canada worth five cents
  6. quarters -- coins in the United States and Canada worth twenty-five cents
  7. rich – having a great deal of money
Spelling Words:
1.  using
2.  getting
3.  easiest
4.  swimming
5.  heavier
6.  greatest
7.  pleased
8.  emptied
9.  leaving
10.  worried
11.  strangest
12.  freezing
13.  funniest
14.  angrier
15.  shopped
16.  included
17.  occurred
18.  supplying
19.  scarier
20.  happiest

 
More Words to Know:
  1. positively – absolutely; surely
  2. token – pieces of metal shaped like coins; used on some buses and subways instead of money
  3. allowance – sum of money given or set aside for expenses
  4. resist -- to try to keep from doing something that you want to do
  5. retail – sale of goods in stores or shops directly to the user
Phonics:
Base Words & Endings
Plurals

Spelling:
Addind --ed, --ing, --er, & --est
Strategies:  Sequence, Visualize, Glossary or Dictionary
Social Studies Content:
Economics, Money, Budgets, Earning, Spending, & Savings
Grammar: 
Statements & Questions
Writing Trait of the Week:
Sentences
 
 
                      Unit 1.4 If You Made a Million                                     Genre:  Nonfiction

Vocabulary Words:
  1. amount – the total sum
  2. check – a written order directing a bank to pay money to the person named
  3. earned – got money in return for work or service
  4. expensive – costing a lot of money
  5. interest -- money paid for the use of someone else's money
  6. million -- one thousand thousands; 1,000,000
  7. thousand – ten hundreds; 1,000
  8. value -- real worth of something in money
  9. worth -- equal in value to
Spelling Words:
1.  clean
2.  agree
3.  teeth
4.  dream
5.  grain
6.  coach
7.  display
8.  window
9.  shadow
10.  cheese
11.  peach
12.  braid
13.  Sunday
14.  float
15.  thrown
16.  entertain
17.  complain
18.  bleachers
19.  willow
20.  wheat

 
More Words to Know:
  1. afford – to have the money, means, or time for
  2. feat – an act that shows great skill, strength, or daring
  3. denominations – various amounts used as money
  4. income -- money that someone earns
  5. inflation – sudden or steady increase in the price of goods
Phonics:
Long Vowel Digraphs, Word Endings --ed, --ing, --er, --est
Spelling:
Long Vowel Digraphs
Strategies:  Context Clues, Realism/Fantasy, Monitor & Fix Up
Social Studies Content:
Economics, Money
Grammar: 
Commands & Exclamations
Writing Trait of the Week:
Focus/Ideas
 
 
               Unit 1.5 My Rows and Piles of Coins                              Genre:  Realistic Fiction

Vocabulary Words:
  1. arranged – put things in a certain order
  2. bundles – things tied or wrapped together
  3. dangerously – not safely
  4. errands – short trips that you take to do something
  5. excitedly -- with strong, lively feelings
  6. steady -- firmly fixed
  7. unwrapped – opened
  8. wobbled -- moved unsteadily from side to side; shook
Spelling Words:
1.  proud
2.  shower
3.  hour
4.  amount
5.  voyage
6.  choice
7.  avoid
8.  thousand
9.  prowl
10.  employ
11.  bounce
12.  poison
13.  annoy
14.  appoint
15.  broil
16.  however
17.  mountain
18.  coward
19.  turmoil
20.  chowder

 
More Words to Know:
  1. astonishment – great surprise; sudden wonder; amazement
  2. confident – firmly believing; certain; sure
  3. scoffed – made fun of something to show you do not believe or respect it
  4. fragrance -- a sweet smell
  5. lures – to attract someone or something by offering something desirable
  6. wares -- things for sale
Phonics:
Vowel Diphthongs, Long Vowel Digraphs
Spelling:
Vowel Sounds in out and 
Strategies:  Word Structure, Character & Setting, Story Structure
Social Studies Content:
Geography, Cultures, Commerce
Grammar: 
Compound Sentences
Writing Trait of the Week:
Word Choice
 
 
             Unit 2.1 Penguin Chick                               Genre:  Expository Nonfiction

Vocabulary Words:
  1. cuddles – lies close and comfortable; curls up
  2. flippers – broad, flat body parts used for swimming by animals such as seals and penguins
  3. frozen – hardened with cold; turned to ice
  4. hatch – to come out of an egg
  5. pecks -- strikes with a beak
  6. preen -- to smooth or arrange feathers with a beak
  7. snuggles – lies closely and comfortable together; cuddles
Spelling Words:
1.  finish
2.  pilot
3.  even
4.  wagon
5.  music
6.  silent
7.  rapid
8.  female
9.  lemon
10.  pupil
11.  focus
12.  robot
13.  tulip
14.  camel
15.  salad
16.  resident
17.  spinach
18.  climate
19.  tradition
20.  innocent

 
More Words to Know:
  1. rookery – a large group of birds together raising their young; a nesting colony
  2. squid – a sea animal that has a pair of tail fins and ten arms
  3. inhospitable – offering no shelter or good conditions for living
  4. predatory -- living by killing and eating other animals
Phonics:
Syllable Patterns V/CV, VC/V
Diphthongs

