• Title

  • Week 1
    Focus Questions: Why do people stand up for freedom and rights?
    Whole Group Text:  Changing the World One Dream at a Time (non-fiction: informational text)
    • Caring Begins with Asking Questions
    • Kids in History: Newsies Make a Difference
    • Rosa Parks: Mother of the Civil Rights Movements
    • One Dream Inspires Others
    • Your Dream Is Calling
     Sacrificing for What's Right
     Helping Others Do What's Right

    Text Selection: Ending Child Labor
    (informational text)

    Vocabulary

    Text Selection: Muckrakers: Investigating the News(Informational Text)

    Vocabulary
    Week 2
    Focus Questions:  What can we do to make the world a better place?
    Whole Group Text: Changing the World One Dream at a Time (continued)
     
    Sacrificing for What's Right
     
     Helping Others Do What's Right

    Text Selection: Sorry Park
    (play)

    Vocabulary

    Text Selection:  Wheels in Motion
    (play)

    Vocabulary


    Week 3
    Focus Questions:  Why can it be so hard to stand up for what's right?
    Whole Group Text: Changing the World One Dream at a Time
     
    Sacrificing for What's Right
     Helping Others Do What's Right

    Text Selection:  Rosie Helps Out
    (realistic fiction)

    Vocabulary

    Text Selection:  Enough!
    (realistic fiction)

    Vocabulary

    Week 4
    Focus Questions:  How have children made a difference by standing up for what's right?
    Whole Group Text: Passage to Freedom - The Sugihara Story
     
    Sacrificing for What's Right
     Helping Others Do What's Right

    Text Selection:  Anne Frank: The Power of Words
    (biography)

    Vocabulary

    Text Selection: Ryan White: Hero Against Intolerance
    (biography)

    Vocabulary

  • Comprehension Strategies and Skills
     
    Make Inferences
    • Making predictions
    • Draw conclusions
    • Make generalizations

    Activate and Connect

    Visualize
     
    Summarize and Synthesize
    • Paraphrase
    • Sequence Events

    Literary Elements

    • Point of View

    Word Study

    • Compound Words
    • Greek and Latin Roots
    • Antonyms; Analogies
    • Mutliple-Meaning Words

    Text Features

    • Charts
    • Timelines