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Índice de Unidades de los Curriculares

Unidad Nombre Resumen
4.1 Writing Dialogues In this introductory unit, the student further supports the idea that reading and writing involve thinking. He/She uses strategies such as inference, graphic organizers, making connections and context clues to improve comprehension and to decode and understand new vocabulary words, particularly homophones, synonyms and antonyms. The student explores character traits in fictional texts and makes connections to his/her life and the lives of others. He/She learns the art of writing dialogue.
4.2 My Timeline In this unit, the student continues to improve his/her fluency and vocabulary development skills while exploring the importance of sequencing events from life and text. He/She is introduced to sequencing by reading texts with the teacher and then independently. The unit culminates with a parallel timeline project that compares the major events in the student’s life to the life of a story character. The student uses signal or transition words for sequencing to describe and connect events. If time, the student sequences a real life event read about in an informational text.
4.3 Making Predictions, Inferences and Connections about Characters In this unit, the student will analyze characters from stories and pictures using effective strategies of good readers: making inferences, predictions, and connections.
4.4 My Story: Exploring Figurative Language and the Writing Process In this unit, the student analyzes who and how they are in their native language vs. who and how they are when they are in their English-speaking environments, and analyze texts that use figurative language to create vivid images of these two contrasting worlds. The unit will culminate in a writing project that focuses on the writing, revision and editing processes.
4.5 Non-Fiction Study: Creating a Non-Fiction Book About Me In this unit, the student completes a genre study on non-fiction. They explore the text features and organization of non-fiction, and create their own non-fiction text about themselves.
4.6 Family Interviews In this unit, the student studies non-fiction texts such as newspapers and magazines to classify facts and opinions, and compare and contrast expository versus narrative forms of biographies. They will explore the genre of biography and conduct interviews of their family members in order to write the biography of a family member.
4.7 Exploring Story Elements, Organization and Setting through Narratives Through the reading of a variety of fairy tale stories, the student analyzes the elements of narrative story organization and setting to create their own narrative writing piece.