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Reading Streets

Reading & Spelling

Unit 1 - Animals, Tame and WildUnit 2 - Communities
Unit 3 - Changes
Unit 4 - Treasures
Unit 5 - Great Ideas



Unit 1 - Animals, Tame and Wild

How are people and animals important to one another?

Sam, Come Back


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Target Skills of Week 1
  • Spelling Words: at, can, cat, back, dad, am, bat, mad, rack, sack
  • High Frequency Words: in, on, way
  • Phonics
    • Short a
    • Final ck
  • Grammar
    • Sentence - a group of words that tells a complete idea. Usually, begins with a capital and ends with an ending mark

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Pig in a Wig

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Target Skills of Week 2
  • Spelling Words: in, it, did, sit, six, fix, lip, mix, pin, wig
  • High Frequency Words: and, take, up
  • Phonics
    • Short i
    • Final x
  • Grammar
    • Naming part of a sentence - names a person, place, animal or thing.

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The Big Blue Ox

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Target Skills of Week 3
  • Spelling Words: mom, hot, hop, pot, pop, ox. lock, mop, got, rock
  • High Frequency Words: help, use, get
  • Phonics
    • Short o
    • -s plurals
  • Grammar
    • Action part of a sentence - tells what a person or thing does.

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A Fox and a Kit

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Target Skills of Week 4
  • Spelling Words: nap, naps, sit, sits, win, wins, fit, fits, hit, hits
  • High Frequency Words: her, too, this, eat
  • Phonics
    • Inflected endings -s and -ing
  • Grammar
    • Word order - the order of words in a sentence must make sense.

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Get the Egg!

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Taget Skills of Week 5
  • Spelling Words: bed, men, red, step, ten, net, leg, jet, sled, wet
  • High Frequency Words: saw, your, tree, small
  • Phonics
    • Short e
    • Initial blends
  • Grammar
    • Telling sentence - tells something. It is a statement. It begins with a capital letter. It usually ends with a period.

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Animal Park

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Target Skills of Week 6
  • Spelling Words: run, cut, must, sun, up, bump, jump, bus, nut, rug
  • High Frequency Words: into, many, home, them
  • Phonics
    • Short u
    • Final blends
  • Grammar
    • Question sentences - asks something. It begins with a capital letter. It ends with a question mark.

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Unit 2 - Communities

What is a community?

A Big Fish for Max

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Target Skills of Week 1
  • Spelling Words: ship, fish, then, shut, with, rush, shell, shop, trash, thin
  • High Frequency Words: catch, good, no, put, want
  • Phonics
    • Blends sh, th
    • Vowel sound in ball
  • Grammar
    • Nouns - names a person, place, animal or thing.

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The Farmer in the Hat

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Target Skills of Week 2

  • Spelling Words: face, made, age, safe, take, make, cage, cake, late, name
  • High Frequency Words: be, could, horse, old, paper
  • Phonics
    • Long a
    • Soft c, Soft g
  • Grammar
    • Proper nouns - special names for people, places, animals or things. It begins with a capital letter.

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Who Works Here?

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Target Skills of Week 3

  • Spelling Words: like, ride, smile, time, white, bike, dime, hide, ice, kite
  • High Frequency Words: live, out, people, who, work
  • Phonics
    • Long i
    • Digraphs wh, ch, tch
  • Grammar
    • Special titles - a title comes before the name of a person. It begins with a capital letter. Some end with a period.

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The Big Circle

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Target Skills of Week 4
  • Spelling Words: home, hope, rose, woke, those, bone, hose, joke, rode, stone
  • High Frequency Words: down, inside, now, there, together
  • Phonics
    • Long o
    • Contractions n't, 'm, 'll
  • Grammar
    • Days, months, holidays - are all special nouns that begin with a capital letter.

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Life in the Forest

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Target Skills of Week 5
  • Spelling Words: huge, June, rule, tube, use, cube, cute, flute, rude, mule
  • High Frequency Words: around, find, food, grow, under, water
  • Phonics
    • Long u
    • Inflected ending -ed
  • Grammar
    • One and more than one - many nouns add -s to mean more than one.

