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ELA G4:M1:U1

Reading and Analyzing Poetry: Love That Dog and Famous Poems

Each unit is made up of a sequence of between 5-20 lessons. The “unit at a glance” chart in the curriculum map breaks down each unit into its lessons, to show how the curriculum is organized in terms of standards address, supporting targets, ongoing assessment, and protocols. It also indicates which lessons include the mid-unit and end-of-unit assessments.

Lesson 1Discovering Our Topic: Poetry

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Practicing Observing Closely: I Notice/I Wonder (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Infer the Topic (20 minutes)

B. Generating Discussion Norms (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Introducing the Performance Task and Module Guiding Questions (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read and reflect on the guiding questions for the module. Talk about them with your family. How do they make you feel? Why? What do they make you think about? You can sketch or write your reflections.

  • I can discuss and record what I notice and wonder about resources. (RL.4.1, W.4.8, SL.4.1)
  • I can infer the topic of this module from the resources. (RL.4.1, W.4.8)
  • I Notice/I Wonder Note-catcher: Inferring the Topic (RL.4.1, W.4.8)
  • Infer the Topic

Lesson 2Establishing Reading Routines: Pages 1–5 of Love That Dog

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reflecting on Module Guiding Questions (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Reading Aloud and Finding the Gist: Love That Dog, Pages 1–5 (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Launching Independent Research Reading (25 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can determine the gist of pages 1–5 of Love That Dog. (RL.4.1)
  • I can describe what happens in pages 1–5 of Love That Dog and how Jack feels about it. (RL.4.1, RL.4.3)
  • Gist of each page on sticky notes in Love That Dog (RL.4.1)
  • What Happens and How Does Jack Feel about It? anchor chart (RL.4.1, RL.4.3)
  • Thumb-O-Meter

Lesson 3Establishing Reading Routines: “The Red Wheelbarrow”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Launching Vocabulary Logs (15 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (10 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Engaging the Reader: Rereading Love That Dog, Pages 1–5 (5 minutes)

B. Analyzing Poetry: "The Red Wheelbarrow" (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Determining a Theme and Summarizing (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can determine the theme of “The Red Wheelbarrow” from details in the text and summarize it. (RL.4.2, RL.4.5)
  • I can identify the characteristics of poetry in “The Red Wheelbarrow.” (RL.4.1, RL.4.5)
  • I Notice/I Wonder Note-catcher: “The Red Wheelbarrow” (RL.4.2, RL.4.5)
  • What Makes a Poem a Poem? anchor chart
  • Red Light, Green Light

Lesson 4Analyzing Poetry: Pages 6–7 of Love That Dog and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader: Love That Dog, Pages 6–7 (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing What Happened: Love That Dog, Pages 6–7 (5 minutes)

B. Close Reading: "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" (30 minutes)

C. Determining Theme and Supporting Details: "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Exit Ticket: Summarizing the Poem (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can describe what happens in pages 6–7 of Love That Dog and how Jack feels about it. (RL.4.3)
  • I can determine the theme of “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” from details in the text and summarize it. (RL.4.2, RL.4.5)
  • I can identify the characteristics of poetry in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” (RL.4.1, RL.4.5)
  • Gist of pages 6–7 on sticky notes in Love That Dog
  • I Notice/I Wonder Note-catcher: “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” (RL.4.2, RL.4.5)
  • Exit Ticket: Summarizing the Poem (RL.4.2)
  • Thumb-O-Meter

Lesson 5Analyzing Poetry: Pages 8–11 of Love That Dog and “The Tiger”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Mini Lesson: Writing a Summary (15 minutes)

B. Analyzing What Happened: Love That Dog, Pages 8–11 (15 minutes)

C. Analyzing Characteristics of Poetry: "The Tiger" (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Comparing a Poem with Prose: "The Tiger" (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can revise my summary based on peer feedback. (RL.4.2)
  • I can use the characteristics of poetry to explain how poetry and prose are similar and different. (RL.4.5)
  • Revise summaries on exit tickets from Lesson 4 (RL.4.2)
  • Gist of pages 8–11 on sticky notes in Love That Dog
  • I Notice/I Wonder Note-catcher: “The Tiger” (RL.4.5)
  • Comparing and Contrasting Poetry and Prose Graphic Organizer: “The Tiger” (RL.4.5)
  • Red Light, Green Light

Lesson 6Analyzing Poetry: Pages 12–19 of Love That Dog and “dog”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader: Love That Dog, Pages 12–19 (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing Poetry: "dog" (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Determining the Theme and Summarizing the Poem: "dog" (20 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

B. For ELLs: Complete the Language Dive Practice in your Unit 1 Homework.

  • I can determine the theme of “dog” from details in the text and summarize it. (RL.4.2, RL.4.5)
  • I can identify the characteristics of poetry in “dog.” (RL.4.1, RL.4.5)
  • I Notice/I Wonder Note-catcher: “dog” (RL.4.2, RL.4.5)
  • Thumb-O-Meter