Spelling:
Syllable Patterns V/CV, VC/V
Strategies:  Main Idea, Graphic Organizers, Context Clues
Science Content:
Habitats, Living Things, Animal Adaptation
Grammar: 
Common and Proper Nouns
Writing Trait of the Week:
Organization/Paragraphs

 
                      Unit 2.2 A Day's Work                                Genre:  Realistic Fiction

Vocabulary Words:
  1. excitement – a condition of having strong, lively feelings about something that you like
  2. gardener – someone employed to take care of a garden or lawn
  3. motioned – made a movement, as of the hand or head, to get someone to do something
  4. sadness – unhappiness; sorrow
  5. shivered -- shook with cold, fear, or excitement
  6. shocked -- caused to feel surprise, horror, or disgust
  7. slammed – threw or hit something with great force
Spelling Words:
1.  handle
2.  trouble
3.  simple
4.  people
5.  middle
6.  table
7.  little
8.  gentle
9.  poodle
10.  pickle
11.  noodle
12.  saddle
13.  juggle
14.  uncle
15.  riddle
16.  example
17.  throttle
18.  obstacle
19.  miracle
20.  muscle

 
More Words to Know:
  1. coarse – rough
  2. convinced – made someone believe something
  3. certainly – freedom from doubt
  4. honestly -- in a truthful way
  5. victims – those badly treated or taken advantage of
Phonics:
Syllable Pattern C+le
Syllables V/CV, VC/V

Spelling:
Words ending in --le
Strategies:  Character, Visualize, Context Clues
Social Studies Content:
Making Choices, Personal Responsibility
Grammar: 
Singular & Plural Noums
Writing Trait of the Week:
Sentences

 
                Unit 2.3 Prudy's Problem and How She Solved It                             Genre:  Fantasy

Vocabulary Words:
  1. collection – a group of things gathered from many places and belonging together
  2. enormous – very, very large; huge
  3. realize – to understand something clearly
  4. scattered – separated and going in different directions
  5. shiny -- giving off or reflecting a bright light; bright
  6. strain -- to draw tightly; to stretch too much
Spelling Words:
1.  sunglasses
2.  football
3.  homework
4.  haircut
5.  popcorn
6.  railroad
7.  snowstorm
8.  earring
9.  scarecrow
10.  blueberry
11.  butterflies
12.  lawnmower
13.  campground
14.  sandbox
15.  toothbrush
16.  thumbtack
17.  earthquake
18.  scrapbook
19.  courthouse
20.  whirlpool

 
More Words to Know:
  1. clutter – filled with objects in a messy way
  2. indescribable – not able to be told about in words; beyond description
  3. inspiration – a sudden, good idea that solves a problem
  4. bulky -- large; hard to handle
  5. phonograph – an old-style machine for playing recorded music
  6. portable -- able to be carried or moved
Phonics:
Compound Words

Syllable Pattern C+le
Spelling:
Compound Words
Strategies:  Main Idea, Monitor & Fix Up, Dictionary
Social Studies Content:
Helping Others, Costs/Benefits of Personal Choice, Civic Life
Grammar: 
Irregular Plural Nouns
Writing Trait of the Week:
Organization/Paragraphs

  
               Unit 2.4 Tops and Bottoms                                 Genre:  Animal Fantasy

Vocabulary Words:
  1. bottom – the lowest part
  2. cheated – tricked someone; acted in a way that is not honest
  3. clever – bright; intelligent
  4. crops – plants grown for food
  5. lazy -- not willing to work or move fast
  6. partners -- members of a company who share the risks and profits of the business
  7. wealth – riches
Spelling Words:
1.  splash
2.  throw
3.  three
4.  square
5.  throat
6.  strike
7.  street
8.  split
9.  splurge
10.  thrill
11.  strength
12.  squeak
13.  throne
14.  strawberry
15.  squeeze
16.  squid
17.  squander
18.  arthritis
19.  instrument
20.  strategy

 
More Words to Know:
  1. cornstalk – the main stem of a corn plant
  2. debt – something owed to someone else
  3. bragged – boasted
  4. humiliated -- lowered someone's pride, dignity, or self-respect
  5. vain – having too much pride in your looks, ability, or achievements
Phonics:
Consonant Blends

Compound Words
Spelling:
Consonant Blends: spl, thr, squ, str
Strategies:  Author's Purpose, Predict, Context Clues
Social Studies Content:
Helping Others, Costs/Benefits of Personal Choices
Grammar: 
Singular Possessive Nouns
Writing Trait of the Week:
Voice
 
 
                      Unit 2.5 William's House                                Genre:  Historical Fiction

Vocabulary Words:
  1. barrels – containers with round, flat tops and bottoms and sides that curve out slightly
  2. cellar – an underground room or rooms
  3. clearing – an open space of land in a forest
  4. pegs – pins or small bolts of wood or metal used to fasten parts together
  5. spoil -- to become bad or not good to eat
  6. steep -- having a sharp slope; almost straight up and down
Spelling Words:
1.  father
2.  chapter
3.  other
4.  alphabet
5.  watch
6.  English
7.  weather
8.  catch
9.  fashion
10.  shrink
11.  pitcher
12.  flash
13.  athlete
14.  trophy
15.  nephew
16.  northern
17.  establish
18.  emphasis
19.  hyphen
20.  challenge

