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Introduction to Unit
  
My unit focuses on the novel Charlotte's Web.   The overall goal is for students to understand that reading  has meaning and often times relates to our own personal experiences.  I also want my students to understand and be able to identify the different parts of speech in reading and writing.  In order for students to meet the unit goals, they will be doing a variety of activities that involve daily readings in the book, written responses in journals, group discussions, and a variety of activities that introduce and review parts of speech.  
   

3rd Grade Goals, Benchmarks, Standards

4th Grade Goals, Benchmarks, Standards

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Rubric

Enduring Understanding

1.     Students will understand how reading relates to life experiences by analyzing and comparing the emotions, feelings, and actions of characters to their own experiences.

2. Students will understand the difference between cause and effect and how cause and effect can influence life choices.

3.  Students will understand how to recognize the different parts of speech—(nouns, proper nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs)—and how these parts of speech influence reading and writing.

Essential Questions

1. How do some of the experiences of the characters in Charlotte’s Web relate to some of your own personal experiences?

2.   How does cause and effect influence some of the events and outcomes in Charlotte’s Web?

3. How does cause and effect influence the choices we make?

4.     What is the difference between the following types of speech: nouns, proper nouns, verbs, and adjectives?

5.   How does knowing these different parts of speech influence the way we read and write?

Entry Questions

1. How do some of the characters experiences in Charlotte's Web relate to some of your own experiences?

2. How does cause and effect relate to the situations and outcomes in the story?

3. How can cause and effect influence decisions and choices?

4. What are nouns, proper nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs?