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ELA G4:M4:U1

Building Background Knowledge: The Leadership of Susan B. Anthony

Each unit is made up of a sequence of between 5-20 lessons. The “unit at a glance” chart in the curriculum map breaks down each unit into its lessons, to show how the curriculum is organized in terms of standards address, supporting targets, ongoing assessment, and protocols. It also indicates which lessons include the mid-unit and end-of-unit assessments.

Lesson 1Engaging Readers in the History of Voting Rights

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can interpret information presented through charts, graphs, timelines, or Web sites. (RI.4.7)
  • 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)
  • I can explain how the right to vote has changed throughout American history.
  • I can determine the meaning of unfamiliar words using a variety of strategies.
  • Group gist statement
  • None

Lesson 2Confirming Our Topic: First Read of “On Women’s Right to the Suffrage” Speech by Susan B. Anthony

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can explain what a text says using specific details from the text. (RI.4.1)
  • I can make inferences using specific details from the text. (RI.4.1)
  • 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)
  • I can infer the meaning of words and phrases using context clues to better understand a primary source.
  • I can explain points made in a speech using details from the text.
  • Close Reading recording form: “On Women’s Rights to Suffrage” paragraph 1
  • Concentric Circles

Lesson 3Summarizing Informational Text: “The Vote”

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • 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 main idea of sections of an informational text about Susan B. Anthony.
  • I can summarize an informational text about Susan B. Anthony.
  • Summarizing Informational Text recording form for “The Vote”
  • Think-Pair-Share

Lesson 4Reading for Gist and Building Vocabulary: “Order in the Court” and the Trial of Susan B. Anthony

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • 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)
  • I can use a variety of strategies to determine the meaning of words and phrases. (L.4.4)

    a. I can use context to help me determine what a word or phrase means.

    b. I can use common affixes and roots as clues to help me determine what a word means.

  • I can get the gist of an informational text about Susan B. Anthony.
  • I can determine the meaning of unfamiliar words using a glossary and context clues.
  • Summarizing Informational Text recording form for “Order in the Court”  (gist statement only)
  • Completed glossary for “Order in the Court”
  • None

Lesson 5Rereading and Summarizing: “Order in the Court” and the Trial of Susan B. Anthony

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can determine the main idea using specific details from the text. (RI.4.2)
  • I can summarize informational or argumentative text. (RI.4.2)
  • I can summarize how Susan B. Anthony stood up for what she believed in.
  • I can determine the main idea of sections of an informational text about Susan B. Anthony.
  • Questions index card
  • Summarizing Informational Text recording form for “Order in the Court!”
  • None

Lesson 6Mid-Unit Assessment: Answering Questions and Summarizing a Text about Fredrick Douglass

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can determine the main idea using specific details from the text. (RI.4.2)
  • I can summarize informational or argumentative 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)

  • I can determine the meaning of unfamiliar words using a variety of strategies.
  • I can determine the main idea of sections of an informational text on Fredrick Douglass.
  • I can summarize a text about Fredrick Douglass.
  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Answering Questions and Summarizing a Text about Fredrick Douglass
  • Tracking My Progress, Mid-Unit 1 recording form
  • None

Lesson 7Reading for Main Idea and Building Vocabulary: New York Times Article of Susan B. Anthony’s Trial

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • 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)
  • I can use a variety of strategies to determine the meaning of words and phrases. (L.4.4)

    a. I can use context to help me determine what a word or phrase means.

    b. I can use common affixes and roots as clues to help me determine what a word means.

  • I can determine the main idea using specific details from the text. (RI.4.2)
  • I can determine the meaning of unfamiliar words using a glossary and context clues.
  • I can determine the main idea of sections of an informational text about Susan B. Anthony.
  • Close Reading recording form for the New York Times article “Miss Susan B. Anthony Fined $100 and Costs for Illegal Voting.”
  • None

Lesson 8Comparing Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts of Susan B. Anthony’s Trial

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic. (RI.4.6)
  • I can explain what firsthand and secondhand accounts are and how they are different.
  • I can compare a firsthand and secondhand account of the Susan B. Anthony trial.
  • Comparing Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts of Susan B. Anthony’s Trial recording form
  • Think-Pair-Share

Lesson 9End of Unit Assessment: Comparing Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts of Inauguration Day

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can determine the main idea using specific details from the text. (RI.4.2)
  • I can compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic. (RI.4.6)
  • I can compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the 2009 presidential inauguration.
  • End of Unit 1 Assessment: Comparing Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts of Inauguration Day
  • Tracking My Progress, End of Unit 1 recording form
  • None

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