 
More Words to Know:
  1. fashioned – made; created
  2. halt – stop
  3. succotash – a mixture of cooked vegetables, particularly lima beans and corn
  4. dwellings -- the places in which people live
  5. gabled – having a triangular section between two sloping roofs
  6. stockade -- a wall made of large, strong posts stuck upright in the ground
Phonics:
Consonant Digraphs
Consonant Blends

Spelling:
Digraphs: shthphchtch
Strategies:  Context Clues, Draw Conclusions, Ask Questions
Social Studies Content:
Colonial Settlements, Change over Time, Adapting to Environment
Grammar: 
Plural Possessive Nouns
Writing Trait of the Week:
Focus/Ideas

  
                      Unit 3.1 The Gardener                                   Genre:  Realistic Fiction

Vocabulary Words:
  1. beauty – the quality that pleases both the mind and the senses in art or nature
  2. blooming – having flowers; opening into flowers
  3. bulbs – round, underground parts from which certain plants grow
  4. doze – to sleep lightly
  5. humor -- the ability to see or show the funny side of things
  6. recognizing -- identifying
  7. showers – rain that lasts only a short time
  8. sprouting -- producing new leaves, shoots, or buds; beginning to grow
Spelling Words:
1.  let's
2.  he'd
3.  you'll
4.  can't
5.  I'd
6.  you'd
7.  haven't
8.  hasn't
9.  she'd
10.  they'll
11.  when's
12.  we'd
13.  they'd
14.  wasn't
15.  didn't
16.  should've
17.  would've
18.  could've
19.  needn't
20.  you've
More Words to Know:
  1. adore – to love and admire someone greatly
  2. catalogues – lists
  3. survived – continued to live; existed
  4. encouraging -- trait of giving someone courage or confidence
  5. preparations – things done to get ready
  6. soup kitchen -- a place where meals are offered free of charge to people who need them
Phonics:
Contractions,
Consonant Digraphs

Spelling:
Contractions
Strategies:  Word Structure, Cause & Effect, Story Structure
Science Content:
Plant Life Cycles, Soil, Ecosystems
Grammar: 
Action and Linking Verbs
Writing Trait of the Week:
Word Choice

  
                      Unit 3.2 Pushing Up the Sky                                       Genre:  Play

Vocabulary Words:
  1. antlers – bony, branching growths on the head of a male deer, elk, or moose
  2. imagined – made a picture or idea of something in your mind
  3. languages – human speech, spoken or written
  4. narrator – the person who tells a story
  5. overhead -- over the head; on high; above
  6. poked -- pushed with force against someone or something
Spelling Words:
1.  unhappy
2.  recall
3.  disappear
4.  unload
5.  mistake
6.  misspell
7.  dislike
8.  replace
9.  mislead
10.  disagree
11.  rewrite
12.  unroll
13.  unknown
14.  dishonest
15.  react
16.  unfortunate
17.  discourage
18.  uncomfortable
19.  recycle
20.  mispronounce
More Words to Know:
  1. bumped – hit yourself against something hard
  2. randomly – in no particular order
  3. chariot – a carriage with two wheels pulled by horses; used in ancient times for fighting and racing
  4. civilization -- an advanced way of life that usually includes towns, written forms of language, and special kinds of work for people
  5. entertainment – something that interests, pleases, or amuses people
Phonics:
Prefixes: un-, re-, mis-, dis-
Contractions
Spelling:

Prefixes: un-, re-, mis-, dis-
Strategies:  Glossary, Author's Purpose, Summarize
Social Studies Content:
Ancient Civilization, Native Americans, Regions
Grammar: 
Main and Helping Verbs
Writing Trait of the Week:
Conventions

  
                      Unit 3.3 Night Letters                                       Genre:  Realistic Fiction

Vocabulary Words:
  1. blade – a leaf of grass
  2. budding – putting forth small swellings on a plant that will grow into leaves, branches, or flowers
  3. dew – the moisture from the air that collects in small drops on cool surfaces during the night
  4. fireflies – small insects that give off flashes of light when they fly
  5. flutter -- to flap the wings
  6. notepad -- a small book of blank or lined sheets of paper in which you write notes or things that you need to learn or remember
  7. patch – a small piece of ground that is different from what surrounds it
Spelling Words:
1.  clock
2.  large
3.  page
4.  mark
5.  kitten
6.  judge
7.  crack
8.  edge
9.  pocket
10.  brake
11.  change
12.  ridge
13.  jacket
14.  badge
15.  orange
16.  freckles
17.  advantage
18.  pledge
19.  Kentucky
20.  kingdom
More Words to Know:
  1. nectar – sweet sap or liquid produced by a flower
  2. scratchy – rough, making scratches on your skin
  3. downwind – in the same direction as the wind
  4. glimpse -- a very quick look
  5. gurgled – made a bubbling sound
Phonics:
Spellings of /j/, /k/, /s/

Prefixes: un-, re-, mis-, dis-
Spelling:
Consonant Sounds /j/ and /k/
Strategies:  Word Structure, Draw Conclusions, Ask Questions
Science Content:
Environments, Living Things, Habitats
Grammar: 
Subject-Verb Agreement
Writing Trait of the Week:
Conventions

  
                      Unit 3.4 A Symphony of Whales                                     Genre:  Fiction

