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ELA G4:M4

Responding to Inequality: Ratifying the 19th Amendment

Each module is approximately 6-8 weeks of instruction broken into 3 units. The "week at a glance" chart in the curriculum map gives the big picture, breaking down the module into a detailed week-by-week view. It shows how the module unfolds, the focus of each week of instruction, and where the six assessments and the performance task occur.

Week 1 and Week 2 Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Reading about and Analyzing Events in The Hope Chest

Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments

Week 1

  • Practice reading The Hope Chest fluently and accurately.
  • Compare artwork inspired by The Hope Chest with details in the text.
  • RL.4.1
  • RL.4.3
  • RL.4.4
  • RL.4.7
  • RF.4.4
  • RF.4.4a
  • RF.4.4b
  • RF.4.4c
  • L.4.4
  • L.4.4a
  • L.4.4b
  • L.4.4c
  • L.4.5
  • L.4.5c
  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Answering Questions about a Literary Text (RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.7, RF.4.4, L.4.4, and L.4.5c)

Week 2

  • Comparing and contrasting firsthand and secondhand accounts of events
  • RI.4.1
  • RI.4.2
  • RI.4.4
  • RI.4.6
  • L.4.4
  • L.4.4a
  • L.4.4b
  • L.4.4c
  • End of Unit 1 Assessment: Comparing Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts of the Same Event (RI.4.1, RI.4.4, RI.4.6, and L.4.4)

Weeks 3-4 and Weeks 4-5 Unit 2: Analyzing Characters and How Their Actions Contribute to Theme: Reading and Analyzing The Hope Chest

Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments

Weeks 3-4

  • Determining the meaning of similes, metaphors, and common idioms, adages, and proverbs
  • Summarizing events in The Hope Chest that show evidence of a theme
  • Using relative pronouns and relative adverbs
  • RL.4.1
  • RL.4.2
  • L.4.1
  • L.4.1a
  • L.4.5
  • L.4.5a
  • L.4.5b
  • Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Summarizing Events in a Chapter (RL.4.1, RL.4.2, L.4.1a, and L.4.5a, L.4.5b)

Weeks 4-5

  • Writing a literary essay about a theme in The Hope Chest.
  • RL.4.1
  • RL.4.2
  • W.4.2
  • W.4.2a
  • W.4.2b
  • W.4.2c
  • W.4.2d
  • W.4.2e
  • W.4.4
  • W.4.6
  • W.4.9
  • W.4.9a
  • End of Unit 2 Assessment: Writing a Literary Essay about a Theme in The Hope Chest (RL.4.1, RL.4.2, W.4.2, W.4.4, W.4.6, and W.4.9a)

Weeks 5-6 and Weeks 6-8 Unit 3: Call to Action: How Can We Make a Difference?

Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments

Weeks 5-6

  • Researching how children around the world have made a difference
  • Identifying the reasons and evidence a speaker in a video provides to support particular points
  • RI.4.1
  • RI.4.4
  • RI.4.7
  • W.4.7
  • W.4.8
  • SL.4.3
  • L.4.4
  • L.4.4a
  • L.4.4c
  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Researching How Kids Have Take Action (RI.4.1, RI.4.4, RI.4.7, W.4.7, W.4.8, SL.4.3, L.4.4a and L.4.4c)

Weeks 6-8

  • Planning and writing a PSA
  • Planning and writing a press release
  • W.4.1
  • W.4.1a
  • W.4.1b
  • W.4.1d
  • W.4.4
  • End of Unit 3 Assessment: Writing a PSA (W.4.1a,W.4.1b, W.4.1d and W.4.4)
  • Performance Task: Taking Action Project Press Release (W.4.2 and W.4.4)
  • Below are the standards that are formally assessed in this module.

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