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ELA G4:M3:U1

Perspectives on the American Revolution: Building Background Knowledge

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: American Revolution

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Infer the Topic (15 minutes)

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

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Engaging the Reader: Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak (30 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can infer the topic of this module from the resources. (RI.4.1)
  • I can ask questions about a new text. (RI.4.1, W.4.8)

  • I Notice/I Wonder note-catcher (RI.4.1, W.4.8)
  • Questions on sticky notes
  • Infer the Topic

Lesson 2Reading for Gist: “Revolutionary War, Part I”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reflecting on Module Guiding Questions (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A. Reading for Gist: “Revolutionary War, Part I” (20 minutes)

B. Making Connections to Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak (5 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Launching Independent 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 “Revolutionary War, Part I.” (RI.4.1, RI.4.4, L.4.4)
  • I can determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases in “Revolutionary War, Part I.” (RI.4.4, L.4.4)
  • Gist of each paragraph of “Revolutionary War, Part I” (RI.4.1, RI.4.4, L.4.4)

Lesson 3Close Read: “Revolutionary War, Part I”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reading Aloud: Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak (20 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Close Reading: “Revolutionary War, Part I” (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Determining Topic and Theme: Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak (10 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can explain what happened and why in the American Revolution using “Revolutionary War, Part I.” (RI.4.3)
  • I can describe the overall structure of “Revolutionary War, Part I.” (RI.4.5)
  • Close Reading Note-catcher: “Revolutionary War, Part I” (RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, L.4.4, L.4.4a)
  • Exit Ticket: Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak (RL.4.1, RL.4.2)

Lesson 4Research: Loyalists

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader: Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Reading for Gist: “Loyalists” (15 minutes)

B. Partner Research: Loyalists (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Independent Writing: Loyalists (10 minutes)

B. Reading Aloud: “Revolutionary War, Part II” (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete the Marking Quotes Practice in your Unit 1 homework.

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

  • I can explain who the Loyalists were and what they believed. (RI.4.1, RI.4.3)
  • I can describe the overall structure of the text “Loyalists.” (RI.4.5)
  • Research Note-catcher: Loyalists (RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.4.5, W.4.8)
  • Loyalist paragraph (RI.4.1, RI.4.3, W.4.9b, L.4.1f, L.4.2b)

Lesson 5Research: Patriots

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Shared Writing: Loyalists (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Engaging the Reader: Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak (10 minutes)

B. Language Dive: “Revolutionary War, Part I” (15 minutes)

C. Partner Research: Patriots (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Exit Ticket: “Revolutionary War, Part I” (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete the Language Dive Practice: “Revolutionary War, Part 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 research to find out who the Patriots were and what they believed. (RI.4.1, RI.4.3, W.4.8, W.4.9b)
  • Research Note-catcher: Patriots (RI.4.1, W.4.8, W.4.9b)
  • Language Dive Note-catcher: “Revolutionary War, Part I” (L.4.1e, L.4.1f)
  • Exit Ticket: “Revolutionary War, Part I” (RI.4.1, RI.4.3)

Lesson 6Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Researching Perspectives of the American Revolution: Patriots

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Researching Perspectives of the American Revolution: Patriots (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 use details in the text to answer questions about a new informational text. (RI.4.1, RI.4.3, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.4.9b, L.4.2b)
  • I can explain who the Patriots were and what they believed. (RI.4.1, RI.4.3, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.4.9b, L.4.2b)
  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Researching Perspectives of the American Revolution: Patriots (RI.4.1, RI.4.3, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.4.9b, L.4.2b)
  • Tracking Progress: Reading, Understanding, and Explaining New Text (R.1, R.4, R.10, L.4)

Lesson 7Reading for Gist: “An Incomplete Revolution”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader: Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Reading for Gist Jigsaw: “An Incomplete Revolution” (20 minutes)

B. Language Dive: “An Incomplete Revolution” (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Research Reading Share (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete the Language Dive Practice: “An Incomplete Revolution” in your Unit 1 homework.

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

  • I can determine the gist of “An Incomplete Revolution.” (RI.4.4, L.4.4)
  • I can determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases in “An Incomplete Revolution.” (RI.4.4, L.4.4)
  • Gist statements on text and unfamiliar Vocabulary in Vocabulary logs (RI.4.4, L.4.4)

Lesson 8Close Read: “An Incomplete Revolution”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader: “An Incomplete Revolution” Vocabulary Game (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Text-Dependent Questions: “An Incomplete Revolution” (30 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Independent Writing: Summary of “An Incomplete Revolution” (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 main idea and summarize the text “An Incomplete Revolution.” (RI.4.1, RI.4.2, W.4.9b, L.4.1f)
  • I can describe the overall structure of the text “An Incomplete Revolution.” (RI.4.5)
  • Text-Dependent Questions: “An Incomplete Revolution” (RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, L.4.4)
  • Summary of “An Incomplete Revolution” (RI.4.1, RI.4.2, W.4.9b, L.4.1f)

Lesson 9Reading for Gist: “American Indians and the American Revolution”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader: Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Reading for Gist Jigsaw: “American Indians and the American Revolution” (20 minutes)

B. Language Dive: “American Indians and the American Revolution” (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

Reflecting on Learning: Working to Become Effective Learners (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete the Language Dive Practice: “American Indians and the American Revolution” in your Unit 1 homework.

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

  • I can determine the gist of “American Indians and the American Revolution.” (RI.4.4, L.4.4)
  • I can determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases in “American Indians and the American Revolution.” (RI.4.4, L.4.4)
  • Gist statements on text and unfamiliar Vocabulary in Vocabulary logs (RI.4.4, L.4.4)
  • Language Dive Note-catcher: “American Indians and the American Revolution” (L.4.1a)

Lesson 10Close Read: “American Indians and the American Revolution”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Returning “An Incomplete Revolution” Summaries (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Close Reading: “American Indians and the American Revolution” (35 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Independent Writing: Summary of “American Indians and the American Revolution” (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete the Fragments and Run-ons Practice in your Unit 1 homework.

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

  • I can determine the main idea and summarize the text “American Indians and the American Revolution.” (RI.4.1, RI.4.2, W.4.9b, L.4.1f)
  • I can describe the overall structure of the text “American Indians and the American Revolution.” (RI.4.5)
  • Close Reading Note-catcher: “American Indians and the American Revolution” (RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, L.4.4, L.4.5c)
  • Summary of “American Indians and the American Revolution” (RI.4.1, RI.4.2, W.4.9b, L.4.1f)

Lesson 11End of Unit 1 Assessment: Answering Questions about an Informational Text

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Returning Mid-Unit 1 Assessments (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. End of Unit 1 Assessment: Answering Questions about an Informational Text (35 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 determine the main idea and summarize the text “Revolutionary War, Part III.” (RI.4.1, RI.4.2)
  • I can describe the overall structure of the text “Revolutionary War, Part III.” (RI.4.5)
  • End of Unit 1 Assessment: Answering Questions about an Informational Text (RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, L.4.1f)
  • Tracking Progress: Reading, Understanding, and Explaining New Text (R.1, R.4, R.10, L.4)

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