Reading Year at a Glance








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Unit(s) and Big Ideas

1st Grading Cycle


Unit 1: Launching the Reading Workshop


TEKS: 4.1A, 4.1B, 4.1C, 4.1D, 4.2Avi, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.6D, 4.6E, 4.6F, 4.6G, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.10E


Unit 2: Understanding Fiction


TEKS: *bold=anchor TEKS

4.1A, 4.1B, 4.1C, 4.1D, 4.2Avi, 4.3B, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.6D, 4.6E, 4.6F, 4.6G, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.8B, 4.8C, 4.8D, 4.10A, 4.10B, 4.10C, 4.10E, 4.10F


2nd Grading Cycle


Unit 3: Understanding Nonfiction



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4.1A, 4.1B, 4.1C, 4.1D, 4.2Avi, 4.3B, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.6D, 4.6E, 4.6F, 4.6G, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.9Di, 4.9Dii, 4.9Diii, 4.9F, 4.10A, 4.10B, 4.10C, 4.10E




3rd Grading Cycle


Unit 4  : Understanding Poetry



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4.1A, 4.1B, 4.1C, 4.1D, 4.2Avi, 4.3B, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.6D, 4.6E, 4.6F, 4.6G, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.9B, 4.10A, 4.10B, 4.10C, 4.10D, 4.10E, 4.10F, 4.10G


Unit 5: Understanding Argumentative Texts


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4.1A, 4.1B, 4.1C, 4.1D, 4.2Avi, 4.3B, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.6D, 4.6E, 4.6F, 4.6G, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.9Ei, 4.9Eii, 4.9Eiii, 4.9F, 4.10A, 4.10B, 4.10C, 4.10E, 4.10F, 4.10G


4th Grading Cycle


Unit 6  : Author Study


TEKS: 4.1A, 4.1B, 4.1C, 4.1D, 4.2Avi, 4.3B, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.6D, 4.6E, 4.6F, 4.6G, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.10A, 4.10B, 4.10C, 4.10D, 4.10E, 4.10F, 4.10G



Unit 7: Traditional Literature and Drama


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4.1A, 4.1B, 4.1C, 4.1D, 4.2Avi, 4.3B, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.6D, 4.6E, 4.6F, 4.6G, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.8D, 4.9A, 4.9C, 4.10A, 4.10B, 4.10C, 4.10D, 4.10E, 4.10F


Unit 8: Test Prep


TEKS: 4.1A, 4.1B, 4.1C, 4.1D, 4.2Avi, 4.3B, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.6D, 4.6E, 4.6F, 4.6G, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.8B, 4.8C, 4.8D, 4.9A, 4.9B, 4.9C, 4.9Di, 4.9Dii, 4.9Diii, 4.10A, 4.10B, 4.10C, 4.10D, 4.10E, 4.10F


Unit 9: Research Clubs


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4.1A, 4.1B, 4.1C, 4.1D, 4.2Avi, 4.3B, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.6D, 4.6E, 4.6F, 4.6G, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.9Di, 4.9Dii, 4.9Diii, 4.9F, 4.13A, 4.13B, 4.13C, 4.13D, 4.13E, 4.13F, 4.13G




Essential Standards

Unit 1:

1. Readers will be exposed to both fiction (first-person and third-person point of view) and nonfiction through interactive read alouds, where comprehension skills will be modeled.

2. Workshop procedures will be explicitly taught.

Unit 2:

1.  Readers will learn that fiction texts follow a plot structure with rising action, a climax, falling action, and a resolution.

2. Readers will pay attention to interactions of the characters and their changes.

3. Readers will use comprehension skills to understand fiction.

4. Readers will respond to fiction by using text evidence to help explain themes, characters, plot, and the importance of the setting.


Essential Questions


  1. How can you use context clues to understand new words?

  2. How can you connect what you are reading to what you already know?

  3. How can you use your schema and clues in the story to understand what you read?

  4. Can you retell the main parts of the text in order?

  5. Can you explain what changes the character experienced in the story?

  6. Can you explain how the character related to others in the story?

  7. How did the plot elements help the story develop?













Key Academic Vocabulary

Unit 1:

first-person point of view

third-person point of view

Unit 2:

theme

rising action

climax

falling action

resolution

plot






Essential Standards

1.  Readers will summarize informational texts by explaining the central idea and supporting evidence while paying attention to text structures.

