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Unit 3

Have Fun
Week 1/Week 2/Week 3/Week 4/Week 5
Enduring Understanding
There are many different ways to have fun.

Essential Question:
How can we have fun?

Treasure Quest 

Having Fun Research Project  Smartboard Icon

new iconWebquest: Blacktop Games

This Webquest allows students to work cooperatively or independently to research, learn, and present the rules to play a blacktop game.

Note: This quest may be completed in the lab or as a rotation in the classroom. It may take 1-2 lab sessions.

 

Oral Vocab Cards
Notebook slides for each week. 
(Place in full screen mode)

Visual Vocab Cards
Notebook slides for each week. 
(Place in full screen mode)

new icon  pixie icon  Vocabulary Extension Activity

(for student use)
Week 1:  On My Way To School Teacher Resources Student Resources

Word Study
Smartboard IconLong A

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Day 2

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Day 3

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Day 4

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Day 5

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Mouse and Cookie

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Mouse at School


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Nouns and Verbs
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Long A with a
Silent e

(make words with long a)

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Long A with Silent e

(match word to picture)

Treasures Vocabulary Activity
(sight word practice)

Treasures Spelling Activity
(long a short a)

Long Vowels
(listen for long A)

Long A Story
(read and find long A words spelled a_e)
Enduring Understanding:
Good Readers can retell the important parts of a story in order.


Essential Question:
What are the most important parts of the story?
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On My Way To School Comprehension
Story Scramble
(sequence events)
Week 2:  Smile, Mike! Teacher Resources Student Resources

Word Study
Long and Short Vowel Classify
(Kidspiration)

Long Oo Practice

(classify words by long O spellings)

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Smartboard iconPast Tense Verbs
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Long I Bingo

(read words with long I spelled i_e)

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Long I With Silent e



Treasures Vocabulary Activity
(sight word practice)

Treasures Spelling Activity
(beginning sounds)

Treasures Spelling Activity
(o_e, i_e)


Long Vowels
(listen for long i,I)

Long I Story
(read and find long I words spelled i_e)
Enduring Understanding:
Good readers use clues from the story to predict what will happen next.


Essential Question:
Which parts of the story help you predict what is going to happen?
Making Predictions
(learn about making predictions)

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Smile, Mike!  Comprehension
Making Predictions Follow Up Activity
(practice using making predictions skill)
Week 3:  Masks! Masks! Masks! Teacher Resources Student Resources

Word Study
Smartboard IconBlending W and Wh Words

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smartboard icon  The Old Box
(Decodable Story)
Treasures Vocabulary Activity
(sight word practice)

Treasures Spelling Activity
(consonant digraphs)

Beginning Consonant Digraphs
(identify the digraph that begins each word)

Final Consonant Digraphs

(identify final digraph that ends each word)
Enduring Understanding:
Good readers identify the main idea of what they read and the details that support it.


Essential Question:
What is the main idea and which details support that main idea?

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Masks!  Masks! Masks!
Comprehension
Create A Flip Book Story
(*challenge)
Week 4:  Rose Robot Cleans Up Teacher Resources Student Resources

Word Study
Smartboard IconLong E

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Smartboard iconLong Vowel Game


smartboard iconRose Robot


smartboard icon  Mole Bakes

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Long U With
Silent e


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Long U With
Magic e


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Long O With
Silent e



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Winter Adjectives
(use adjectives to describe a winter story)

Treasures Spelling Activity
( o_e, u_e, e_e )

Treasures Spelling Activity
(o_e, i_e)

Treasures Spelling Activity

(u_e)

Long Vowels
(listen for long O, U and E)
Enduring Understanding:
Good readers use clues from the story to draw conclusions about the characters.


Essential Question:
What clues from the story did you use to draw conclusions about the characters?
Drawing Conclusions

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Rose Robot Comprehension
 
Week 5:  Kids Have Fun! Teacher Resources Student Resources

Word Study
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What is a Contraction?

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Contraction Machine

Contractions
(Kidspiration)

Contractions 2
(Kidspiration)

Contractions 3
(Kidspiration)
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Main Idea and Details
(identify main idea and details)

new icon  pixie iconContractions
(practice making and breaking contractions)

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(contractions only using not)

Treasures Spelling Activity
( three letter blends)

Consonant Blends
(beginning blends)

Blending Words
(blend and read words)

Word Patterns
(read and match words)

Contractions Practice

(match words and contractions)
Enduring Understanding:
Good readers compare and contrast details from what they read.


Essential Question:
How can comparing and contrasting details help you better understand what you read?
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Kids Have Fun Comprehension
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theme Connections
Treasure Quest 

Having Fun Research Project  Smartboard Icon

Repeated from Top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher Notes
Standards Resources
Common Core Standard: Add drawings and or other visual diplays to descriptions when appropriate to clarrify ideas, thoughts and feelings.
Technology Standard:  Standard 3: technology for Learning and Collaboration.
Research and Inquiry Activities
Common Core Standard: Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken words.
Technology Standard:  Standard 3: technology for Learning and Collaboration.
Long A with silent e making words

Long A with silent e match

Long Vowels

Long A Story

Long A
Common Core Standard:
Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken words.

Technology Standard:
Standard 3: technology for Learning and Collaboration.
Long I Bingo

Long I with
silent e

Long Vowels

Long I Story

Long and Short Vowel Classify


Common Core Standard:
Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs (two letters that represent one sound).

Technology Standard:
Standard 3: technology for Learning and Collaboration.
Beginning Consonant Digraphs

Final Consonant Digraphs

Blending W and Wh Words


Common Core Standard:
Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken words.
Technology Standard:
Standard 3: technology for Learning and Collaboration.
Long U with silent e

Long U with magic e

Long O with silent e

Long Vowels

Long E

Long O Practice
Common Core Standard:
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.

Technology Standard:
Standard 3: technology for Learning and Collaboration.
Consonant Blends

Blending Words

Word Patterns

Common Core Standard:  Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
Technology Standard:  Standard 3: technology for Learning and Collaboration.
Treasures Vocabulary Activities

Vocabulary extention activities for student use


Treasures Spelling Activities

The Old Box
Common Core Standard:Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Technology Standard:Standard 3: technology for Learning and Collaboration.
Contractions Pixie breaking

Contractions Pixie with not

What is a Contraction?

Contractions

Contractions 2

Contractions 3

Contractions Practice
Common Core Standard:
Retell stories including key details and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

Technology Standard:Standard 3: technology for Learning and Collaboration.
Story Scramble

On My Way To School Comprehension

Create A Flip Book

Masks! Masks! Masks! Comprehension

Drawing Conclusions

Rose Robot Comprehension

Making Predictions

Smile, Mike! Comprehension

Making Predictions Follow Up Activity

Kids Have Fun Comprehension
Common Core Standard:  Rl2 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
(SC, 1) 
Technology Standard:
Standard 3: technology for Learning and Collaboration.
Main Idea Details
Common Core Standard:L1.f Use frequently occurring adjectives.
Technology Standard:
Standard 3: technology for Learning and Collaboration.
Winter Adjectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2013