Common Core Alignment

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.3.a - Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.*

1: Interdependence

Unit 1: Little House in the Big Woods
Lesson 1: Introducing the Story
Lesson 11: Finishing the Book
Lesson 2: Little House in the Big Woods
Lesson 3: Winter Days and Winter Nights
Lesson 5: Christmas
Lesson 6: Sundays and Two Big Bears
Lesson 7: The Sugar Snow
Lesson 8: Dance at Grandpa's
Final Project: Pioneer Family Night
Unit 2: The Sign of the Beaver
Lesson 12: Persuasive Writing
Lesson 4: A Treaty
Lesson 5: A Story
Lesson 6: The Beaver
Lesson 7: Real Life Learning
Final Project: The Sign of the Beaver Movie
Unit 3: Native American Animal Stories
Final Project: My Own Myth

2: Force and Power

Unit 1: Ben and Me
Lesson 1: Ben Franklin and the Colonies
Lesson 2: Setting the Record Straight
Lesson 3: Swimming
Lesson 4: Electricity
Lesson 5: Electrifying
Lesson 7: France
Lesson 8: Amos's Account
Unit 2: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Lesson 1: The Professor's House
Lesson 2: Edmund Discovers Narnia
Lesson 4: The Lion
Lesson 6: A Gift from Father Christmas
Lesson 7: Spring
Lesson 8: Deep Magic
Lesson 9: Back to Life
Final Project: Narnia Think-Tac-Toe
Unit 3: The BFG
Lesson 1: In the Middle of the Night
Lesson 10: A Breakfast Fit for a Queen
Lesson 11: Fighting Giants
Lesson 12: Snozzcumbers
Lesson 4: Ears and Snozzcumbers
Lesson 5: Time with the BFG
Lesson 6: Catching People and Dreams
Lesson 9: The Palace
Final Project: Recipe for a Dream or Newspaper Report

3: Similarities and Differences

Unit 1: Stories from Africa and Asia
Lesson 10: Kenji
Lesson 12: Racing the Wind
Lesson 13: Precious and Sadako
Lesson 3: The Surprise
Lesson 4: A Missing Cow
Lesson 5: A Good Idea
Lesson 6: African Bush Diorama
Unit 2: Holes
Lesson 1: Texas and Desert Biomes
Lesson 2: Camp Green Lake
Lesson 4: Caveman
Lesson 7: Zero
Final Project: Welcome to Camp

4: Exploration and Survival

Unit 1: Abel's Island
Lesson 10: Escape
Lesson 2: The Storm
Lesson 4: Who Is Abel?
Lesson 5: Perseverance
Lesson 6: Surprises
Lesson 7: Threats
Lesson 8: The Dead of Winter
Final Project: Your Own Deserted Island
Unit 2: Pedro's Journal
Lesson 2: August
Lesson 3: September
Lesson 5: Journal Writing
Lesson 8: The Island of the Skog
Final Project: Story Blocks
Unit 3: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Lesson 11: The Plan
Lesson 13: A New Home
Lesson 4: Rats in the Rosebush
Lesson 7: The Capture
Lesson 9: The Escape
Final Project: The Next Chapter or Book Float