Our Units and Weekly stories
Our Reading series is broken into 6 units with 5 stories in each one. Each unit has a general theme that all of the stories touch on in some way. Our science and social studies are intergrated into our reading series but we do additional lessons in these subjects to reach all of the required standards.
Each week your child will get a new set of spelling words that practice a specific word skill. Our tests will be on Friday (unless we have that Friday off, then they will be on Thursday). We do practice worksheets at school, but the words are also on Spellingcity.org for addtional practice fun! At the end of each week we will also take a comprehension test over the story that was read that week. If your child would like to bring a book home they can sign one out. Typically we read through it enough here that they don't need to.
At the end of every 5 week unit we will have a unit test that is a combination of all the skills learned in each of the 5 stories through that unit. We use these tests for data and to drive our instruction.
Thank you for your help and support with your child's reading throughout the school year. I am always pleasently surprised at the progress and hard work!