Vocabulary Words:
  1. anxiously – uneasily; with fear of what might happen
  2. bay – a part of a sea or lake partly surrounded by land
  3. blizzards – blinding snowstorms, with very strong, cold winds
  4. channel – a body of water joining two larger bodies of water
  5. chipped -- to cut or break off a small, thin piece of something
  6. melody -- a pleasing or easily  remembered series of musical notes; tune
  7. supplies – the food and equipment necessary for an army exercise, camping trip, and so on
  8. surrounded -- shut in on all sides; encircled; enclosed
  9. symphony -- a long, complicated musical composition for an orchestra
Spelling Words:
1.  beautiful
2.  safely
3.  kindness
4.  finally
5.  spotless
6.  worthless
7.  illness
8.  helpful
9.  daily
10.  suddenly
11.  wireless
12.  quietly
13.  fairness
14.  cheerful
15.  painful
16.  anxiously
17.  thoughtfully
18.  cautiously
19.  tardiness
20.  breathless
More Words to Know:
  1. neighboring – nearby
  2. waterproof – shedding water; a material that does not let water penetrate it
  3. yelping – crying out; barking (a dog)
  4. field biologist -- an expert iin the study of life and living things who spends a lot of time outside where animals or organisms live or grow
  5. poachers – people who hunt or fish illegally
  6. salt marshes -- low-lying watery ground near the ocean or other bodies of salt water
Phonics:
Suffixes: -ly, -ful, -ness, -less

Spellings of /j/, /k/, /s/
Spelling:
Suffixes: -ly, -ful, -ness, -less
Strategies:  Generalize, Answer QuestionsContext Clues
Science Content:
Environments, Living Things, Habitats
Grammar: 
Present, Past, & Future Tenses
Writing Trait of the Week:
Sentences
 
 
          Unit 3.5 Volcanoes: Nature's Incredible Fireworks                 Genre:  Expository Nonfiction

Vocabulary Words:
  1. beneath – in a lower place; under; below
  2. buried – covered up; hidden
  3. chimney – a tall, hollow column, usually made of brick, to carry away smoke from a fireplace or furnace
  4. earthquakes – violent shaking or shifting motion of the ground caused by the sudden movement of rock far beneath Earth's surface
  5. fireworks -- firecrackers and other things that make a loud noise or go up high in the air and burst in a shower of stars and sparks
  6. force -- power; strength
  7. trembles – moves with a quick shaking motion
  8. volcanoes -- hills or mountains built up by lava and ash around an opening in Earth's crust
Spelling Words:
1.  thumb
2.  gnaw
3.  written
4.  know
5.  climb
6.  design
7.  wrist
8.  crumb
9.  assign
10.  wrench
11.  knot
12.  wrinkle
13.  lamb
14.  knob
15.  knit
16.  wrestler
17.  bologna
18.  cologne
19.  honeycomb
20.  knickknack
More Words to Know:
  1. crevice – a crack in Earth's surface
  2. collide – to crash into one another
  3. lava – hot, melted rock that flows onto Earth's surface from deep inside Earth
  4. authorities -- the officials in charge
  5. debris – scattered pieces or bits of something that has been torn down or blown up
  6. evacuate -- to get everyone out of a dangerous place or situation
Phonics:
Silent Consonants

Suffixes: -ly, -ful, -ness, -less
Spelling:
Words with wrknmbgn
Strategies:  Dictionary, Compare/Contrast, Monitor & Fix Up
Science Content:
Geologic Change, Landforms, Rock, Soil, Minerals
Grammar: 
Irregular Verbs
Writing Trait of the Week:
Word Choice
 
                      Unit 4.1 Wings                                                Genre:  Fantasy

Vocabulary Words:
  1. attention – careful thinking, looking, or listening
  2. complained – said that you are unhappy or annoyed or upset about something
  3. drifting – being carried along by currents of air or water
  4. giggle – to laugh in a silly or uncontrolled way
  5. glaring -- staring angrily
  6. looping -- forming a line, path, or motion shaped so that it crosses itself
  7. struggled – tried hard, worked hard against difficulties
  8. swooping -- coming down fast on something
Spelling Words:
1.  wolves
2.  knives
3.  feet
4.  men
5.  children
6.  women
7.  sheep
8.  heroes
9.  scarves
10.  mice
11.  geese
12.  cuffs
13.  elves
14.  banjos
15.  halves
16.  loaves
17.  beliefs
18.  tomatoes
19.  potatoes
20.  tornadoes
More Words to Know:
  1. gawk – to stare in a rude way
  2. snickered – laughed in a sly, silly way
  3. audition – a hearing to test the ability of a singer, actor, or other performer
  4. flail -- to wave about wildly
  5. potential – an ability or skill that may develop in the future
Phonics:
Irregular Plurals

Silent Consonants
Spelling:
Irregular Plurals
Strategies:  Cause and Effect, Answer Questions, Word Structure
Social Studies Content:
Good Citizenship, Respect for Others, Consequences of Actions, Equality & Fairness
Grammar: 
Singular and Plural Pronouns
Writing Trait of the Week:
Organization/Paragraphs
 
           Unit 4.2 Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest                          Genre:  Expository Nonfiction

