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 Unit Details

Unit Title
Synthesizing
Unit Number
R08
Course
Fourth Grade English Language Arts
Content Area
Language Arts
Description
Readers adjust present understandings to accommodate new knowledge.  Readers form generalizations, judgments or opinions of text as new knowledge is gained and apply the information across content areas.
Timeline
2 Week(s)
Enduring Understandings
Enduring Understandings for Reading
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 form new ideas or perspectives?
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 8: Summarize & Synthesize
  • 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
ECO
  
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text
ECO
  
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears
ECO
  
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions)
ECO
  
Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text
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
  
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings
• Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context
• Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs
• Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms)



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
  
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text
ECO
  
Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably
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
  
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text
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