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Harcourt: Storytown. Theme 1: Finding a Way Content Objectives and Language Objectives. Lesson 1 Rope Burn. Comprehension Objective: Students will recognize plot events, conflict, and resolution in a story; and understand how conflicts are resolved in a story.

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Harcourt storytown

Harcourt: Storytown

Theme 1: Finding a Way

Content Objectives and

Language Objectives


Lesson 1 rope burn

Lesson 1 Rope Burn

  • Comprehension Objective: Students will recognize plot events, conflict, and resolution in a story; and understand how conflicts are resolved in a story.

  • Vocabulary: humiliation, expectations, fringes, hesitating, sincere, coaxed

  • Spelling Objective: Students will spell correctly words with closed syllables with short-vowels patterns.

  • Grammar Objective: Students will identify complete, declarative, and interrogative sentences.

  • Writing Objective: Students will demonstrate a personal voice in writing.


Lesson 2 line drive

Lesson 2 Line Drive

  • Comprehension Objective: Students will recognize plot events, conflict, and resolution in a story; and understand how conflicts are resolved in a story.

  • Vocabulary: maven, mortified, reigned, conceited, designated, smirk, exhilarated.

  • Spelling Objective: Students will spell correctly words with long vowels and vowel digraphs.

  • Grammar Objective: Students will identify imperative and exclamatory sentences as well as interjections.

  • Writing Objective: Students will write an autobiographical composition and demonstrate voice.


Lesson 3 chang and the bamboo flute

Lesson 3 Chang and the Bamboo Flute

  • Comprehension Objective: Students will recognize that authors reveal a character’s motives through traits, thoughts, words, and actions and make inferences regarding a character’s motives in a text.

  • Vocabulary: pried, desperately, sneered, indignantly, urgently, grudgingly

  • Spelling Objective: Students will spell correctly words with vowel digraphs.

  • Grammar Objective: Students will identify subjects and predicates in a sentence and use them correctly in writing.

  • Writing Objective: Students will demonstrate word choice when writing an autobiographical narrative.


Lesson 4 nellie bly

Lesson 4 Nellie Bly

  • Comprehension Objective: Students will recognize that authors reveal a character’s motives through traits, thoughts, words, and actions and make inferences regarding a character’s motives in a text.

  • Vocabulary: relented, faze, eccentric, infuriated, disheartened, impassable, crusaded

  • Spelling Objective: Students will spell correctly words with the –ed or –ing endings.

  • Grammar Objective: Students will identify and use complete and simple subjects and predicates correctly.

  • Writing Objective: Students will use vivid and descriptive words as well as effective organization for a newspaper article.


Lesson 5 it takes talent

Lesson 5 It Takes Talent

  • Comprehension Objective: Students will identify the distinguishing characteristics of a talent show and read aloud a talent show as a Readers’ Theater.

  • Vocabulary: genial, prognostication, stricken, dramatically, restrain, protest, feverishly, overcome, flop, spectacular


Theme 1 review

Theme 1 Review

  • Comprehension Objective: Students will….

    • recognize plot events, conflict, and resolution in a story.

    • understand how conflicts are resolved in a story.

    • recognize that authors reveal a character’s motives through traits, thoughts, words, and actions.

    • make inferences regarding a character’s motives in a text.

    • identify and analyze the characteristics of narrative text.

    • understand and identify the characteristics of particular genres of narrative text.


Theme 1 review1

Theme 1(Review)

  • Spelling Objective: Students will correctly spell words with…

    • closed syllables and short vowels patterns

    • long vowels, vowel digraphs, and vowel diphthongs

    • words with –ed and –ing endings.


Theme 1 review2

Theme 1(Review)

  • Grammar Objective: Students will…

    • identify, form, and use complete, declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory sentences, and interjections in writing and speaking

    • recognize sentence fragments

    • identify complete and simple subjects and predicates


Theme 1 review3

Theme 1(Review)

  • Vocabulary Objective: The students will…

    • Use a variety of strategies to determine meaning

    • Use context to clarify word meaning


Theme 1 review4

Theme 1(Review)

  • Writing Objective: Students will…

    • revise writing for voice and word choice

    • Refine a selected piece to publish


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