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Ask and answer such questions as who - what -where - when - why and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.1. Shared Reading- Connect Fluency and Comprehension: Analyze Author's Purpose
using Anchor Poster 1 "The Biggest Baseball Game of the Year" (page 7)
2. Shared Reading: Build comprehension and critical thinking questions (page 7)
3. Reader's Theater: "Under the Sea with Jaque Cousteau"
(page 8)
4. Read Aloud: "Happy Birthday Martin Luther King"
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 1, Week 3, Pages 7-8

Reader's Theater book: "Under the Sea with Jacques Cousteau" by Alan Kramer

"Under the Sea with Jacques Cousteau"- After Reading Interpret the Script questions

"The Biggest Baseball Game of the Year" poster

"Happy Birthday Martin Luther King" by Jean Marzollo (located with Guided Reading Room)
1. BLTRS Page 4- "Fluency and Comprehension Quick Check": comprehension questions

Beginning October2 days
5
1. Shared Reading: Analyze Character (page 2), Comprehension Anchor Poster 1
2. Shared Reading: Analyze Character (page 6)
3. Shared Reading: Anaylze Character (page 8), Comprehension Anchor Poster 3
4. Shared Reading: Analyze Text Dependent Comprehension Questions (page 11), Comprehension Anchor Poster 4
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System
Unit 2, Week 1, Pages 2, 6, 8, 11

Comprehension Achor Poster 1 "Can't Sleep"
Comprehension Achor Poster 3 "Little Duck"
Comprehension Achor Poster 4 "Little Red Riding Hooie Rides Again"

1. BLM 5 BLTRS Page 4- Comprehension Questions: Little Red Riding Hoodie Rides AgainBeginning November4 days
6
1. Shared Reading: "Why Spiders Have Small Waists" Introduce the book, Comprehension:Visualize/ Analyze Character (page3)
2. Shared Reading: "Why Spiders Have Small Waists" Comprehension: Analyze Character (page 4)
3. Shared Reading: "Why Spiders Have Small Waists" Comprehension: Analyze Character (page 7)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System
Unit 2, Week 2, Pages 3, 4, 7

Shared Reading book: "Why Spiders Have Small Waists" by Carol Pugliano-Martin

BLM 2 Analyze Character Web
1. BLTRS Page 5- Comprehension Quick Check

Beginning November2 days
7
1. Shared Reading: Anaylze Author's Purpose (page 8)Benchmark Literacy Teacher Resources System Unit 2, Week 3, Page 8

Reader's Theater book: "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears" by Ian James
Mid November1 day
8
1. Shared Reading: Analyze Author's Purpose (page 7), "School Riddles" (BLM 1)Benchmark Literacy Teacher Resource System Unit 3, Week 3, Page 7

Anchor Poster: "School Riddles" (BLM 1)
Beginning November1 day
9
1. Shared Reading: Introduce Comprehension Strategy- Analyze Story Elements(page 2)
2. Shared Reading: Think Aloud and Use the Metacognitive Strategy- Summarize and Synthesize (page 2-3)
3. Shared Reading: Extend the Comprehension Strategy-Analyze Story Elements (page 8)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher Resources System Unit 4, Week 1, Page 2-3, 5-6, 8

Anchor Poster: "Come Back, Spike"

Anchor Poster: "A Frog Someday"
1. BLTRS Page 3- "Comprehension Quick Check": articulating story elements
2. BLTRS Page 9- "Comprehension Quick Check": responsive prompts
Mid December5 Days
10
1. Shared Reading: Comprehension (page 3)
2. Anaylzing Story Elements (page 12)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher Resource System Unit 4, Week 2, Pages 3, 12
Shared Reading book: "Jack and the Beanstalk" by Brenda Parkes and Judith Smith
1. BLTRS Page 5-
Comprehension Quick Check: anaylzing story elements
Mid December2 Days
11
1. Shared Reading: Connect Fluency and Comprehension- Analyze Author's Purpose
(page 7)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher Resource System Unit 4, Week 3, Page7

Reader's Theater book: "Yeh-shen, A Cinderella Tale from China" by Joanna Korba

"Yeh-shen, A Cinderella Tale from China"- After Reading Interpret the Script questions
End of December.5 Days
12
1. Shared Reading: Comprehension Anchor Poster (page 5, BLM 2)
2. Shared Reading: Use Comprehension Strategy (page 6)
3. Shared Reading: Answer Text-Dependent Questions (page 10, BLM 5)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher Resource System Unit 5, Week 1, Pages 5, 6, 10
Comprehension Anchor Poster 2 (BLM 2) "What's The Rush?"
Comprehension Questions: Coral Reefs (BLM 5)
Comprehension Anchor Poster 4 (BLM 4) "Coral Reefs"
Beginning January2 Days
13
1. Reader's Theater: "John Henry"- Connect Fluency and Comprehension, Analyze Authors PurposeBenchmark Literacy Teacher Resource System Unit 5, Week 3, Page7

Readers Theater Book: "John Henry" by Carol Pugliano-Martin

"John Henry"- After Reading Interpret the Script questions
Mid January1 Day
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Benchmark Literacy Teacher Resource System Unit 6, Week 1, Pages 2, 6

