Family Time: Challenge Activities (Theme 5)

This Family Time: Challenge Activities (Theme 5) unit also includes:

"Family Time" is the theme of a unit equipped with a series of challenge activities. Concepts reinforced include possessive nouns, pronouns, text organization, adjectives, writing types, and patterns by way of creative and research projects. Scholars create a family tree, explore the food pyramid, interview peers, research, compose a news report, and write paragraphs.


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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Schedule time in the library, computer lab, or on mobile learning devices to search information about countries and animal facts
  • Display family trees and patterns at Back-to-School Night or Open House
  • Invite learners to share their personal narratives with the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Take allergies into consideration prior to brining in food
  • Some curriculum materials are not provided; however, activities can still be implmented with modifications
  • The unit is the first of three in a series created by Houghton Mifflin designed to accompany their English language arts curriculum 
  • Tips to support English language learners are provided
  • Worksheets are shown on the corresponding teacher instruction page for easy reference
  • Additional independent work is listed at the end of each selection 
  • None