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ELA G4:M1:U3

Writing to Inform: Overcoming Learning Challenges—Reading

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 1Poetry Workshop: Writing a Poem, Part I – Planning

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Target (10 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Selecting a Topic: Part I (10 minutes)

B. Selecting a Topic: Part II (15 minutes)

C. Writing Poetry (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Partner Share (5 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can write a poem inspired by something meaningful to me. (W.4.4, W.4.5)
  • Writing a Poem: Planning graphic organizer (W.4.5)
  • Poem (W.4.4)
  • Thumb-O-Meter

Lesson 2Poetry Workshop: Writing a Poem, Part II

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader: Revisiting the Performance Task (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Writing Poetry (45 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Partner Share (5 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can write a poem inspired by something meaningful to me. (W.4.4)
  • Poem (W.4.4)

Lesson 3Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Revising a Poem for Word Choice and Punctuation

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Writer: Mid-Unit 3 Assessment (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets and Returning End of Unit 2 Assessments (10 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Mini Lesson: Word Choice and Punctuation (20 minutes)

B. Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Revising a Poem for Word Choice and Punctuation (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reflecting on Learning (5 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can revise words and phrases in my poem to convey ideas precisely. (W.4.4, L.4.3, L.4.3a, L.4.3b, L.4.3c)
  • I can revise punctuation in my poem for effect. (W.4.4, L.4.3, L.4.3a, L.4.3b, L.4.3c)
  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment Part I: Final draft of poem (W.4.4, L.4.3, L.4.3a, L.4.3b, L.4.3c)
  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment Part II: Revisions and Rationale graphic organizer (L.4.3, L.4.3a, L.4.3b, L.4.3c)
  • Red Light, Green Light

Lesson 4Writing a Poetry Presentation: Introduction

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Writer: Performance Task Anchor Chart (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Introducing a Model: Analyzing the Structure (15 minutes)

B. Writing a Poetry Presentation: Introduction (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Launching Reading Fluency (15 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 3 Homework.

  • I can write an introduction to a presentation about what inspired me to write my poem, using complete sentences. (W.4.2a, W.4.2b, W.4.4, L.4.1f)
  • I can analyze someone reading aloud effectively to generate criteria for reading fluency. (R.4.4, R.4.4a, R.4.4b, R.4.4c)
  • Annotated model poetry presentation
  • Poetry presentation introduction (W.4.2a, W.4.2b, W.4.4, L.4.1f)
  • Thumb-O-Meter

Lesson 5Writing a Poetry Presentation: Proof Paragraph

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing a Model: Proof Paragraph (10 minutes)

B. Writing a Poetry Presentation: Planning the Proof Paragraph (20 minutes)

C. Writing a Poetry Presentation: Writing the Proof Paragraph (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reading Fluency Practice (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Reading fluency practice. Choose a poem or an excerpt of a poem in your Unit 3 Homework to read aloud for fluency.

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

  • I can write a proof paragraph for a presentation about what inspired me to write my poem, using complete sentences. (W.4.2a, W.4.2b, W.4.4, L.4.1f)
  • I can read a new poem aloud fluently. (R.4.4, R.4.4a, R.4.4b, R.4.4c)
  • Proof Paragraph Planning graphic organizer (W.4.2a, W.4.2b)
  • Poetry presentation proof paragraph (W.4.2a, W.4.2b, W.4.4, L.4.1f)
  • Red Light, Green Light

Lesson 6Writing a Poetry Presentation: Conclusion

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Research Reading Share (15 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing a Model: Conclusion (10 minutes)

B. Writing a Poetry Presentation: Writing the Conclusion (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reading Fluency Practice (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Reading fluency practice. Choose a poem or an excerpt of a poem in your Unit 3 Homework to read aloud for fluency.

B. If available, prepare some photographs, video, or objects of what inspired you to write your poem to bring in for Lesson 8.

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

  • I can write a conclusion for a presentation about what inspired me to write my poem, using complete sentences. (W.4.2a, W.4.2e, W.4.4, L.4.1f)
  • I can read a new poem aloud fluently. (R.4.4, R.4.4a, R.4.4b, R.4.4c)
  • Poetry presentation conclusion (W.4.2a, W.4.2e, W.4.4, L.4.1f)
  • Thumb-O-Meter

Lesson 7Writing a Poetry Presentation: Revising and Editing

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing a Model: Linking Words and Phrases and Precise Vocabulary (20 minutes)

B. Writing a Poetry Presentation: Peer Critique and Revision (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reading Fluency Practice (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Reading fluency practice. Choose a poem or an excerpt of a poem in your Unit 3 Homework to read aloud for fluency.

B. If available, prepare some photographs, video, or objects of what inspired you to write your poem to bring in for the next lesson.

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

  • I can link ideas in my poetry presentation with linking words and phrases. (W.4.2c, W.4.5)
  • I can use precise language and vocabulary to explain what inspired me to write my poem. (W.4.2d, W.4.5)
  • I can read a new poem aloud fluently. (R.4.4, R.4.4a, R.4.4b, R.4.4c)
  • Revised poetry presentation (W.4.2c, W.4.2d, W.4.5)
  • Red Light, Green Light

Lesson 8End of Unit 3 Assessment: Reading a New Poem Aloud for Fluency

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing a Model: Images (10 minutes)

B. End of Unit 3 Assessment: Reading Aloud a New Poem for Fluency (90 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 read a new poem aloud fluently. (RF.4.3, RF.4.4)
  • I can select visuals for my poetry presentation that will help the audience understand what I was inspired by. (SL.4.5)
  • End of Unit 3 Assessment: Reading a New Poem Aloud for Fluency (RF.4.3, RF.4.4)
  • Images for poetry presentation (SL.4.5)

Lesson 9 End of Unit 3 Assessment: Reading a New Poem Aloud for Fluency

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing a Model: Images (10 minutes)

B. End of Unit 3 Assessment: Reading Aloud a New Poem for Fluency (90 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 read a new poem aloud fluently. (RF.4.3, RF.4.4)
  • I can select visuals for my poetry presentation that will help the audience understand what I was inspired by. (SL.4.5)
  • End of Unit 3 Assessment: Reading a New Poem Aloud for Fluency (RF.4.3, RF.4.4)
  • Images for poetry presentation (SL.4.5)

Lesson 10Performance Task: Preparation and Practice

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Returning Mid-Unit 3 Assessment (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Practicing Poetry Presentations, Part I (20 minutes)

B. Peer Critique: Poetry Presentations (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Practicing Poetry Presentations, Part II (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Practice your poetry presentation for the next lesson. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal

  • I can clearly and confidently present my poem and explain what inspired me to write it. (SL.4.4, SL.4.5)
  • Peer Critique form (SL.4.4, SL.4.5)
  • Thumb-O-Meter

Lesson 11Performance Task: Presentations

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Target (10 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Poetry Presentations (45 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reflecting on Learning (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. N/A

  • I can clearly and confidently present my poem and explain what inspired me to write it. (SL.4.4, SL.4.5)
  • Recorded poetry presentation (SL.4.4, SL.4.5)

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