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Look below for information on what story we're reading, our focus skill, focus strategy and essential questions for the week as well as our High Frequency Words and Robust Vocabulary Words!
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  • Weekly Skills Guide
    Lesson 24
    Story: Mystery of the Night Song
    High Frequency Words: become, busy, eyes, high, listen, remembered, talk, visitor

    Robust Vocabulary Words: pleased, joy, stammered, puzzling, probing, unrelenting

    Focus Skill: Draw Conclusions

    Focus Strategy: Monitor Comprehension: Make Inferences


    Lesson 23
    Story: On Saturday
    High Frequency Words: brown, city, hello, loudly, love, pulled

    Robust Vocabulary Words: asserted, offended, retorted, congenial, congregate, cheerful

    Focus Skill: Draw Conclusions

    Focus Strategy: Answer Questions


    Lesson 22
    Story: We're Going on a Picnic
    High Frequency Words: because, light, right, those, walked

    Robust Vocabulary Words: incident, gradual, downpour, seek, oblivious, indecisive

    Focus Skill: Problem/Solution

    Focus Strategy: Ask Questions


    Lesson 21
    Story: Flake, the Missing Hamster
    High Frequency Words: around, found, gone, hears, might, near, open

    Robust Vocabulary Words: sympathy, sensitive, devoted, alarmed, mysterious, overjoyed

    Focus Skill: Problem/Solution

    Focus Strategy: Summarize



    Lesson 20
    Story: Ways People Live
    High Frequency Words: cool, dry, four, holes, move, place, warm

    Robust Vocabulary Words: grumbling, chided, realized, bitterly, dwelling, amusement

    Focus Skill: Cause and Effect

    Focus Strategy: Use Graphic Organizers


    Lesson 19
    Story: Little Rabbit's Tale
    High Frequency Words: dear, door, hurry, mother, should, sky, told

    Robust Vocabulary Words: courteous, devious, rapidly, gullible, hastily, unreasonable

    Focus Skill: Cause and Effect

    Focus Strategy: Recognize Story Structure


    Lesson 18
    Story: Snow Surprise
    High Frequency Words: mouse, our, over, pretty, surprise, three

    Robust Vocabulary Words: bulged, jostled, argue, command, labored, wary

    Focus Skill: Author's Purpose/Point of View

    Focus Strategy: Make Inferences


    Lesson 17
    Story: Can Elephants Paint?
    High Frequency Words: buy, carry, money, other, paint, paper, would

    Robust Vocabulary Words: agreement, unnoticed, unthinkable, rejoice, predicament, extraordinary

    Focus Skill: Main Idea

    Focus Strategy: Monitor Comprehension by re-reading


    Lesson 16
    Story: One More Friend
    High Frequency Words: always, by, Cow's, join, nice, please, room

    Robust Vocabulary Words: captured, mercy, struggling, compatible, amiable, relax

    Focus Skill: Main Idea

    Focus Strategy: Summarize


    Lesson 15
    Story: Tomas Rivera
    High Frequency Words: about, books, family, name, read, work, writing, people

    Robust Vocabulary Words: cozily, interrupted, triumphantly, accomplished, admire, ambition

    Focus Skill: Sequence

    Focus Strategy: Ask Questions


    Lesson 14
    Story: Mark's Big Day
    High Frequency Words: again, feel, house, know, loud, Mrs., put, say

    Robust Vocabulary Words: approached, energetic, pace, blunder, reassure, excel

    Focus Skill: Author's Purpose

    Focus Strategy: Summarize


    Lesson 13
    Story: A Butterfly Grows
    High Frequency Words: air, fly, friends, grew, need, play, rain, watch

    Robust Vocabulary Words: astonishing, continue, doubt, transform, examine, devour

    Focus Skill: Sequence

    Focus Strategy: Use Graphic Organizers


    Lesson 12
    Story: King Midas and his Gold
    High Frequency Words: came, could, gold, happy, made, night, saw, were

    Robust Vocabulary Words: reward handsomely, cruel, greedy, consequences, regret

    Focus Skill: Setting

    Focus Strategy: Ask Questions

    Essential Questions: How might you be different when you get older?


    Lesson 11
    Story: Land of Ice
    High Frequency Words: animals, cold, fish, from, their, under, very

    Robust Vocabulary Words: nuzzled, pranced, raging, adapt, intriguing, inhabit

    Focus Skill: Compare and Contrast

    Focus Strategy: Make inferences

    Essential Questions: What are some things that help seeds grow?


    Lesson 10
    Story: Soccer Song
    High Frequency Words: arms, every, feet, head, school, use, way, your

    Robust Vocabulary Words: ashamed, mused, soared, athletic, awkward, superb

    Focus Skill: Plot

    Focus Strategy: Recognize story structure

    Essential Questions: What might happen if you never grew up?


    Lesson 9
    Story: Plant's Can't Jump
    High Frequency Words: be, does, food, grow, live, many

    Robust Vocabulary Words: claimed, dine, groaned, function, nutritious, classify

    Focus Skill: Details

    Focus Strategy: Adjust reading rate

    Essential Questions: What are some things that help seeds grow?


    Lesson 8
    Story: Beth's Job
    High Frequency Words: don't, her, line, Mr., new, says, water

    Robust Vocabulary Words: applauded, chatty, gather, duty, envy, resent

    Focus Skill: Details

    Focus Strategy: Use graphic organizers

    Essential Questions: How might you be different when you get older?


    Lesson 7
    Story: Little Red Hen Gets Help
    High Frequency Words: day, eat, first, said, time, was

    Robust Vocabulary Words: chorus, odor, shoved, assemble, consumed, enthusiastic

    Focus Skill: Compare and Contrast

    Focus Strategy: Answer Question

    Essential Questions: What might happen if you never grew up?


    Lesson 6
    Story: All on the Map
    High Frequency Words: how, make, of, some

    Robust Vocabulary Words: commotion, muffle, overflowing, symbol, search, locate

    Focus Skill: Classify/Categorize

    Focus Strategy: Adjust reading rate

    Essential Questions: What are some ways people can work together?


    Lesson 5
    Story: Dot and Bob

    High Frequency Words: find, much, thank

    Robust Vocabulary Words: horrible, invigorated, presented, sweltering, aid, persistent

    Focus Skill: Characters

    Focus Strategy: Recognize story structure

    Essential Questions: What are some ways people can work together?


    Lesson 4
    Story: Get Up, Rick!

    High Frequency Words: late, oh, yes

    Robust Vocabulary Words: pouted, ambled, politely, routine, considerate, unexpected

    Focus Skill: Beginning, Middle, End

    Focus Strategy: Summarize

    Essential Questions: What do we learn from working together?


    Lesson 3
    Story: Big Rigs

    High Frequency Words: so, hold, get, home, soon

    Robust Vocabulary Words: sensed, especially, memorize, capacity, proud, haul

    Focus Skill: Classify/Categorize

    Focus Strategy: Make Inferences

    Essential Questions: How can we use our imaginations to visit new lands?

    Lesson 2
    Story: The Van

    High Frequency Words: in, too, no

    Robust Vocabulary Words: nearby, fright, escape, cram, solution, strategy

    Focus Skill: Make Predictions

    Focus Strategy: Ask Questions

    Essential Questions: What do we learn from traveling to other places?


     
    Lesson 1
    Story:  Let's Tap

    High Frequency Words: help, now, let's

    Robust Vocabulary Words: bothered, distance, form, attention, perform, supportive

    Focus Skill: Make Predictions

    Focus Strategy: Answer Questions

    Essential Questions: What are some activities that make you happy?

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