The One with a Year in Reading: Skills & Strategies Assessments

Quarter 1 (Story 1-5)

  • Character, Setting, Plot: Sequence (Story 2)
  • Greek and Latin Prefixes/Roots (Story 3, Story 5)
  • Context Clues: Paragraph Clues (Story 2)
  • Character, Setting, Plot: Compare and Contrast (Story 1)
  • Main Idea and Key Details (Story 3, Story 4)
  • Metaphors and Similes (Story 4)

Summary

  • Highlight
  • Name It, Verb It, Big Picture (Story 3, Story 4)
  • Jot Dots (Story 3, Story 4)
  • Jot Dots to Sentences
  • Topic Sentence
  • Summary Paragraph

Quarter 2 (Story 6-10)

  • Personification (Story 9)
  • Greek and Latin Prefixes/Roots (Story 6, Story 7)
  • Text Structure: Compare and Contrast (Story 7)
  • Text Structure: Problem and Solution (Story 6)
  • Point of View (Story 8)

Semester One (Story 1-10)

  • Theme (Story 9)
  • Characters, Setting, Plot: Sequence (Story 2)
  • Personification (Story 9)
  • Characters, Setting, Plot: Compare and Contrast (Story 1)
  • Author’s Point of View (Story 5)
  • Main Idea and Key Details (Story 3, Story 4)
  • Context Clues: Paragraph Clues (Story 2)
  • Text Structure: Cause and Effect (Story 10)
  • Text Features: Headings (Expository, Story 7)
  • Greek and Latin Prefixes/ Roots (Story 3, Story 5, Story 6, Story 7)
  • Metaphors and Similes (Story 4)
  • Connotation and Denotation (Story 8)
  • Point of View (Story 8)

Quarter 3 (Story 11-16)

  • Text Features: Stage Directions and Scenes (Story 13)
  • Idioms (Story 12, Story 15)
  • Theme (Story 13, Story 14)
  • Author’s Point of View (Story 11, Story 12)
  • Context Clues: Paragraph Clues (Story 11)
  • Homographs (Story 14)

Quarter 4 (Story 17-21)

  • Adages (Story 18)
  • Hyperbole (Story 21)
  • Context Clues: Comparisons (Story 19)
  • Latin & Greek Roots (Story 17, Story 20)
  • Text Structure: Sequence (Story 20)
  • Text Structure: Cause and Effect (Story 18)
  • Main Idea & Key Details (Story 17)
  • Theme (Story 21)

Semester Two (Story 11-21)

  • Point of View (Story 15)
  • Character, Setting, Plot: Compare and Contrast (Story 1)
  • Context Clues: Paragraph Clues (Story 11)
  • Theme (Story 13, Story 14, Story 21)
  • Main Idea and Key Details (Story 17, Story 19)
  • Text Structure: Compare and Contrast (Story 7)
  • Author’s Point of View (Story 11)
  • Idioms (Story 12)
  • Context Clues: Comparisons (Story 19)
  • Character, Setting, Plot: Cause and Effect (Story 16)
  • Character, Setting, Plot: Sequence (Story 2)

The One With My Summer Reading List

As I am stuck with Wonders for the next school year, I have decided to incorporate the full size books from the snack size passages inside our Literature Anthology into my to be read over the summer.

  • Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell
  • The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
  • Journey into the Deep by Rebecca L. Johnson
  • Into the Volcano by Donna O’Meara
  • The Technology of Mesopotamia by Graham Faiella
  • Who Created Democracy by Connie Nordhielm Woolridge
  • Roman Diary by Richard Platt
  • Majestic by Jack huber
  • Maestro by Pat Mora
  • Years of Dust by Albert Marrin
  • Seeing Things His Own Way by Marty Kaminsky
  • The Case of the Magic Marker Mischief Maker: A Mickey Rangel Mystery by Rene Saldana
  • Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
  • The Story of Salt by Mark Kurlansky
  • The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
  • Extreme Scientists by Donna M jackson
  • To You by Langston Hughes
  • Drumbeat by Carol Snow

In addition, I will be reading our whole class novels for the upcoming school year: Who’s That Stepping on Plymouth Rock? by Jean Fritz, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Abridged) as well as those from the Reese’s Book Club & Reese YA Book Club

Until next time,