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ELAR/SS: The World Around Us: The Effects of Technology in our Lives / Perfecting our Techniques

Suggested Time Frame: 24 Instructional Days

        
Genre Focus

1.6 Reading/Vocabulary Development. Students understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing. Students are expected to:
(C) determine what words mean from how they are used in a sentence, either heard or read;

1.7 Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Theme and Genre. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
(A) connect the meaning of a well-known story or fable to personal experiences;
(B) explain the function of recurring phrases (e.g., “Once upon a time” or “They lived happily ever after”) in traditional folk- and fairy tales

1.9 Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Fiction. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
(A) describe the plot (problem and solution) and retell a story’s beginning, middle, and end with attention to the sequence of events;
(B) describe characters in a story and the reasons for their actions and feelings.

1.11 Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Sensory Language. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author’s sensory language creates imagery in literary text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
(A) recognize sensory details in literary text.

1.14 Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Expository Text. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about expository text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.

1.18 Writing/Literary Texts. Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas. Students are expected to:
(A) write brief stories that include a beginning, middle, and end;

1.19 Writing/Expository and Procedural Texts. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes. Students are expected to:
(C) write brief comments on literary or informational texts.

Beginning Reading Skills

Revisit as needed based on student data

Social Studies Focus
identify historical figures such as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Garrett Morgan, and Richard Allen, and other individuals who have exhibited individualism and inventiveness
describe how technology changes the ways families live
describe how technology changes communication, transportation, and recreation
describe how technology changes the way people work
Oral & Written Conventions

1.21 Oral and Written Conventions/Handwriting, Capitalization, and Punctuation. Students write legibly and use appropriate capitalization and punctuation conventions in their compositions. Students are expected to:
(C) recognize and use punctuation marks at the end of declarative, exclamatory, and interrogative sentences.

1.22 Oral and Written Conventions/Spelling. Students spell correctly. Students are expected to:
(B) use letter-sound patterns to spell:
(i) consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words;
(ii) consonant-vowel-consonant-silent e (CVCe) words (e.g., “hope”);
(iii) one-syllable words with consonant blends (e.g., “drop”);