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Unit 6: Traditions

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Just Like Josh Gibson
(AR #75659)
This realistic fiction story is about a famous baseball player and his influence on another person's life.    

Why are sports important in our country?

Comprehension Skill: Compare and Contrast
Phonics: Contractions
Grammar: Using Capital Letters


Red, White, and Blue
(AR #51909)
This narrative nonfiction text tells us important information about the American Flag.  This story is very interesting.

What does our flag mean?

Comprehension Skill: Fact and Opinion
Phonics: Inflected Endings
Grammar: Quotation Marks

A Birthday Basket for Tia
(AR #16649)
Cecilia spends a lot of time making something special for her Great Aunt Tia.  It is her special day.  This is a
realistic fiction story.   
Why are family celebrations specials? 

Comprehension Skill: Draw Conclusions
Phonics: Syllables -tion, -ture
Grammar: Using Commas

(NO AR Quiz)
This narrative nonfiction text tells us all about cowboys.  It gives us a lot of information about their life and what they do each day.     
Why should we learn about cowboys? 

Comprehension Skill: Cause and Effect
Phonics: Suffixes -ness, -less
Grammar: Commas in Compound Sentences

Jingle Dancer
(AR #41520)
This realistic fiction story tells us about something important to Jenna.  She works very hard in this story to get jingle bells for her outfit.    
What are some different ways that people celebrate? 

Comprehension Skill: Character, Setting, and Plot
Phonics: Prefixes mis-, mid-
Grammar: Paragraphs