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ELA GK:M4

Contributing to Community: Enjoying and Appreciating Trees

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: Exploring and Analyzing Literature: Stories of Characters Who Enjoy and Appreciate Trees

Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments

Week 1

  • Building background knowledge: How and why are trees important to us and our communities?
  • Close read-aloud of A Tree for Emmy
  • Individual writing and drawing: Enjoying Trees Journal, Part I
  • Tracking characters and major events of the story and whether characters’ experiences are the same or different
  • Speaking and listening: Comparing characters’ experiences in a text
  • Individual writing and drawing: Comparing characters’ experiences in a text
  • Identifying new meanings for familiar words
  • RL.K.1RL.K.2, RL.K.3. RL.K.4, RL.K.5, RL.K.6, RL.K.9, W.K.8, SL.K.2, SL.K.4, L.K.1b, L.K.2a, L.K.2b, L.K.4a, L.K.6
  • N/A

Week 2

  • Focused reading of Oliver’s Tree
  • Individual writing and drawing: Enjoying Trees Journal, Part I
  • Tracking characters and major events of the story and whether characters’ experiences are the same or different
  • Speaking and listening: Comparing characters’ experiences in a text
  • Individual writing and drawing: Comparing characters’ experiences in a text
  • Identifying new meanings for familiar words
  • Describing and drawing: Drafting pencil sketches of parts of trees
  • RL.K.1RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.4, RL.K.5, RL.K.6, RL.K.9, W.K.8, SL.K.2, SL.K.4, L.K.1b, L.K.2a, L.K.2b, L.K.4a, L.K.6
  • Unit 1 Assessment: Comparing and Contrasting Characters from Oliver’s Tree (RL.K.1, RL.K.3, RL.K.9, SL.K.2, SL.K.4)

Week 3 and Week 4 Unit 2: Reading about and Writing Opinions: How Trees Are Important to Communities

Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments

Week 3

  • Focused read-aloud of A Tree Is Nice
  • Identifying an author’s point and reasons to support that point
  • Tracking reasons and places people plant trees in a community
  • Individual writing and drawing: Enjoying Trees Journal, Part II
  • Using prepositions to describe location
  • RI.K.1RI.K.2, RI.K.4, RI.K.8, W.K.8, SL.K.1a, SL.K.4, SL.K.6, L.K.1b, L.K.1e, L.K.2a, L.K.2b
  • Unit 2 Assessment, Part I: Reading about an Author’s Point (RI.K.8)

Week 4

  • Focused read-aloud of Mama Miti
  • Tracking reasons and places people plant trees in a community
  • Speaking and listening: Supporting opinions with reasons
  • Individual writing and drawing: Supporting opinions with reasons
  • Comparing and contrasting two texts on the same topic
  • Using prepositions to describe location
  • Describing and painting: Drafting watercolor scenes
  • RI.K.1RI.K.2, RI.K.4RI.K.6, RI.K.9W.K.1W.K.8, L.K.1e, L.K.2a, L.K.2b
  • Unit 2 Assessment, Part II: Writing an Opinion (W.K.1, L.K.1e, L.K.2a, L.K.2b)

Week 5, Week 6, and Week 7 Unit 3: Taking Action through Literacy and Artwork: Inspiring Others to Appreciate and Enjoy Trees

Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments

Week 5

  • Focused read-aloud of We Planted a Tree
  • Tracking reasons and places people plant trees in a community
  • Individual writing and drawing: Describing why trees are nice
  • Describing and drawing: Drafting pencil sketches for the performance task
  • Giving and receiving peer feedback
  • RI.K.1
  • RI.K.2
  • RI.K.4
  • RI.K.6
  • RI.K.7
  • W.K.8
  • SL.K.1a
  • SL.K.4
  • SL.K.5
  • SL.K.6
  • Unit 3 Assessment: Adding Ideas with Detailed Drawings (SL.K.5)

Week 6

  • Individual Writing: Describing why trees are nice
  • Describing and drawing: Drafting pencil sketches for the performance task
  • Describing and painting: Adding watercolor to pencil sketches for the performance task
  • Giving and receiving peer feedback
  • Editing and revising writing and art
  • Exploring technology to publish writing
  • Developing vocabulary: Inflectional endings
  • W.K.1W.K.5, W.K.6, W.K.8, SL.K.1a, SL.K.4, SL.K.6, L.K.4b
  • Performance Task: Opinion Writing and High-Quality Art: Tree Appreciation cards (W.K.1, W.K.5, W.K.6, W.K.8, L.K.2a, L.K.2b)

Week 7

  • Describing and painting: Adding watercolor to pencil sketches for the performance task
  • Giving and receiving peer feedback
  • Editing and revising writing and art
  • Preparing to present
  • Celebration
  • W.K.5W.K.8, SL.K.1aSL.K.4SL.K.6
  • Performance Task: Opinion Writing and High-Quality Art: Tree Appreciation cards (W.K.1, W.K.5, W.K.6, W.K.8, L.K.2a, L.K.2b)

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