Common Core Alignment

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.10 - Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

1: Interdependence

Unit 1: Little House in the Big Woods
Lesson 1: Introducing the Story
Lesson 10: Summertime and Harvest
Lesson 11: Finishing the Book
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
Lesson 9: Going to Town
Unit 2: The Sign of the Beaver
Lesson 1: Background Information
Lesson 11: A Choice
Lesson 12: Persuasive Writing
Lesson 3: A Stranger
Lesson 4: A Treaty
Final Project: The Sign of the Beaver Movie
Unit 3: Native American Animal Stories
Lesson 2: People and Animal Stories
Lesson 3: The Natural World
Lesson 4: Survival Stories
Final Project: My Own Myth

2: Force and Power

Unit 1: Ben and Me
Lesson 1: Ben Franklin and the Colonies
Lesson 10: Back Home
Lesson 3: Swimming
Lesson 4: Electricity
Lesson 5: Electrifying
Lesson 6: War
Lesson 7: France
Lesson 8: Amos's Account
Lesson 9: The Rescue
Final Project: An Interview or Party for Ben
Unit 2: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Lesson 10: Back Through the Wardrobe
Lesson 2: Edmund Discovers Narnia
Lesson 3: Always Winter and Never Christmas
Lesson 4: The Lion
Lesson 5: A Disappointment
Lesson 6: A Gift from Father Christmas
Lesson 7: Spring
Unit 3: The BFG
Lesson 1: In the Middle of the Night
Lesson 12: Snozzcumbers
Lesson 2: Snatched
Lesson 3: The BFG
Lesson 4: Ears and Snozzcumbers
Lesson 6: Catching People and Dreams
Lesson 8: A Dreamy Plan
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 1: Meerkats in Botswana
Lesson 10: Kenji
Lesson 11: O Bon
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
Lesson 7: Japan
Lesson 9: The Secret is Out
Unit 2: Holes
Lesson 1: Texas and Desert Biomes
Lesson 10: The Mary Lou
Lesson 13: Innocent
Lesson 2: Camp Green Lake
Lesson 3: Digging
Lesson 4: Caveman
Lesson 5: KB
Lesson 6: Sunflower Seeds
Lesson 7: Zero
Lesson 8: Sam the Onion Man
Lesson 9: Driving a Truck
Final Project: Welcome to Camp

4: Exploration and Survival

Unit 1: Abel's Island
Lesson 10: Escape
Lesson 11: Home at Last
Lesson 3: Where Am I?
Lesson 5: Perseverance
Lesson 6: Surprises
Final Project: Your Own Deserted Island
Unit 2: Pedro's Journal
Lesson 10: February
Lesson 2: August
Lesson 3: September
Lesson 5: Journal Writing
Lesson 8: The Island of the Skog
Lesson 9: January
Final Project: Story Blocks
Unit 3: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Lesson 10: Amazing Rats
Lesson 11: The Plan
Lesson 5: Meeting the Rats
Lesson 7: The Capture
Lesson 9: The Escape
Final Project: The Next Chapter or Book Float