Common Core Alignment

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.4 - With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)

1: Environment

Unit 1: Tornado
Lesson 3: The Tornado
Unit 2: Sarah, Plain and Tall
Lesson 2: Story Elements
Lesson 3: The News
Lesson 4: The Letters
Lesson 5: The Arrival
Lesson 6: Life on the Prairie
Lesson 7: The Dune
Lesson 8: Work and Play
Final Project: Welcome To Kansas
Unit 3: Who Was Helen Keller?
Lesson 3: Helen's Challenges
Lesson 4: Inventors
Lesson 5: Annie
Lesson 7: More Learning
Final Project: Scrapbook or Interview

2: Change

Unit 1: Morning Girl
Lesson 1: Background Information

3: Cycles

Unit 1: Poppy
Lesson 11: Writing Project
Lesson 4: Standing Before Mr. Ocax
Unit 2: Charlotte's Web
Lesson 2: Charlotte
Lesson 3: Bad News
Lesson 6: The Fair
Final Project: Charlotte's Web
Unit 3: The Family Under the Bridge
Lesson 1: Pre-Reading
Lesson 10: A Home at Last
Lesson 5: Singing

4: Relationships

Unit 1: One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest
Lesson 1: The Rain Forests
Lesson 8: Persuasive Writing
Final Project: Field Guide or Documentary
Unit 2: The Whipping Boy
Lesson 7: The Rescue
Lesson 8: Friends
Final Project: A Monologue
Unit 3: Iggie's House
Lesson 8: Moving
Lesson 9: A Letter