Weekly Overview

Knowledge Overview

Weekly Topics

 The focus of this week’s instruction is to understand:

  • who the frontier explorers were and their reasoning for wanting to explore and expand
  • a map is used to help locate and identify landforms
  • important figures who helped the frontier explorers in their explorations

Materials List

  • Student Work Packet
  • Lesson 13 map from previous lesson
  • Pencil
  • Crayons/Markers
    • blue for Lesson 17
    • brown, blue, yellow, and green for End of Week 4 Assessment

Lesson Overviews

  • Lesson 16:  In this lesson, students will locate the Mississippi River on a map, locate the Rocky Mountains on a map, identify and locate the Louisiana Territory on a map, explain the significance of the Louisiana Territory and Purchase, explain the reasons that Lewis and Clark went on their expedition, and explain that there were many, many Native American tribes living in the Louisiana Territory before the Lewis and Clark expedition.
  • Lesson 17:  In this lesson, students will locate the Mississippi River on a map, locate the Rocky Mountains on a map, identify and locate the Louisiana Territory on a map, explain the significance of the Louisiana Territory and Purchase, explain the reasons that Lewis and Clark went on their expedition, and explain that there were many, many Native American tribes living in the Louisiana Territory before the Lewis and Clark expedition, and recall basic facts about Lewis and Clark’s encounters with Native Americans.
  • Lesson 18: In this lesson, students will locate the Mississippi River on a map, locate the Rocky Mountains on a map, identify and locate the Louisiana Territory on a map, explain the significance of the Louisiana Territory and Purchase, explain the reasons that Lewis and Clark went on their expedition, explain that there were many, many Native American tribes living in the Louisiana Territory before the Lewis and Clark expedition, recall basic facts about Lewis and Clark’s encounters with Native Americans, and explain why and how Sacagawea helped Lewis and Clark.
  • Lesson 19:  In this lesson, students will locate the Mississippi River on a map, locate the Rocky Mountains on a map, identify and locate the Louisiana Territory on a map, explain the significance of the Louisiana Territory and Purchase, and explain the reasons that Lewis and Clark went on their expedition. 
  • Lesson 20:  In this lesson, students will locate the Mississippi River on a map,  locate the Rocky Mountains on a map, identify and locate the Louisiana Territory on a map, explain the significance of the Louisiana Territory and Purchase, explain the reasons that Lewis and Clark went on their expedition, explain that there were many, many Native American tribes living in the Louisiana Territory before the Lewis and Clark expedition, recall basic facts about Lewis and Clark’s encounters with Native Americans, and explain why and how Sacagawea helped Lewis and Clark.

Skills Overview

Weekly Topics

The focus of this week's instruction is to review foundational reading skills by:

  • Reviewing two-syllable words
  • Reviewing vowel sounds
  • Reviewing the sounds /p/, /b/, /ch/, and /k/
  • Reviewing statements and questions

Materials Needed

  • Student Print Packets for each day
  • Paper and Pencil
  • Computer/Projector
  • Whiteboard
  • Dry Erase Marker
  • U.S Map (optional)
  • Consonant Code Flip Book
  • Spelling Tree Materials
  • Spelling Cards for ‘ch’>/ch/ (chin) and ‘tch’>/ch/ (itch)
  • Red Markers

Lesson Overviews

  • LESSON 1:  In this lesson, students will review two-syllable words, practice vowel sounds, participate in a small group reading of the story “Big Cats”, and complete a reading comprehension activity as independent practice.
  • LESSON 2: In this lesson, students will review two-syllable words, practice tricky words and plural nouns, participate in a whole group reading of “A Letter From Kate”, and complete reading comprehension questions as independent practice.
  • LESSON 3: In this lesson, students will complete a sound dictation activity, review the sounds of /p/ and /b/, the spellings for /b/, root words, and complete an independent practice grammar review of statements and questions.
  • LESSON 4: In this lesson, students will review the sound and spellings for /k/, participate in a small group reading of the story “In the Cave”, and complete reading comprehension questions based on the story that they read as independent practice.
  • LESSON 5: In this lesson, students will review the sound and spellings for /ch/, participate in a small group reading of the story “The Coin Shop”, complete reading comprehension questions based on the story that they read, and complete an end of the week assessment.

Materials List

The following materials list will be used for the entire four weeks:

Knowledge Alternative Video Links

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