Grade 4 ELA Module 2A

Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Interdependent Roles in Colonial Times

Students learn about what life was like in Colonial America. They go on to study the many roles people played in a colonial settlement and how necessary their interdependence was for survival. Students select one role to explore more deeply through various forms of nonfiction texts. With an emphasis on making inferences, summarizing informational text, basic research (note-taking and pulling together information from a variety of texts), this module will foster students’ abilities to synthesize information from multiple sources and integrate research into their writing. At the end of the module, students participate in several critique experiences during the revision process as they write a research-based narrative that vividly describes an event in a colonist’s life.

Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when...
RI.4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the...
RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text,...

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