• The North Allegheny School District utilizes the STORYTOWN (Harcourt Publishers) Series

     
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    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- BME

    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