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Essential Question: What makes birds different from mammals?

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Long i (CVCe)
Digraphs kn, wr, gn, mb
Phonograms -ine, -ite

Phonemic Awareness
Middle sound
Substitute medial phonomes

Spelling Words
time, like, kite, bike, white, drive

High Frequency Words
bird, both, eyes, fly, long, or, those, walk


Selection Vocab
amphibians, boy, breathe, feathers, group, hair, mammals, reptiles, tadpoles, tails, wings

Oral Vocab

alert, directions, scale, sensitive, swivel, threatened

Domain-Specific Vocab

trait, adapt, survive

Vocabulary Strategy

Suffixes -er, -est

Comprehension Skill/Anchor Text

Anchor Text: Animal Groups

Target Skill: Compare and Contrast

Target Strategy: Monitor/Clarify

Grammar: The Verb be
Using is, are, was and were

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