Unit A

Building Words
  • DSI and High Frequency Word Screening
  • The ways we look at and study words
  • Building strategies for correctly spelling words (Auditory, Visual, Meaning)
  • Establishing Routines (Word Observations, Word Connections, Word Webs, Word Sorts)
Building Meaning With Words
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Suffixes (-s, -es, -ies, -er, -est, -ful, -less, -th, -able, -ible, -tion, -sion)
Building Ideas With Sentences
  • Establishing Routines (Sentence Observations)
  • Conventions (capitalization, commas, quotation marks, comma before a conjunction in a compound sentence, choosing punctuation for effect

Unit B

Building Words
  • Spelling Pattern Work (-au, -aw, -ough, -augh)
Building Meaning With Words
  • Similes and Metaphors
  • Prefixes (under-, ex-, sub-, col-, com-, dis-, il-, -im-, ir-, in-, de-, inter-
Building Ideas With Sentences
  • Understanding what makes a complete sentence, avoiding fragments and run-ons • Parts of Speech (relative pronouns, verb tenses, modal auxiliaries)

Unit C

Building Words
  • Spelling Patterns: (oe, ui, oy, ey, eu, ei, iew, uy)
Building Meaning With Words
  • Prefixes (semi-, pre-, mis-, anti-, extra-, super-)

Building Ideas With Sentences
  • Ordering adjectives
  • Prepositional phrases
  • Frequently confused words (homophones)


Unit D

Building Words
  • Spelling Patterns: ir, er, ur, air, eir, our, ear, are, eve (r-controlled patterns)
Building Meaning With Words
  • Prefixes (auto-, micro-, tele-, trans-, per-, uni-, bi-, tri-, quadri-, multi-, micro-, poly-, mega-, megalo-, extra-, super)

Building Ideas With Sentences
  • Idioms
  • Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain specific words and phrases