Units of Study

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 Unit 1:   Character      
The focus of this unit is for students to draw inferences about characters from the details in the text and recognize how the character's thoughts, actions, and words play a part in the development of the plot.

 Unit 2:  Comparing Literary Text      
The focus of this unit is for students to analyze different literary genre and make comparisons to their structural elements.  Students also begin delving into allusions.
 Unit 3:   Text Features        The focus of this unit is for students to analyze and interpret information from charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, animations, or interactive elements of a webpage and explain how those text features contribute to the understanding of the text in which they appear.
 Unit 4:
Uncovering Main Idea and Theme
       The focus of the unit is for students to determine a theme or identify the main idea in both literary and informational texts.


 Unit 1:  Personal Narrative        
The focus of this unit is writing a personal narrative (a real story), which focuses on one moment in time (narrow focus).  Our authors will learn to write an engaging lead, use strong details and description, and conclude their story with a satisfying ending.   Students will utilize the writing process.

 Unit 2:  Narrative:  
Short Story
 The focus of this unit is for students to develop imagined experiences or events that create a visual image for their readers.  Further, they will develop fictional characters who come to life through their actions, thoughts, and words.
 Unit 3: Convey Ideas through Expository Writing        
The focus of this unit is for students to write expository texts that support deepening a reader’s understanding. To keep the focus on the organization and structure of explanatory writing, students will want to choose topics that feel accessible, easy and familiar, something they feel as though they are an expert on.


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 Unit 1:   Place Value and
Students will understand the structure of the base ten system, and how its structure helps them to solve multi-digit addition and subtraction.

 Unit 2:  Multiplication        
When students understand the base ten system, they will be able to use place value, properties of operations, and models to multiply multi-digit numbers. 

 Unit 3:   Division        
Students use their understanding of patterns in the base ten system, properties of operations, and modeling to divide multi-digit numbers.  Further, they will determine the meaning of remainders based on real-world situations.
 Unit 4:  
Word Problems & Patterns 
Students interpret word problems as Add To/Take From, Put Together/Take Apart, Additive Comparison, Equal Groups, Array/Area, and/or Multiplicative Comparison to model and write equations—with a variable representing the unknown—for one-step, two-step, and multi-step problems. Students also discover patterns in our number system involving factors, multiples, and square numbers.

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 Unit 1: Solar System         
Students will understand the relationship between the Earth, Sun, and Moon and how they impact our daily lives.  They will apply those understandings to be able to compare and contrast them to other components of the solar system.

 Unit 2:  Energy:  Forms        
Students will explore different forms of energy and how energy transfers and transforms in a system.

 Unit 3: Resourceful Choices: Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy        
In this unit, students will understand that the sun and interior of the Earth provide renewable and nonrenewable resources.  These resources can be used in a variety of ways that have both negative and positive impacts to on communities and the environment.  In addition, students will determine the effect on Colorado and its economy.

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 Unit 1: Choices and Opportunity Cost        
This unit allows students to apply reasoning to various economic choices that adults and kids make. Students understand that choices people make are influenced by different variables, and all choices involve costs.

 Unit 2:   Impact of Place on People      
Students will understand that analyzing the impact of physical geography allows us to identify the differences in people who live in different regions.
 Unit 3: Colorado        
Students understand that Colorado has unique regions, a unique history of human migration and settlement, unique economic development, and unique issues to be solved.

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