Practice words with vowel teams and read about the Watts Towers.
I can break apart words into syllable segments to help me decode words I do not know.
I can reread with corrections when necessary. I can read fluently (easy, smooth, and automatic).
I can define the main idea (in an informational text). I can identify key ideas from an informational text. I can determine the main idea of an informational text. I can recount/retell (put into my words) the key details of a text.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
I can define narrative text and describe the basic part of plot (introduction, rising action, climax, falling actions, and resolution). I can introduce my characters and the events/situation that starts the story. I can organize the events in an order that makes sense in my narrative .
I can identify the writing style/genre (opinion, informative, or narrative) that best fits my task and purpose. I can use organizers to develop my writing idea. I can create a piece of writing that shows my understanding of a specific writing style.
I can use prewriting strategies to formulate ideas (eg., graphic organizers, brainstorming, list). I can recognize that a good piece of writing requires more than one draft. I can revise my writing (reading aloud, checking for understanding, adding and deleting details). I can edit my writing by checking for errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling, etc. I can prepare a new draft with changes that strengthens my writing.
I can identify words or phrases in a story that bring it to life and create effect or interest. I can choose words and phrases to add effect or interest when writing or speaking.