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 16: 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 chicken (egg to egg).
  • LESSON 17:  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, identify the stages of the life cycle of a frog (egg to egg), and explain metamorphosis.
  • LESSON 18: 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, identify the stages of the life cycle of a butterfly (egg to egg), and explain metamorphosis.
  • LESSON 19: In this lesson, students will explain that a cycle is a sequence of events that repeats itself again and again, define the term water cycle, explain that there is a limited amount of water on Earth, describe evaporation and condensation, identify forms and importance of precipitation, describe the formation of clouds, and identify three types of clouds: cirrus, cumulus, and stratus.
  • LESSON 20:  In this lesson, students will describe evaporation and condensation, define the term water cycle, and identify forms and importance of precipitation.

Weekly Topics

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

  • Reviewing tricky spellings
  • Reviewing putting words in alphabetical order
  • Reviewing verb tense
  • Reviewing subjects and predicates

Materials Needed

  • Student Print Packets for each day
  • Paper and Pencil
  • Whiteboard
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Index Cards
  • Tape
  • Container
  • Red/Yellow/Green Crayons
  • Projection system

Lesson Overviews

  • LESSON 1: In this lesson, students will complete a review of the sound and spelling of  /ə/ and  /l/, syllable chunking review, and participate in a whole group reading of “The Letter”.
  • LESSON 2: In this lesson, students will complete a review of putting words in alphabetical order, a review of the /sh/ + /ə/ + /n/ sounds and spellings, participate in a whole group reading of “The Fearsome Beast”, and complete a reading comprehension activity as independent practice.
  • LESSON 3: In this lesson, students will complete a review of putting words in alphabetical order, a review of the tricky spelling ‘e’, participate in a partner reading of “Breaking the Spell '', and complete reading comprehension questions as independent practice.
  • LESSON 4: In this lesson, students will complete a review of verb tense, the tricky spelling ‘o’, participate in a whole group reading of “Looking for the Enemy”, and answer comprehension questions about the story as independent practice.
  • LESSON 5:  In this lesson, students will complete a review of subjects and predicates, review the tricky spelling ‘o_e’, participate in a partner reading of “Revenge”, complete a reading comprehension activity as independent practice, and complete an end of the week assessment.

Materials List

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

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