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  Informational Text January 23-27
 

Homework this week:

NONE

M

Word Study: G/L U 13 

Students will identify characteristics of informational text and identify the controlling idea/thesis in a text.

T

Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science

Students will first read a text using the reading comprehension strategy of generating questions, using context clues to define new vocabulary, and demonstrating comprehension by responding to questions using text evidence.

W

Skill: Controlling Idea or Thesis and Skill: Text Evidence

Students will analyze characteristics and structural elements of informational text, including the controlling idea or thesis with supporting evidence, and students will demonstrate an understanding of a text by using text evidence to support an appropriate response.

Independent Read: Blind

Students will read a text and demonstrate understanding by responding to comprehension questions, participating in a collaborative conversation, and writing a personal response.

R

Extended Constructed Response for Paired Passages “Blind” and “Phineas Gage”

In this lesson’s short comparative constructed response, students will analyze the theme and controlling idea to draw conclusions about how authors make their writing compelling. Students will begin drafting their ECR by constructing a KERNEL Essay.

F

Students will complete the assessment for G/L U13 and a multiple choice assessment over the two stories from this week. 

 

  WEEK OF January 18-20
 

Unit Poetry

M

Skill: Sight Vocabulary and High-Frequency Words

Students will learn and recognize high-frequency English words and practice using them in a variety of contexts.

Skill: Using Prereading Supports

Students will learn and practice the skill of using prereading supports when you do not understand spoken language.

T

First Read: The History of the Space Shuttle

Students will perform an initial reading of a text using the strategy of using prereading supports and demonstrate comprehension by responding to questions using text evidence.

W

Skill: Analyzing Expressions

Students will learn and practice the skill of analyzing expressions when reading.

Skill: Main Ideas and Details

Students will learn and practice the skill of distinguishing between main ideas and details when reading.

R

Skill: Spelling Patterns and Rules

Students will learn and practice the skill of recognizing spelling patterns when reading and writing.

Close Read: The History of the Space Shuttle

Students will closely read “The History of the Space Shuttle” to analyze main ideas and details to participate in a collaborative conversation and write a short constructed response.

F

Students will be given time to read independently for sustainability. Students must be able to read independently to develop their fluency skills.