• UNIT 1: Literary Discovery Begins with Fiction August 21 through September 22

    During our first unit, we will be working on analyzing the different part of fiction.

    Our main objectives that we will be working on during this unit include the following:

    • Sequence and summarize the plot’s main events and explain how they influence future events
    • Describe the interaction of characters including their relationships and the changes they undergo
    • Use context to determine the relevant meaning of unfamiliar words or distinguish among multiple meaning words and homographs


    In addition to the objectives above, we will also be working on the following objectives:

    • Use illustrations, titles, topic sentences, key words, and foreshadowing clues to make and confirm predictions
    • Ask relevant questions, seek clarification, and locate facts and details about stories and other texts and support answers with evidence from the text
    • Establish a purpose for reading selected texts and monitor comprehension
    • Use clues, background knowledge, re-reading, and questioning to make corrections and adjustments to better help comprehend the text.
    • Identify the meaning of common prefixes and suffixes, and know how they change the meaning of root words
    • Identify and use antonyms, synonyms, homographs, and homophones
    • Alphabetize a series of words to the third letter and use a dictionary to determine the meaning of unknown words
    • Paraphrase the themes and supporting details of fables, legends, myths, or stories
    • Compare and contrast the settings in myths and traditional folktales
    • Understand, make inferences, and draw conclusions about how an author’s language creates imagery
    • Identify language that creates a graphic visual experience and appeals to the senses
    • Read independently for sustained periods of time and produce evidence of their reading