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ELA G4:M4

Susan B. Anthony, the Suffrage Movement, and the Importance of Voting

Each module is approximately 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: Building Background Knowledge: The Leadership of Susan B. Anthony

Instructional FocusLong-Term TargetsAssessments
  • Engaging Readers in the History of Voting Rights
  • Reading about Susan B. Anthony’s Leadership in Women’s Suffrage
  • I can determine the main idea using specific details from the text. (RI.4.2)
  • I can summarize informational text. (RI.4.2)
  • I can determine the meaning of academic words or phrases in an informational text. (RI.4.4)
  • I can determine the meaning of content words or phrases in an informational text. (RI.4.4)
  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Answering Questions and Summarizing a Text about Frederick Douglass (NYSP12 ELA Standards RI.4.2 and RI.4.4)
  • Reading first hand and second hand Accounts of Susan B. Anthony’s Trial
  • I can determine the main idea using specific details from the text. (RI.4.2)
  • I can summarize informational text. (RI.4.2)
  • I can compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic. (RI.4.6)
  • End of Unit 1 Assessment: Compare Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts of Inauguration Day
  • (NYSP12 ELA CCLS RI.4.2 and RI.4.6)

Weeks 3-6 Unit 2: Analyzing Characters and How They Contribute to Theme: Reading and Analyzing The Hope Chest

Instructional FocusLong-Term TargetsAssessments
  • Understanding Unfamiliar Words and Figurative Language
  • Identifying Main Ideas and Summarizing
  • I can use a variety of strategies to determine the meaning of words and phrases. (L.4.4)
  • I can analyze figurative language, word relationships, and slight differences in word meanings. (L.4.5
  • I can explain what a text says using specific details from the text. (RL.4.1)
  • I can make inferences using specific details from text. (RL.4.1)
  • I can summarize a story, drama, or poem. (RL.4.2)
  • I can describe a story’s character, setting, or events using specific details from the text. (RL.4.3)
  • Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Reading and Answering Questions about a New Chapter of The Hope Chest (NYSP12 ELA CCLS RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, L4.4, L4.5)
  • Analyzing Characters and their Actions
  • Learning to Write a Literary Analysis Essay
  • Exploring the Theme of “Making a Difference” by Analyzing Characters from The Hope Chest
  • I can determine the theme of a story, drama, or poem. (RL.4.2)
  • I can describe a story’s character, setting, or events using specific details from the text. (RL.4.3)
  • I can compare and contrast different narrators’ points of view. (RL.4.6)
  • I can make connection between a text and the text’s visuals. (RL.4.7)
  • I can write informative/explanatory texts that convey ideas and information clearly. (W.4.2)
  • I can choose evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. (W.4.9)
  • End of Unit 2 Assessment: Part I: Reading and Answering Questions about Characters and Theme;  Part II: Writing an Essay about the Theme of The Hope Chest (RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, W.4.2, W.4.9a, W.4.11)

 

Weeks 7-8 Unit 3: Writing and Speaking about the Importance of Voting: Why Vote?

Instructional FocusLong-Term TargetsAssessments
  • Building Background Knowledge About Contemporary Voting in America
  • Reading Opinions about Voting
  • I can describe the organizational structure in informational or persuasive text (chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution). (RI.4.5)
  • I can explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. (RI.4.8)
  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Reading and Comparing New Informational Texts about Voting (NYSP12 ELA CCLS RI.4.5, RI.4.8, RI.4.9, and W.4.9b)

 

  • Listening to and Analyzing Speeches
  • Preparing a Script Writing an Opinion on the Importance of Voting
  • Public Speaking: Presenting an Opinion
  • I can accurately synthesize information from two texts on the same topic. (RI.4.9)
  • I can write an opinion piece that supports a point of view with reasons and information. (W.4.1)
  • I can report on a topic or text using organized facts and details. (SL.4.4)
  • I can speak clearly and at an understandable pace. (SL.4.4)
  • I can add audio or visual support to a presentation in order to enhance main ideas or themes. (SL.4.5)
  • End of Unit 3 Assessment: Presenting a Public Service Announcement about the Importance of Voting (NYSP12 ELA CCLS W.4.1, W.4.4, SL.4.3, SL.4.4, SL.4.5, SL.4.6, L.4.1 c and f, and L.4.3)
  • Final Performance Task: Public Service Announcement about the Importance of Voting (NYSP12 ELA CCSS RI.4.9, W.4.1, W.4.4, SL.4.3, SL.4.4, SL.4.5, SL.4.6, L.4.1c and f, and L.4.3 )

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