Functions and Forms
Describing community locations
The supermarket is where we buy food.
We borrow books from the library.
Describing spatial relations
The mall is across the street from Town Hall.
English Language Development Skills
Respond to questions with appropriate
Connect and relate prior experiences, insights,
and ideas to those of a speaker.
Make descriptive presentations that use concrete
sensory details to set forth and support unified
impressions of people, places, things, or
Use clear and specific vocabulary to communicate
ideas and establish the tone.
Determine what characters are like by what they
say or do and by how the author or illustrator
Use knowledge of prefixes and suffixes to
determine the meaning of words.
Use descriptive words when writing.
Write descriptions that use concrete sensory
details to present and support unified impressions
of people, places, things, or experiences.
CD Track 22
Bui ld Background
ORAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Photo Cards that show people. Have students discuss
how those words or ideas connect to the primary reading and the unit theme.
Write the Key Vocabulary on the board or on chart paper, as students write
the words in their notebooks. Then, have students write each word five times
to practice spelling and cursive penmanship.
The phonics activities
on the back of each photo card may be used to supplement instruction.
Student Book page 126: Play Track 22. Have students listen to the
passage as they read along in their books. After they have listened to and
read the passage, have them discuss how the passage connects to the unit
theme. Then, have students answer the questions.
question aloud, help
students use the
passage to locate
context clues that will
help them to answer the
Elicit answers from the
class, and help them to
structure their responses
as complete sentences.
Have students work
independently to locate
context clues in the
passage that will help
them to answer the
have them share their
answers, in complete
sentences, with the
Have students work in
pairs to locate context
clues that will help
them to answer the
questions. Next, have
them structure their
answers in complete
sentences. Then, have
each pair share their
sentences with the
Targeting Proficiency Levels
Meeting Individual Needs
You may assist students who exhibit difficulty answering the vocabulary questions
by helping them to locate the words in the text. Then, ask questions to help
students use context clues to decode the vocabulary words and answer the
Student Book page 127: Read the direction with students and model the
correct way to answer the first item. Explain to students that the answer