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ELAR/SS: Where We Are: Modifying our Environment to Meet our Needs/ Poetic Expression

Suggested Time Frame: 15 Instructional Days

        

Genre Focus

2.5 Reading/Vocabulary Development. Students understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing. Students are expected to:
(A) use prefixes and suffixes to determine the meaning of words (e.g., allow/disallow);
(B) use context to determine the relevant meaning of unfamiliar words or multiple-meaning words;

2.7 Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Poetry. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
(A) describe how rhyme, rhythm, and repetition interact to create images in poetry.

2.18 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; and
(B) write short poems that convey sensory details.

Beginning Reading Skills

2.2 Reading/Beginning Reading Skills/Phonics. Students use the relationships between letters and sounds, spelling patterns, and morphological analysis to decode written English. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts. Students are expected to:
(B) use common syllabication patterns to decode words including:
(i) closed syllable (CVC) (e.g., pic-nic, mon-ster);
(ii) open syllable (CV) (e.g., ti-ger);
(D) read words with common prefixes (e.g., un-, dis-) and suffixes (e.g., -ly, -less, -ful);

Social Studies Focus
2.8A identify ways in which people have modified the physical environment such as building roads, clearing land for urban development and agricultural use, and drilling for oil
2.8B identify positive and negative consequences of human modification of the physical environment such as the use of irrigation to improve crop yields
2.8C identify ways people can conserve and replenish natural resources
Oral & Written Conventions

2.21 Oral and Written Conventions/Conventions. Students understand the function of and use the conventions of academic language when speaking and writing. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to:
(A) understand and use the following parts of speech in the context of reading, writing, and speaking:
(iv) adverbs (e.g., time: before, next; manner: carefully, beautifully);