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Honey Bees

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Target Skills of Week 6

  • Spelling Words: be, feet, he, see, we, green, me, she, tree, week
  • High Frequency Word: also, family, new, other, some, their
  • Phonics
    • Long e
    • Blending Syllables
  • Grammar
    • Nouns in a sentence - a noun names a person, place, animal or thing. A noun can be in more than one place in a sentence.

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Unit 3 - Changes


What is changing in our world?
An Egg is an Egg

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Target Skills of Week 1
  • Spelling Words: my, by, try, any, body, fly, cry, lucky, silly, puppy
  • High Frequency Words: always, become, day, everything, nothing, stays, things
  • Phonics
    • Vowels sounds of y
    • Long vowels with one syllable words
  • Grammar
    • Action verbs - a verb tells what someone or something does.

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Ruby in Her Own Time

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Target Skills of Week 2
  • Spelling Words: bring, trunk, pink, bank, sang, wing, rink, blank, rang, sunk
  • High Frequency Words: any, enough, ever, every, own, sure, were
  • Phonics
    • Final digraphs -ng, -nk
    • Compound words
  • Grammar
    • Verbs that add -s - add s to show what is being done now.

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Jan's New Home

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Target Skills of the Week 3

  • Spelling Words: fix, fixes, class, classes, wish, wishes, kiss, kisses, bus, buses
  • High Frequency Words: away, car, friends, house, our, school, very
  • Phonics
    • Ending -es, plural -es
    • R-controlled (or, ore)
  • Grammar
    • Verbs that do not add -s - Do not add s to a verb that tells what 2 or more people, animals or things do now.

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Frog and Toad Together

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Target Skills of the Week 4

  • Spelling Words: ask, asked, plan, planned, help, helped, jog, jogged, call, called
  • High Frequency Words: afraid, again, few, how, read, soon
  • Phonics
    • Inflected endings -ed, -ing
    • R-controlled ( ar )
  • Grammar
    • Verbs for now and the past - verbs can tell what happens now. Verbs can tell what happened in the past. Some verbs that tell about the past end in -ed.

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I'm a Caterpillar

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Target Skills of the Week 5
  • Spelling Words: her, first, bird, girl, burn, were, shirt, fur, hurt, sir
  • High Frequency Words: done, know, push, visit, wait
  • Phonics
    • R-controlled ( er, ir, ur )
    • Contractions 's, 've, 're
  • Grammar
    • Am, is, are, was and were - the words am, is and are tell about now. Use am or is to tell about one. Use are to tell about more than one.

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Where Are My Animal Friends?

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Target Skills of Week 6
  • Spelling Words: bigger, biggest, faster, fastest, slower, slowest, shorter, shortest, sadder, saddest
  • High Frequency Words: before, does, good-bye, oh, right, won't
  • Phonics
    • Comparative endings -er, -est
    • Blend - dge
  • Grammar
    • Contractions with not - a contraction is a short way to put two words together.

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Unit 4 - Treasures
What is changing in our world?


Mama's Birthday Present

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Target Skills of Week 1
  • Spelling Words: train, way, tail, play, day, may, rain, gray, mail, afraid
  • High Frequency Words: about, enjoy, give, surprise, worry, would
  • Phonics
    • Long a ( ai, ay )
    • Possessives
  • Grammar
    • Adjectives - an adjective tells about a person, place, animal or thing.

