Focus: Unit 3 introduces spelling alternatives for vowel sounds, as well as various tricky spellings (spellings that can stand for more than one sound, such as “o” in hop or open). Students practice writing a personal narrative. Grammar instruction focuses on capitalization, quotation marks, ending punctuation, and common and proper nouns. Students are also introduced to antonyms and synonyms. The decodable Student Reader for Unit 3 is Kids Excel.
Number of Lessons: 25
Lesson Time: 60 minutes each. Each lesson may be divided into shorter segments.
Additional Search Terms: reading and writing • decoding • phonics • spelling alternatives • grammar • listening and speaking