• Week

    Events

    Humanities





    Aug. 21-25

    1

    21 - First Day of School

    Unit 1: Texas, Our Texas

    establishing workshop routines, self-selecting texts/monitoring reading, asking questions about their reading, making inferences, summarizing, making connections, genres introduction, text features, narrative writing craft, symbols and landmarks of Texas, economy/jobs, Texas culture







    Aug. 28-1

    2




    Sept. 4-8

    3

    4 - Labor Day



    Sept. 11-15

    4

    *National Hispanic Month (9/15-10/15)



    Sept. 18-22

    5

    *National Hispanic Month (9/15-10/15)



    Sept. 25-29

    6

    *National Hispanic Month (9/15-10/15)



    Oct. 2-6

    7

    *National Hispanic Month (9/15-10/15)

    6- Prof Learning/

    Student Holiday

    Unit 2: American Indians in Texas

    theme, folk literature, story elements - plot, character analysis, narrative writing , imaginative writing, patterns of Texas regions and how these influenced Indians’ lives





    Oct. 9-13

    8

    *National Hispanic Month (9/15-10/15)

    9 - No School


    Oct. 16-20

    9




    Oct. 23-27

    10




    Nov. 30-3

    11

    *Native American Heritage Month

    Unit 3: The Lure of Texas

    nonfiction text structure,  inferring - nonfiction, fact/opinion, main idea/supporting details,  context clues,  multiple meaning words, advertisements, expository writing, early explorers and why they chose Texas




    Nov. 6-10

    12

    *Native American Heritage Month

    *Election Day



    Nov. 13-17

    13

    *Native American Heritage Month



    Nov. 20-24


    Thanksgiving Break

    Nov. 27-1

    14

    *Native American Heritage Month

    Unit 3: The Lure of Texas

    (Continued)





    Dec. 4-8

    15


    Unit 4: Tensions in Texas and the Rise in the Revolution

    comparing literary and informational text, point of view, author’s purpose, expository writing craft, formation of the Republic of Texas


    Dec. 11-15

    16




    Dec. 18-22

    17



    Dec. 22-7


    Winter Break

    Jan. 8-12

    18

    8 - Teacher Work Day

    Unit 4: Tensions in Texas and the Rise in the Revolution

    (Continued)






    Jan. 15-19

    19

    15 - MLK Day


    Jan. 22-26

    20



    Unit 5: Texas’ Identity

    reading of procedural texts, expository and procedural writing,  dramatic literature, events leading up to the U.S. - Mexican War



    Jan.. 29-2

    21

    *Black History Month


    Feb. 5-9

    22

    *Black History Month




    Feb. 12-16

    23

    *Black History Month



    Feb. 19-23

    24

    19 - Prof Learning/

    Student Holiday

    *Black History Month

    *Nat’l Engineers Week


    Feb. 26-2

    25

    *Black History Month

    Unit 6: The Changing Landscape of Texas

    (starting the last half of the 19th century)

    Inference with poetry, structural elements of poetry, writing poetry,  figurative language, changes in Texas




    Mar. 5-9

    26

    *Women’s History Month



    Mar. 12-16


    Spring Break

    Mar. 19-23

    27

    *Women’s History Month

    Unit 6: The Changing Landscape of Texas

    (Continued)





    Mar. 26-30

    28

    *Women’s History Month

    30 - No School



    Apr. 2-6

    29

    *Earth Month

    *Fin. Literacy Month

    *National Poetry Month

    *National Volunteer Month

    Unit 7: The Growth of Texas - 20th Century to Present

    research (review), poetry (review and extend), text structures/features, eras in Texas and how these impact us today




    Apr. 9-13

    30

    *Earth Month

    *Fin. Literacy Month

    *National Poetry Month

    *National Volunteer Month



    Apr. 16-20

    31

    *Earth Month

    *Fin. Literacy Month

    *National Poetry Month

    *National Volunteer Month



    Apr. 23-27

    32

    *Earth Month

    *Fin. Literacy Month

    *National Poetry Month

    *National Volunteer Month

    27 - Bad Weather Make-up Day



    May 30-4

    33

    *Military Appreciation Month




    May 7-11

    34

    *Military Appreciation Month




    May 14-18

    35

    *Military Appreciation Month




    May 21-25

    36

    25 - Bad Weather Make-up Day

    *Military Appreciation Month

    Unit 8: Celebrate Freedom Week

    evaluation of ideas, responses to expository text, speaking, important U.S. documents and their impact on us today





    May 28-1

    37

    28 - Memorial Day

    31 - Last Day for Students

    1 - Teacher Work Day