• Workshop 1 - Fires Out of Control
     Fires are a hot topic. In these texts, students will learn about how fires start, how they spread, and how brave people risk their lives to stop them.
     
    Academic Vocabulary
    -rapidly (adverb)          -fuel (noun)
    -region (noun)              -survive (verb)
    -degree (noun)              -approach (verb)
    -condition (noun)         -locate (verb)
    -rebuild (verb)              -challenge (noun)
     
    Word Study
    Prefix - a letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word; it changes the meaning of a word
    Suffix - a letter or group of letters added to the end of a word; a suffix changes the meaning or part of speech of a word
     
    Grammar
    -Identifying sentences and fragments by identifying the subject and predicate of a sentence.
    -Using end punctuation, such as a statement ending with a period, and a question ending with a question mark.
     
     
     
     
     
    Workshop 2 - Coming to America
    In these texts, readers discover why people immigrate to America and some of the ways that young immigrants adjust to life in a new country.
     
     
    Academic Vocabulary
    -achieve (verb)          -translate (verb)
    -journey (noun)           -voyage (noun)
    -globe (noun)              -familiar (adjective)
    -route (noun)               -seek (verb)
    -liberty (noun)              -culture (noun)
     
    Word Study
    Synonym - pairs of words that have similar meanings
    Antonym - pairs of words that have opposite meanings
     
    Grammar
    -Correcting sentence fragments by identifying incomplete sentences that are missing a subject or a verb by adding the subject or verb to make it a complete sentence.
    -Using capital letters as the first word in a sentence and ensuring proper nouns have capital
    letters.
     
     
     
     
     
    Workshop 3 - Bud, Not Buddy
    In this workshop, readers learn how people can reach out and help others, even during tough times.
     
    Academic Vocabulary
    -privilege (noun)          -farther (adverb)
    -improve (verb)            -expect (verb)
    -grateful (adjective)    -credit (noun)
    -patient (adjective)     -worth (adjective)
    -available (adjective)  -normally (adverb)
     
    Word Study
    Homophones - words that sound alike but have different meanings and spellings
    Word Families - a group of words that share the same base word and haev related meanings
     
    Grammar
    -Identifying and correcting run-on sentences so that they are made up of two complete thoughts and are correctly joined together
    -Using correct word order in a sentence, such as an adjective coming before the noun it describes and a helping verb coming before the main verb in a statement
     
     
     
     
    Workshop 7 - Taming Wild Beasts
    In this workshop, readers are introduced to the fierce debate about whether wild animals should live outside their natural habitats.
     
    Academic Vocabulary
    -threat (noun)       -enormous (adjective)
    -capture (verb)     -fierce (adjective)
    -habitat (noun)      -remove (verb)
    -legal (adjective)   -concerned (adjective)
    -range (noun)         -exhibit (noun)
     
    Word Study
    Multiple Meaning Words - words that have more than one meaning
    Verb Endings - a letter or group of letters that are added to the end of a verb to show when an action takes place (past, present, future)
     
    Grammar
    -Using subject pronouns in the subject of a sentence and object pronouns after a verb or after a word such as for or to
    -Avoiding double negatives by only using one negative word to express a single negative idea because it is incorrect to use two negatives to express a negative idea