Novice

Lessons

Unit 1

Sep-Oct

Explanatory Focus

Reading Strategy:

1. text to self

2. taking notes


Writing:

1. TAP

  • topic sentence
  • major and minor details, conclusion
  • informal lettering writing


Grammar points:

1. capitalization, commas, periods, question marks

2. proper nouns, possessive nouns

3. articles, prepositions (at, on, in)








Unit 2

Nov-Feb

Narrative

Reading Strategy:

1. identifying sequence

2. cause and effect

3. summarizing

Writing:

1. Components of a story

Autobiography

Grammar points:

  1. tenses
  • present
  • present continuous
  • past
  • future
  • Adjectives


Part 2

Book Review

Discussions

Blooms Taxonomy: Remembering

  • Tell
  • List
  • Describe
  • Relate
  • Locate
  • Write
  • Find
  • State
  • Name

Undertanding

  • Explain
  • Interpret
  • Outline
  • Discuss
  • Distinguish
  • Predict
  • Restate
  • Translate
  • Compare
  • Describe

Analysis

· Compare

· Contrast

· Identify

· Explain





Unit 3

March

Descriptive

Reading Strategy:

  1. Set a reader purpose
  2. Evaluate Understanding


Writing:

1. Simile vs. metaphor

2. Personification v alliteration

3. Cinquian

4. Free verse


Grammar points:

Adjectives

Adverbs




Unit 4

Apr- May

Informative

Reading Strategy:

1. Annotate the text

2. Text to text

3. Compare and Contrast

Writing:

How to

All about

Grammar points:

Sequence

Superlative Adjectives,

use of because to give reasons





Unit 5

June

Persuasive

Reading Strategy:

Locate and identify supporting evidence

Make predictions


Writing:

Opinions

Problem and solution


Grammar points:

Modal verbs