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    English Language Arts (ELA)
     
    North Allegheny School District has adopted Harcourt Storytown as our reading series. This program encompasses many wonderful learning activities throughout the 6 themes. Please refer to the table below for the specific skill we will be working on during each of the 30 weeks this school year.
     
    Theme 1: FOLLOW ME
     
     

    Week

     
     

    Phonics/Spelling

     

    Comprehension

     

    Grammar

    Writing

    1

     

    short a

    Predictions
    Answer Questions

    Sentences

    Labels

    2

     

    short a

    Predictions
    Graphic Organizers

    Word Order

    Sentences

    3

     

    short i

    Classify/Categorize
    Make Inferences

    Naming Parts

    Sentences About Me

     

    Theme 2: ONE FOR ALL

     

    Week

     
     

    Phonics/Spelling

     

    Comprehension

     

    Grammar

    Writing

    4

     

    ck

    Story Elements- Summarize

    Telling Parts

    Caption Sentences

    5

     

    short o

    Characters

    Telling Sentences

    Sentences About Things

    6

     

    all

    Classify/Categorize

    Questions

    Sentences About Places

     

    Theme 3: TURNING CORNERS

    Week

     
     

    Phonics/Spelling

     

    Comprehension

     

    Grammar

    Writing

    7

     

    short e + l-blends

    Compare/Contrast
    Answer Questions

    Exclamations

    Sentences About Events

    8

     

    th + s-blends

    Details
    Graphic Organizers

    Nouns

    Questions

    9

     

    short u + r blends

    Details

    Nouns

    Lists

    10

     

    ng

    Plot
    Story Structure

    Plurals

    Dialog

    11

     

    or/ore + compounds

    Compare/Contrast
    Make Inferences

    Proper Nouns

    Interview Questions

    12

     

    sh

    Setting
    Ask Questions

    Proper Nouns

    Riddles

     

    Theme 4: WILD AND WONDERFUL

    Week

     
     

    Phonics/Spelling

     

    Comprehension

     

    Grammar

    Writing

    13

     

    ch, tch + es

    Sequence
    Graphic organizers

    Days &

    Months

    Sequence Story

    14

     

    ar + -ed, -ing

    Author’s purpose
    Summarize

    Holidays

    E-mail

    15

     

    qu-, wh

    Sequence
    Ask Questions

    Using I & Me

    Personal Narrative

    16

     

    er, ir, ur + er, est

    Main Idea
    Summarize

    Pronouns

    Invitation

    17

     

    -le

    Main Idea

    Possessives

    Friendly Letter

    18

     

    Long O (oa, ow)

    Author’s Point of View

    Homophones

    Thank-You Letter

     

    Theme 5: WHERE WE LIVE

    Week

     
     

    Phonics/Spelling

     

    Comprehension

     

    Grammar

    Writing

    19

     

    Long E

    Cause & Effect
    Story Structure

    Describing Words

    Descriptions of Things

    20

     

    Long A (ai, ay)

    Cause & Effect
    Graphic Organizers

    Describing Words

    Descriptions of Places

    21

     

    Long A (a_e)

    Problem/Solution
    Summarize

    Describing Words

    Play

    22

     

    Long I (i_e)

    Problem/Solution
    Ask Questions

    Describing Words

    Description of a Memory

    23

     

    Long O (o_e)

    Draw Conclusions
    Answer Questions

    Describing Words

    Descriptive Poem

    24

     

    soft c, dge

    Draw Conclusions
    Make Inferences

    Multiple meanings

    Rhyming Poem

     

    Theme 6: NEW PLACES, NEW FACES

    Week

     
     

    Phonics/Spelling

     

    Comprehension

     

    Grammar

    Writing

    25

     

    Long U (oo, u_e)

    Alphabetize
    Graphic Organizers

    Verbs

    Research Report

    26

     

    Long I (y, ie, igh)

    Story Elements

    Verbs

    Research Report

    27

     

    ow/ou

    Story Elements
    Make Inferences

    Using am, is, are

    Book Review

    28

     

    Long E (y, ie)

    Details

    Verbs (Past)

    Directions
    (How-To)

    29

     

    oo/ew

    Details
    Story Structure

    Using was and were

    Story

    30

     

    Long I and Long O

    Alphabetize
    Summarize

    Using go and went

    Story

     

     

     
     
Last Modified on August 7, 2017