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Last modified: July 17, 2020

Language Arts Topics

We learn something new everyday at school. If your child misses school, they will be missing one of these lessons. Please do your best to ensure your child is at school every day.

Wonders Unit 1

1.1 Comprehension Skill: Character

Comprehension Strategy: Visualize

Genre: Fantasy

Grammar: Sentences vs. Fragments

Vocabulary: Synonyms

Writing: Focus on writing an Event

1.2 Comprehension Skill: Sequence

Comprehension Strategy: Visualize

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Grammar: Types of Sentences (. ! ?)

Vocabulary: Context Clues

1.3 Comprehension Skill: Sequence

Comprehension Strategy: Ask & Answer questions

Genre: Non Fiction Narrative

Grammar: Subjects & Predicates

Vocabulary: Compound Words

1.4 Comprehension Skill: Cause & Effect

Comprehension Strategy: Ask & Answer questions

Genre: Biography

Grammar: Subjects & Predicates

Vocabulary: Metaphors

1.5 Comprehension Skill: Main Idea & Details

Comprehension Strategy: Ask & Answer questions

Genre: Expository Text

Grammar: Simple and Compound Sentences

Vocabulary: Multiple Meaning words

Wonders Unit 2

2.1 Comprehension Skill: Theme

Comprehension Strategy: Predictions

Genre: Folktale

Grammar: Kinds of Nouns

Vocabulary: Antonyms

Writing: Linking words

2.2 Comprehension Skill: Theme

Comprehension Strategy: Predictions

Genre: Historical Fiction

Grammar: Singular & Plural Nouns

Vocabulary: Similes

Writing: Precise Language

2.3 Comprehension Skill: Author’s Point of View

Comprehension Strategy: Reread

Genre: Expository

Grammar: Irregular Plural Nouns

Vocabulary: Prefixes (UN-, RE-, DIS-, MIS-)

Writing: Supporting Details

2.4 Comprehension Skill: Author’s Point of View

Comprehension Strategy: Reread

Genre: Expository

Grammar: Expanding & Combining Sentences

Vocabulary: Suffixes (-FUL & -LESS)

Writing: Sequence

2.5 Comprehension Skill: Point of View

Genre: Free Verse Poem

Grammar: Possessive Nouns

Vocabulary: Similes

Wonders Unit 3 

3.1 Comprehension Skill: Problem & Solution

Comprehension Strategy: Visualize

Genre: Folktale

Grammar: Action Verbs

Vocabulary: Synonyms

3.2 Comprehension Skill: Cause & Effect

Comprehension Strategy: Visualize

Genre: Historical Fiction

Grammar: Present-Tense Verbs

Vocabulary: Idioms

Writing: Linking Words

3.3 Comprehension Skill: Main Idea & Key Details

Comprehension Strategy: Summarize

Genre: Expository

Grammar: Past-Tense Verbs

Vocabulary: Suffixes (-Y & -LY)

Writing: Strong Paragraphs

3.4 Comprehension Skill: Main Idea & Details

Comprehension Strategy: Reread

Genre: Expository

Grammar: Future- Tense Verbs

Vocabulary: Root Words

Writing: Strong Conclusions

3.5 Comprehension Skill: Sequence

Comprehension Strategy: Summarize

Genre: Expository

Grammar: Expanding & Combining Sentences

Vocabulary: Suffixes (-ABLE, -FUL, -LESS)

Writing: Voice (Formal vs. Informal)

Wonders Unit 4

4.1 Comprehension Skill: Point of View

Comprehension Strategy: Ask & Answer Questions

Genre: Folktale

Grammar: Linking Verbs

Vocabulary: Root Words

4.2 Comprehension Skill: Point of View

Comprehension Strategy: Ask & Answer Questions

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Grammar: Contractions

Vocabulary: Prefixes (UN-, NON-, IM-, PRE-)

4.3 Comprehension Skill: Compare & Contrast

Comprehension Strategy: Reread

Genre: Expository

Grammar: Main & Helping Verbs

Vocabulary: Context Clues

4.4 Comprehension Skill: Cause & Effect

Comprehension Strategy: Reread

Genre: Expository

Grammar: Complex Sentences

Vocabulary: Multiple Meaning Words

4.5 Comprehension Skill: Theme

Genre: Informational Narrative

Grammar: Irregular Verbs

Vocabulary: Metaphors

Literary Elements: Repetition

Wonders Unit 5

5.1 Comprehension Skill: Point of View

Comprehension Strategy: Summarize

Genre: Fairy Tale

Grammar: Kinds of Pronouns (Singular/Plural)

Vocabulary: Root Words

5.2 Comprehension Skill: Point of View

Comprehension Strategy: Summarize

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Grammar: Kinds of Pronouns (Subject/Object)

Vocabulary: Homographs

5.3 Comprehension Skill: Author’s Point of View

Comprehension Strategy: Ask & Answer Questions

Genre: Expository

Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement

Vocabulary: Context Clues

5.4 Comprehension Skill: Author’s Point of View

Comprehension Strategy: Ask & Answer Questions

Genre: Biography

Grammar: Possessive Pronouns

Vocabulary: Prefixes & Suffixes

5.5 Comprehension Skill: Cause & Effect

Comprehension Strategy: Ask & Answer Questions

Genre: Expository

Grammar: Contractions

Vocabulary: Homophones

Wonders Unit 6

6.1 Comprehension Skill: Theme

Comprehension Strategy: Predictions

Genre: Myth

Grammar: Adjectives and Articles

Vocabulary: Root Words

6.2 Comprehension Skill: Theme

Comprehension Strategy: Predictions

Genre: Historic Fiction

Grammar: Adjectives that Compare

Vocabulary: Idioms

6.3 Comprehension Skill: Problem & Solution

Comprehension Strategy: Reread

Genre: Biography

Grammar: Adjectives & Adverbs

Vocabulary: Greek & Latin Roots

6.4 Comprehension Skill: Compare & Contrast

Comprehension Strategy: Reread

Genre: Expository

Grammar: Adverbs that Compare

Vocabulary: Context clues (Paragraph Clues)

6.5 Comprehension Skill: Point of View

Comprehension Strategy: Narrative Poem

Genre: Prepositions

Grammar: Rhythm

Vocabulary: Idioms