Focus Wall
Essential Question: What makes birds different from mammals?


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Phonics
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




Vocabulary


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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