Common Core Alignment

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.4 - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

1: Interdependence

Unit 1: Dirt and Plants
Lesson 7: Plants, Animals, and People
Unit 1: Little House in the Big Woods
Lesson 1: Introducing the Story
Lesson 10: Summertime and Harvest
Lesson 11: Finishing the Book
Lesson 5: Christmas
Lesson 6: Sundays and Two Big Bears
Lesson 7: The Sugar Snow
Final Project: Pioneer Family Night
Unit 2: The Sign of the Beaver
Lesson 1: Background Information
Lesson 4: A Treaty
Final Project: The Sign of the Beaver Movie
Unit 3: Native American Animal Stories
Lesson 4: Survival Stories
Final Project: My Own Myth

2: Force and Power

Unit 1: Ben and Me
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 3: Always Winter and Never Christmas
Lesson 6: A Gift from Father Christmas
Lesson 7: Spring
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 7: A Nightmare for Fleshlumpeater
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 6: African Bush Diorama
Lesson 7: Japan
Unit 2: Holes
Lesson 1: The Texas Desert
Lesson 13: Innocent
Lesson 4: Caveman
Lesson 6: Sunflower Seeds
Final Project: Welcome to Camp

4: Exploration and Survival

Unit 1: Abel's Island
Lesson 1: Survival
Lesson 10: Escape
Lesson 5: Perseverance
Lesson 6: Surprises
Lesson 8: The Dead of Winter
Lesson 9: The Newcomer
Final Project: Your Own Deserted Island
Unit 2: Pedro's Journal
Lesson 10: February
Lesson 2: August
Lesson 5: Journal Writing
Lesson 9: January
Final Project: Story Blocks
Unit 3: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Lesson 11: The Plan
Final Project: The Next Chapter or Book Float