Common Core Alignment

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2.d - d.Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

1: Interdependence

Unit 1: Little House in the Big Woods
Lesson 2: Little House in the Big Woods
Lesson 7: The Sugar Snow
Unit 2: The Sign of the Beaver
Lesson 2: Alone

2: Force and Power

Unit 1: Ben and Me
Lesson 2: Setting the Record Straight
Lesson 6: War
Unit 2: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Lesson 1: The Professor's House
Lesson 5: A Disappointment
Lesson 6: A Gift from Father Christmas
Unit 3: The BFG
Lesson 8: A Dreamy Plan

3: Similarities and Differences

Unit 1: Stories from Africa and Asia
Lesson 8: Peace Day
Unit 2: Holes
Lesson 1: Texas and Desert Biomes

4: Exploration and Survival

Unit 1: Abel's Island
Lesson 2: The Storm
Lesson 7: Threats
Final Project: Your Own Deserted Island
Unit 2: Pedro's Journal
Lesson 3: September
Final Project: Story Blocks
Unit 3: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Lesson 1: Sickness
Lesson 8: Life at NIMH