Unit 6: Achievements Weekly Theme: Helping Our NeighborsSelection 1:Title: A Castle on Viola StreetAuthor: DyAnne DiSalvo
Genre: Realistic Fiction– an invented story that could have happened in real life Comprehension Strategy: Analyze Story Structure Comprehension Skill: Essential Message/Theme
Phonics: Decode Words with Final /əl/ Spelling Focus: able, purple, riddle, handle, towel, eagle, puzzle, castle, little, nickel, camel, pickle, travel, tunnel, squirrel Review Words: spider, tiny, planet Challenge Words: motel, couple
Key Vocabulary: downtown – the area located in the main, or lower, part of town appliances – machines for doing tasks at home owners – people who possess something construction – the act of building something equipment – tools and materials needed to do a job leaky – having holes that water can pass through
Vocabulary Skills: Context Clues: Paragraph Clues **Clues to a word’s meaning found in the same paragraph. Look for different types of clues, such as synonyms, definitions, and examples.
Word Work: Grammar Skills: Adjectives and Articles An adjective is a word that describes a noun. The articles a, an, and the are special articles. Examples: a big cat, a hammer an interesting book, an ax the hammer, the books