Vocabulary Words:
  1. average – the quantity found by dividing the sum of all the quantities by the number of quantities
  2. depth – the distance from the top to the bottom
  3. deserts – dry, sandy regions without water and trees
  4. outrun – to run faster than someone or something else
  5. peak -- the pointed top of a mountain or hill
  6. tides -- the rise and fall of the ocean about every twelve hours
  7. waterfalls – streams of water that fall from a high place
Spelling Words:
1.  third
2.  early
3.  world
4.  certain
5.  dirty
6.  herself
7.  earth
8.  word
9.  perfect
10.  verb
11.  nerve
12.  worm
13.  thirsty
14.  workout
15.  earn
16.  determine
17.  commercial
18.  whirlwind
19.  worthwhile
20.  virtual
More Words to Know:
  1. extreme – much more than usual; very great
  2. precipitation – the water that falls to the earth in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or hail
  3. temperature – how hot or cold something is
  4. plunge -- to fall or move suddenly downward
  5. streamlined – shaped so as to cause the least possible resistance to motion through air or water
  6. weightlifters -- people who train their bodies to lift heavy weights
Phonics:
r-Controlled Vowels

Irregular Plurals
Spelling:
r-Controlled Vowels
Strategies:  Compare & Contrast, Ask Questions, Word Structure
Science Content:
Weather, Landforms, Order by Particular Property
Grammar: 
Subject and Object Pronouns
Writing Trait of the Week:
Word Choice
 
                      Unit 4.3 Rocks in His Head                                       Genre:  Biology

Vocabulary Words:
  1. attic – the space in a house just below the roof and above the other rooms
  2. board – a group of people managing something
  3. chores – small tasks or easy jobs that you have to do regularly
  4. customer – someone who buys goods or services
  5. labeled -- put or wrote a label on something
  6. spare -- extra
  7. stamps – small pieces of paper with glue on the back for mailing letters and packages
Spelling Words:
1.  prepaid
2.  midnight
3.  overflow
4.  outdoors
5.  outline
6.  overgrown
7.  prefix
8.  Midwest
9.  pretest
10.  midpoint
11.  outgoing
12.  overtime
13.  overdue
14.  outside
15.  outfield
16.  precaution
17.  prediction
18.  midsection
19.  overweight
20.  prehistoric
More Words to Know:
  1. janitor – someone whose work is taking care of a building or offices
  2. minerals – solid substances, usually dug from the earth
  3. quarries – places where stone is dug, cut, or blasted out for use in putting up buildings
  4. forged -- heated metal until it is very soft and then hammered it into shape
  5. mentor – someone who advises and shows you how to do or be something
  6. ornamental -- as decoration
Phonics:
Prefixes: pre-, mid-, over-, out-
r-Controlled Vowels
Spelling:
Prefixes: pre-, mid-, over-, out-
Strategies:  Context Clues, Generalize, Activate & Use Prior Knowledge
Science Content:
Earth Science, Careers
Grammar: 
Possessive Pronouns
Writing Trait of the Week:
Sentences
 
     Unit 4.4 America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle                  Genre:  Biography

Vocabulary Words:
  1. celebrate – to do something in special honor of a special person or day
  2. continued – kept up; kept on going
  3. current – a flow or stream of water
  4. drowned – to die or cause to die under water or other liquid because of lack of air to breathe
  5. medals -- pieces of metal, like coins, that are given as prizes or rewards
  6. stirred -- mixed something by moving it around with a spoon or stick
  7. strokes -- single, complete movements made over and over again
Spelling Words:
1.  dentist
2.  editor
3.  artist
4.  hostess
5.  actress
6.  swimmer
7.  seller
8.  tutor
9.  tourist
10.  organist
11.  lioness
12.  shipper
13.  chemist
14.  investor
15.  conductor
16.  announcer
17.  pharmacist
18.  journalist
19.  commuter
20.  pianist
More Words to Know:
  1. attempted – tried
  2. courageous – fearless, brave
  3. determined – with your mind made up
  4. magnificent -- something wonderful; grand; splendid
  5. propellers – metal blades that turn rapidly on a shaft, making boats and aircraft move
  6. suspended -- hanging
Phonics:
Suffixes: -er, -or, -ess, -ist
Prefixes: pre-, mid-, over-, out-

Spelling:

Suffixes: -er, -or, -ess, -ist
Strategies:  Fact & Opinion, Monitor & Fix Up, Context Clues
Social Studies Content:
Individuals Initiating Change, Heroes, Geography
Grammar: 
Contractions
Writing Trait of the Week:
Voice
 
                      Unit 4.5 Fly, Eagle, Fly                                    Genre:  Folk Tale

Vocabulary Words:
  1. clutched – grasped something tightly
  2. echoed – heard again
  3. gully – a ditch made by heavy rains or running water
  4. reeds – tall grasses that grow in wet places
  5. scrambled -- to make your way, especially by climbing or crawling quickly
  6. valley -- a region of low land that lies between hills or mountains
Spelling Words:
1.  monster
2.  surprise
3.  hundred
4.  complete
5.  control
6.  sample
7.  instant
8.  inspect
9.  pilgrim
10.  contrast
11.  explode
12.  district
13.  address
14.  substance
15.  children
16.  merchant
17.  embrace
18.  purchase
19.  curtsy
20.  contract
More Words to Know:
  1. clambered – climbed something using your hands and feet
  2. crevices – narrow splits or cracks
  3. reluctantly – not really wanting to do something
  4. coaxed -- talked into doing something by using gentle words and kindness
  5. frightening – scary
  6. nudged -- pushed gently or lightly
Phonics:
Syllable Pattern VCCCV

