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Enriched Literacy Curriculum Unit 4 Overview 
Grade 4 
 
 
In Unit 4, students read a nonfiction Junior Great Books selection paired with a literature selection at the beginning of the unit to frontload skills needed for
issue-based research and writing historical fiction as part of conglomerate informational book(s). Then students continue to engage in full implementation of
William and Mary, ​Autobiographies and Memoirs ​English Language Arts unit. Students will read short stories and poems, and complete vocabulary webs,
literature webs, and write short stories in response to reading. In addition, students will finish reading fictional works from their self-selected authors and
complete the second reading assignment. Beginning in week three, students learn about the elements of reasoning and standards of reasoning to evaluate
issue-based texts. Using these skills, students engage in the WIlliam and Mary Research Model to produce a report and oral presentation on a topic of their
choice. During small group reading and meaningful follow-up, students read issue-based texts to support their writing. Students conclude the William and
Mary unit by writing persuasive essays and completing the post assessment to reflect on their growth and learning throughout the ​Autobiographies and
Memoirs ​English Language Arts unit.

Students engage in a final Calkins Unit of Study in Writing: ​Bringing HIstory to Life​ where students compose one to two conglomerate informational books
containing chapters of various genres. The writing focus comes from a topic of study in social studies, such as the American Colonies. Students use prior
learning and skills in all three text types to create their book(s). They begin by planning and using specific text structures to outline the format of their book(s).
They also use student and published mentor texts to analyze effective writing techniques. Students read historical fiction, research subtopics, and take notes
during small group instruction and independent study to support the writing. The unit ends with a celebration of publishing their works.

Weeks At A Glance 
Week  Reading  Writing 

1 ● Refer to details and examples in a text when drawing inferences from ● With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and
the text. strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
● Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by ● Report on a topic or text using appropriate facts and relevant,
key details; summarize the text. descriptive details to support main ideas or themes.
● Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions. ● Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
● Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames.
2 ● Refer to details and examples in a text when drawing inferences from ● Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events.
the text. ● Determine a theme of a story and summarize the text.
● Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story. ● Refer to details and examples in a text when drawing inferences from
● Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions. the text.
● Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning ● Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content. ● Produce clear and coherent writing.
● Determine a theme of a story and summarize the text. ● With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and
● Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
particular points. ● Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames.
● Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames. ● Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis,
reflection, and research.
● Produce clear and coherent writing.

3 ● Refer to details and examples in a text when drawing inferences from ● Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events.
the text. ● Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
● Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key ● Produce clear and coherent writing.
details; summarize the text. ● With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and
● Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area. ● Produce and publish writing, as well as to interact and collaborate with
● Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write others.
or speak about the subject knowledgeably. ● Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant
● Read and comprehend literature in the grades 4–5 text complexity band information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize
proficiently. information, and provide a list of sources.
● Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions. ● Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames.
● Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular ● Report on a topic or text using appropriate facts and relevant,
points in a text. descriptive details to support main ideas or themes.
● Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, ● Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when
and nuances in word meanings. appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

4 ● Refer to details and examples in a text when drawing inferences from ● Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with
the text. reasons and information.
● Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key ● Produce clear and coherent writing.
details; summarize the text. ● Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through
● Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words investigation of different aspects of a topic.
or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area. ● Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis,
● Read and comprehend informational texts in the grades 4–5 text reflection, and research.
complexity band proficiently. ● Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English and
● Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions. situations where informal discourse is appropriate.
● Determine a theme of a story and summarize the text. ● Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English
● Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story. capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
● Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text. ● Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English
● Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
narrated, including the differences between first- and third-person ● Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing,
narrations. speaking, reading, or listening.
● Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics. ● Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
● Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning ● Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and
words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content. domain-specific words and phrases.

5 ● Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions. ● Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with
● Refer to details and examples in a text when drawing inferences from reasons and information.
the text. ● Produce clear and coherent writing.
● Determine a theme of a story and summarize the text. ● With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story. strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
● Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text. ● Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant
● Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize
narrated, including the differences between first- and third-person information, and provide a list of sources.
narrations. ● Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis,
● Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning reflection, and research.
words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content. ● Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English and situations
where informal discourse is appropriate.
● Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English
capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
● Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English
grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
● Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking,
reading, or listening.
● Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
● Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and
domain-specific words and phrases.

6 ● Refer to details and examples in a text when drawing inferences from ● Produce clear and coherent writing.
the text. ● With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and
● Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
details; summarize the text. ● Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis,
● Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, reflection, and research.
or technical text based on specific information in the text. ● Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English and situations
● Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words where informal discourse is appropriate.
or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area. ● Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English
● Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively and capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text. ● Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English
● Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
points in a text. ● Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking,
● Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions. reading, or listening.
● Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning ● Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content.
● Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, ● Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and
and nuances in word meanings. domain-specific words and phrases.

7 ● Refer to details and examples in a text when drawing inferences from ● Produce and publish writing, as well as to interact and collaborate with
the text. others.
● Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively and ● Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through
explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text. investigation of different aspects of a topic.
● Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular ● Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English and situations
points in a text. where informal discourse is appropriate.
● Paraphrase portions of a test read aloud or information presented in ● Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English
diverse media formats. capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
● Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English
grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
● Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking,
reading, or listening.
● Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas
and information clearly.
● Produce clear and coherent writing.
● With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and
strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
● Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis,
reflection, and research.
● Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
● Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and
domain-specific words and phrases.

8 ● Describe the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information ● Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas
in a text or part of a text. and information clearly.
● Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular ● Produce clear and coherent writing.
points in a text. ● With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and
● Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
or speak about the subject knowledgeably. ● Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English and situations
● Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support where informal discourse is appropriate.
particular points. ● Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar
and usage when writing or speaking.
● Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English
capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
● Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking,
reading, or listening.
● Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
● Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and
domain-specific words and phrases.
● Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis,
reflection, and research.
● Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant
information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize
information, and provide a list of sources.

9 ● Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write ● Produce clear and coherent writing.
or speak about the subject knowledgeably. ● With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and
● Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
particular points. ● Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames.
● Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
● Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis,
reflection, and research.
● Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with
reasons and information.