This unit was created to teach the theme standard in fourth grade, but it could be used in third grade as an extension or fifth grade as scaffold to reaching fifth grade standards. Included in this unit is eleven days worth of mini lessons that have been scripted out for ease of use and understanding. Each mini lesson includes the standard focused on, an I can statement, a scripted lesson plan and a student guided practice. Also included are exit slips or alternative formative assessments to help you keep a pulse on where your students are at. Finally, anchor chart examples and poems are included in a documents document to complete the unit.