What happens if you tell story events out of order?

Main Selection: "The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman" by Darcy Pattison

The Journey

Genre: Fantasy

A fantasy is a story that could not happen in real life.

Target Skill: Sequence of Events

The sequence of events are the order in which things happen; when something happens. The plot in a story is the sequence of events. Dates help readers figure out the sequence of events.

Target Strategy: Analyze/Evaluate

Readers should analyze story events and evaluate which are the four or five most important.

Fluency: Rate:Adjust to Purpose

Reading rate is the speed at which a person reads. A good reader does not read too slowly or too quickly. Reading in phrases can help a reader read at an understandable rate.


Parent Support: Reading

Parent Support: Fluency

The Case of Pablo's Nose

What's the Order?


Target Strategy: Suffixes -er, -est

A base word to which a prefix or suffix is added. A suffix is a word part added to the end of a base word or word root that changes the meaning of the word. The suffixes -er and -est are added to the end of words to compare things. The suffix -er means "more." The suffix -est means "most."

Target Vocabulary:

                • conversations - talks with someone
                • currently - as of now
                • loaded - piled
                • loveliest - most beautiful, most delightful
                • inspired - caused someone to act, think, or feel a certain way
                • managed - succeeded
                • pleasure - enjoyment
                • sincere - honest, truthful
                • terror - great fear
                • reunion - a coming together again


Word List

Vocabulary Dominoes

Vocabulary Concentration

Vocabulary Tic-Tac-Toe



Phonics: Suffixes -ful, -y, -ous, -ly, -er

A suffix is added to the end of a word. A suffix changes the meaning of the base word and adds a syllable.

Spelling: Suffixes -ful, -ly, and -er


singer, loudly, joyful, teacher, fighter, closely, powerful
farmer, quickly, careful, friendly, speaker, wonderful, truly


hopeful, safely


listener, calmly


Word List

Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe

Spelling Bingo



Grammar: Abbreviations

An abbreviation is a short way to write a word. Most abbreviations begin with capital letters and end with periods.

Writing: Write to Express: Dialogue

Focus Trait: Voice

What makes great dialogue?
The characters speak in a way that shows their feelings.
Formal and informal words show the character's personalities.
The use of exact words help to create a picture in the reader's mind.
Thedialogue tells what is happening in a funny, exciting, or scary way.
Different kinds of sentences make the dialogue sound interesting and natural.

Writing Process

Writing great dialogue involves many steps.
1. Prewrite: Complete a web map in order to get your ideas on paper.
2. Draft: Begin a draft using the prewrite web map. Write dialogue that is interesting. Organize your dialogue so that the readers tell what is happening. Be sure that your characters' feelings show.
3. Revise and Edit: Revise your writing by using formal or informal words that suit my characters. Edit your paragraph by proofreading for spelling, capitals and punctuation.
4. Final Copy: After revising and editing, write a final copy of your paragraph.


Parent Support: Writing






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