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    Week 1
    Focus Questions: What Brings People Together?
    Whole Group Text:  Do You See What I See? (non-fiction)
    • Kids Reach Out
    • Do you like it?
    • Tell it Your Way!
    • How Does an Artist See the World?
    • What Do Poets Show Us about Ourselves?
     
    Connections Across Culturs    Connecting for a Cause

    Text Selection: Stranded   
    Vocabulary   

    Text Selection: Best Friend
    Vocabulary

     
     
    Week 2
    Focus Questions:  What do we share across cultures?
    Whole Group Text: Do You See What I See (continued)
    Connections Across Culturs    Connecting for a Cause

    Text Selection: Celebrate Good Times
    (informational Text)

    Vocabulary

    Text Selection:  Tell Me A Story
    (informational text)

    Vocabulary

     
    Week 3
    Focus Questions:  On what are friendships built?
    Whole Group Text: Do You See What I See (continued)
    Connections Across Culuture    Connecting for a Cause

    Text Selection:  Three Over Four
    (realistic fiction)

    Vocabulary

    Text Selection:  The Begger from Carthage
    (historical fiction)

    Vocabulary

       
    Week 4
    Focus Questions:  How can others help broaden our view of the world?
    Whole Group Text: How Tia Lola Came to Stay
     
    Connections Across Culture Connecting for a Cause

    Text Selection:  Miss Sullivan: A Very Special Teacher
    (biography)

    Vocabulary

    Doctors Without Borders:  Helping People in Need Around the World
    (informational text)

    Vocabulary

     
     
  • Comprehesnion Strategies and Skills
    • Monitoring Comprehension
      -Use fix-up skills and strategies when meaning breaks down
    • Determine Importance
      -Distinguish between essential and non-essential information
    • Make Inferences
      -Identify literary elements
      -Recognize traits, actions, motives, and conflicts
      -Explain relationsips or interactions between characters, topics, events, ideas, setting, and/or plot in fiction
      -Make judgements about characters' actions in fiction
      -Identifies character, settleing, plot
    • Summazie
      -Pharaphrase
    • Word Study
      -Prefixes
      -Noun suffixes
      -Synonyms
      -Content Clues
    • Text Features
      -Bar graphs
      -Glossary