New York State’s Common Core Standards:
I can conduct a research project to become knowledgeable about a topic. (W.4.7)
I can determine the meaning of content words or phrases in an informational text. (RI.4.4)
I can summarize informational or persuasive text. (RI.4.2)
I can effectively engage in discussions with diverse partners about fourth-grade topics and texts. (SL.4.1)
• I can self-assess my progress toward the learning targets.
• I can collaboratively participate in expert group research of my colonial trade.
• I can find the meaning of words related to my colonial trade.
• I can summarize information about my colonial trade in a gist statement.