September
October-December
January-February
March-April
May-June
Reading
What is reading?


Where can reading take us?
What life lessons can we learn from stories?
How do stories reveal what we have in common?
Why were legends and myths written? What do legends and myths have in common?
Nonfiction Study
How does sharing interpretations and opinions influence our thinking?
Writing
Why do people write? Where do writers get their ideas?

Blogs Across the Year
Sept-June
Grammar
Sept-June
What can we learn from authors?
How can reading help our writing?
Why were legends written?
What do legends have in common?


Across the Year
Is writing the best way to communicate? What is a community? What are the responsibilities of an individual in the community? How does sharing ideas, interpretations and opinions influence our thinking?
Word Work
Spelling and Vocabulary
Sept-June




Integrated Units
Connecticut Rocks
Science/LA


The Top Ten
Science/LA
or
Animal Diaries
Science/LA
Connecticut: The Contribution State
Social Studies/LA
Science
Rocks and Minerals
Energy in Earth's Systems
Erosion and the Water Cycle
Electricity

Forces and Motion
Social Studies
Discovering Connecticut Through Maps
Uncovering Connecticut
Connecticut History
Connecticut History