Anchor Posters1 "Surprise!"
Anchor Poster 2 "Ma's Runaway Pumpkin"
1. BLTRS Page 7-
Comprehension Quick Check: Summarization Discussion Questions
End of January2 Days
15
1. Shared Reading: Introduce Book, Read the Book, Comprehension (page 3)
2. Shared Reading: Comprehension Summarize Information (page 4)
3. Shared Reading: Comprehension Summarize Information (page 7)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher Resource System Unit 6, Week 2, Pages 3, 4, 7
Shared Reading book: "Postcard Clues" by Linda Johns
1. BLTRS page 7-
Comprehension Quick Check: Summarization Discussion Questions
Beginning February2 Days
16
1. Shared Reading: Anchor Poster 2, Review Metacognative Strategy- Making Infereces (page 5)
2. Shared Reading: Anchor Poster 2, Use the Comprehension Strategy- Make Predictions (page 6)
3. Shared Reading: Anchor Poster 3, Extend the Comprehension Strategy- Make Predictions (Page 8)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher Resource System Unit 7, Week 1, Pages 5-8

Anchor Poster 2 "The Perfect Pet"
Anchor Poster 3 "What Will Henry Do?"
1. BLTRS page 9- Comprehension Quick Check: Responsive PromptsMid February2 Days
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1. Shared Reading: Comprehension (page 4)
2. Shared Reading: Comprehension (page 7)
3. Reading "The Ugly Duckling"
Benchmark Literacy Teacher Resource System Unit 7, Week 2, Pages 4, 7

Shared Reading book: "The Ugly Duckling" retold by Brenda Parkes and Judith Smith
1. BLTRS page 5- Comprehension Quick Check: PredictionsEnd of February2 Days
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1. Shared Reading: Comprehension Strategy Cause and Effect (page 6) Anchor Poster 2
2. Shared Reading: Compare Cause and Effect (page 7) Anchor Poster 2
3. Shared Reading: Extend the Comprehension Strategy (page 8) Anchor Poster 3
Benchmark Literacy Teacher Resource System Unit 9, Week 1, Pages 6-8
Comprehension Anchor Poster 2 (BLM 2) "Kim's Bad Day"
Comprehension Anchor Poster 3 (BLM 3) "The Tornado"
1. BLTRS page 7-Comprehension Quick Check: Cause & EffectBeginning of April2 Days
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1. Shared Reading: Connect Fluency and Comprehension- Analyze Author's PurposeBenchmark Literacy Teacher Resource System Unit 9, Week 3, Page7

Reader's Theater Book: "Androcles and the Lion, An Aesop's Fable" by Judy Nayer

"Androcles and the Lion, An Aesop's Fable"- After Reading Interpret the Script questions
Mid April1 Day
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1. Shared Reading: Review Metacognitive Strategy Making Inferences (page 5) Comprehension Anchor Poster 2 (BLM 2)
2. Shared Reading: Use the Comprehension Strategy Draw Conclusions
Benchmark Literacy Teacher Resource System Unit 10, Week 1, Pages 5-6
Comprehension Anchor Poster 2 (BLM 2) "Elmwood Tree"
1. BLTRS page 6- Comprehension Quick Check: Draw ConclusionsMid April1 Day
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Shared Reading: Comprehension Draw Conclusions (page 4)Benchmark Literacy Teacher Resource System Unit 10, Week 2, Pages 3-4, 7

Shared Reading: "Stephanie Investigates" by Susan Hartley
1. BLTRS page 5- Comprehension Quick Check: Draw ConclusionsEnd of April2 Days
22
1. Shared Reading: Connect Fluency and Comprehension- Analyze Author's PurposeBenchmark Literacy Teacher Resource System Unit 10, Week 3, Page 7-8

Reader's Theater Book: "The Earth Day Garden" by Suzy Wall

"The Earth Day Garden"- After Reading Interpret the Script questions
Beginning of May1 Day
23
1. Writer's Workshop: Introduce the Mentor Realistic Fiction StoryBenchmark Writer's Workshop Teacher Resource System
Unit 2 Realistic Fiction, page 6

Mentor Text: "Tia's Bad Day" by Dina Anastasia and Amanda Jenkins
Beginning January1 Day
24
Recount stories including fables and folktales from diverse cultures and determine their central message; lesson or moral.1. Shared Reading: Student Conferences/Discussions about script roles and how to read specific parts (page 7)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 1, Week 3, Page 7

Reader's Theater book: "Under the Sea with Jacques Cousteau" by Alan Kramer
Mid October1 Day
25
1. Shared Reading: Retell Pages 2-9 (page 6)
2. Shared Reading: Retell the story (page 9)
3. Shared Reading: Respond to the story (page 10)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 2, Week 2, Pages 6, 9-10

Shared Reading book: ""Why Spiders Have Small Waists"" by Carol Pugliano-Martin
1. BLTRS page 10- Comprehension Quick Check: RetellingBeginning of November2 Days
26
1. Shared Reading: Student Conferences/Discussions about script roles and how to read specific parts (page 7)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 3, Week 3, Page 7

Reader's Theater book: "The Day I Followed the Pickle" by Carol Puliano-Martin
Beginning of December1 Day
27
1. Shared Reading: Extend Comprehension Strategy- Analyze Story Elements using Anchor Poster 3 (by summarizing and synthesizing) (page 8)
2. Shared Reading: Read and Summarize using Anchor
Poster 4
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 4, Week 1, Pages 8,10

