Wonders Unit 1-Getting to Know Us

The Big Idea: What makes you special?

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Unit 1 Week 1: At School

Essential Question: What do you do at your school?

Unit 1 Week 1 Student Outcomes:

  • Phonics/Spelling Skill- CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) with Short a Words (man, can, nap, tap, cat, hat, etc.)

  • Structural Analysis- Inflectional Endings with -s (The man taps his pencil. The dog wags his tail.)

  • High-Frequency Words- does, not, school, what

  • Vocabulary Words- learn, subjects, common, object, recognize

  • Comprehension Skill- Identify key details in a text.

  • Grammar Skill- Write complete sentences with proper capitalization and punctuation.

Unit 1 Week 2: Where I Live

Essential Question: What is it like where you live?

Unit 1 Week 2 Student Outcomes:

  • Phonics/Spelling Skill- CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) with Short i Words (fit, sip, miss, kiss, win, pin, etc.)

  • Structural Analysis- Double Final Consonants (miss, kiss, mitt, bill, will, hill, etc.)

  • High-Frequency Words- down, out, up, very

  • Vocabulary Words- city, country, bored, feast, scurried

  • Comprehension Skill- Identify key details in a text.

  • Grammar Skill- Identify and use correct word order when writing a complete sentence.

Unit 1 Week 3: Our Pets

Essential Question: What makes our pets special?

Unit 1 Week 3 Student Outcomes:

  • Phonics/Spelling Skill- CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) with l Blends (clip, flip, slip, flag, black, plan, glass, etc.)

  • Structural Analysis- Plural Nouns with -s (cats, pigs, fans, clams, etc.)

  • High-Frequency Words- be, come, good, pull

  • Vocabulary Words- care, train, groom, companion, popular

  • Comprehension Skill- Identify key details in a text.

  • Grammar Skill- Apply appropriate end punctuation (period) when writing a statement sentence.

Unit 1 Week 4: Let's Be Friends

Essential Question: What do friends do together?

Unit 1 Week 4 Student Outcomes:

  • Phonics/Spelling Skill- CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) with Short o Words (hop, top, log, hog, hot, lot, cot, not, etc.)

  • Structural Analysis- Alphabetical Order

  • High-Frequency Words- fun, make, they, too

  • Vocabulary Words- cooperate, relationship, deliver, chore, collect

  • Comprehension Skill- Identify key details in a text. Retell events in a story using appropriate sequencing.

  • Grammar Skill- Use appropriate end punctuation when writing questions (question mark) and exclamatory sentences (exclamation point).

Unit 1 Week 5: Let's Move!

Essential Question: How does your body move?

Unit 1 Week 5 Student Outcomes:

  • Phonics/Spelling Skill- CCVC (consonant, consonant, vowel, consonant) with beginning consonant blends: r-blends and s-blend (spill, spin, grab, grass, drop, drip, etc.)

  • Structural Analysis- Possessives with 's (Bills's shirt. Fran's cat.)

  • High-Frequency Words- jump, move, run, two

  • Vocabulary Words- physical, exercise, agree, exhausted, difficult

  • Comprehension Skill- Identify key details in a text. Retell events in a story using appropriate sequencing.

  • Grammar Skill- Understand and identify complete sentences with proper punctuation.