NYS ELA MODULE MATERIALS GRADE 4
Module 2B (Units 1, 2 & 3)
Animal Behavior: Animal Defenses (350550)
Christina Wilsdon; Lexile: N/A; multiple books, IJ, 2009
Insects that look like leaves, snakes that play dead, fish that fly, and toads with poisonous skin—these creatures are among many that defend themselves in fascinating ways. Animal Defenses presents the wide variety of physical and behavioral adaptations used by animals and insects in their struggle to survive and shows how scientists continue to make new discoveries about the age-old maneuvering between predator and prey.
Marilyn Singer; Lexile: NC1110; multiple books, PI, 2007
Beware! Poisonous things are all around you. In the spirit of What Stinks?, Marilyn Singer brings kids the coolest, newest info on creatures that can harm or even kill with a bite or sting.
Grade 4: Module 2B: Unit 1: Recommended Texts
Grade 4: Module 2B: Unit 2: Recommended Texts
An Octopus Is Amazing (350205)
Patricia Lauber; Lexile: 730L; multiple books, PI, 1990
Here is a charming introduction to the truly amazing octopus from its intelligence to its ability to change colors to the camouflaging black ink it squirts to escape predators . Pataricia Lauber's chatty, fact-filled text makes the book a good read-aloud, and Holly Keller's amusing and colorful drawings enhance it a perfect match of text and illustration.
Grade 4: Module 2B: Unit 3: Recommended Texts
Charlotte's Web (350037)
E.B. White; Lexile: 680L; multiple books, IJ, 1952
Charlotte's Web is the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur—and of Wilbur's dear friend Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider who lived with Wilbur in the barn. With the help of Templeton, the rat who never did anything for anybody unless there was something in it for him, and by a wonderfully clever plan of her own, Charlotte saved the life of Wilbur, who by this time had grown up to quite a pig.
The Call of the Wild (350169)
Jack London; Lexile: 1120L; multiple books, IJ, 2000
Kidnapped form his safe California home. Thrown into a life-and-death struggle on the frozen Artic wilderness. Half St. Bernard, half shepard, Buck learns many hard lessons as a sled dog: the lesson of the leash, of the cold, of near-starvation and cruelty. And the greatest lesson he learns from his last owner, John Thornton: the power of love and loyalty.
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