Anchor Poster 3 "A Frog Someday"
Anchor Poster 4 "Lost Dog"
Mid December2 Days
28
1. Shared Reading: Activate Prior Knowledge Fairy Tale Concept Web (page 2)
2. Shared Reading: Retell Pages 2-9 (page 6)
3. Shared Reading: Pages 19-23 Summarizing Questions (page 7)
4. Shared Reading: Retell the Story (page 9)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 4, Week 2, Pages 2, 6, 7, 9

Fairy Tale Concept Web
(BLM 1)

Shared Reading book: "Jack and the Beanstalk" retold by Brenda Parkes and Judith Smith
Mid December3 Days
29
1. Shared Reading: Student Conferences/Discussions about script roles and how to read specific parts (page 7)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 4, Week 3, Page 7

Reader's Theater book: "Yeh-shen, A Cinderella Tale from China" by Joanna Korba
End of December.5 days
30
1. Shared Reading: Ue the Comprehension Strategy/Connect Thinking, Speaking, and Writing (to recount clues) Comprehension Anchor Poster 2 (page 6-7)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 5, Week 1, Pages 6-7

Comprehension Anchor Poster 2 (BLM 2) "What's the Rush?"

1. BLTRS page 7- Comprehension Quick Check: Use clues to infer
Beginning of January1 Day
31
1. Shared Reading: Student Conferences/Discussions about script roles and how to read specific parts (page 7)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 5, Week 3, Page 7

Readers Theater Book: "John Henry" by Carol Pugliano-Martin
Mid January1 Day
32
1. Build Academic Oral Language: Sentence Frames (page 5)
2. Use the Comprehension Strategy: Summarize Information (page 6)
3. Guided Reading: Student Instructional leveled books focus on summarizing with books at their reading level (page 7)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 6, Week 1, Pages 5-7

Anchor Poster 2 "Ma's Runaway Pumpkin"

Guided Reading Books for
Unit 6
1. BLTRS page 7- Comprehension Quick Check: Summarizing Poster 2End of January2 Days
33
1. Shared Reading: Retell Pages 2-11 "Postcard Clues" (page 6) Flow Chart BLM 4
2. Shared Reading: Retell the Story "Postcard Clues (page 9)
3. Shared Reading: Respond to the Story (page 10)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 6, Week 2, Pages 6, 9-10

Shared Reading: "Postcard Clues" by Linda Johns

Shared Reading book: Flow Chart BLM 4


1. BLTRS page 10- Comprehension Quick Check: Retell the story
Beginning February2 Days
34
1. Shared Reading: Student Conferences/Discussions about script roles and how to read specific parts (page 7)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 6, Week 3, Page 7

Readers Theater Book: "Cry Out Liberty" by Annabelle Howard
Mid February1 Day
35
1. Shared Reading: Retell Pages 2-9 "The Ugly Duckling" (page 6)-Story Map BLM 4
2. Shared Reading: Retell the Story "The Ugly Duckling" (page 9)
3. Shared Reading: Respond to the Story-Think/Pair/Share
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 7, Week 2, Pages 6, 9-10

Shared Reading book: "The Ugly Duckling"

Story Map (BLM 4)



1. BLTRS page 10- Comprehension Quick Check: Retell the story
End of February2 Days
36
1. Shared Reading: Student Conferences/Discussions about script roles and how to read specific parts (page 7)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 7, Week 3, Page 7

Readers Theater Book: "The Tricky Garden" by Joanne Mattern
Beginning March1 Day
37
1. Shared Reading: Build Comprehension- Analyze Author's Purpose (page 8)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 8, Week 3, Page 8

Readers Theater Book: "Star Spangled Banner Story" by Joanne Mattern
Mid March1 Day
38
1. Shared Reading: Comprehension Strategy (identify author's message) (page 6)
2. Shared Reading: Connecting Thinking, Speaking, and Writing (page 7)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 9, Week 1, Pages 6-7

Anchor Poster 2 "Kim's Bad Day"
End of March1 Day
39
1. Shared Reading: Student Conferences/Discussions about script roles and how to read specific parts (page 7)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 9, Week 3, Page 7

Reader's Theater Book: "Androcles and the Lion, An Aesop's Fable" by Judy Nayer
Mid April1 Day
40
1. Shared Reading: Review Metacognitive Strategy- Making inferences using anchor
poster 2 (recount key details in paragraphs to make an inference) (page 5)
2. Shared Reading: Use the Comprehension Strategy- Draw Conclusions using anchor
poster 2 (recound key details to draw conclusions) (page 6-7)
3. Shared Reading: Extend the Comprehension Strategy- Draw Conclusions using anchor
poster 3 (page 8)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 10, Week 1, Pages 5-8

Anchor Poster 2 "Elmwood Tree"
Anchor Poster 3 "Kids Make a Difference"
End of April2 Days
41
1. Shared Reading: Retell
pages 2-11 using a simple flow chart
2. Shared Reading: Retell the Story using "Think/Pair/Share"
3. Shared Reading: Recount similiar stories and share comparisons and connections
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 10, Week 2, Pages 6, 9-10

Shared Reading Book: "Stephanie Investigates" by Susan Hartley

BLM 4: Flow Chart
1. BLTRS page 10- Comprehension Quick Check: Drawing ConclusionsEnd of April3 Days
42
1. Shared Reading: Student Conferences/Discussions about script roles and how to read specific parts (page 7)
2. Shared Reading: Build Comprehension- Analyze Author's Purpose (page 8)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 10, Week 3, Page 7-8

