Unit 1 Review

Posted on April 7th, 2012 by kcoates.
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Big Question

What can we learn from exploring new places and things?

Reading Concepts

  • Character and Setting
  • Main Idea and Details
  • Text Structure
  • Story Structure
  • Important Ideas
  • Facts and Details
  • Predict and Set Purpose

Grammar Concepts

  • Sentences
  • Subjects
  • Predicates
  • Declarative and Interrogative Sentences
  • Imperative and Exclamatory Sentences
  • Synonyms

Spelling Skills

  • Short Vowels
  • Long Vowels
  • Consonant Blends
  • Inflected Endings
  • Consonant Digraphs

High Frequency Words

beautiful, country, friend, front, someone, somewhere, everywhere, live, machines, move, woman, work, world, bear, build, couldn’t, father, love, mother, straight, animals, early, eyes, full, warm, water, gone, learn, often, pieces, though, together, very

Amazing Words

investigate, rural, urban, downy, perch, founders, muttered, unanimous, ascend, descend, orbit, universe, enormous, journey, launch, meteorite, galaxy, tranquil, wildlife, fledglings, secure, detective, fascinating, slimy, arid, landform, precipitation, dunes, ledge, haven, extinct, forbidding, delicate, inquire, sturdy, exhibit, resist, stun, genius, satisfaction


 I usually have my students stand in a circle or in their desks.  I give the students a spelling word.  Each student says a letter.  When the word has been spelled correctly the next person says sparkle and sits down.  For example, I would tell them to spell the work “frog” the first student says “f” second says “r” third says “o” fourth says “g” fifth student says sparkle and has to sit down.  Students can get out by being sparkled or saying an incorrect letter.  The last student standing wins.  I sometimes write the letters on the board as the students say them, because it helps the visual learners.

Last Student Standing

  Each student needs a wipe board, eraser, and marker.  I have all the students stand up.  I give them a spelling word to spell on their boards and they keep it covered up until I say, “show me.”  If a student has misspelled a word they must sit down.  Even if they are out they must still spell the words and help me look for students that misspelled words.  Last student standing wins.

Spelling Battleship

  Give each student a copy of the gameboard (Battleship Gameboard). Have each student write 12 of their spelling words on the gameboard (one word per space).  To play, have a pair of students sit across from each other, hiding their gameboards.  Player 1 begins by asking a question such as, “Do you have a word in B4?”  If no, they say “miss” and player 1’s turn is over.  If yes, they respond “hit” or yes, the word is frighten.”  If player 1 can spell the word correctly, he earns a point.  The first player to score eight points is the winner.  Carol Irvine-Grs.. 4-5, West End School, North Plainfield, NJ

Special Project: Spider Unit 2.1.1


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