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ELA G4:M4:U2

Analyzing Characters and How Their Actions Contribute to Theme: Reading and Analyzing The Hope Chest

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 1Determining Theme and Summarizing a Text: Chapter 8 of The Hope Chest

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

B. Reading in Triads: The Hope Chest, Chapter 8 (25 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Summarizing Chapter 8 of The Hope Chest (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment 

A. Similes and Metaphors in Chapter 8 of The Hope Chest (10 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can summarize Chapter 8 of The Hope Chest. (RL.4.1, RL.4.2)
  • I can explain the meaning of similes and metaphors in Chapter 8 of The Hope Chest. (L.4.5a)
  • Summarizing The Hope Chest, Chapter 8 (RL.4.1, RL.4.2)
  • Similes and Metaphors in The Hope Chest (L.4.5a)

Lesson 2Determining Theme and Summarizing a Text: Chapter 9 of The Hope Chest

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

B. Reading in Triads: The Hope Chest, Chapter 9 (25 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Summarizing Chapter 9 of The Hope Chest (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment 

A. Similes and Metaphors in Chapter 9 of The Hope Chest (10 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can summarize Chapter 9 of The Hope Chest. (RL.4.1, RL.4.2)
  • I can explain the meaning of similes and metaphors in Chapter 9 of The Hope Chest. (L.4.5a)
  • Summarizing The Hope Chest, Chapter 9 (RL.4.1, RL.4.2)
  • Similes and Metaphors in The Hope Chest (L.4.5a)

Lesson 3Determining Theme and Summarizing a Text: Chapter 10 of The Hope Chest

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

B. Reading in Triads: The Hope Chest, Chapter 10 (25 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Summarizing Chapter 10 of The Hope Chest (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment 

A. Research Reading Share (10 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can summarize Chapter 10 of The Hope Chest. (RL.4.1, RL.4.2)
  • Summarizing The Hope Chest, Chapter 10 (RL.4.1, RL.4.2)

Lesson 4Determining Theme and Summarizing a Text: Chapter 11 of The Hope Chest

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

B. Reading in Triads: The Hope Chest, Chapter 11 (25 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Summarizing Chapter 11 of The Hope Chest (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment 

A. Similes and Metaphors in Chapter 11 of The Hope Chest (10 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can summarize Chapter 11 of The Hope Chest. (RL.4.1, RL.4.2)
  • I can explain the meaning of similes and metaphors in Chapter 11 of The Hope Chest. (L.4.5a)
  • Summarizing The Hope Chest, Chapter 11 (RL.4.1, RL.4.2)
  • Similes and Metaphors in The Hope Chest (L.4.5a)

Lesson 5Determining Theme and Summarizing a Text: Chapter 12 of The Hope Chest

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

B. Reading in Triads: The Hope Chest, Chapter 12 (25 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Language Dive: Relative Adverbs (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment 

A. Summarizing Chapter 12 of The Hope Chest (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete the Language Dive I Practice: The Hope Chest: Relative Adverbs in your Unit 2 Homework.

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

  • I can use relative adverbs. (L.4.1a)
  • I can summarize Chapter 12 of The Hope Chest. (RL.4.1, RL.4.2)
  • Summarizing The Hope Chest, Chapter 12 (RL.4.1, RL.4.2)
  • Similes and Metaphors in The Hope Chest (L.4.5a)

Lesson 6Determining Theme and Summarizing a Text: Chapter 13 of The Hope Chest

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

B. Reading in Triads: The Hope Chest, Chapter 13 (25 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Language Dive: Relative Pronouns (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment 

A. Summarizing Chapter 13 of The Hope Chest (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete the Language Dive II Practice: The Hope Chest: Relative Pronouns in your Unit 2 Homework.

