Common Core Alignment

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.9 - Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

1: Interdependence

Unit 1: Little House in the Big Woods
Lesson 4: The Long Rifle
Unit 2: The Sign of the Beaver
Lesson 11: A Choice
Lesson 5: A Story
Lesson 6: The Beaver
Lesson 7: Real Life Learning
Unit 3: Native American Animal Stories
Lesson 1: Myths, Legends, and Folktales
Lesson 2: People and Animal Stories
Lesson 3: The Natural World
Lesson 5: Legends from Other Cultures

2: Force and Power

Unit 2: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Lesson 5: A Disappointment
Lesson 9: Back to Life
Unit 3: The BFG
Lesson 12: Snozzcumbers
Lesson 4: Ears and Snozzcumbers
Lesson 5: Time with the BFG
Lesson 7: A Nightmare for Fleshlumpeater

3: Similarities and Differences

Unit 1: Stories from Africa and Asia
Lesson 10: Kenji
Lesson 12: Racing the Wind
Lesson 13: Precious and Sadako

4: Exploration and Survival

Unit 1: Abel's Island
Lesson 11: Home at Last
Lesson 8: The Dead of Winter
Unit 2: Pedro's Journal
Lesson 3: September
Lesson 8: The Island of the Skog
Unit 3: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Final Project: The Next Chapter or Book Float