• LEAD21 Unit 1 - Life Stories
     
    Theme Question - What is my heritage? 
     
    Week 1
    Focus Question -  Who are our ancestors?
    Theme Vocabulary - heritage, ancestor, generation
    Vocabulary Strategy - Synonyms
    Comprehension Strategy - Determine Important Information, Main Idea
    Comprehension Skill - Determine Author's Purpose
    Word Skill - Adjective Suffixes
     
    Week 2
    Focus Question -  How do people learn about their heritage or culture?
    Theme Vocabulary - recipe, custom, religious
    Vocabulary Strategy - Context Clues
    Comprehension Strategy - Determine Important Information, Main Idea
    Comprehension Skill - Determine Author's Purpose
    Word Skill - Greek and Latin Roots
     
    Week 3
    Focus Question -  What kinds of things are passed on through the generations?
    Theme Vocabulary - shimmer, competition, boundary
    Vocabulary Strategy - Metaphors
    Comprehension Strategy - Making Inferences
    Comprehension Skill - Sequence Events
    Word Skill - Adjective Suffixes 
     
    Week 4
    Focus Question -  What can we learn from sharing our heritage or culture with each other?
    Theme Vocabulary - Review of Week 1-3
    Vocabulary Strategy - Review of Week 1-3
    Comprehension Strategy - Making Inferences
    Comprehension Skill - Sequence Events
    Word Skill - Greek and Latin Roots 
     
    Weekly quizzes will be given to review that week's skills and strategies.
    A unit test will be given at the end of the unit assessing the skills, strategies and vocabulary from the unit.  Differentiated group vocabulary will also be assessed.