Unit 1: Geography
Big Idea: Readers analyze why geography matters and how it influences the relationships of people living within a community.
Topic: Reading Community
Essential Reading Question: How do I become a reader and writer?
Essential Social Studies Question: Why do we have class rules?
Unit 2: Change Occurs
Big Idea: Readers analyze people and communities to understand the nature of change.
Essential Reading Questions: How do the sounds of the alphabet work together? How can I use the sounds of the alphabet to become a reader?
Essential Social Studies Question: How does culture, traditions and symbols help define a community?
Unit 3: Formation
February – March
Big Idea: Readers reason to analyze how the driving forces and events contribute to the formation of a nation.
Essential Reading Questions: How can photographs and captions help us understand the topic?
Essential Social Studies Question: What makes a community?
Unit 4: Global Impact
Big Idea: Readers understand the interdependent relationships between geography, people and nations that influence our global community.
Essential Reading Question: How does my prior knowledge help me be a better reader?
Essential Social Studies Question: Who is in a family?