Reader's Theater Book: "The Earth Day Garden" by Suzy Wall
Beginning of May1 Day
43
1. Writer's Workshop: Introduce Animal Fiction and Realistic Fiction (page 2)
2. Writer's Workshop: Introduce the Differences Between Animal Ficiton and Realistic Fiction (page 2)
3. Writer's Workshop: Practice Telling Animal Ficiton and Realistic Fiction Stories Orally (page 3)
4. Writer's Workshop: Retell Partner Stories (page 3)
Benchmark Writer's Workshop Teacher Resource System

Unit 2 Realistic Fiction
Pages 2-3
January1 Day
44
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.1. Shared Reading: Student Conferences/Discussions about script roles and how to read specific parts (page 8)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 1, Week 3, Page 8

Reader's Theater book: "Under the Sea with Jacques Cousteau" by Alan Kramer
Mid October1 Day
45
1. Shared Reading: Analyze Character from a Picture using Anchor Poster 1
2. Shared Reading: Review Metacognitive Strategy- Visualize (to deepen their understanding of characters) Using Anchor Poster 2
3. Shared Reading: Use the Comprehension Strategy- Analyze Character using Anchor Poster 2
4. Shared Reading: Extend the Comprehension Strategy- Analyze Character using Anchor Poster 3
5. Shared Reading: Answer Text Dependent Questions That Analyze Character using Anchor Poster 4
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 2, Week 1, Pages 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13

Anchor Poster 1 "Can't Sleep!"
Anchor Poster 2 "The Park Pond"
Anchor Poster 3 "Little Duck"
Anchor Poster 4 "Little Red Riding Hoodie Rides Again"
1. BLTRS page 4- Comprehension Quick Check: Analyze Character in Poster 1
2. BLTRS page 7- Comprehension Quick Check: Analyze Character Discussion in Poster 2
3 BLTRS page 12- Comprehension Quick Check: Analyze Character Multiple Choice Questions (BLM5)
End of October4 Days
46
1. Shared Reading: Comprehension- Visualize/Analyze Character (page 3)
2. Shared Reading: Reread Pages 2-9 Comprehension Discussion- Analyze Character (actions, feelinsgs, traits)
(page 4)
3. Shared Reading: Reread Pages10-20 Comprehension Discussion- Analyze Character (actions, feelinsgs, traits)
(page 7)
4. Shared Reading: Comprehension- Reflect on Character Analysis (page 11)
5. Shared Reading: Brainstorming Writing Ideas- Analyze Character (after reading) (page 12)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 2, Week 2, Pages 3, 4, 7, 11, 12

Shared Reading book: "Why Spiders Have Small Waists" by Carol Pugliano-Martin

BLM 2: Analyze Character Web
1. BLTRS page 5&7- Comprehension Quick Check: Analyze Character (Participation during book discussions)

2. BLTRS page 14- Shared Writing: Use Character Analysis to Write a Letter to Anansi
Beginning November3 Days
47
1. Shared Reading: Answer Text Dependent Comprehension Questions- Analyze Story Elements (page 10)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 4, Week 1, Page 10

Anchor Poster 4 "Lost Dog"
Mid December1 Day
48
1. Shared Reading: Reread Pages 5-6 Discussion Questions (page 4)
2. Shared Reading: Retell the Story "Think/Pair/Share" (page 9)
3. Shared Reading: Respond to the Story "Turn and Talk" (page 10)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 4, Week 2, Pages 4, 9, 10

Shared Reading book: "Jack and the Beanstalk" retold by Brenda Parks and Judith Smith

Mid December2 Days
49
1. Shared Reading: Apply Fluency Skill Pitch to Reader's Theater (page 8)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 4, Week 3, Page 8

Reader's Theater book: "Yeh-shen, A Cinderella Tale from China" by Joanna Korba
End of December1 Day
50
1. Review the Metacognitive Strategy: Make Connections (by analyzing character)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 5, Week 1, Page 5

Anchor Poster 2 "What's the Rush?"
Beginning of January1 Day
51
1. Shared Reading: Introduce the Book (page 3)
2. Shared Reading: Reread Pages 2-11 Comprehension Discussion- Summarize Information (page 4)
3. Shared Reading: Reread Pages 12-21 Comprehension Discussion-Summarize Information (page 7)
4. Shared Reading: Comprehension- Reflect on Summarizing (page 11)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 6, Week 2, Pages 3-4,
7, 11

Shared Reading book: "Postcard Clues" by Linda Johns

1. BLTRS page 5- Comprehension Quick Check: Story Summary
2. BLTRS page 7- Comprehension Quick Check: Story Summary
3 BLTRS page 12- Comprehension Quick Check: Analyze Character Multiple Choice Questions (BLM5)
Beginning of February3 Days
52
1. Shared Reading: Read Pages 2-9 Comprehension- Make Predictions During Reading (page 4)
2. Shared Reading: Read Pages 10-16 Comprehension- Make Predictions During Reading (page 7)
3. Shared Reading: Comprehension- Reflect on Prediction (page 11)
4. Shared Reading: Brainstorm Writing Ideas- Make Predictions (page 12)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 7, Week 2, Pages 4, 7, 11-12

