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Assign leveled books for informational writing.  The students will read an assigned biographical text in Epic Books.  In SeeSaw, the students would respond to questions about biographical research.  The students will use technology for research and response.

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We will be using our economics background from the history of Lumber to guide us in understanding how buying products locally affects our community’s economy.

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In this three week unit, students will practice skills related to argumentative writing. They will ultimately write an argumentative/persuasive letter to the school board regarding school safety policy.

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In this unit students will learn how to write opinion essays and persuasive letters. They will apply this learning in an authentic context by writing letters to persuade school staff, family members, or the Scholastic CEO of the importance of diverse books.

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The central idea of this unit is to understand and identify a variety of nonfiction text features as well as using them to create a feature article on an expert topic of your choice.

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Teaching the features of persuasive marketing and writing. 

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Students enter our classrooms with their own background experiences and knowledge, this unit allows them to dig deeper in one area of expertise to teach the reader "How To" perform a task.

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In this unit, students will be introduced to poetry.  Students will learn about the different types of poetry characteristics through the use of poetry books, prezi presentations, music, and spoken word.

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Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Express Ourselves: An Inquiry into the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Students will investigate how color communicates and inspires.  This is a transdisciplinary IB unit that integrates literacy, math, science, and social studies.

 

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