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Poetry, Poets, and Becoming Writers

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.

Weeks 1–2 Unit 1: Reading and Analyzing Poetry: Love That Dog and Famous Poems

Weeks 3–5 Unit 2: Writing to Inform: What Inspires Writers to Write Poetry?

Weeks 6–8 Unit 3: Writing to Entertain: Poetry

Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments
  • Write original poems.
  • Revise poems for word and phrase choice, and punctuation for effect.
  • Analyze model presentation.
  • Create poetry presentation.
  • Choose visuals to support their presentations.
  • Reading fluency practice.

RL.4.5, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, RF.4.4a, RF.4.4b, RF.4.4c, W.4.2, W.4.2a, W.4.2b, W.4.2c, W.4.2d, W.4.2e, W.4.4, W.4.5, SL.4.4, SL.4.5, L.4.1, L.4.1f, L.4.3, L.4.3a, L.4.3b, L.4.3c

  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Revising a Poem (W.4.4, L.4.3a, L.4.3b, L.4.3c)
  • End of Unit 3 Assessment: Reading a New Poem Aloud for Fluency (RF.4.3, RF.4.4a, RF.4.4b, RF.4.4c)
  • Final Performance Task: Poetry Presentation (SL.4.4, SL.4.5)

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