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1 Grade 4 Unit 1 : Growing Up Essential Question: What experiences can cause a person to change? My Diary from Here to There Amada Irma Pérez Maya Christina Gonzalez The Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein From the novel by Johanna Hurwitz Brian Biggs Kid Reporters at Work The Astronaut the Onion Ann Cameron Anna Rich Because of Winn- Dixie From the novel by Kate DiCamillo s Make Inferences Self-Selected Use Make Inferences Compare Nonfiction Text Features Character Compare Short Short Origins Long a Long a Thesaurus: Synonyms Long e Long e Thesaurus: Antonyms Long i Long i Using a Dictionary Long o Long o Connotation Denotation Intonation Text Features/ s Time Lines Maps Subjects Predicates Phrasing Phrasing Using the Library Recipes Stanza, Line Break, Simile Compound Complex Run-on Focus on a Single Moment Develop a Single Moment Personal Narrative Describe a Single Object Describe a Setting

2 Grade 4 Unit 2 : Making a Difference Essential Question: How do people make a difference in their communities? My Brother Martin Christine King Farris Chris Soentpiet Mighty Jackie Marissa Moss C.F. Payne Making a Splash Wild Horses Cris Peterson Photographs by Alvis Upitis Mystic Horse Written illustrated by Paul Goble Folktale Legend s Compare Cause Effect Idea Cause Effect Prefixes Prefixes Parts: Prefixes Digraphs Digraphs Description Three- Letter Blends Controlled /är/ /ôr/ Three- Letter Blends Controlled /är/ /ôr/ Text Features/ s Surveys Stanzas, Line Break, Meter, Rhyme Idioms Using Parts of a Book Paragraph Clues Homophones Phrasing Hyperbole Metaphor Charts Common Proper Singular Plural Irregular Plural Possessive Plurals Possessives Showing Show Actions How-To Article Strong Strong Descriptive

3 Grade 4 Unit 3 : The Power of s Essential Question: How can words be powerful? When I Went to the Library Ken Roberts Nicole E. Wong Dear Mrs. LaRue Written illustrated by Mark Teague s Add Up to Success Ranita, The Frog Princess Carmen Agra Deedy Renato Alarcão Me Uncle Romie Claire Hartfield Jerome Lagarrigue Drama s Make Inferences Character Cause Effect Controlle d er, ir, ur Silent Letters Soft c g Controlled er, ir, ur Silent Letters Soft c g Parts: Base s Parts: Prefixes Parts: Latin Prefixes Plurals Plurals Analogies: Synonyms Antonyms Compoun d s Compound s Examples Definitions Phrasing Text Features/ s Toolbars Guide s Action Line Graphs Verb Tenses Using a Computer Helping Linking Multiple-Step Instructions Irregular Supporting Strong Reasons Persuasive Essay Descriptive Language Strengthen an Argument

4 Grade 4 Unit 4 : Working Together Essential Question: Why do people work in teams? The Cricket in Times Square From the novel by George Selden Garth Williams The Life Times of the Ant Written illustrated by Charles Micucci The Power of Oil Ima the Great Texas Ostrich Race Margaret McManis Bruce Dupree My Brothers Flying Machine Jane Yolen Jim Burke Persuasive Fable s Description Description Author s Perspective Endings Endings: Changing y to i s with /ü/, /ū/, / / Diphthongs /oi/ /ou/ Variant Vowel /ô/ Endings Endings: Changing y to i s with /ü/, /ū/, / / Diphthongs /oi/ /ou/ Variant Vowel /ô/ Paragraph Clues Parts: Greek Latin Roots Definitions Analogies: Synonyms Antonyms Parts: Phrasing Text Features/ s Advertisements Personification Moral Pronouns Antecedents Types of Pronouns Skim Scan Pronoun- Verb Agreement Multiple Text Features Repetition Personification Possessive Pronouns Pronouns Homophones Voice Creating Dialogue Mixing Narration with Dialogue al Narrative Develop Characters Use Sensory

5 Grade 4 Unit 5 : Habitats Essential Question: What makes a habitat unique? A Walk in the Desert Rebecca L. Johnson Roadrunner s Dance Rudolfo Anaya David Diaz Animals Come Home to Our National Parks At Home in the Coral Reef By Katy Muzik Katherine Brown- Wing Adelina s Whales By Richard Sobol Folktale Folktale Myth s Idea Author s Perspective Problem Solution Idea Compare Spiral Review Idea Compare Closed Open Vowel Teams Controlled Vowel Consonant + le Closed Open Vowel Teams Controlled Vowel Consonant + le Surrounding s Thesaurus: Synonyms Parts: Latin Roots Multiple- Meaning s Homographs Intonation Phrasing Intonation / Expressio n Expressio n Text Features/ s Process Diagram Foreshadowing Symbolism Using a Dictionary Point of View Hyperbole Meter Rhyme Scheme Adjectives Articles Adjectives that Compare Comparing with More Most Comparing with Good Bad Descriptive Similarities Differences Letter Supporting Voice Purpose Audience

6 Grade 4 Unit 6 : Problem Solving Essential Question: How do we solve problems? Leah s Pony Elizabeth Friedrich Michael Garl The Gold Rush Game William F. Wu Cornelius Van Wright Ying- Hwa Hu Taking the Lead Snowflake Bentley Jacqueline Briggs Martin Mary Azarian How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning Written illustrated by Rosalyn Schanzer s Problem Solution Cause Effect Problem Solution Cause Effect Author s Perspective s with /әn/ Homophone s s with /әn/ Unfamiliar s Homophones Parts: Prefixes Prefixes Parts: Latin, Greek, Other Linguistic Roots Multiple- Meaning s Prefixes Prefixes Idioms Text Features/ s Phrasing Maps Adverbs Time Line Use Functional Documents Imagery Metaphor Figurative Language Alliteration Comparing with Adverbs Negatives Prepositions Using Prepositions Supporting Idea Research Report Sentence Transition s Phrases Organization a Conclusion

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