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Water Around the World

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 1-2 Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Water Around the World

Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments
  • Listening closely to determine the main ideas and supporting details of pages of One Well: The Story of Water on Earth read aloud
  • Rereading and referring back to the text to answer text-dependent questions
  • Analyzing how illustrations help the reader better understand the text
  • RI.3.1, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, SL.3.2, L.3.1, L.3.1a, L.3.4, L.3.4a, L.3.4b, L.3.4c,L.3.4d
  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Answering Questions about an Informational Text (RI.3.1, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, SL.3.2, L.3.1a, L.3.4)

Weeks 3-4 Unit 2: Developing an Opinion: The Importance of Water Conservation

Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments
  • Closely reading informational texts, comparing the point of view of the authors to students' own point of view
  • RI.3.1, RI.3.6, L.3.5, L.3.5a
  • Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Examining Point of View (RI.3.1, RI.3.6, L.3.5a)

weeks 4-6 Unit 3: Call to Action: Solutions to Water Issues

Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments
  • Continue researching issues related to water, with a focus on identifying possible solutions for access to water, demand for water, and water pollution
  • Writing a four-paragraph essay stating an opinion about the importance of water pollution
  • RI.3.1, W.3.1, W.3.1a, W.3.1b, W.3.1c, W.3.1d, W.3.4, L.3.1, L.3.1b
  • End of Unit 2 Assessment: Writing an Opinion Essay (RI.3.1, W.3.1, W.3.4, L.3.1b)

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