Unit 3: DisastersDuring this unit on major disasters through time, children will be connecting their reading to social studies. The students will learn about The Titanic, Pompeii, and The Great Molasses Explosion of 1919.
Focus Skills and Strategies:
Week 1: TitanicFocus QuestionVocabularypassengersvoyageordersrescuesurvivorsVocabulary StrategyantonymsComprehension SkillsMonitor ComprehensionUse Text Features(Chapter Heads)Comprehension Strategiesmain idea and supporting detailsWord Workwords ending in -er and -estHistory Channel
Week 2: PompeiiFocus QuestionVocabularyvolcanoeruptedgaspoisonoustrembleburiedVocabulary StrategysyllabicationComprehension SkillsIdentify Cause and Effect
Use Text Features
(Chapter Heads)Comprehension StrategiesFact and OpinionWord Workwords ending in -er and -estWeek 3: The Great Molasses Explosion of 1919Focus QuestionVocabularycravingmolassesgooeybarrelspitcherVocabulary StrategySynonymsComprehension SkillsStory Elements: Characters, setting, problem, solution, and main eventsComprehension StrategiesIdentifying cause and effectWord WorkHomophonesWeek 4:Focus QuestionVocabularyReview and prepare for the testVocabulary StrategyReview and prepare for the testComprehension SkillsReview and prepare for the testComprehension StrategiesReview and prepare for the testWord WorkReview and prepare for the testLinks to study for your test:*Main Idea/Supporting Details