Unit Plan

Unit 4: Listen, My Children - Poems for Fourth Graders

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Over three weeks, fourth graders explore the world of poetry. They listen to authors such as Shel Silverstein and Maya Angelou, complete word work activities, and practice spelling skills. Budding poets take pen to paper with daily writing opportunities. Four days provide culminating activities.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Display the poem about identity at Open House or share it at conferences
  • Gather other poetry books and invite learners to browse them
Classroom Considerations
  • The fourth unit in an eight-part series by Core Knowledge
  • The "At a Glance" sections detail which materials are needed for each lesson
  • Offers a detailed pacing calendar
  • Scaffolds information nicely from lesson to lesson
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