Unit 1: Reaching Out
Unit 2: Do you know what I mean?
Unit 3: Natural Encounters
Unit 4: Never Give Up
Unit 5: Change is all around us
Each Unit consists of five main sections as well as 5 paired selections. These selections cover all language arts areas such as: decoding, fluency, grammar, comprehension, vocabulary, spelling , listening, speaking and viewing skills.
*Target Comprehension Skills: Story Structure, Author’s Purpose, Cause and Effect, Theme, Understanding Characters, Compare and Contrast, Fact and Opinion, Conclusions and Generalizations, Sequence of Events, Text and Graphic Features, Main Ideas and Details, Persuasion, etc.
*Target Strategies: Summarize, Monitor/Clarify, Visualize, Analyze/Evaluate, Infer/Predict, Question, etc.
Because of Winn Dixie
My Brother Martin
How Tia Lola Came to Stay
The Power of W.O.W.!
Once Upon a Motorcycle Dude
Coming Distractions: Questioning Movies
Me and Uncle Romie
Dear Mr. Winston
José! Born to Dance