Shared Reading book: "The Ugly Duckling" retold by Brenda Parkes and Judith Smith



1. BLTRS page 5- Comprehension Quick Check: Prediction Discussion
2. BLTRS page 7- Comprehension Quick Check: Prediction Discussion
3 BLTRS page 12- Comprehension Quick Check: Story Retell
End of February3 Days
53
1. Shared Reading: Apply Fluency Skill "Tone of Voice" to Reader's Theater (by analyzing character's response to events) (page 8)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 9, Week 3, Page 8

Reader's Theater Book: "Androcles and the Lion, An Aesop's Fable" by Judy Nayer
Mid April1 Day
54
1. Shared Reading: Read story to develop comprehension- Make Inferences/Draw Conclusions (page 3)
2. Shared Reading: Reread pages 2-11 Comprehension- Draw Conclusions (page 4)
3. Shared Reading: Reread pages 12-20 Comprehension- Draw Conclusions (page 7)
4. Shared Reading: Comprehension- Reflect on Drawing Conclusions (page 11)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 10, Week 2, Pages 3-4, 7, 11-12

Shared Reading Book: "Stephanie Investigates" by Susan Hartley
Write a Letter to Stephanie: Questions for a Character (page 11 & 14)End of April5 Days
55
1. Writer's Workshop: Read aloud mentor text "Tia's Bad Day"(page 6)
2. Writer's Workshop: Character Conflict (page 7)
3. Writer's Workshop: Build a Class Genre Features Anchor Chart using BLM 1 (page 10)
4. Writer's Workshop: Model Identifying a Problem and Solution (using mentor text "The Writing on the Wall") (page 14)
5. Writer's Workshop: Explain Stron Characters (page 22)
6. Writer's Workshop: Model Strong Characters using Character Web BLM 5 (page 22)
7. Writer's Workshop: Practice Developing Strong Characters (page 23)
Benchmark Writer's Workshop Teacher Resource System

Unit 2 Realistic Fiction
Pages 6-7, 10, 14, 22-23, 27

Mentor Text: "Tia's Bad Day" by Dina Anastasia and Amanda Jenkins

BLM 1 Realistic Fiction Features Anchor Chart
January-February7 Days
56
Describe how words and phrases (e.g. regular beats; alliteration; rhymes; repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story; poem; or song.1. Shared Reading: Develop Tier Two Vocabulary- Idioms (page 13)"Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 2, Week 2, Page 13

Shared Reading book: ""Why Spiders Have Small Waists"" by Carol Pugliano-Martin
Beginning of November1 Day
57
1. Shared Reading: Develop Tier Two Vocabulary- Antonyms (page 13)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 7, Week 2, Page 13

Shared Reading book: "The Ugly Duckling" retold by Brenda Parkes and Judith Smith



End of February1 Day
58
1. Shared Reading: Develop Tier Two Vocabulary- Words Associated With Mysteries (page 13)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 10, Week 2, Page 13

Shared Reading Book: "Stephanie Investigates" by Susan Hartley
End of April1 Day
59
Describe the overall structure of a story including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.1. Shared Reading: Story Map using BLM 4 to retell story
(page 6)
2. Shared Reading: Retell the Story "Think/Pair/Share" (page 9)
"Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 2, Week 2, Pages 6, 9

Shared Reading book: ""Why Spiders Have Small Waists"" by Carol Pugliano-Martin

BLM 4 Story Map
Teacher observation/participation in class discussionBeginning of November2 Days
60
1. Shared Reading: Build Academic Oral Language (to summarize ending of Poster 2) (page 5)
2. Shared Reading: Connect Thinking, Speaking, and Writing (problem & solution) (page 6)
3. Shared Reading: Extend Comprehension- Story Elements using poster 3 (page 8)
4. Shared Reading: Answer Text-Dependent Comprehension Questions- Analyze Story Elements (page 10)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 4, Week 1, Pages 5-6, 8, 10, 13

Anchor Poster 2 "The Lost Color"
Anchor Poster 3 "A Frog Someday"
Anchor Poster 4 "Lost Dog"
1. Constructed Written Response: Analyze Story Elements using BLM 6
(page 13)
Mid December4 Days
61
1. Shared Reading: Retell beginning of book, record on Flow Chart (page 6)
2. Shared Reading: Retell ending of book, record on Flow Chart (page 9)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 6, Week 2, Pages 6, 9

Shared Reading book: "Postcard Clues" by Linda Johns

BLM 4 Flow Chart
Beginning of February2 Days
62
1. Shared Reading: Retell beginning of book, record on Story Map (page 6)
2. Shared Reading: Retell ending of book, record on Story Map (page 9)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 7, Week 2, Pages 6, 9

Shared Reading book: "The Ugly Duckling" retold by Brenda Parkes and Judith Smith

BLM 4 Story Map
End of February2 Days
63
1. Shared Reading: Retell beginning of book, record on Flow Chart (page 6)
2. Shared Reading: Retell ending of book, record on Flow Chart (page 9)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 10, Week 2, Pages 6, 9

Shared Reading Book: "Stephanie Investigates" by Susan Hartley

BLM 4 Flow Chart
End of April2 Days
64
1. Writer's Workshop: Model Organizing Ideas with a Story Planning Chart (pages 18-19)
Benchmark Writer's Workshop Teacher Resource System