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The Dot

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Target Skills of Week 2
  • Spelling Words: eat, sea, each, team, please, dream, treat, beach, clean, lean
  • High Frequency Words: colors, draw, drew, great, over, show, sign
  • Phonics
    • Long e ( ea )
    • Inflected endings (change y to i and add -ed, -es, -er, est)
  • Grammar
    • Adjectives for color and shapes (examples: pink, red, oval, square)

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Mr. Bones: Dinosaur Hunter
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Target Skills of Week 3
  • Spelling Words: boat, road, snow, row, yellow, loaf, coat, soap, blow, pillow
  • High Frequency Words: found, mouth, once, took, wild
  • Phonics
    • Long o ( oa, ow )
    • Three letter blends
  • Grammar
    • Adjectives for sizes (examples: big, long, small, short)

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The Lady in the Moon

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Target Skills of Week 4
  • Spelling Words: lie, tie, high, might, right, night, bright, light, pie, tight
  • High Frequency Words: above, eight, laugh, moon, touch
  • Phonics
    • Long i ( ie, igh )
    • Beginning sounds kn and wr
  • Grammar
    • Adjectives for what kind (examples: bright, happy, old, funny, cold)

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Peter's Chair

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Target Skills of Week 5
  • Spelling Words: backpack, outside, baseball, herself, flashlight, bluebird, lunchbox, suitcase, inside, brainstorm
  • High Frequency Words: picture, remember, room, stood, thought
  • Grammar
    • Adjectives for how many (examples: two, four, one)

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Henry and Mudge and Mrs. Hopper's House

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Target Skills of Week 6
  • Spelling Words: slowly, careful, quickly, useful, painful, playful, sadly, gladly, nicely, wonderful
  • High Frequency Words: across, because, dance, only, opened, shoes, told
  • Phonics
    • Suffixes -ly, -ful
    • Vowels in moon
  • Grammar
    • Adjectives that compare - add -er to an adjective to compare two persons, places, animals or things. Add -est to an adjective to compare three or more persons, places, animals or things.

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Unit 5 - Changes


What is changing in our world?
Tippy-Toe Chick, Go

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Target Skills of Week 1
  • Spelling Words: how, town, down, now, brown, cow, clown, frown, growl, crowd
  • High Frequency Words: along, behind, eyes, pulling, toward, never
  • Phonics
    • ow as in cow
    • Syllable counting
  • Grammar
    • Command - a command is a sentence that tells someone to do something. It begins with a capital letter and ends with a period.

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Mole and the Baby Bird

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Target Skills of Week 2
  • Spelling Words: mouth, house, found, our, out, cloud, ouch, shout, round, count
  • High Frequency Words: door, loved, should, wood
  • Phonics
    • ou as in ouch
    • Syllable counting
  • Grammar
    • Exclamation - an exclamation is a sentence that shows strong feeling. It begins with a capital letter and ends with an exclamation mark.

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Dot & Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery

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Target Skills of Week 3
  • Spelling Words: book, moon, took, food, look, pool, zoo, noon, good, foot
  • High Frequency Words: among, another, instead, none
  • Phonics
    • oo as in moon/book
    • Inflected endings -ed, -ing (when the word ends in a silent e, drop the e before adding the ending)
  • Grammar
    • Sentence review - review of beginning and ending marks for a sentence

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Simple Machines

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Target Skills of Week 4
  • Spelling Words: oil, soil, voice, point, boy, boil, coin, oink, toy, joy
  • High Frequency Words: against, goes, heavy, kinds, today
  • Phonics
    • oi, oy
    • Suffixes -er, -or can be added to words to mean a person or thing that does something
  • Grammar
    • Pronouns - a pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun or nouns - he, she, it, we, you and they

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Alexander Graham Bell

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Target Skills of Week 5
  • Spelling Words: saw, draw, crawl, straw, law, jaw, paw, lawn, yawn, hawk
  • High Frequency Words: built, early, learn, science, through
  • Phonics
    • aw as in ball
    • Short e - the letters ea can stand for the short e sound or the long e sound
  • Grammar
    • Using I and me - the pronouns I and me take the place of your name


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Ben Franklin and His First Kite
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Target Skills of Week 6
  • Spelling Words: unhappy, refill, untie, undo, repay, unkind, undress, retell, reopen, refund
  • High Frequency Words: answered, brothers, carry, different, poor
  • Phonics
    • Prefixes un and re
    • Long o - when o is followed by ld or st its sound is often long
    • Long i - when i is followed by ld or nd its sound is often long
  • Grammar
    • Pronoun review

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