Common Core Alignment

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.4 - Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

1: Interdependence

Unit 1: Little House in the Big Woods
Lesson 1: Introducing the Story
Lesson 4: The Long Rifle
Lesson 6: Sundays and Two Big Bears
Lesson 7: The Sugar Snow
Final Project: Pioneer Family Night
Unit 2: The Sign of the Beaver
Final Project: The Sign of the Beaver Movie
Unit 3: Native American Animal Stories
Lesson 3: The Natural World

2: Force and Power

Unit 1: Ben and Me
Final Project: An Interview or Party for Ben
Unit 2: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Lesson 7: Spring
Final Project: Narnia Think-Tac-Toe
Unit 3: The BFG
Final Project: Recipe for a Dream or Newspaper Report

3: Similarities and Differences

Unit 1: Stories from Africa and Asia
Lesson 5: A Good Idea

4: Exploration and Survival

Unit 1: Abel's Island
Lesson 9: The Newcomer
Final Project: Your Own Deserted Island
Unit 2: Pedro's Journal
Final Project: Story Blocks
Unit 3: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Final Project: The Next Chapter or Book Float