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 Unit Details

Unit Title
Questioning
Unit Number
R02
Course
Fourth Grade English Language Arts
Content Area
Language Arts
Description
Readers ask questions before, during and after reading to establish a purpose for reading, determine the meaning of unfamiliar words, clarify confusing information, validate inferences and extend learning
Timeline
2 Week(s)
Enduring Understandings
Readers make meaning from text.
Readers understand that authors use literary elements and techniques to convey meaning.
Readers evaluate and analyze text structures to make meaning.
Readers make meaning from appropriately leveled text.
Listeners make meaning from the spoken word.
Speakers share information to a variety of audiences for specific purposes.




Essential Questions
How do readers wonder about the text to help them understand it?
How do readers use phonics and word recognition knowledge to solve words?
How do readers maintain fluency?
How do listeners make meaning from the spoken word?
How do speakers share information to a variety of audiences for specific purposes?



Additional Unit Resources
  • Benchmark Literacy Unit 1: Ask Question/Identify Main Idea & Supporting Details  
  • Words Their Way
  • BrainPop
  • BrainPop Jr.
  • Discovery Education
  • Grammar & Punctuation –Smart Notebook resources on Insider
  • Leveled Text
  • Reading A – Z
  • The Continuum of Literacy Learning

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Standard
Standard Component
  
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation)
ECO
  
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text
  
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area
ECO
  
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text
ECO
  
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text
  
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean)
ECO
  
Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes
ECO
  
Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion); use formal English when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 4 Language standards 1 on pages 28 and 29 for specific expectations.)
  
  
Standard
Standard Component
ECO
  
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies
• Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
• Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph)
• Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases



ECO
  
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words
• Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context
ECO
  
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension, at an instructional level S and independent level R
• Read on-level text with purpose and understanding
• Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings
• Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary



ECO
  
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at an instructional level S
Read independently for a minimum of 30 minutes
ECO
  
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at an instructional level S
Read independently for a minimum of 30 minutes
ECO
  
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly
• Come to discussions prepared having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion
• Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles
• Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others
• Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion




ECO
  
Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally
ECO
  
Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points
ECO
  
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace