Our Reading and Writing Units

4th Grade - Seawell Elementary

Unit 2 - Following Characters into Meaning

Unit 4 - Nonfiction Research Reports

Unit 5 - Historical Fiction

Reading Unit of Study


Readers' Statements

https://docs.google.com/a/chccs.k12.nc.us/document/d/1_7u9vzArGjhbgo6mTMNokrbERpqw6gBdSARouV3DOTQ/edit?usp=sharing


Unit Resources (Minilesson Plans, etc)

https://docs.google.com/a/chccs.k12.nc.us/folder/d/0B0onYIe1LWxGWjFQUFRuOFh2SkE/edit?usp=sharing


Suggested Mentor Texts


  • Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti (picture book, mentioned throughout Calkins unit)
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (chapter book, mentioned throughout Calkins unit)


Historical Fiction Book Lists by Time Period

http://readingandwritingproject.com/public/themes/rwproject/resources/booklists/archived/reading/genre_historical_fiction.pdf


Unit 6 - Interpretive Text Sets

Reading Unit of Study


Readers' Statements

https://docs.google.com/a/chccs.k12.nc.us/document/d/1rCMWDU5kD0OZ8DXFCd4QX-z336cJ3vi9daqCUKy6Iy4/edit?usp=sharing


Possible Texts

  • "The Enchanted Tapestry" folktale (available in Questioning the Author book or get a paper copy from Tina) - Great mentor text that could be brought back out to support lessons on symbolism in sessions 10-14


Unit 4 - Nonfiction Writing: Informational Texts

Unit 5 - Historical Fiction Writing