Reading

Each week in Reading, our class will read three new stories.  Vocabulary is a huge part of the reading series.  As a class, we will do many activities to enhance comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary.  On Fridays, the class will take a test over one story and then a test over two new stories that they read independently.



Unit 1:  Growing and Learning

Week 1-Bruno's New Home, Wolf, and Jennie and the Wolf

Vocab-concentrate, ached, discovery, educated, effort, improved, inspire, satisfied


Week 2-The Dream Catcher, Yoon and the Jade Bracelet, and Family Traditions

Vocab-pride, precious, disappointment, celebrate, tradition, courage, symbols, remind 

Week 3-Room to Grow, Gary the Dreamer, Sharing Polkas and Pitas

Vocab-admires, classmate, community, contribute, practicing, pronounce, tumbled, scared

 

Week 4-Mary Anderson's Great Invention, All Aboard!, Lighting the World

Vocab-design, encouraged, examine, investigation, quality, simple, solution, substitutes 

 

Week 5-A Natural Beauty, A Mountain of History, and A Landmark Street

Vocab-carve, clues, grand, landmark, massive, monument, national, traces


Unit 2:  Figure It Out

Week 1- Anansi Learns a Lesson, Roadrunner's Dance, Deltona is Going Batty

Vocab- attempt, awkward, cooperation, created, furiously, interfere, involved, timid

Week 2-Sailing to America, The Castle on Hester Street, Next Stop, America!

Vocab-arrived, immigrated, inspected, moment, opportunity, photographs, valuable, whispered

Week 3-Every Vote Counts, Vote!, A Plan for the People

Vocab-announced, candidate, convince, decision, elect, estimate, government, independent 

Week 4-Kids to the Rescue!, Whooping Cranes in Danger, Help the Manatees!

Vocab-caretakers, population, recognized, relatives, resources, success, survive, threatened

Week 5-Empanada Day, The Inventor Thinks Up Helicopters, Ornithopter, Montgolfier Brothers' Hot Air Balloon

Vocab-bounce, imagine, inventor, observer, alliteration, free verse, limerick, rhyme


Unit 3:  

Week 1-Inchworm's Tale, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, Get a Backbone

Vocab:  disbelief, dismay, fabulous, features, offered, splendid, unique, watchful

 

Week 2-Jane's Discovery, Finding Lincoln, A Great American Teacher

Vocab:  amazement, bravery, disappear, donated,  leader, nervous, refused, temporary

 

Week 3-Earth and Its Neighbors, Earth, Coyote and the Jar of Stars

Vocab:  amount, astronomy, globe, solar system, support, surface, temperature, warmth

 

Week 4-Bats Did It First, Big Ideas, Perdix Invents the Saw

Vocab:  effective, example, identical, imitate, material, model, observed, similar

 

Week 5-The Long Road to Oregon, Riding the Rails West, Discovering Life Long Ago

Vocab:  agreeable, appreciate, boomed, descendants, emigration, pioneers, transportation, vehicles

 

 

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