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Reading Curriculum

Reading Units of Study by Grade Level
  Grade 2:
  • Second-Grade Reading Growth Spurt (September/October)
  • Becoming Experts: Reading Nonfiction (November/December)
  • Studying Characters and Their Stories (January)
  • Bigger Books Mean Amping Up Reading Power (February/March)
  • Reading Nonfiction Cover to Cover: Nonfiction Book Clubs (March/April)
  • Series Book Clubs (May/June)

  Grade 3:

  • Building a Reading Life (September)
  • Mystery: Foundational Skills in Disguise (October/November)
  • Reading to Learn: Grasping Main Ideas and Text Structures (November/December)
  • Character Studies (January/February)
  • Building stamina during reading (March)
  • Research Clubs: Elephants, Penguins, and Frogs, Oh My! (April/May)
  • Learning Through Reading: Countries Around the World (May/June)

  Grade 4:

  • A User's Guide for Interpreting Characters: The Heart of the Story (September/October)
  •  Reading the Weather, Reading the World (October/November)
  • Historical Fiction Clubs (November/December)
  • Interpretation Book Clubs (January/February)
  • Building Stamina in Reading (March)
  • Reading History: The American Revolution and Bringing History to Life (April/May)
  • Nonfiction Book Clubs: Author Studies (May/June)

Grade 5: 

  •  Narrative Craft, Character Studies, and Interpretation Book Clubs (September/October)
  • Tackling Complexity: Moving Up Levels of Nonfiction (October/November)
  • Argument and Advocacy: Researching Debatable Issues and the Research-Based Argument Essay (November/December)
  • Author Study: Reading Like a Fan (January/February)
  • Building Stamina in Reading (March)
  • The Lens of History, Reading in the Content Area and Westward Expansion in Social Studies (April/May)
  • Fantasy Book Clubs: The Magic of Themes and Symbols (April/May)