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April 2018
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Reading Goals

Reading Goals:

“Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.” “Read with purpose and understanding.” – Common Core State Standards ELA

Readers read with fluency. Readers read with expression, not like a robot. Readers go back and re-read tricky sentences smoothly. Readers demonstrate understanding of what they’ve read by re-telling and answering questions.

Readers use many strategies to read “just right books.” Be a word detective by: looking at the pictures, getting your lips ready to say the first sound, stretch the word (sound it out), chunk the word into familiar parts, flip the vowel sound from short to long or vice versa, skip the word and come back to it, re-read the sentence, and try a word that makes sense.

Reading Benchmarks

Writing Goals:

“Demonstrate a command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.” -Common Core State Standards ELA

Writers will continue to stretch out words, and use capitalization, spacing, and punctuation to make their writing more “readable”.

Writers will write facts about what they have learned from non-fiction texts.

Writers will create “All About” books.


Math Goals

“Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres).

“Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.



Curriculum 17-18


Balanced Literacy Math
Word Work Calendar Study
Handwriting Cooperative Group Work
Phonics Hands-on Manipulatives
Shared Reading Open-endedProblem Solving
Read-Alouds “Go Math” Program
Independent Reading  
Interactive Writing  
Reading Workshop  
Guided Reading  
Writing Workshop  

Social Studies

“Let’s Find Out/Weekly Reader” newspaper, videos, non-fiction literature. We will cover holidays, map skills, safety, transportation, family, school, and neighborhood environments, multiculturalism and citizenship.


We will use newspapers, videos, and non-fiction literature. We will cover plants, animals, weather, seasons, and insects.

Skills taught: Observing, classifying, sorting, measuring, comparing, and drawing conclusions.