Lesson 7Analyzing Poetry: Pages 20–24 of Love That Dog and “The Pasture”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing Poetry: "The Pasture" (20 minutes)

B. Determining the Theme and Summarizing the Poem: "The Pasture" (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Comparing a Poem with Prose: "The Pasture" (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can determine the theme of “The Pasture” from details in the text and summarize it. (RL.4.2, RL.4.5)
  • I can identify the similarities and differences between poetry and prose. (RL.4.1, RL.4.5)
  • I Notice/I Wonder Note-catcher: “The Pasture” (RL.4.2, RL.4.5)
  • Comparing and Contrasting Poetry and Prose Graphic Organizer: “The Pasture” (RL.4.5)
  • Thumb-O-Meter

Lesson 8Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Summarizing a Poem and Comparing Poetry and Prose

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Working to Become Ethical People Anchor Chart (5 minutes)

B. Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Summarizing a Poem and Comparing Poetry and Prose (35 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Launching Tracking Progress (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can identify the similarities and differences between poetry and prose. (RL.4.1, RL.4.5, RL.4.10)
  • I can determine the theme of Jack’s poem about the animal shelter from details in the text and summarize it. (RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.10, W.4.9a)
  • I can identify the characteristics of poetry in Jack’s poem about the animal shelter. (RL.4.1, RL.4.5, RL.4.10, W.4.9a)
  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Summarizing a Poem and Comparing Poetry and Prose (RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.5, RL.4.10, W.4.9a)
  • Tracking Progress: Reading, Understanding, and Explaining New Text (RL/RI.4.1, RL/RI.4.4, RL.RI.4.10, L.4.4)

Lesson 9Text-Based Discussion: What Inspires Jack to Write His Street Poem?

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader: Love That Dog, Pages 28-34 (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing Poetry: "Street Music" (15 minutes)

B. Preparing for a Text-Based Discussion (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Participating in a Text-Based Discussion (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

I can identify the characteristics of poetry in “Street Music.” (RL.4.5)

  • I can find evidence of the poems that inspired Jack in his poetry. (RL.4.1, RL.4.5, W.4.9a, SL.4.1a)
  • I can follow discussion norms to have an effective text-based discussion. (SL.4.1a)
  • I Notice/I Wonder Note-catcher: “Street Music” (RL.4.5)
  • Preparing for a Text-Based Discussion note-catcher (RL.4.1, RL.4.5, W.4.9a, SL.4.1a)
  • Thumb-O-Meter

Lesson 10Analyzing Poetry: Pages 35–41 of Love That Dog and “The Apple”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader: Love That Dog, Pages 35–41 (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing Poetry: "The Apple" (10 minutes)

B. What Inspires Jack to Write Poetry? (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Research Reading Share (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can identify the characteristics of poetry in “The Apple.” (RL.4.1, RL.4.5)
  • I can identify what inspired Jack to write poetry and find evidence of this in his poems. (RL.4.1, RL.4.5)
  • What Inspires Poets to Write Poetry? note-catcher (RL.4.1, RL.4.5)

Lesson 11Analyzing Poetry: Pages 42–45 of Love That Dog and “Love That Boy”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader: Love That Dog, Pages 42–45 (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing Poetry: "Love That Boy" (10 minutes)

B. Preparing for a Text-Based Discussion (30 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Exit Ticket: Goals for a Text-Based Discussion (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete Affixes Practice I in your Unit 1 Homework.

B. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can identify the characteristics of poetry in the first stanza of “Love That Boy.” (RL.4.1, RL.4.5)
  • I can describe how Jack’s feelings about poetry changed using evidence from the text. (RL.4.1, RL.4.5, W.4.9a, SL.4.1a)
  • Preparing for a Text-Based Discussion note-catcher (RL.4.1, RL.4.5, W.4.9a, SL.4.1a)
  • Exit Ticket: Goals for a Text-Based Discussion (SL.4.1)
  • Thumb-O-Meter

Lesson 12End of Unit 1 Assessment: Analyzing Changes in Jack’s Character

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. End of Unit 1 Assessment: Analyzing Changes in Jack's Character (40 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Tracking Progress (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can describe how Jack’s feelings about poetry changed using evidence from the text. (RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, W.4.9a, SL.4.1a, SL.4.1b, SL.4.1c)
  • I can follow discussion norms to have an effective text-based discussion. (SL.4.1a, SL.4.1b, SL.4.1c)
  • End of Unit 1 Assessment: Analyzing Changes in Jack’s Character (RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, W.4.9a, SL.4.1a, SL.4.1b, SL.4.1c)
  • Tracking Progress: Collaborative Discussion (SL.4.1)

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