Unit Plan

Unit 7: The United States Constitution

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Fourth graders delve into the United States Constitution in a unit designed to boost reading comprehension, grammar, and writing. During each lesson, scholars read through and discuss a new chapter and work with prefixes and verbs. Pupils draft an opinion essay and study spelling words.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Display each chapter's big question as a guide while reading it
  • Review assessments to plan remediation and extension
  • Allow pupils to choose which finished products go into portfolios for conferences or Open House
Classroom Considerations
  • The seventh unit in an eight-part series by Core Knowledge
  • Look to the "At a Glance" sections for lists of materials needed
Pros
  • The color-coded pacing calendar shows daily topics and the time allotted
  • Offers take-home materials, some optional
Cons
  • None