– Using non-fiction texts to identify and gather information from glossaries, headings, picture captions, table of contents, and other non-fiction text features.
– Inferencing – Using word clues, picture clues, and our own background knowledge to learn what’s happening in the story.
Example: “The man put on his helmet, leather jacket, and gloves. Then he opened the garage door.”
Question: What is that man getting ready to do?
Inference: I think he’s going to ride a motorcycle because people that ride motorcycles usually wear helmets (background knowledge). And it said he opened the garage (word clues), which is probably where he keeps the motorcycle.
Additional resources/materials: Reading Comprehension Questions (Word Doc)
– Note-taking skills, and turning notes into complete sentences and paragraphs.
– Writing more than one paragraph on a single topic. Introduction to “indented paragraphs”.
– Unit 11: Whole-Number Operations: addition/subtraction and multiplication/division
Additional resources/materials: EverdayMath Parent Page (website)
– Insect Research Project
– Observations of Darkling Beetle life cycle with (mealworms)
– Kuwait (history, culture, land, etc.)