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

  • I can use relative pronouns. (L.4.1a)
  • I can summarize Chapter 13 of The Hope Chest. (RL.4.1, RL.4.2)
  • Summarizing The Hope Chest: Chapter 13 (RL.4.1, RL.4.2)

Lesson 7Determining Theme and Summarizing a Text: Chapter 14 of The Hope Chest

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

B. Reading in Triads: The Hope Chest, Chapter 14 (25 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Summarizing Chapter 14 of The Hope Chest (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment 

A. Peer Critique: Summaries (10 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can summarize Chapter 14 of The Hope Chest. (RL.4.1, RL.4.2)
  • I can provide kind, specific, and helpful feedback to peers about their summaries. (RL.4.1, RL.4.2, W.4.5)
  • Summarizing The Hope Chest, Chapter 14 (RL.4.1, RL.4.2)
  • Stars and steps on sticky notes (RL.4.1, RL.4.2, W.4.5)

Lesson 8Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Summarizing Events in a Chapter

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Returning End of Unit 1 Assessments (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Reading in Triads: The Hope Chest, Chapter 15 (15 minutes)

B. Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Summarizing Events in a Chapter (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment 

A. Tracking Progress (10 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can summarize Chapter 15 of The Hope Chest. (RL.4.1, RL.4.2)
  • I can use relative pronouns and relative adverbs. (L.4.1a)
  • I can explain the meaning of similes, metaphors, idioms, adages, and proverbs in Chapter 15 of The Hope Chest. (L.4.5a, L.4.5b)
  • Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Summarizing Events in a Chapter (RL.4.1, RL.4.2, L.4.1a, L.4.5a, L.4.5b)
  • Tracking Progress: Reading, Understanding, and Explaining New Text (R.1, R.4, R.10, L.4)

Lesson 9Writing a Literary Essay: Analyzing a Model

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reading in Triads: The Hope Chest, Chapter 16 (20 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing a Model: “Do Something Meaningful” (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Independent Writing: Writing a Focus Statement (10 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can use the Painted Essay® structure to analyze a model. (W.4.2, W.4.5)
  • I can write a focus statement for my literary essay. (RL.4.1, RL.4.2, W.4.2)
  • Painted Essay® template (W.4.2)
  • Exit Ticket: Focus Statement (RL.4.1, RL.4.2, W.4.2, W.4.5)

Lesson 10Writing a Literary Essay: Drafting the Introduction

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reading in Triads: The Hope Chest, Chapter 17 (20 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Planning an Introduction (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Independent Writing: Writing an Introduction (15 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can plan and write an introductory paragraph for my literary essay that gives context on the issue and clearly states the topic. (W.4.1a, W.4.4, W.4.6)
  • Essay planning sheet (student-created) (RL.4.1, W.4.2b, W.4.5)
  • Literary essay introduction (RL.4.2, W.4.2a, W.4.4, W.4.6)

Lesson 11Writing a Literary Essay: Drafting Proof Paragraph 1

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reading in Triads: The Hope Chest, Chapter 18 (20 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Independent Writing: Writing Proof Paragraph 1 (30 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 write Proof Paragraph 1 of my literary essay, elaborating on evidence to support the theme I have identified. (RL.4.1, RL.4.2, W.4.2a, W.4.2b, W.4.2c, W.4.2d, W.4.4, W.4.6, W.4.9a) 
  • Literary essay Proof Paragraph 1 (RL.4.1, RL.4.2, W.4.2a, W.4.2b, W.4.2c, W.4.2d, W.4.4, W.4.6, W.4.9a)

Lesson 12Writing a Literary Essay: Drafting Proof Paragraph 2

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reading in Triads: The Hope Chest, Chapter 19 (20 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Independent Writing: Writing Proof Paragraph 2 (30 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 write Proof Paragraph 2 of my literary essay, elaborating on evidence to support the theme I have identified. (RL.4.1, RL.4.2, W.4.2a, W.4.2b, W.4.2c, W.4.2d, W.4.4, W.4.6, W.4.9a) 
  • Literary essay Proof Paragraph 2 (RL.4.1, RL.4.2, W.4.2a, W.4.2b, W.4.2c, W.4.2d, W.4.4, W.4.6, W.4.9a)

Lesson 13Writing a Literary Essay: Drafting a Conclusion

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Independent Writing: Writing a Conclusion Paragraph (25 minutes)

B. Peer Critique: Literary Essays (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Making Connections to Real-Life Events (10 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can write the conclusion of my literary essay that restates the focus. (RL.4.1, RL.4.2, W.4.2a, W.4.2b, W.4.2c, W.4.2d, W.4.2e, W.4.4, W.4.6)
  • I can provide kind, specific, and helpful feedback to peers about their essays. (W.4.5)
  • Literary essay conclusion (RL.4.1, RL.4.2, W.4.2a, W.4.2b, W.4.2c, W.4.2d, W.4.2e, W.4.4, W.4.6)
  • Stars and steps on sticky notes (W.4.5)

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