Unit 1, Module A
  • |||| Anchor/Supporting Texts:
    Anchor Text (Trade Book): Literary Text, Night of the Spadefoot Toads by Bill Harley
    Supporting Text (Text Collection): Literary Text, “Shells” from Every Living Thing by Cynthia Rylant
    Supporting Text (Text Collection): Literary Text, Hatchet by Gary Paulson
    Poetry:
    “Dry as Dust” by Marilyn Singer
    “Colorful Guy” by Avis Harley
    “Fire-Bringer” by Marilyn Singer
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Module Goals:
    • || Readers will determine themes in literary texts by comparing and contrasting characters, settings, and events. CC.1.3.5.C, CC.1.3.5.B
      Writers will use dialogue and details to develop challenging character experiences. CC.1.4.5.M
      Learners will explain how people change in reaction to their surroundings. ||

Unit 1, Module B

Anchor/Supporting Texts:
Anchor Text (Trade Book): Literary Text, Washed Up! by Payal Kapadia
Supporting Text (Trade Book): Informational Text, Rain Forest Food Chains by Heidi Moore
Supporting Text (Text Collection): Informational Text, Pale Male by Janet Schulman
Poetry:
“One Drop at a Time” by Laura Purdie Salas
“In the Flooded Forest” by Susan Katz
“Food Chain” by John Scieszka

Module Goals:

  • Readers will explain the relationships between scientific concepts presented in texts. CC.1.2.5.C
  • Writers will examine a topic and convey ideas with facts, definitions, and details. CC.1.4.5.A
  • Learners will explain how living things interact with and affect one another.


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