In this unit, students apply the research they have completed (in Unit 2) about their expert group animal and its defense mechanisms to write a choose-your-own-adventure narrative about their animal as part of their performance task for this module. Students begin this unit by reading a mentor literary text, Can You Survive the Wilderness? by Matt Doeden, as a class. This text introduces them to the format of a choose-your-own-adventure. Students hone their writing skills through practicing with a class model based on the millipede. For the mid-unit assessment, students plan for and draft the introduction to their own narratives. Then, through mini lessons and peer critique, they continue to revise their writing. Finally, in the end of unit assessment, students write the second choice ending of their narrative on demand, and then combine this with their first choice ending to create their final performance task in a choose-your-own-adventure format.
As of February 15, 2019, the website www.arkive.org is no longer available. This website is used as a resource in Grade 4, Module 2 of the Module Lessons and ALL Block. You can still access content, texts, and images, using the links below. These links are archived versions of the original content, text, and images, that were found on www.arkive.org.
Please note these links are single images of each animal; video and slideshow could not be captured in the archiving process.
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