Unit 2 Realistic Fiction
Pages 18-19

Mentor Text: "The Writing on the Wall" by Dina Anastasia and Amanda Jenkins

BLM 4 Story Planning Chart
January1 Day
65
1. Writer's Workshop: Read Aloud "Chocolate Chip Cookies" from Mentor Text (discussion about "Strong Lead" and "Strong Nonfiction Ending) (page 4-5)
"Benchmark Writer's Workshop Teacher Resource System

Unit 3 Informational Reports
Page 4-5

Mentor Text: "Yum, Yum, Yum! Favorite Foods Invented by Accident" by Jeffrey B. Fuerst
End of April1 Day
66
Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.1. Shared Reading: Practice and Self-Assess Fluency Skills- Speed/Pacing (fast, slow, varied based on dialogue and point of view of characters using BLM 1) (page 5)
2. Shared Reading: Apply Fluecy Skill (varying speed/pacing) to Reader's Theater (page 8)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 1, Week 3, Pages 5, 8

Reader's Theater book: "Under the Sea with Jacques Cousteau" by Alan Kramer

BLM 1 "The Biggest Baseball Game of the Year"
BLM 3 pg. 4-5 of Reader's Theater for focused practice
Teacher observation/participation in classroom discussionMid October2 days
67
1. Shared Reading: Reread the Story- Build Fluency (model and practice expression the way the characters would say the words) (page 12)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 2, Week 2, Page 12

Shared Reading book: "Why Spiders Have Small Waists" by Carol Pugliano-Martin
Beginning November1 day
68
1. Shared Reading: Apply Fluency Skill (making short pauses) to Reader's Theater (page 8)Benchmark Literacy Teacher Resources System Unit 2, Week 3, Page 8

Reader's Theater book: "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears" by Ian James
Mid November1 day
69
1. Shared Reading: Practice and Self-Assess Fluency Skills- Pausing-Full Stop using BLM 1 (page 5)
2. Shared Reading: Apply Fluecy Skill (coming to a full stop) to Reader's Theater using BLM 3 (page 8)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher Resource System Unit 3, Week 3, Pages 5, 8

Anchor Poster: "School Riddles" (BLM 1)
BLM 3 pg. 4-5 of Reader's Theater for focused practice
Beginning December2 days
70
1. Shared Reading: Reread to practice expressive interpretation of parts (page 9)
2. Shared Reading: Reread to build fluency using intonation the way characters would say them (page 12)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 4, Week 2, Pages 9, 12

Shared Reading book: "Jack and the Beanstalk" retold by Brenda Parks and Judith Smith

Mid December2 days
71
1. Shared Reading: Practice and Self-Assess Fluency Skills- Inflection/Intonation (pitch) using BLM 1 (page 5)
2. Shared Reading: Apply Fluecy Skill (using pitch) to Reader's Theater using BLM 3 (page 8)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 4, Week 3, Pages 5, 8

Reader's Theater book: "Yeh-shen, A Cinderella Tale from China" by Joanna Korba

Anchor Poster: "Interviewing Grandad" (BLM 1)
BLM 3 pg. 6-7 of Reader's Theater for focused practice
End of December1 day
72
1. Shared Reading: Introduce Fluency Skills- Inflection/Intonation (volume) (page 2)
2. Shared Reading: Practice and Self-Assess Fluency Skills- Inflection/intonation (volume) using BLM 1 (page 5)
3. Shared Reading: Apply Fluecy Skill (using volume) to Reader's Theater using BLM 3 (page 8)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 5, Week 3, Pages 2, 5, 8

Readers Theater Book: "John Henry" by Carol Pugliano-Martin

Anchor Poster: "Maggie's Story" (BLM 1)
BLM 3 pg. 2-3 of Reader's Theater for focused practice
Mid January3 days
73
1. Shared Reading: Apply Fluecy Skill (vary inflection/intonation) to Reader's Theater (page 8)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 6, Week 3, Page 8

Readers Theater Book: "Cry Out Liberty" by Annabelle Howard

BLM 3 Pages 2-3 of script for focused practice
Mid February1 day
74
1. Shared Reading: Reread Pages 2-9, Listen and Read Along (taking turns reading different parts) (page 5)
2. Shared Reading: Reread the Story- Build Fluency (pay attention to voice to show mood) (page 12)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 7, Week 2, Pages 5, 12

Shared Reading book: "The Ugly Duckling" retold by Brenda Parkes and Judith Smith
End of February2 days
75
1. Shared Reading: Practice and Self-Assess Fluency Skills- Phrasing of High Frequency Word Phrases using BLM 1 (page 5)
2. Shared Reading: Apply Fluecy Skill (practice phrasing) to Reader's Theater using BLM 3 (page 8)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 7, Week 3, PageS 5, 8

Readers Theater Book: "The Tricky Garden" by Joanne Mattern

Anchor Poster: "The Candy Jar" (BLM 1)
BLM 3 pg. 2-3 of Reader's Theater for focused practice
Beginning March2 days
76
1. Shared Reading: Apply Fluecy Skill (matching tone of voice to mood) to Reader's Theater using BLM 3 (page 8)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 8, Week 3, Page 8

