Reading:We will use the Pearson ReadyGEN reading series which is an integrated literacy program that accelerates learning for students by presenting modeled reading with authentic text. Lessons include a Close Reading routine where students will learn how to approach complex texts by citing evidence from the text, exploring key ideas and details, and analyzing text structure.
Writing:We will be working extensively on informative, narrative, and opinion writing. We will be using the gradual release of responsibility model (I do, we do, you do) to establish strong writing skills. These writing prompts will tie in closely with the texts used during the reading block.
Grammar:We will cover sentence structure, capitalization, punctuation, prefixes, suffixes, synonyms, antonyms, and contractions.
Spelling/Phonics: We will be using the ReadyGEN spelling/phonics program which focuses on spelling patterns. Students will work on a given spelling list during each unit of study.
Math:Our math program is called Everyday Math. This curriculum is based on developing a strong number sense and introduces skills within a spiral. This means skills will be learned and revisited repeatedly throughout the year. The skills we will be working on are whole number operations, patterns and rules, probability, place value, time, money, measurement, geometry, fractions, and problem solving.
Science:Science topics that we will be covering are:
*Plants and Animals *Properties of Matter *Energy *Forces and Motion *Sound
Social Studies:Social Studies topics that we will be covering are:
*Maps and Geography * 50 States * Landforms * Pilgrims * Natural Resources