RULES AND PROCEDURES
Rule #1- Follow directions quickly
Rule #2- Raise your hand for permission to speak
Rule#3- Raise your hand for permission to get out of your seat
Rule#4- Make smart choices
Rule #5- Make your teacher happy
1st Six Weeks
Unit 1: LiteracyUnderstanding Begins with Fiction and Poetry
Examine plot and describe characters, including their relationships and changes they undergo. Students explore poetry by describing and explaining how structural elements relate to the genre.
2nd Six Weeks
Unit 2: Literacy Nonfiction and Drama
Students continue to examine autobiographies and biographies comparing and contrasting them with a fictional adaptation. Students explore the structural elements of drama as oral and written expression becomes more fluent, authentic, and focused.
3rd Six Weeks
Unit 3: Informational Text
Students use their knowledge and features of expository text along with comprehension strategies and skills to summarize text and describe relationships among ideas organized by a variety of text structures.
4th Six Weeks
Unit 4A: Research
Summarize informational text by locating and using specific information utilizing relevant sources.
Unit 4B: Connection Across Literal Texts
Students use previously learned skills to examine similar ideas featuring to a specific genre.
5th Six Weeks
Unit 5: Connections Across text/Connections Across All Genres/ Writing STAAR
Review any misconceptions
6 Six Weeks
Unit 6: Influencing an Audience/ Reading STAAR
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