Readers Theater Book: "Star Spangled Banner Story" by Joanne Mattern

BLM 3 pg. 2-3 of Reader's Theater for focused practice
End of March1 day
77
1. Shared Reading: Apply Fluecy Skill (sound the way the characters would talk) to Reader's Theater using BLM 3 (page 8)
2. Shared Reading: Prepare for and Manage Student Performances- Performer Expectatons (page 12)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 9, Week 3, Page 8, 12

Reader's Theater Book: "Androcles and the Lion, An Aesop's Fable" by Judy Nayer

BLM 3 pg. 4-5 of Reader's Theater for focused practice
Mid April2 days
78
1. Shared Reading: Practice and Self-Assess Fluency Skills- Dramatic Expression using BLM 1 (page 5)
2. Shared Reading: Apply Fluecy Skill (dramatic expression) to Reader's Theater using BLM 3 (page 8)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher Resource System Unit 10, Week 3, Pages 5, 8

Reader's Theater Book: "The Earth Day Garden" by Suzy Wall

Anchor Poster: "Pockets"
(BLM 1)
BLM 3 pg. 6-7 of Reader's Theater for focused practice
Beginning May2 days
79
1. Writer's Workshop: Read Aloud Mentor Story- Discussion topic of "Third Person Point of View" and "Character Conflict"
2. Writer's Workshop: Using a First Person Voice to Tell a Realistic Fiction Story
Benchmark Writer's Workshop Teacher Resource System
Unit 2 Realistic Fiction
Pages 6-7, 20

Mentor Text: "Tia's Bad Dayl" and "The Writing on the Wall" by Dina Anastasia and Amanda Jenkins
January3 days
80
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters; setting; or plot.1. Shared Reading: Use the Comprehension Strategy- Use Visualizing to Analyze Character using Poster 2 (page 6)
3. Shared Reading: Extend the Comprehension Strategy- Analyze Character using Poster 3 (by identifying key details in text and pictures) (page 8)
4. Shared Reading: Answer Text-Dependent Comprehesion Questions (by analyzing character) (page 11)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 2, Week 1, Pages 6, 8, 11

Anchor Poster 2 "The Park Pond"
Anchor Poster 3 "Little Duck"
Anchor Poster 4 "Little Red Riding Hoodie Rides Again"
Completion of weekly guided reading comprehension assessment
Teacher observation and participation in class and guided-reading instruction
End of October3 days
81
1. Shared Reading: Comprehension- Analyze and Visualize Character while reading book (page 3)
2. Shared Reading: Reread pages 2-9 to Analyze Character- Create Web using BLM 2 (page 4)
3. Shared Reading: Reread pages 10-20 to Analze Character- Finish Web (page 7)
"Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 2, Week 2, Pages 3-4, 7

Shared Reading book: ""Why Spiders Have Small Waists"" by Carol Pugliano-Martin

BLM 2 Analyze Character Web
Beginning November2 days
82
1. Shared Reading: Apply Fluency Skill (making short pauses) to Reader's Theater (page 8)Benchmark Literacy Teacher Resources System Unit 2, Week 3, Page 8

Reader's Theater book: "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears" by Ian James

BLM 3 Pages 2-3 of script for focused practice
Mid November1 day
83
1. Shared Reading: Comprehension- Analyze Story Elements (page 3)
2. Shared Reading: Reread pages 2-9 Comprehension using BLM 2 (page 4)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 4, Week 2, Pages 3-4

Shared Reading book: "Jack and the Beanstalk" retold by Brenda Parkes and Judith Smith

BLM 2 Analyze Story Elements Graphic Organizer
Mid December1 day
84
1. Shared Reading: Apply Fluecy Skill (using pitch) to Reader's Theater (page 8)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 4, Week 3, Page 8

Reader's Theater book: "Yeh-shen, A Cinderella Tale from China" by Joanna Korba

BLM 3 Pages 6-7 of script for focused practice
End of December1 day
85
1. Shared Reading: Build Academic Oral Language- Analyze Lucy's "look of horror" (page 6)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 5, Week 1, Page 6-7

Anchor Poster 2 "What's the Rush?"
Beginning January1 day
86
1. Shared Reading: Apply Fluecy Skill (using pitch) to Reader's Theater (page 8)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 5, Week 3, Page 7

Readers Theater Book: "John Henry" by Carol Pugliano-Martin


BLM 3 Pages 2-3 of script for focused practice
Mid January1 day
87
1. Shared Reading: Finding important details to analyze characters using Poster 1Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 6, Week 1, Page 3

Anchor Poster 1 "Surprise!"
End of January1 day
88
1. Shared Reading: Introduce Book Discussion Before Reading (page 3)
2. Shared Reading: Reread Pages 2-11 while analyzing information given to summarize text (page 4)
3. Shared Reading: Reread Pages 12-21 while studying picture clues to summarize main ideas (page 7)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 6, Week 2, Pages 3-4, 7

Shared Reading book: "Postcard Clues" by Linda Johns
Beginning of February2 days
89
1. Shared Reading: Apply Fluecy Skill (vary inflection/intonation) to Reader's Theater (page 8)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 6, Week 3, Page 8

Readers Theater Book: "Cry Out Liberty" by Annabelle Howard

BLM 3 Pages 2-3 of script for focused practice
Mid February1 day
90
1. Shared Reading: Introduce Comprehension Strategy- Make Predictions (page 2)
2. Shared Reading: Think Aloud and Use Metacognitive Strategy- Make Inferences using Poster 1 (page 2)
3. Shared Reading: Make Predictions from a Picture
(page 3)
4. Shared Reading: Extend Comprehension Strategy- Make Predictions using Poster 3
(page 8)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher Resource System Unit 7, Week 1, Pages 2-3, 8

