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Week of November 13th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the
text structures to assist us in
reading and creating
(interdisciplinary) science and
social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas
with our first of the six traits
of writing.

Success Criteria:


I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding more complex sentence structure
to text and utilizing the text structure of compare and contrast by
creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.

I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a compare and contrast manor
by creating an original work including a comparison and contrast with two or more components of a book.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of sentence structure.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, compare and contrast, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a compare and contrasts piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a compare and contrast piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Cause and Effect Diagram
The Day the Earth Danced
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Compare/Contrast:
shows how two or more things are alike and/or how they are different.


Signal Words

same as
similar to
alike
as well as
not only...but also
both
instead of
either...or
on the other hand
different from
as opposed to
in contrast
however
yet
although
but
--est words best, fewest,tallest,etc.

Frame, compare and contrast

Town Mouse Country Mouse
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Six Traits Sentence Fluency
Mentor Texts Meanwhile…
Mentor Text Excerpt The Vast Fields of Ordinary
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Science--- Fossils


It Would Be Hard to Smile at a Smilodon
Develop and Strengthen Revising

Does grammar matter? - Andreea S. Calude
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Narrative---Arachne the Weaver

Signal Questions---What things are being compared?
In what ways are they alike?
In what ways are they different?


Week of November 6th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the
text structures to assist us in
reading and creating
(interdisciplinary) science and
social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas
with our first of the six traits
of writing.

Success Criteria:


I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding word choice to text and utilizing
the text structure of cause and effect
by creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.

I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a cause and effect manor
by creating an original work including a cause with
multiple effects or an effect that could have multiple causes.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of word choice.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, cause and effect, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a cause and effect piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a cause and effect piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Double Trouble in Walla Walla
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Develop and Strengthen Planning ------------------------------------------------------------


Week of October 30th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the
text structures to assist us in
reading and creating
(interdisciplinary) science and
social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas
with our first of the six traits
of writing.

Success Criteria:


I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding word choice to text and utilizing
the text structure of cause and effect
by creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.

I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a cause and effect manor
by creating an original work including a cause with
multiple effects or an effect that could have multiple causes.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of word choice.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, cause and effect, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a cause and effect piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a cause and effect piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

The Great Kapok Tree
Virtual tour of the rain forest
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Robert Frost: Poems Summary and Analysis of "The Road Not Taken" (1916)



1. Label poem, box A lines, double underline B lines, circle vocabulary
2. Define vocabulary words based on the poem using dictionary.com
3. What each stanza means.
4. Create a 5th stanza, continuation of poem, title, same pattern,
explanation with 3 sentences or more.



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The Road Not Taken, Stanza 5 with explanation. ------------------------------------------------------------
Informative/Explanatory
“A Constitution for Kids”

Double Trouble in Walla Walla
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Social Studies—China
“Freedom’s Road”


Week of October 23rd

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the
text structures to assist us in
reading and creating
(interdisciplinary) science and
social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas
with our first of the six traits
of writing.

Success Criteria:


I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding word choice to text and utilizing
the text structure of cause and effect
by creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.

I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a cause and effect manor
by creating an original work including a cause with
multiple effects or an effect that could have multiple causes.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of word choice.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, cause and effect, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a cause and effect piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a cause and effect piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

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Chocolate Moose for Dinner
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How to Write an Essay - Basic Essay Structure in 3 Minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1KbANXoWlo Cause and Effect
Article:Science--- Matter
“All the Pieces Matter”
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Cause and Effect
Science--- Matter
“All the Pieces Matter”
Article: Word Choice ------------------------------------------------------------
Cause and Effect
Science--- Matter
“All the Pieces Matter”
Article:Cause and Effect
Week of October 16th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the
text structures to assist us in
reading and creating
(interdisciplinary) science and
social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas
with our first of the six traits
of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding voice to text and utilizing
the text structure of problem and solution
by creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.

