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This is a unit I created specifically to cover the Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature for Grade 4
Table of Contents
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. 2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text. 4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology. 6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.5 Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text. 7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.6 Compare and contrast the points of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations. 8
Sample to use for direct instruction: The Wolf and the Lamb 9
It includes a fully complete sample of the activities applied to the short Aesop Fable, The Wolf and the Lamb.
I included the sample to be used as direct instruction to teach the activities/standards before releasing the students to complete the activities with a story of your choice.
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