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Exploring Literary Classics

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 Weeks 2-3 Unit 1: Analyzing Author’s Craft: Character Development in Peter Pan

Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments

Week 1

  • Begin reading Peter Pan.
  • Determine the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary and analyze how each chapter builds on the events in the previous chapters.
  • Read an informational text about the author and the historical context and make connections between each chapter of Peter Pan and the content of the informational text.
  • RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.7, RL.3.10, L.3.4, L.3.4a, L.3.4b, L.3.4c, L.3.4d
  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Answering Questions about a Literary Text (RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.7, RL.3.10, L.3.4)

Weeks 2-3

  • Students analyze character traits, actions, and point of view and compare the point of view of characters to their own point of view of a situation.
  • RL.3.1RL.3.3RL.3.4RL.3.6RL.3.10L.3.5L.3.5aL.3.5bL.3.5c
  • End of Unit 1 Assessment: Analyzing Characters in Peter Pan (RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.6, RL.3.10, L.3.5)

Weeks 3-4 and Weeks 4-6 Unit 2: Writing Grounded in Evidence: An Opinion of Peter Pan

Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments

Weeks 3-4

  • Begin reading Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens and comparing it chapter-by-chapter to Peter Pan.
  • Finish reading Peter Pan.
  • RL.3.1RL.3.2RL.3.4RL.3.9RL.3.10L.3.1fL.3.4L.3.4aL.3.4bL.3.4c, L.3.4d
  • Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Comparing Two Peter Pan Stories (RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.4, RL.3.9, RL.3.10, L.3.1f, L.3.4)

Weeks 4-6

  • Analyze model book review.
  • Determine opinion and reasons about whether to recommend Peter Pan to a friend. 
  • Write and revise book review about whether to recommend Peter Pan to a friend.
  • Prepare for and participate in a discussion about whether to recommend Peter Pan and Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens to a friend.
  • RL.3.1W.3.1W.3.1cW.3.5W.3.10SL.3.1SL.3.1aSL.3.1bSL.3.1cSL.3.1dL.3.2L.3.2eL.3.2fL.3.2gL.3.3L.3.3b
  • End of Unit 2 Assessment: Revising a Book Review and Participating in a Text-Based Discussion (RL.3.1, W.3.1c, W.3.5, SL.3.1, L.3.2e, L.3.2f, L.3.2g, L.3.3b)

Weeks 7-8 Unit 3: Reading Like a Writer: Revising Scenes from Peter Pan

Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments

Weeks 7-8

  • Analyzing a model revised scene from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.
  • Revising a scene from Peter Pan.
  • Preparing a presentation explaining how and why the scene from Peter Pan was revised.
  • Practice reading fluency by reading new excerpts of text aloud.
  • Reading aloud the revised scene and presenting to an audience.
  • W.3.3W.3.3aW.3.3bW.3.3cW.3.3dW.3.4W.3.6W.3.10,L.3.2L.3.2aL.3.2cL.3.2dRF.3.3RF.3.4RF.3.4aRF.3.4bRF.3.4cSL.3.4SL.3.6
  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Narrative Writing: Revising a Scene from Peter Pan (W3.3, W.3.4, W.3.6, W.3.10, L.3.2a, L.3.2c, L.3.2d, L.3.3a)
  • End of Unit 3 Assessment: Reading Aloud a New Text for Fluency (RF.3.3, RF.3.4a, RF.3.4b, RF.3.4c)
  • Final Performance Task: Presenting a Revised Scene from Peter Pan (RF.3.4b, SL.3.4, SL.3.6)

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