Unit Plan

Unit 1: Memoir - Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

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The memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, is the focus of a unit designed for fourth graders. Scholars begin each lesson with a warm-up, then listen to a read-aloud of a section of the book. Pupils complete word work, writing, and take-home materials. Assessments provide data to steer further instruction.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Read through the unit to learn about its methods, routines, and materials needed
  • Create a focus wall showcasing the unit's concepts, vocabulary, images, charts, and any other information
  • Start unit portfolios to keep applicable work samples and assessments for grading and conferences
Classroom Considerations
  • The first of eight units in a series by Core Knowledge
  • Requires advanced preparation
  • Includes a detailed pacing guide 
  • Remediation offers differentiated instruction
  • The unit provides amble information and materials to make implementation easier
  • None