Bend I: Investigating Issues

Bend II: Raising the Level of Research

Bend III: Researching a new issue with more Agency

Reading Responses:

A fiction response should include the elements of fiction texts.

Character:Identify traits with evidence to support them

Plot: What is happening in the story? What is the character's problem/solution?

Setting: Where does the story take place? HOW does the setting affect the story?

Theme: What is the lesson or message of the author and support it with evidence.

Math: Multiplying decimals

Reading: Analyzing non-fiction texts

Social Studies: Geology of the Western Hemisphere

-Add & subtract decimals to hundredths

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-Read Aloud: Fig Pudding by Ralph Fletcher

-Anchor Text: Home of the Brave

-Narrative writing

Math: Volume of Rectangular Prisms

Converting Customary Units of Measure

Reading: Analyzing Persuasive Pieces

Writing: Persuasive & Argumentative Writing

Math: Analyzing Fractions

Reading: Non-fiction reading

Writing: Informational writing

Social Studies: Westward Expansion

Math: -Using equivalent fractions to add & subtract fractions

-Applying understanding of multiplication and division to multiply & divide fractions

Reading: -Tackling complexity & moving up levels of Nonfiction

Read Aloud: When Lunch Fights Back: Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses by Rebecca Johnson

Writing: Writing focused research reports that teach and engage readers

-Using equivalent fractions to add and subtract fractions

Read Aloud:

-Writing flash-drafts about Westward Expansion

-Using models and strategies to divide whole numbers

Read Aloud:

Writing Celebration: Wednesday, Nov. 18th

-Add & subtract decimals to hundredths

Envisions Website: www.pearsonrealize.com

-Read Aloud: Fig Pudding by Ralph Fletcher

-Anchor Text: Home of the Brave

-Narrative writing

__Reading Unit 3: Argument and Advocacy: Debatable Topics__Bend I: Investigating Issues

Bend II: Raising the Level of Research

Bend III: Researching a new issue with more Agency

Reading Responses:

A fiction response should include the elements of fiction texts.

Character:Identify traits with evidence to support them

Plot: What is happening in the story? What is the character's problem/solution?

Setting: Where does the story take place? HOW does the setting affect the story?

Theme: What is the lesson or message of the author and support it with evidence.

**November Academic Focus**Math: Multiplying decimals

Reading: Analyzing non-fiction texts

Social Studies: Geology of the Western Hemisphere

__September____Math:__-Understanding place value-Add & subtract decimals to hundredths

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__Reading:__-Understanding & becoming familiar with Reading Workshop-Read Aloud: Fig Pudding by Ralph Fletcher

-Anchor Text: Home of the Brave

__Writing:__-Understanding & becoming familiar with Writing Workshop-Narrative writing

__March__Math: Volume of Rectangular Prisms

Converting Customary Units of Measure

Reading: Analyzing Persuasive Pieces

Writing: Persuasive & Argumentative Writing

__February__Math: Analyzing Fractions

Reading: Non-fiction reading

Writing: Informational writing

Social Studies: Westward Expansion

__January__Math: -Using equivalent fractions to add & subtract fractions

-Applying understanding of multiplication and division to multiply & divide fractions

Reading: -Tackling complexity & moving up levels of Nonfiction

Read Aloud: When Lunch Fights Back: Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses by Rebecca Johnson

Writing: Writing focused research reports that teach and engage readers

__December____Math:__-Using models and strategies to divide decimals-Using equivalent fractions to add and subtract fractions

__Reading__- Interpretation Book ClubsRead Aloud:

__Home of the Brave__by Katherine Applegate__Writing:__- Launching unit two: Information Writing-Writing flash-drafts about Westward Expansion

__November____Math:__-Using models and strategies to multiply decimals-Using models and strategies to divide whole numbers

__Reading__: -Launching interpretation book clubsRead Aloud:

__Home of the Brave__by Katherine Applegate__Writing:__-Revising & publishing narrativesWriting Celebration: Wednesday, Nov. 18th

*8:30-9:30*

-Fluently multiplying multi-digit whole numbers

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-Thinking and Writing about our Reading

-Moving through the Writing Process__October____Math:__-Adding & subtracting decimals to hundredths-Fluently multiplying multi-digit whole numbers

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__Reading:__-Taking charge of reading life and setting goals-Thinking and Writing about our Reading

__Writing:__-Generating personal narratives-Moving through the Writing Process

__September____Math:__-Understanding place value-Add & subtract decimals to hundredths

Envisions Website: www.pearsonrealize.com

__Reading:__-Understanding & becoming familiar with Reading Workshop-Read Aloud: Fig Pudding by Ralph Fletcher

-Anchor Text: Home of the Brave

__Writing:__-Understanding & becoming familiar with Writing Workshop-Narrative writing