This stand alone resource is a great way for students to read and comprehend the text If You Live in Colonial Times by Ann McGovern. It also goes along well with the Engage NY Grade 4 ELA Module 2A Unit 1 on the topic of Colonial Life - which also uses this text. This resource focuses on one of the major goals of the Engage NY unit - making inferences based on nonfiction texts. The Reader’s Notebook draws students’ attention to what is explicitly taught in the text, then asks them to make inferences about colonial people and their life based on the information given. It often uses sentence starters to support student thinking and to help structure their writing.
This resource includes:
-A 24 page reader's response journal with pages for explicit responses and inferring.
-Three pages that help you teach students about the structure of the text, and to practice inferring.
-A two page assessment that mirrors a similar assessment in the Engage NY Grade 4 ELA Module 2A Unit 1