Grade 4 – Unfolding the Common Core Standards for Literature Unit
Our fourth grade team will be having two main units of study on Literature; Unit 3 and Unit 5 before the state exam in the spring. Each unit will be about six weeks long. I listed all the Common Core Standards for 4th grade and color coded them by what unit they will be taught in and when they will be taught. The colors represent when each Anchor Standard will be taught in each unit. Some will be taught in Unit 3, some in Unit 5, some will be worked on in both Units, while others are Non-Fiction and I can take them out to be used later. I included all the main standards for Reading for Literature, Writing, Listening and Speaking, and Language Foundations for Fourth Grade. I took one or two standards from each main area of the standard. Now as I go to plan my first unit in Literature Unit 3, I will pull all the yellow highlighted standards (identified for Unit 3 only) and all the blue highlighted standards (identified for Unit 3 and Unit 5 both). This way it’s much more manageable and I can feel confident that all the standards will be covered throughout all my units of study.
Look for my next organizer which helps to break up each standard into mini-lessons.