2. Readers will pay attention to the graphic features that are used to support understanding.

3. Readers will use comprehension skills to understand nonfiction.

4. Readers will respond to nonfiction by using text evidence to support their thinking.

5. By the end of the unit, readers will compare and contrast fiction to nonfiction and recognize the structure of narrative nonfiction.


Essential Questions

  1. How can you use context clues to understand new words?

  2. How can you connect what you are reading to what you already know?

  3. How can you use your schema and clues in the story to understand what you read?

  4. Can you retell the main parts of the text in order?

  5. Can you identify the main idea and details in nonfiction?

  6. Can you explain the purpose of the text structure?

  7. How do the words and pictures help you understand the text?




Key Academic Vocabulary

text structure

compare-contrast

text features

central idea (main idea)

author’s purpose

evidence

summary







Essential Standards  

Unit 4:

1.  Readers will analyze the author’s craft of poetry, paying attention to figurative language and imagery.

2. Readers will use comprehension skills to understand poetry.

Unit 5:

1.  Readers will recognize that an argumentative text presents a claim, or takes a side on an issue, tries to convince an audience to think the same way as the author by backing up the claim with facts.

2. Readers will pay attention to intended audiences for various arguments.

3. Readers will use comprehension skills to understand argumentative texts.

4. Readers will respond to argumentative texts by either agreeing or disagreeing with the author and supporting thoughts with evidence.



Essential Questions

  1. How can you use context clues to understand new words?

  2. How can you connect what you are reading to what you already know?

  3. How can you use your schema and clues in the story to understand what you read?

  4. Can you retell the main parts of the text in order?

  5. Can you explain what changes the character experienced in the story?

  6. Can you explain how the character related to others in the story?

  7. How did the plot elements help the story develop?

  8. Can you identify the main idea and details in nonfiction?

  9. Can you explain the purpose of the text structure?

  10. How do the words and pictures help you understand the text?







Key Academic Vocabulary

Unit 4:

simile

metaphor

alliteration

assonance

personification

imagery

speaker


Unit 5:

claim

facts

anecdote

supporting evidence

audience






Essential Standards  

Unit 6:

1. Readers will analyze published work of specific authors who are also used as mentors for writing.

Unit 7:

1.  Readers will learn the distinguishing characteristics of various types of traditional literature.

2. Readers will summarize traditional texts and infer themes.

3. Readers will use comprehension skills to understand traditional literature.

4. Readers will respond to traditional literature by using text evidence to support their ideas.

5. Readers will explain the structure of drama, paying attention to the character tags, acts, scenes, and stage directions.

Unit 8:

1.  Readers will review genres and power TEKS based on data taken throughout the year.

2. Readers will pay attention to test formats and practice test-taking strategies through conversation, inquiry, and hands-on activities.

Unit 9:

1. Readers will work together in groups (clubs) to research topics by reading books in topic-baskets and available online resources.

2.  Readers will pay attention to the graphic features that are used to gain information.

3. Readers will use comprehension skills to understand nonfiction.

4. Readers will respond to nonfiction by using text evidence to support their thinking.






Essential Questions


  1. How can you use context clues to understand new words?

  2. How can you connect what you are reading to what you already know?

  3. How can you use your schema and clues in the story to understand what you read?

  4. Can you retell the main parts of the text in order?

  5. Can you explain what changes the character experienced in the story?

  6. Can you explain how the character related to others in the story?

  7. How did the plot elements help the story develop?

  8. Can you identify the main idea and details in nonfiction?

  9. Can you explain the purpose of the text structure?

  10. How do the words and pictures help you understand the text?



Key Academic Vocabulary


Unit 6:

author’s craft

Unit 7:

folktale

fable

legend

myth

tall tale

character tags

acts

scenes

stage directions

Unit 8:

infer

evidence

conclusion

Compare-contrast

Unit 9:

research

facts

details

central idea

bibliography

information






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