The purpose of this unit is to provide students the opportunity engage with and explore language through a unique piece of historical fiction literature. Through this lens, they will be able to discover and play with words by using a variety of strategies that will help them to refine word analysis skills, build vocabulary, determine and clarify meaning, understand figurative language and word relationships, and understand and apply appropriate conventions in reading and writing. In addition, this unit allows students to practice skills needed for collaborative discussions.
This Unit Plan of approximately 18 lessons is fully aligned with 4th Grade Common Core Learning Standards, but it could be easily adapted to other grades! It can also be used as an interdisciplinary unit, addressing American Revolution topics and standards as well as ELA.
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