Curriculum Highlights



  • September - Interpreting Characters 
  • October- Reading the Weather
  • November/December - Social Issues
  • January - Reading and Inquiry in Content Area
  • February/March - Fantasy Book Clubs-Reacting and Responding to Character Challenges Throughout Their Adventure
  • March/April - Reading as Researchers-Synthesizing, Analyzing and Exploring
  • May/June- 


  • September- Realistic Fiction
  • October- Personal and Persuasive Essays:  Boxes and Bullets and Argument Structures for Essay Writing
  • Nov/Dec- The Craft of Fiction
  • January-Information Writing: Building on Expository Structures to Write Lively, Voice-Filled Nonfiction Books
  • February/March- Test Taking- How Does a Test Taker Take a Test in Reading and Writing
  • March/April-Informational Writing:  Reading, Research, and Writing in Social Studies
  • May/June- Literacy Essays





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  • September- October- Volcanoes and Earthquakes
  • October-November- Adaptations/Food Chains
  • November/December- Electricity and Magnetism
  • January-March- Force and Motion
  • March-June- Erosion and Water Cycle


Social Studies


  • September - Mapping Skills
  • October / November - Southeast Region of the U.S.
  • December / January - Midwest Region of the U.S.
  • February / March - Southwest Region of the U.S.
  • April / June -- West Region of the U.S.
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