I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding word choice to text and utilizing
the text structure of cause and effect
by creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a problem and solution manor
by creating an original work including a distinctive problem that
has at least one solution.

I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a cause and effect manor
by creating an original work including a cause with
multiple effects or an effect that could have multiple causes.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze
(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of voice.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of word choice.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, problem and solution, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, cause and effect, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a problem and solution piece of writing.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a cause and effect piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a problem and solution piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a cause and effect piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Social Studies
-Think like a historian
-Why does it matter?
-Is a source trustworthy?
Social Studies---Egypt
Where Did King Tut Get His Eyebrow?

Skills---Sensory Language Conveyed

How to Organize Your Essay (The Machine)
How to write a thesis for beginners
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Argumentative
Sun Burn
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Cause/Effect:

Definition:
Cause is why something happened.
Effect is what happened.
(Sometimes the effect is listed first.)

Example:
The first day of school is always an interesting day.

Signal Words

So
Because
Since
Therefore
If ,then
This led to
Reason why
As a result of
May be due to
Effect of
Consequently
For this reason
In to order to
Caused by
Result
Outcome
Impact
Brought about by
Mentor Texts---If You Give a Moose a Muffin

Text Structure Frame
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Articles

Fact/Opinion

NY Times Fact and Opinion

In your notebook, pick a topic .
Label the next page in your notebook Fact and Opinion.
Write one paragraph that is factual.
Write one paragraph that is based on your opinions.
Homework if not finished in class.
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Six Traits---Word Choice
Mentor Texts---Chocolate Moose for Dinner
Mentor Text---Excerpt Leviathan


Week of October 9th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of adding voice to text
and utilizing the text structure of problem and solution
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a problem and solution manor by creating an original work including a distinctive problem that has at least one solution.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)
works of literature for their value of voice.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, problem and solution, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a problem and solution piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a problem and solution piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible,No Good, Very Bad Day
Discuss with a partner the 5 parts of voice demonstrated in the book.
From Earth to Outer Space
Google Slides, create a paragraph, based on From Earth to Space using
personality, emotions, style, point of view, and experience.
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Signal Questions
What is the problem?
Why is this a problem?
Is anything being done to solve the problem?
What can be done to solve the problem?
What are the pros and cons of the solutions offered?

The Giant of Barletta
Graphic Organizer...create...to show problem,solution(3 parts), and outcome
...using Google slides, shapes, and lines.
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Homo Sapiens

History Change Frame
Author Says...I Say
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Homo Sapiens chunking
Teacher exemplars
History Change Frame
Author Says...I Say
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Voice Can I have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Can I? Please!?

Lightning and Fire

Can I live in Florida, Mom?
Can I?
Please!? If I lived in Florida, Mom...

3 reasons from the article using voice


Week of October 2nd

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of adding voice to text
and utilizing the text structure of problem and solution
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a problem and solution manor by creating an original work including a distinctive problem that has at least one solution.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)
works of literature for their value of voice.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, problem and solution, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a problem and solution piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a problem and solution piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Capturing Authentic Narratives, Michele Weldon
Social Studies---Timeline/history---Eyewitness to History
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Argumentative---Crash!
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Problem/Solution:
Tell about a problem (and sometimes say why there is a problem) then gives one or more possible solutions.

Goose bumps make me shiver. But they disappear as soon as I cover up with a jacket or sweater.

Signal Words
Question is
Dilemma is
The puzzle is
To solve this
One answer is
One reason for the problem is
Problem is
Because
Since
This led to
The main difficulty
One possible solution is
One challenge is


Text Structure Frame

Seven Blind Mice
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Teaching with current events---NY Times
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Voice
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day
The Desperado Who Stole Baseball


