Focus: Unit 4 introduces the most common (or least ambiguous) spellings for /r/-controlled vowel sounds. Students learn the concept of a syllable and practice with two-syllable words. Students are introduced to past-tense verb forms ending with –ed as they continue to work with nouns and verbs in phrases. Students are introduced to adjectives and they practice descriptive writing. The decodable Student Reader for Unit 4 is The Green Fern Zoo.
Number of Lessons: 28
Lesson Time: 60 minutes each. Each lesson may be divided into shorter segments.
Additional Search Terms: reading and writing • decoding • phonics • grammar • listening and speaking • informational text