Students will identify and decompose words into their parts (prefix, root, suffix).
Students will use their knowledge of common prefixes and suffixes in order to define unknown words.
Students will use various strategies (e.g., context clues, root words, affixes) to determine the meaning of words and phrases.
Students will analyze an author’s words and find quotes needed to support both explicit and inferential questions.
Students will identify basic points of view as first person (narrator tells about her/himself; “I”), second person (narrator talks directly to reader; “you”), or third person (narrator tells about others; “he/she/it”).
Students will determine a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view in a text.
Students will describe how events in a text are influenced by point of view.
Students will compare (determine similarities and differences) how stories in the same genre can communicate the same theme or topic.
Students will define point of view as how the author feels about the situation/topic of a text.
Students will determine an author’s point of view (What do they know about the author’s opinions, values, and/or beliefs?) and explain his/her purpose for writing the text.
Students will analyze how various authors develop the same event or topic and determine how each author’s point of view affects the text.
Students will revise and edit an informational essay for proper punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure.
Students will write and edit sentences using proper subject/verb agreement.
Students will use transitions to introduce new topics to their writing.
Students will identify the components of an introduction and will write an introduction including those components.
Students will order historical events using a historical timeline.
Students will explain the primary conflicts American colonists had with England and analyze how these unresolved conflicts led to the American Revolution.
Students will identify key events that led to the American Revolution.
Students will describe why American colonists protested against England and the colonists’ methods of protest.
Students will identify political leaders of the American Revolution.
Students will evaluate the impact that significant individuals and groups had on the American Revolution.
Students will compare and contrast Patriots, Loyalists, and “undecided” in terms of political philosophy.