Week of September 25th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of organizing text and sequencing details
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a sequential manor by creating an original work including sequencing.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)
to which text structure the signal questions belong.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
a sequential topic to a text structure frame.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a sequenced piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a sequenced piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Science--- Scientific Method
Meet the Ologist-Mark Norell
When to use me, myself and I - Emma Bryce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XakoA2D0Okw
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Content Articles---Narrative---What Different Houses Have
Skill Lessons---Selecting the Right Lead
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Mentor Texts---George Washington’s Teeth
Graphic Organizers---Knowledge/Question/Response Chart
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Content Articles---Informative/Explanatory---Living on the Edge
Skills---Transitions to Clarify
Transition Words ---https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0y89jP-Rfg
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Six Traits---Organization Mentor Texts---Goldilocks and the Three Bears B/D/A Questioning Chart
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Week of September 18th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of organizing text and sequencing details
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a sequential manor by creating an original work including sequencing.

I Can... evaluatesignal words and analyze(deep, rational)
to which text structure the signal word belongs.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
a sequential topic to a text structure frame.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a sequenced piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a sequenced piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Idea Development Mentor Text---Excerpt---Arch Enemy
Argumentative---News Debate:---F---Is for Fat
Assessment
develop an idea and then compose a descriptive paragraph
that includes signal words and answers signal questions
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Sequence:(definition)
Describe items or events in order or tells the steps to follow to do something or make something.

Signal Words:
First, Second, Next, Then, Before, After, Finally, Following, Not long after, Now, Soon, Prior to, While,
Meanwhile, At the same time, At last, Directions, In the end, On(date), At(time)

Mentor Texts---The Giving Tree
Graphic Organizer---Identify the Passage
Text Structure Frame
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Articles Activities---Expository rules 1-10, Rules to Writing
Six Traits---Organization
Mentor Texts---Fish Faces
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Six Traits---Organization Mentor Text---Excerpt---After Ever After
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Week of September 11th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of creating ideas and descriptive text structure
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
using "Whether or Not"

I Can... evaluatesignal words and analyze(deep, rational)
to which text structure the signal word belongs.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
narrative components to a text structure frame that is originally created.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
what is important to remember from the text a topic in a written descriptive paragraph.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a descriptive piece of text, using signal words a narrative text an introduction and conclusion.
Activities & Assessments

1. HOW DO I KNOW IF A PIECE OF WRITING IS DESCRIPTIVE?

Signal Questions
What specific topic, person, idea, or thing is being described?
How is it being described (what does it look like, how does it work, what does it do, etc.?
What is important to remember about it?
How can the topic be classified? Ex. Robin=type of bird
2. Skills---Convey Ideas and Descriptive Ideas
VIDEOHow to write descriptively - Nalo Hopkinson
3. Mentor Text-----At the Waterworks(Description)
Inside a Hurricane(Description)
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1. Skills---Introduce and Conclude the Topic
2. VIDEO The power of a great introduction - Carolyn Mohr
3. Science---Weather or Not (Discovery Education Video)
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1. Mentor Texts---A Bad Case of Stripes---Idea Development
2. Skill Lessons-----Decide Where to Begin
3. Skill Lessons Writing the NO-Time Narrative
4. Narrative---A Lincoln Portrait Narration Transcript---Vocabulary Overview Guide (Assessment)
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1. Mentor Texts---Cinderella Penguin or The Little Glass Slipper---Idea Development
2. Social Studies-Think like a historian
The Stone Ages---The Center of the City---Inquiry Chart (Assessment)
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Informative/Explanatory---Fatty Foods Flunk Out of School----Frayer Model (Assessment)

Week of September 5th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of creating ideas and descriptive text structure
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
using Whether or Not.

I Can... evaluatesignal words and analyze(deep, rational)
to which text structure the signal word belongs.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
narrative components to a text structure frame that is originally created.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
what is important to remember from the text a topic in a written descriptive paragraph.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a descriptive piece of text, using signal words a narrative text an introduction and conclusion.
Activities & Assessments

Word Poster Splash
What does interdisciplinary mean?
Defintion Description
Signal Words
Descriptive Paragraph (Assessment)
Narrative Writing Sticky Note
Idea Development Sticky Note
Narrative, Expository, Argumentative Bookmarks
Text structure Frame (1)