Mrs. Vanderboom

StoryTown

 

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Theme 1: Finding a Way

Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5
The Daring Nellie Bly: America's Star Reporter
(Readers' Theater)
Skill: Plot: Conflict and Resolution
Grammar:
Skill: Plot: Conflict and Resolution
Grammar:
Skill: Character's Motives
Grammar: subjects andpredicates
 

Skill: Character's Motives
Grammar: Complete and Simple Subjects and Predicates
Skill: Review Skills
 

Vocabulary:
humiliation
expectations
fringes
hesitating
sincere
coaxed
Vocabulary:
maven
mortified
reigned
conceited
designated
smirk
exhilarated
Vocabulary:
pried
desperately
sneered
indignantly
urgently
grudgingly
Vocabulary:
relented
faze
eccentric
infuriated
disheartened
impassable
crusaded
Vocabulary:
genial
prognostication
stricken
dramatically
restrain
protest
feverishly
overcome
flop
spectacular


Theme 2: Common Goals

Lesson 6
Lesson 7
Lesson 8
Lesson 9
Lesson 10
Story: The Night of San Juan
Story: When the Circus Came to Town
Story: When Washington Crossed the Delaware
Story: Leonardo's Horse
Story: The Secret Ingredient
(Readers' Theater)
Skill: Theme
 
Grammar: Compound Subjects and Predicates
Skill: Theme
 
Grammar: Simple and Compound Sentences
Skill: Text Structure: Sequence
Grammar: Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
Skill: Text Structure: Sequence
Grammar: Clauses and Phrases; Comples Sentences
Skill: Review Skills

 

Vocabulary:
 
wistful
grateful
grim
raspy
swarmed
revelers
irresistible
Vocabulary:
 
fret
assured
nudged
outlandish
ruckus
proclaimed
Vocabulary:
 
crucial
crisis
maneuvered
perseverance
encountered
persuading
appealed
destiny
Vocabulary:
 
scholars
specialized
gesture
envisioned
proportion
resisted
Vocabulary:
eminent
charity
modest
disgruntled
inadequate
aghast
dismayed
amends
absentminded
concoction


Theme 3: Go with the Flow

Lesson 11
Lesson 12
Lesson 13
Lesson 14
Lesson 15
Story: Sailing Home: A Story of a Childhood at Sea
Story: Ultimate Field Trip 3: Wading into Marine Biology
Story: Stormalong
Story: A Drop of Water
Story: How Prairie Became Ocean
(Readers' Theater)
Skill: Compare and Contrast
Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns
Skill: Compare and Contrast
Grammar: Singular and Plural Nouns
Skill: Cause and Effect
 
Grammar: Possessive Nouns
Skill: Cause and Effect
Grammar: Pronouns and Antecedents
Skill: Review Skills
Vocabulary:
 
inflammable
dignified
rowdy
seldom
conducted
shatter
broached
Vocabulary:
 
adjust
residents
specimens
recoil
pesky
debris
internal
 
 
Vocabulary:
 
bellowing
outcast
reputation
betrayed
yearning
withered
escapades
unfathomable
Vocabulary:
 
elongates
elastic
rigid
accumulate
underlying
intricate
vanish
replenishing
Vocabulary:
 
recount
uninhabitable
sustain
monotonous
endeavor
dwell
brimming
teeming
parched
sorrowful


Theme 4: Dare to be Great

Lesson 16
Lesson 17
Lesson 18
Lesson 19
Lesson 20
Story: The School Story
Story: Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street
Story: Project Mulberry
Story: Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison
Story: The Invention Convention
(Readers' Theater)
Skill: Make Inferences
Activity
Grammar: Subjective- and Objective-Case Pronouns
Skill: Make Inferences
Activity
Grammar: Possessive and Reflexive Case Pronouns
Skill: Main Idea and Details
Grammar: Adjectives and Articles

Skill: Main Idea and Details
Activity
Grammar: Main and Helping Verbs
Skill: Review Skills
Vocabulary:
 
tempted
insights
essence
indication
proposed
instinct
baffled
Vocabulary:
 
hiatus
embarked
unimaginable
extravagant
gourmet
throng
precarious
Vocabulary:
 
compartments
swayed
phobia
invasion
vetoed
wispy
Vocabulary:
 
tendency
feat
irrepressible
prestigious
device
industry
Vocabulary:
 
scours
appropriate
practical
portable
circulate
protrude
boisterous
deduction
fickle
measly


Theme 5: Making a Difference

Lesson 21
Lesson 22
Lesson 23
Lesson 24
Lesson 25
Story: Interrupted Journey: Saving Endangered Sea Turtles
Story: The Power of W.O.W!
Story: Any Small Goodness
Story: Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride
Story: The Compassion Campaign
(Readers' Theater)
Skill: Author's Purpose and Perspective
Grammar: Action and Linking Verbs
Skill: Author's Purpose and Perspective
Grammar: Present Tense; Subject-Verb Agreement
Skill: Literary Devices
 
Grammar: Past and Future Tenses
Skill: Literary Devices
 
Grammar: Perfect Tenses
Skill: Review Skills
Vocabulary:
 
basking
sleek
vital
damage
analyzing
detect
Vocabulary:
 
somberly
stammers
monopolize
deflated
enraptured
enterprising
cumbersome
Vocabulary:
 
gouges
desolate
bustles
fervor
immaculate
assuage
Vocabulary:
 
excursions
giddy
pinnacle
gleeful
panic
turbulent
precious
Vocabulary:
 
loathe
bland
mentor
dilapidated
coordination
altruism
sensibility
advocacy
mistreated
compassionate


Theme 6: Feats of Daring

Lesson 26
Lesson 27
Lesson 28
Lesson 29
Lesson 30
Story: Lewis and Clark
Story: Klondike Kate
Story: The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest
Story: The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon
Story: Exploring the Gulf Coast
(Readers' Theater)
Skill: Summarize and Paraphrase
Grammar: Irregular Verbs
Skill: Summarize and Paraphrase
Grammar: Contractions
Skill: Fact and Opinion
Grammar: Adverbs
Skill: Fact and Opinion
 
Grammar: Punctuation Round-Up
Skill: Review Skills
Vocabulary:
 
asset
intently
profusely
ordeal
terrain
dismal
peril
esteem
Vocabulary:
 
remote
laden
appalled
invest
floundered
grueling
isolated
Vocabulary:
 
summit
accustomed
streamlined
essential
secure
acclimate
Vocabulary:
 
ignited
squinting
jettisoned
tranquility
cramped
potentially
Vocabulary:
 
poised
earnestly
insufficient
exceptional
achievement
bickering
equivalent
regal
customary
provoke