Finding a Unit theme that has life-long application isn't always easy. In this product, there are five unit themes that do just that. The standards used are the anchor standards so these units can be applied to ALL grades; however, they may be most effective for grades 3 through grades 8. The essential questions to go along with each theme are thought-provoking and applicable to students real lives. Five unit themes: Essential questions to go with that theme, and standards laid out in a way that addresses all reading standards in a one-year time-period (5 units).