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What Students Should Know, Understand, Be Able to Do


This page shows what stduents should Know, Understand and Be Able to Do throughout the Units of Study.

LSSD ELA Systems Unit (#1)


This unit focuses on informational text reading and expository writing with a focus on the problem/solution writing structure. 


The essential questions focused on are:




How are living things connected?  


How do changes in the environment impact living things?


  • Teacher: SARAH DANIELSON
  • Teacher: PEDJA DEBOER
  • Teacher: JAQUELINE ERICKSON
  • Teacher: Kymm Faubus
  • Teacher: KRISTYNA FAULAND
  • Teacher: HEIDI FINLEY
  • Teacher: Emma French
  • Teacher: ANDREW FRITZ
  • Teacher: MELISSA FULLER
  • Teacher: KARA HOPE
  • Teacher: Tanya Hopkins
  • Teacher: Deborah Judd
  • Teacher: ANGELA KENDALL
  • Teacher: Erika Lapierre-Burt
  • Teacher: Dannielle Larson
  • Teacher: KAREN LEATHERMAN
  • Teacher: Carla McCubbin
  • Teacher: MICHELLE MCDERMOTT
  • Teacher: JACQUELYN MUIR
  • Teacher: Lindsay Nesheim
  • Teacher: Bethany Obieglo
  • Teacher: JESSICA OLSON
  • Teacher: Karen Poole
  • Teacher: Cheryl Ryba
  • Teacher: Kathleen Samardzic
  • Teacher: Jennifer Schoenwald
  • Teacher: Becky Selby
  • Teacher: Jessica Simonson
  • Teacher: KELLY SNOW
  • Teacher: Mackenzie Speare
  • Teacher: LISA SWORDS
  • Teacher: Amber Taylor
  • Teacher: JOHN TRIVETT
  • Teacher: Alyssa Wachtveitl
  • Teacher: CHRISTIANE Weaver

LSSD ELA Courageous Adventures Unit (#2)


This unit focuses on narrative writing and literary reading with an exploration of the genre of adventure.


The essential questions explored are:




What can a natural disaster teach you?


How are courage and survival related?


  • Teacher: REBECCA COATS
  • Teacher: SARAH DANIELSON
  • Teacher: Kymm Faubus
  • Teacher: KRISTYNA FAULAND
  • Teacher: HEIDI FINLEY
  • Teacher: Emma French
  • Teacher: ANDREW FRITZ
  • Teacher: MELISSA FULLER
  • Teacher: KARA HOPE
  • Teacher: Tanya Hopkins
  • Teacher: ANGELA KENDALL
  • Teacher: Erika Lapierre-Burt
  • Teacher: Dannielle Larson
  • Teacher: KAREN LEATHERMAN
  • Teacher: Carla McCubbin
  • Teacher: MICHELLE MCDERMOTT
  • Teacher: JACQUELYN MUIR
  • Teacher: Bethany Obieglo
  • Teacher: JESSICA OLSON
  • Teacher: Karen Poole
  • Teacher: Cheryl Ryba
  • Teacher: Kathleen Samardzic
  • Teacher: LORELLE SCHREIBER
  • Teacher: Becky Selby
  • Teacher: Jessica Simonson
  • Teacher: KELLY SNOW
  • Teacher: Mackenzie Speare
  • Teacher: LISA SWORDS
  • Teacher: Amber Taylor
  • Teacher: JOHN TRIVETT
  • Teacher: CHRISTIANE Weaver

LSSD ELA Revolutionary War Period Unit (#3)


This unit focuses on opinion writing and literary and informational reading with an exploration of the genre of historical fiction.


The essential question explored is:







What is freedom?





  • Teacher: SARAH DANIELSON
  • Teacher: Kymm Faubus
  • Teacher: KRISTYNA FAULAND
  • Teacher: HEIDI FINLEY
  • Teacher: Emma French
  • Teacher: KARA HOPE
  • Teacher: Tanya Hopkins
  • Teacher: ANGELA KENDALL
  • Teacher: Erika Lapierre-Burt
  • Teacher: KAREN LEATHERMAN
  • Teacher: Sandi Linn
  • Teacher: Leah MacDuff
  • Teacher: Carla McCubbin
  • Teacher: JACQUELYN MUIR
  • Teacher: Lindsay Nesheim
  • Teacher: Bethany Obieglo
  • Teacher: JESSICA OLSON
  • Teacher: Karen Poole
  • Teacher: Kathleen Samardzic
  • Teacher: Becky Selby
  • Teacher: Jessica Simonson
  • Teacher: Mackenzie Speare
  • Teacher: LISA SWORDS
  • Teacher: Amber Taylor
  • Teacher: CHRISTIANE Weaver

LSSD ELA Notable People Unit (#4)


This unit focuses on research and presentation through informational text reading and expository writing.


The essential question explored is:




How did notable people impact American history?




This unit is interchangeable with the Author Study unit.
  • Teacher: Kymm Faubus
  • Teacher: KRISTYNA FAULAND
  • Teacher: HEIDI FINLEY
  • Teacher: Emma French
  • Teacher: MELISSA FULLER
  • Teacher: KARA HOPE
  • Teacher: Tanya Hopkins
  • Teacher: ANGELA KENDALL
  • Teacher: Erika Lapierre-Burt
  • Teacher: KAREN LEATHERMAN
  • Teacher: Carla McCubbin
  • Teacher: JACQUELYN MUIR
  • Teacher: Bethany Obieglo
  • Teacher: Karen Poole
  • Teacher: Kathleen Samardzic
  • Teacher: Becky Selby
  • Teacher: Mackenzie Speare
  • Teacher: Helen Stacy
  • Teacher: Amber Taylor
  • Teacher: CHRISTIANE Weaver

LSSD ELA Author Study Unit (#4 - option 2)

This unit focuses on presentation and analyzing and applying an author's craft to their own piece of writing.  Students can choose their author, so some may be reading literary text while others are reading informational text. The essential question focused on is: What can studying an author's lif…
  • Teacher: KRISTYNA FAULAND
  • Teacher: HEIDI FINLEY
  • Teacher: Emma French
  • Teacher: MELISSA FULLER
  • Teacher: ANGELA KENDALL
  • Teacher: Erika Lapierre-Burt
  • Teacher: KAREN LEATHERMAN
  • Teacher: Carla McCubbin
  • Teacher: Bethany Obieglo
  • Teacher: JESSICA OLSON
  • Teacher: Karen Poole
  • Teacher: Kathleen Samardzic
  • Teacher: Mackenzie Speare
  • Teacher: Amber Taylor