Suffixes: -er, -or, -ess, -ist
Spelling:
Syllable Pattern VCCCV
Strategies:  Word Structure, Plot & Theme, Graphic Organizers
Science Content:
Inherited Characteristics, Instincts
Grammar: 
Prepositions
Writing Trait of the Week:
Word Choice
 
                      Unit 5.1 Suki's Kimono                                      Genre:  Realistic Fiction

Vocabulary Words:
  1. cotton – cloth made from soft, white fibers that grow in branches on the cotton plant
  2. festival – a program of entertainment often held annually
  3. graceful – beautiful in form or movement
  4. handkerchief – a soft, usually square piece of cloth used for wiping your nose, face, or hands
  5. paces -- steps
  6. pale -- not bright; dim
  7. rhythm – the natural strong beat that some music or poetry has
  8. snug -- fitting your body closely
Spelling Words:
1.  create
2.  medium
3.  piano
4.  idea
5.  radio
6.  video
7.  studio
8.  violin
9.  duo
10.  patio
11.  rodeo
12.  pioneer
13.  trio
14.  stadium
15.  audio
16.  audience
17.  radiate
18.  cereal
19.  Creole
20.  recreation
More Words to Know:
  1. approve – to think well of something; to favor something
  2. ignored – paid no attention to
  3. familiar – well-known
  4. straightening -- to make straight; to uncurl
  5. murmur – a soft, steady sound that rises and falls a little and goes on without breaks
  6. shreds -- very little bits; scraps
Phonics:
V/V & VCCCV Syllable Patterns
Spelling:
Syllable Patterns CVVC, CVV
Strategies:  Context Clues, Compare/Contrast, Predict
Social Studies Content:
Cultures, Clothing, Festivals
Grammar: 
Adjectives and Articles
Writing Trait of the Week:
Focus/Ideas, Editorial

 
                  Unit 5.2 How My Family Lives in America                            Genre:  Nonfiction

Vocabulary Words:
  1. admire – to look at with wonder, pleasure, and approval
  2. custom – an old or popular way of doing things
  3. famous – very well known; noted
  4. mention – to tell or speak about something
  5. overnight -- during the night
  6. popular -- liked by most people
  7. public – of or for everyone; belonging to the people
  8. twist -- a braid formed by weaving together three or more strands of hair, ribbon, or yarn
Spelling Words:
1.  to
2.  too
3.  two
4.  week
5.  weak
6.  our
7.  hour
8.  stair
9.  stare
10.  flour
11.  flower
12.  write
13.  right
14.  new
15.  knew
16.  their
17.  there
18.  they're
19.  weather
20.  whether
More Words to Know:
  1. heritage – the culture and customs you get from history and family who lived before you
  2. patient – being able to wait calmly without getting anxious or upset
  3. traditions – things that you and your family do as part of your culture and customs
  4. accent -- a different manner of pronunciation heard in different parts of the same country, or in the speech of someone speaking a language not his or her own
  5. accept – to take what is offered or given to you
  6. characters -- letters, numbers, marks, or signs
Phonics:
Homophones
Syllable Pattern V/V
Spelling:
Homophones
Strategies:  Context Clues, Fact & Opinion, Text Structure
Social Studies Content:
Cultures, Economics, Family Life
Grammar: 
Adjectives That Compare
Writing Trait of the Week:
Sentences, Write Your Opinion

5.3
                      Unit 4.3 Rocks in His Head                                       Genre:  Biology

Vocabulary Words:
  1. attic – the space in a house just below the roof and above the other rooms
  2. board – a group of people managing something
  3. chores – small tasks or easy jobs that you have to do regularly
  4. customer – someone who buys goods or services
  5. labeled -  put  or wrote a label on something
  6. spare -  extra
  7. stamps – small pieces of paper with glue on the back for mailing letters and packages
Spelling Words:
1.  prepaid
2.  midnight
3.  overflow
4.  outdoors
5.  outline
6.  overgrown
7.  prefix
8.  Midwest
9.  pretest
10.  midpoint
11.  outgoing
12.  overtime
13.  overdue
14.  outside
15.  outfield
16.  precaution
17.  prediction
18.  midsection
19.  overweight
20.  prehistoric
More Words to Know:
  1. janitor – someone whose work is taking care of a building or offices
  2. minerals – solid substances, usually dug from the earth
  3. quarries – places where stone is dug, cut, or blasted out for use in putting up buildings
  4. forged  - heated metal until it is very soft and then hammered it into shape
  5. mentor – someone who advises and shows you how to do or be something
  6. ornamental  - as decoration
Phonics:
Prefixes pre-, mid-, over-, out-
r-Controlled Vowels
Spelling:
Prefixes pre-, mid-, over-, out-
Strategies:  Context Clues, Generalize, Activate & Use Prior Knowledge
Science Content:
Earth Science, Careers
Grammar: 
Possessive Pronouns
Writing Trait of the Week:
Sentences