Anchor Poster 1 "Watch Your Step!"
Anchor Poster 3 "What Will Henry Do?"
1. BLTRS page 3- Comprehension Quick Check:Make Predictions From Poster IllustrationMid February2 days
91
1. Shared Reading: Comprehension- Make Inferences & Predictions (using info/clues from illustrations and text) (page 3)
2. Shared Reading: Read Pages 2-9 to Make Predictions During Reading (page 4)
3. Shared Reading: Read Pages 10-16 to Make Predictions During Reading (page 7)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 7, Week 2, Pages 3-4, 7

Shared Reading book: "The Ugly Duckling" retold by Brenda Parkes and Judith Smith

BLM 2 Make Predictions Table Record
End of February2 days
92
1. Shared Reading: Apply Fluecy Skill (practice phrasing) to Reader's Theater using BLM 3 (page 8)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 7, Week 3, Page 8

Readers Theater Book: "The Tricky Garden" by Joanne Mattern

BLM 3 pg. 2-3 of Reader's Theater for focused practice
Beginning March1 day
93
1. Shared Reading: Apply Fluecy Skill (matching tone of voice to mood) to Reader's Theater using BLM 3 (page 8)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 8, Week 3, Page 8

Readers Theater Book: "Star Spangled Banner Story" by Joanne Mattern

BLM 3 pg. 2-3 of Reader's Theater for focused practice
End of March1 day
94
1. Shared Reading: Think Aloud and Use the Metacognitive Strategy- Make Connections (to info presented in Poster 1) (page 2)
2. Shared Reading: Identify Cause and Effect from picture clues presented in Poster 1 (page 3)
3. Shared Reading: Review Metacognitive Strategy- Make Connections (to info presented in Poster 2) (page 5)
4. Shared Reading: Connect Thinking, Speaking, Writing (identify cause and effect from picture/text clues in Poster 2) (page 7)
5. Shared Reading: Extend the Comprehension Strategy- Identify Cause and Effect using Poster 3 (page 8)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 9, Week 1, Pages 2-3, 5, 7-8

Anchor Poster 1 "Happy BIrthday!"
Anchor Poster 2 "Kim's Bad Day"
Anchor Poster 3 "The Tornado"
Beginning of April3 days
95
1. Shared Reading: Think Aloud and Use the metacognitive Strategy- Make Inferences using info presented on Poster 1
(page 2)
2. Shared Reading: Draw Conclusions from a Picture using Poster 1 (page 3)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 10, Week 1, Pages 2-3

Anchor Poster 1 "No Jumping!"
Mid April1 day
96
1. Shared Reading: Comprehension- Make Inferences/Draw Conclusions (using book page 4 illustration) (page 3)
2. Shared Reading: Reread Pages 2-11 Comprehension- Draw Conclusions using BLM 2 (page 4)
3. Shared Reading: Reread Pages 12-20 Comprehsion- Draw Conclusions using BLM 2 (page 7)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 10, Week 2, Pages 3-4, 7

Shared Reading Book: "Stephanie Investigates" by Susan Hartley

BLM 2 Draw Conclusions Table Record
End of April2 days
97
1. Writer's Workshop: Using Dialogue to Show Character Feelings and Emotions (page 26)
2. Writer's Workshop: Practice Setting the Tone of a Story (page 35)
Benchmark Writer's Workshop Teacher Resource System
Unit 2 Realistic Fiction
Pages 26, 35
February2 days
98
Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g. Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.1. Shared Reading: Make Cultural Connections (discussion of different versions of fairy tales) (page 2)Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 4, Week 2, Page 2

Shared Reading book: "Jack and the Beanstalk" retold by Brenda Parkes and Judith Smith
Yeh-Shen/Cinderella/The Glass Slipper Compare and Contrast ProjectMid December1 days
99
By the end of the year - read and comprehend literature including stories and poetry in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.1. Shared Reading: Read Fluency Poster 1 by focusing on Speed/Pacing (page 2)
2. Shared Reading: Practice & Self Assess Fluency Skill (page 5)
3. Guided Reading: Reread Reader's Theater and Assign Leveled Roles (page 7)
4. Shared Reading: Apply Fluency Skills to Reader's Theater using BLM 3 (page 8)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 1, Week 3, Pages 2, 5, 7-8, 12

Reader's Theater book: "Under the Sea with Jacques Cousteau" by Alan Kramer

BLM 3 Pages 2-3 of "Under the Sea with Jacques Cousteau"

"The Biggest Baseball Game of the Year" fluency poster
Complete Read Works passages for Lexile levels 450-790Mid October4 days
100
1. Shared Reading: Reread Poster 2 with students to analyze character (page 6)
2. Shared Reading: Reread Poster 3 to analyze character (page 8)
3. Shared Reading: Reread Poster 4 to summarize (page 11)
Benchmark Literacy Teacher
Resources System (BLTRS)
Unit 2, Week 1, Pages 6, 8, 11

Anchor Poster 2 "The Park Pond"
Anchor Poster 3 "Little Duck"
Anchor Poster 4 "Little Red Riding Hoodie Rides Again"
End of October3 days
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