Provides opportunities for the practice and
development of the four language arts skills
of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Frontloads key vocabulary, providing
opportunities for the development of oral
fluency and phonemic awareness.
Includes Home Connection activities using
Allows for the practice and development
of grade-level academic vocabulary and
structures in the content areas of language
arts, math, social studies, science, music,
Pac i ng
is designed as a
that covers one full year
of ESL/ELD instruction.
Each of the eight
units is designed to
one month of
Each day, as outlined
in the Unit Planner,
is designed to cover
one 35-45 minute
period every day.
classes are held less
often, the flexibility
of the program
allows teachers to
elect not to include
some of the lessons,
such as music and
Weight is a measure of how heavy an object, a person, or an animal
is. Weight changes according to gravity, which is the force that pulls you
to Earth. In space there is zero gravity, so objects, people, and animals
have no weight there.
The ounce and the pound are standard units of weight in the United
States. The abbreviations for ounce and pound are not shortened forms
of the English words but of their linguistic origins. The abbreviation
for ounce is
which is short for the old Italian word
abbreviation for pound is
which is short for the Latin word
1 pound (lb) = 16 ounces (oz)
1/2 pound = 8 ounces
1/4 pound = 4 ounces
Determine what you think are the lightest and heaviest items in
your backpack. Would you use ounces or pounds to tell the weight
of each item? Why?
Predict whether the first item in each pair weighs less, more,
or about the same as the second item.
Answer the questions in complete sentences.
If one item weighs two pounds, and another item weighs
thirty-three ounces, how would you determine which one is heavier?
How would you determine how many quarter-pound
hamburgers you could make out of three pounds of ground beef?
How would you determine how many ounces are in
six pounds? Write your answer as a number sentence.
bodies of water
The large areas of land shown on the world map
are called continents. We live in North America,
which is one of the seven continents. The surface of
these continents is not smooth. It has many different
landforms, or shapes.
The large bodies of water that surround these
continents are called oceans. There are five oceans
surrounding the continents. Lakes and rivers are smaller
bodies of water that can be found within a continent.
Use a globe or an atlas to answer the questions in complete sentences.
The state of Florida is a landform surrounded by water on three of its
sides. What is the name of this kind of landform?
One of the seven continents is also an island and a country.
What is the name of this continent?
What is the name of the body of water located between
the continents of Asia, Africa, and Australia?
Write a paragraph about a landform or a body of water.
Research the landform or body of water in the library or on the Internet.
The landform or body of water you choose can be in the United States
or in a different country.
Include details about the landform or body of water you choose.
A lake is a body of water
surrounded by land on
A bay is a body of water
mostly, but not completely,
surrounded by land.
A river is a long stream of
water that flows into
another body of water.
A plain is a large area of land
that is flat.
A valley is an area of land
surrounded by mountains.
An island is an area of land
surrounded by water on all sides.
A peninsula is an area of land
surrounded by water on three sides.
Bodies of Water
Spotlight on Content
Answer the questions in complete sentences.
Which sentence in the passage describes an opinion?
Which sentence in the passage states a fact?
How can you determine which statements are facts
and which are opinions?
The New Shopping Mall
esterday a group
of business people
met with the mayor.
They presented their
plans for building a
new shopping mall.The
business people want
to build a large mall
downtown, where our
historic buildings are.
Many people in
our community don’t
want to have a new
agree with them.The
buildings downtown are
part of our history and
should not be torn down.
Amall can be built
anywhere. Putting a new
mall downtown would
also cause a lot of traf
and make parking very
Some people in our
community don’t like
with them. Shopping
malls provide many
jobs to the community.
They also let people do
all their shopping in one
place.Without a mall,
people have to drive all
over town to buy things.
We are not opposed to
opposed to tearing down
our historic buildings
downtown. If a mall is
built downtown, what
makes our community
special will be gone.
Is that something we
want to do?We don’t
An editorial expresses an opinion about a topic, an event, or an idea.
The editorial starts by giving information about the topic.
It describes the event or idea with exact details so the reader knows what
the editorial is about. Then, the editorial goes on to express opinions for
or against the topic. The opinions are supported with facts. Editorials are
typically found in newspapers.
Tips for writing an editorial:
• Gather reliable information about the topic of your editorial.
• Write down the information for the reader, so that he or she knows
the who, what, when, where, why, and how of your topic.
• Make your opinions strong by supporting them with facts. Facts are
statements that can be shown to be true.
• Choose words that will persuade the reader to agree with you.
Write an editorial about a current issue.
Decide on an issue to write your editorial about.
The first paragraph should outline facts related to the issue.
The second paragraph should be about what you believe. Support
your opinion with facts and persuasive words. The third paragraph
should be about the other side of the argument. Use facts to explain
why this side is incorrect.
Write a conclusion that summarizes your opinion.