Constitution Day Unit integrated with CCSS literacy skills for 4th-6th graders.
Constitution Day Mini-Literacy Unit includes:
- Opinion Writing
- Literacy Based tasks
- Close Reading
- Anticipation Guide
- Cloze Printout
Purpose of Unit
Constitution Day is on September 17th, teachers are required by the Federal Government to spend time in their classroom teaching about the Constitution. We created this unit because teacher's time is so limited and this unit meets the demands of CCSS ELA while teaching about Constitution Day. This unit is full of rigor, which will help the teacher not to lose valuable time in the classroom.
Each lesson was built with higher-order thinking skills in mind along with student engagement. The focus on the unit is using text to support answers and using text to support opinion writing.
There are 3 lessons plans that have the following included:
• Enduring Understandings
• Essential Questions
• Skills/Learning Goals
• Formative Assessments
• YouTube links for songs that teach on the Constitution Day
Each lesson is designed to make the student have to think & is designed for lots of discussion in small groups. Literacy skills that are included in this Constitution Day unit are:
• Close reading with annotation codes and comments along with a rubric
• Use evidence from text to support assignment
• Opinion Writing
Printouts included in the unit are:
• 2 non-fiction passages “How the Constitution was Born” and “The 3 Parts of the Constitution”.
• Annotation codes and rubric
• Anticipation guide
• Interactive Cloze
• Venn Diagram “flag themed” graphic organizer
• Prewriting graphic organizer for opinion writing
• Constitution Day Themed journal paper to write essay on
• Constitution Day Opinion Writing Rubric
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