Realistic Fiction. The purpose of this Realistic Fiction unit is to have students read and think critically about the characteristics of realistic fiction stories. As a summative assessment, students will write a realistic fiction story that demonstrates their understanding of the characteristics of realistic fiction. The targeted Common Core Standards in this unit cover reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Unit 2 Whole Number Place Value and Operations. In this unit, students explore patterns in the base-10 place-value system and ways of representing large numbers. They apply their understanding of place value when estimating and computing with multidigit whole numbers. Students are introduced to U.S. traditional multiplication and review partial-quotients division.
Solar Energy. The Solar Energy Module consists of four investigations that allow students to experience solar energy firsthand and to investigate the variables that affect solar-energy transfer.