• Language Arts (Reading)

    Marking Period 1 (September through October)

    Essential Questions


    1. Can you tell the meaning of the word in context by using word structure, sentence structure, and decoding?

    2. Can you list the chronological sequence of a story?

    3. Can you tell what the problem is in a story?

    4. Can you tell what the solution is in a story?

    5. Can you tell the meaning of the word in context, by using word structure, sentence structure, and decoding?

    6. Can you describe how characters form opinions about others that are fair and unfair in classic literature?

    7. Can you list the chronological sequence of events in a story?

    8. Can you tell what the problem is in a story?

    9. Can you tell what the solution is in a story?


    Marking Period 2 (November and December)

    Essential Questions


    1. Can you tell the meaning of the word in context by using word structure, sentence structure, and decoding?

    2. Can you describe how characters form opinions about others that are fair and unfair in multicultural and contemporary literature?

    3. Can you show how you understand the theme of the story using personal knowledge or experiences?

    4. Can you tell the descriptive details from a story?

    5. Can you tell the meaning of the word in context by using word structure, sentence structure, and decoding?

    6. Can you use sentence structure to analysis and recognize unfamiliar words in context including words with multiple meanings, foreign words, syllabication, and word problems?

    7. Can you recognize words used frequently in print and oral context at grade level?

    8. Can you use phonetic and context skills to identify unknown words?

    9. Can you use clues from connotations, denotations, and content related to determine the meaning of word phrases and regional idioms?

    10.Can you discuss the structure, style, elements, and purpose of narrative genre including folktales, fantasy, adventure, and action stories?

    11.Can you draw conclusions, make inferences, and synthesize, regarding information across the curriculum?


    Marking Period 3 (January through February)

    Essential Questions


    1. Can you tell the meaning of the word in context by using word structure, sentence structure, and decoding?

    2. Can you use sentence structure to analyze and recognize unfamiliar words in context including words with multiple meaning, foreign words, syllabication, and word families?

    3. Can you recognize words used frequently in print and oral context at grade level?

    4. Can you use phonetic and context skills to identify unknown words?

    5. Can you use clues from connotations, denotations, and content related to determine the meaning of word phrases and regional idioms?

    6. Can you discuss the structure, style, elements, and purpose of narrative genre including folktales, fantasy, adventure, and action stories?

    7. Can you draw conclusions, make inferences, and synthesize regarding information across the curriculum?

    8. Can you tell the meaning of the word in context by using word structure, sentence structure, and decoding?

    9. Can you discuss dialogue and how it enhanced the plot, characters, and theme?

    10.Can you discuss what literary devices an author uses to enhance dialogue, imagery, mood, plot, characters, point of view, and theme?

    11.Can you retell in a concise way a summary of a narrative and informational text?


    Marking Period 4 (March through May)

    Essential Questions


    1. Can you tell the meaning of the word in context by using word structure, sentence structure, and decoding?

    2. Can you discuss dialogue and how it enhanced a plot, characters, and theme?

    3. Can you discuss what literary devices the author uses to enhance dialogue, imagery, mood, plot, characters, point of view, and theme?

    4. Can you retell in a concise way a summary of a narrative and informational text?

    5. Can you recognize frequently encountered words when given a text or list to read?

    6. Can you use strategies learned to decode unknown words and construct meaning?

    7. Can you describe how characters form opinions about others that are fair and unfair in classic literature?

    8. Can you analyze informational genre for structure, features, styles, and purpose?

    9. Can you explain how authors use footnotes, bibliographies, introductions, summaries, conclusions, and appendices to enhance an understanding of their central and supporting ideas?

    10. Can you recognize frequently encountered words when given a text or list to read?

    11. Can you use strategies learned to decode unknown words and construct meaning?

    12. Can you analyze informational genre for structure, features, style, and purpose?