5.4
                      Unit 4.3 Rocks in His Head                                       Genre:  Biology

Vocabulary Words:
  1. attic – the space in a house just below the roof and above the other rooms
  2. board – a group of people managing something
  3. chores – small tasks or easy jobs that you have to do regularly
  4. customer – someone who buys goods or services
  5. labeled -  put  or wrote a label on something
  6. spare -  extra
  7. stamps – small pieces of paper with glue on the back for mailing letters and packages
Spelling Words:
1.  prepaid
2.  midnight
3.  overflow
4.  outdoors
5.  outline
6.  overgrown
7.  prefix
8.  Midwest
9.  pretest
10.  midpoint
11.  outgoing
12.  overtime
13.  overdue
14.  outside
15.  outfield
16.  precaution
17.  prediction
18.  midsection
19.  overweight
20.  prehistoric
More Words to Know:
  1. janitor – someone whose work is taking care of a building or offices
  2. minerals – solid substances, usually dug from the earth
  3. quarries – places where stone is dug, cut, or blasted out for use in putting up buildings
  4. forged  - heated metal until it is very soft and then hammered it into shape
  5. mentor – someone who advises and shows you how to do or be something
  6. ornamental  - as decoration
Phonics:
Prefixes pre-, mid-, over-, out-
r-Controlled Vowels
Spelling:
Prefixes pre-, mid-, over-, out-
Strategies:  Context Clues, Generalize, Activate & Use Prior Knowledge
Science Content:
Earth Science, Careers
Grammar: 
Possessive Pronouns
Writing Trait of the Week:
Sentences

5.5
                      Unit 4.3 Rocks in His Head                                       Genre:  Biology

Vocabulary Words:
  1. attic – the space in a house just below the roof and above the other rooms
  2. board – a group of people managing something
  3. chores – small tasks or easy jobs that you have to do regularly
  4. customer – someone who buys goods or services
  5. labeled -  put  or wrote a label on something
  6. spare -  extra
  7. stamps – small pieces of paper with glue on the back for mailing letters and packages
Spelling Words:
1.  prepaid
2.  midnight
3.  overflow
4.  outdoors
5.  outline
6.  overgrown
7.  prefix
8.  Midwest
9.  pretest
10.  midpoint
11.  outgoing
12.  overtime
13.  overdue
14.  outside
15.  outfield
16.  precaution
17.  prediction
18.  midsection
19.  overweight
20.  prehistoric
More Words to Know:
  1. janitor – someone whose work is taking care of a building or offices
  2. minerals – solid substances, usually dug from the earth
  3. quarries – places where stone is dug, cut, or blasted out for use in putting up buildings
  4. forged  - heated metal until it is very soft and then hammered it into shape
  5. mentor – someone who advises and shows you how to do or be something
  6. ornamental  - as decoration
Phonics:
Prefixes pre-, mid-, over-, out-
r-Controlled Vowels
Spelling:
Prefixes pre-, mid-, over-, out-
Strategies:  Context Clues, Generalize, Activate & Use Prior Knowledge
Science Content:
Earth Science, Careers
Grammar: 
Possessive Pronouns
Writing Trait of the Week:
Sentences

6.1
                      Unit 4.3 Rocks in His Head                                       Genre:  Biology

Vocabulary Words:
  1. attic – the space in a house just below the roof and above the other rooms
  2. board – a group of people managing something
  3. chores – small tasks or easy jobs that you have to do regularly
  4. customer – someone who buys goods or services
  5. labeled -  put  or wrote a label on something
  6. spare -  extra
  7. stamps – small pieces of paper with glue on the back for mailing letters and packages
Spelling Words:
1.  prepaid
2.  midnight
3.  overflow
4.  outdoors
5.  outline
6.  overgrown
7.  prefix
8.  Midwest
9.  pretest
10.  midpoint
11.  outgoing
12.  overtime
13.  overdue
14.  outside
15.  outfield
16.  precaution
17.  prediction
18.  midsection
19.  overweight
20.  prehistoric
More Words to Know:
  1. janitor – someone whose work is taking care of a building or offices
  2. minerals – solid substances, usually dug from the earth
  3. quarries – places where stone is dug, cut, or blasted out for use in putting up buildings
  4. forged  - heated metal until it is very soft and then hammered it into shape
  5. mentor – someone who advises and shows you how to do or be something
  6. ornamental  - as decoration
Phonics:
Prefixes pre-, mid-, over-, out-
r-Controlled Vowels
Spelling:
Prefixes pre-, mid-, over-, out-
Strategies:  Context Clues, Generalize, Activate & Use Prior Knowledge
Science Content:
Earth Science, Careers
Grammar: 
Possessive Pronouns
Writing Trait of the Week:
Sentences

6.2
                      Unit 4.3 Rocks in His Head                                       Genre:  Biology

Vocabulary Words:
  1. attic – the space in a house just below the roof and above the other rooms
  2. board – a group of people managing something
  3. chores – small tasks or easy jobs that you have to do regularly
  4. customer – someone who buys goods or services
  5. labeled -  put  or wrote a label on something
  6. spare -  extra
  7. stamps – small pieces of paper with glue on the back for mailing letters and packages
Spelling Words:
1.  prepaid
2.  midnight
3.  overflow
4.  outdoors
5.  outline
6.  overgrown
7.  prefix
8.  Midwest
9.  pretest
10.  midpoint
11.  outgoing
12.  overtime
13.  overdue
14.  outside
15.  outfield
16.  precaution
17.  prediction
18.  midsection
19.  overweight
20.  prehistoric
More Words to Know:
  1. janitor – someone whose work is taking care of a building or offices
  2. minerals – solid substances, usually dug from the earth
  3. quarries – places where stone is dug, cut, or blasted out for use in putting up buildings
  4. forged  - heated metal until it is very soft and then hammered it into shape
  5. mentor – someone who advises and shows you how to do or be something
  6. ornamental  - as decoration
Phonics:
Prefixes pre-, mid-, over-, out-
r-Controlled Vowels
Spelling:
Prefixes pre-, mid-, over-, out-
Strategies:  Context Clues, Generalize, Activate & Use Prior Knowledge
Science Content:
Earth Science, Careers
Grammar: 
Possessive Pronouns
Writing Trait of the Week:
Sentences

