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


Unit Resources (Minilesson Plans, etc)


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


Unit 6 - Interpretive Text Sets

Reading Unit of Study

Readers' Statements


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