Weekly Overview

Knowledge Overview

Weekly Topics

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

  • That a cycle is a sequence of events that repeats itself again and again
  • Life cycles of nature

Materials Needed

  • Student Packet for Independent Work
  • Pencil
  • Crayons/marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick/tape

Lesson Overviews

  • LESSON 11: In this lesson, students will explain that a cycle is a sequence of events that repeats itself again and again, recognize that the rotation of Earth causes daytime and nighttime, explain that it takes twenty-four hours for Earth to rotate once on its axis, and recognize that living things have a life cycle.
  • LESSON 12: In this lesson, students will explain that a cycle is a sequence of events that repeats itself again and again, recognize that the rotation of Earth causes daytime and nighttime, explain that it takes twenty-four hours for Earth to rotate once on its axis, recognize that living things have a life cycle, recognize that Earth orbits the sun, explain that it takes one year for Earth to orbit the sun,  describe the seasonal cycle: spring, summer, autumn, winter, identify that the tilt of Earth’s axis in relation to the sun causes the seasons, explain effects of seasonal changes on plants and animals, and demonstrate familiarity with the poem “Bed in Summer”.
  • LESSON 13: In this lesson, students will explain that a cycle is a sequence of events that repeats itself again and again, recognize that living things have a life cycle, describe the seasonal cycle: spring, summer, autumn, winter, identify that the tilt of Earth’s axis in relation to the sun causes the seasons, explain effects of seasonal changes on plants and animals, and describe animal processes in spring, summer, autumn, winter. 
  • LESSON 14: In this lesson, students will Explain that a cycle is a sequence of events that repeats itself again and again, describe the seasonal cycle: spring, summer, autumn, winter, explain effects of seasonal changes on plants and animals, define the term life cycle, and identify the stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant (seed to seed).
  • LESSON 15: In this lesson students will explain that a cycle is a sequence of events that repeats itself again and again, describe the seasonal cycle: spring, summer, autumn, winter, explain effects of seasonal changes on plants and animals, define the term life cycle,  and identify the stages of the life cycle of a tree (seed to seed).

Skills Overview

Weekly Topics

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

  • Reviewing spelling alternatives for /u/ and /ǝ/
  • Reviewing the concept of alphabetical order
  • Reviewing tricky spellings

Materials Needed

  • Student Print Packets for each day
  • Paper and Pencil
  • Consonant Code Flip Book
  • Vowel Code Flip Book
  • Spelling Cards: ‘ow’>/oe/ (snow, ‘al’>/aw/ (wall), ‘a’ > /ə/ (about), ‘e’ > /ə/ (debate)
  • Individual Code Charts
  • Green Markers
  • Tape
  • Spelling Tree Materials (same printouts from previous weeks)
  • Whiteboard
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Index Cards

Lesson Overviews

  • LESSON 1: In this lesson, students will complete a review of the sound and spelling of  ‘ow’>/oe/, participate in a whole group reading of the story “The Subway”, and answer comprehension questions about the story.
  • LESSON 2: In this lesson, students will complete a code flip book review, review the sound and spelling for ‘al’>/aw/, participate in a whole group reading of “Inventory”, and review changing ‘y’ to ‘i’ and adding -es. 
  • LESSON 3:  In this lesson, students will review the concept of alphabetical order, review the sound and spelling for /u/, review adjectives, and complete an alphabetical order independent practice activity.
  • LESSON 4: In this lesson, students will complete a review of subjects and predicates, review the sound and spelling for  ‘a’ > /ə/  and  ‘e’ > /ə/, participate in a whole group reading of “The Hungry Troll”, and complete an adjectives activity.
  • LESSON 5: In this lesson, students will complete a review of ABC order, review the sound and spelling for /ə/, participate in a small group reading of “The King’s Ghost”, and answer comprehension questions about the story that they read.  

Materials List

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

Knowledge Alternative Video Links

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