Unit 1 Week 1 Weekly Concept: Making It Happen Essential Question: In what ways do people show they care about each other? Unit Opener The Big Idea What helps you understand the world around you? Grammar Adjectives: Introduce Adjectives Vocabulary Routine Define: An emotion is a strong feeling such as love, hate, happiness, sorrow, or fear. Example: Surprise is such a strong emotion that people often gasp out loud. Ask: What is an emotion you felt today? Definitions
A bouquet is a bunch of picked flowers.
To encircle means to surround or form a circle around.
To express means to say or show something. Cognate:expresar
Fussy means hard to please and picky.
Portraits are pictures of people, usually showing only the face and upper part of the body.
Something that sparkles shines in quick, bright flashes.
To whirl means to turn or spin around rapidly.Share with students the following key characteristics of realistic fiction.
Realistic fiction is a made-up story.
Realistic fiction has characters, settings, and events that could exist in real life.
Realistic fiction may contain literary elements such as foreshadowing.
Unit 1 Week 2 Weekly Concept: On the Move Essential Question: What are some reasons people moved west? Grammar Articles: Introduce Use of a, an, and the Vocabulary Routine Define: To shrivel means to shrink, wrinkle, or wither. Example: Grapes left in the hot sun will eventually shrivel up and turn into raisins. Ask: What else will shrivel if it is left out in the hot sun? Definitions
When something is plunging, it is falling or moving downward very quickly.
A prospector looks for gold, silver, or other minerals in the ground.
To have scoffed at an idea is to have expressed ridicule or contempt toward it.
A settlement is a place where people live when they first arrive in an area that is new to them.
Territories are large areas of land where people start living in a region new to them. Cognate: territorios
To topple means to collapse or fall.
Something that is withered has dried up from heat or lack of moisture. Share with students the following key characteristics of tall tales.
A tall tale is a type of folktale, which means that it is passed down orally through generations of a culture.
A tall tale includes larger-than-life characters whose unusual talents or qualities allow them to do impossible things.
Unit 1 Week 3: Weekly Concept: Inventions Essential Question: How can inventions solve problems? Vocabulary Routine Define:A procedure is a proper way of doing something, usually by a series of steps. Example:The surgeons followed the hospital procedure for sterilizing their hands. Ask:Why is it important to follow the steps in a procedure?Vocabulary Routine Definitions dizzy When you feel dizzy, you have the feeling of spinning and being about to fall. experiment An experiment is a test that is used to discover or prove something by watching results very carefully. Cognate: experimento genuine Something genuine is real or what it seems to be. Cognate: genuino hilarious Hilarious means very funny. mischief Mischief is behavior that causes minor harm or annoyance. nowadays Nowadays means in the present day. politician A politician is a person who holds or seeks a government office.
Adjectives That Compare: Introduce Adjectives That Compare Share with students the following key characteristics of a biography.
A biography is the story of a person’s life written by another person. The subject of a biography is often a person who has contributed something special to society.
A biography usually presents the events of a person’s life in chronological order, or in the order they occurred.
A biography often includes text features, such as time lines or photographs and captions.