6.3
                      Unit 4.3 Rocks in His Head                                       Genre:  Biology

Vocabulary Words:
  1. attic – the space in a house just below the roof and above the other rooms
  2. board – a group of people managing something
  3. chores – small tasks or easy jobs that you have to do regularly
  4. customer – someone who buys goods or services
  5. labeled -  put  or wrote a label on something
  6. spare -  extra
  7. stamps – small pieces of paper with glue on the back for mailing letters and packages
Spelling Words:
1.  prepaid
2.  midnight
3.  overflow
4.  outdoors
5.  outline
6.  overgrown
7.  prefix
8.  Midwest
9.  pretest
10.  midpoint
11.  outgoing
12.  overtime
13.  overdue
14.  outside
15.  outfield
16.  precaution
17.  prediction
18.  midsection
19.  overweight
20.  prehistoric
More Words to Know:
  1. janitor – someone whose work is taking care of a building or offices
  2. minerals – solid substances, usually dug from the earth
  3. quarries – places where stone is dug, cut, or blasted out for use in putting up buildings
  4. forged  - heated metal until it is very soft and then hammered it into shape
  5. mentor – someone who advises and shows you how to do or be something
  6. ornamental  - as decoration
Phonics:
Prefixes pre-, mid-, over-, out-
r-Controlled Vowels
Spelling:
Prefixes pre-, mid-, over-, out-
Strategies:  Context Clues, Generalize, Activate & Use Prior Knowledge
Science Content:
Earth Science, Careers
Grammar: 
Possessive Pronouns
Writing Trait of the Week:
Sentences

6.4
                      Unit 4.3 Rocks in His Head                                       Genre:  Biology

Vocabulary Words:
  1. attic – the space in a house just below the roof and above the other rooms
  2. board – a group of people managing something
  3. chores – small tasks or easy jobs that you have to do regularly
  4. customer – someone who buys goods or services
  5. labeled -  put  or wrote a label on something
  6. spare -  extra
  7. stamps – small pieces of paper with glue on the back for mailing letters and packages
Spelling Words:
1.  prepaid
2.  midnight
3.  overflow
4.  outdoors
5.  outline
6.  overgrown
7.  prefix
8.  Midwest
9.  pretest
10.  midpoint
11.  outgoing
12.  overtime
13.  overdue
14.  outside
15.  outfield
16.  precaution
17.  prediction
18.  midsection
19.  overweight
20.  prehistoric
More Words to Know:
  1. janitor – someone whose work is taking care of a building or offices
  2. minerals – solid substances, usually dug from the earth
  3. quarries – places where stone is dug, cut, or blasted out for use in putting up buildings
  4. forged  - heated metal until it is very soft and then hammered it into shape
  5. mentor – someone who advises and shows you how to do or be something
  6. ornamental  - as decoration
Phonics:
Prefixes pre-, mid-, over-, out-
r-Controlled Vowels
Spelling:
Prefixes pre-, mid-, over-, out-
Strategies:  Context Clues, Generalize, Activate & Use Prior Knowledge
Science Content:
Earth Science, Careers
Grammar: 
Possessive Pronouns
Writing Trait of the Week:
Sentences

6.5
                      Unit 4.3 Rocks in His Head                                       Genre:  Biology

Vocabulary Words:
  1. attic – the space in a house just below the roof and above the other rooms
  2. board – a group of people managing something
  3. chores – small tasks or easy jobs that you have to do regularly
  4. customer – someone who buys goods or services
  5. labeled -  put  or wrote a label on something
  6. spare -  extra
  7. stamps – small pieces of paper with glue on the back for mailing letters and packages
Spelling Words:
1.  prepaid
2.  midnight
3.  overflow
4.  outdoors
5.  outline
6.  overgrown
7.  prefix
8.  Midwest
9.  pretest
10.  midpoint
11.  outgoing
12.  overtime
13.  overdue
14.  outside
15.  outfield
16.  precaution
17.  prediction
18.  midsection
19.  overweight
20.  prehistoric
More Words to Know:
  1. janitor – someone whose work is taking care of a building or offices
  2. minerals – solid substances, usually dug from the earth
  3. quarries – places where stone is dug, cut, or blasted out for use in putting up buildings
  4. forged  - heated metal until it is very soft and then hammered it into shape
  5. mentor – someone who advises and shows you how to do or be something
  6. ornamental  - as decoration
Phonics:
Prefixes pre-, mid-, over-, out-
r-Controlled Vowels
Spelling:
Prefixes pre-, mid-, over-, out-
Strategies:  Context Clues, Generalize, Activate & Use Prior Knowledge
Science Content:
Earth Science, Careers
Grammar: 
Possessive Pronouns
Writing Trait of the Week:
Sentences