Areas of Study
Unit 1 - Becoming Researchers
Text: The Case of the Grasping Garbage
Supporting Texts: Location, Location, Location and
How do readers understand characters' motivations and actions in stories? How do readers understand that characters' actions impact the sequence of events in a story?
Students will be able to understand and describe characters' motivations in a story using context clues.
Students will be able to understand that characters' actions impact the sequence of events in a story.
Students will be able to understand how close reading helps you understand the problem and solution of a story.
Students will be able to understand and explain characters' actions in stories.
Students begin a fictional narrative introducing a character and an interesting setting. They describe a series of events organized into a logical sequence.
Establishing Math routines
Unit 1 - Whole Number Operation
Chapter 1 - Addition and Subtraction within 1,000
Students will be able to identify and describe whole number patterns.
Students will be able to round two and three digit numbers to the nearest ten and hundred.
Students will be able to use compatible numbers and rounding to estimate sums.
Students will be able to add more than two addends.
Students will be able to use place value to add and subtract three digit numbers.
Students will be able to solve addition and subtraction problems.
Unit 1: Matter
Investigation 1: What Is Matter?
Students will be able to describe, categorize, compare, and measure observable physical properties of matter and objects.
Experiments: Students will sort objects by observable properties such as size, shape, color, weight, and texture.
Students will compare and contrast solids, liquids, and gases based on the basic properties of each.
Students will model, observe, and explain density.
Students will define and describe the characteristics of liquids and solids.
Unit 1: Introduction to World Geography and Culture
What are the important features of communities throughout the world?
Unit 3: Asia
How do culture, history, geography, people, and government affect communities in Asia?