Type:

Unit

Description:

Students will be exposed to a wide variety of historical fiction surrounding the Revolutionary War time period. These texts will help students gain a better understanding of the events leading up to and into the Revolutionary War. Four different texts will be used to help reach the needs of all learners based on their comprehension abilities. Students will work on comprehending texts while applying metacognition to their work through visualizations and summarizations. With interactive work between students in each text, children will gain a better understanding of the Revolutionary War and truly experience life from the inside. With this novel study, students are able to look at the events through fictional individual's eyes and begin to put themselves into the various situations that led to the freedoms they are still privy to today. Students will be exposed to new vocabulary, writing activities, character development, summarizing, and visualizing strategies. With a wide variety of activities to stimulate all learners, students will walk away with an abundant amount of skills to help them fine tune their reading abilities.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Language Arts > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

Revolutionary War summarizing visualizing Sarah Bishop The Riddle of Penncroft Farm The Fighting Ground My Brother Sam is Dead

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Members

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

None
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LA.4.RC.2.2: English-Language Arts

Use appropriate strategies when reading for different purposes (e.g., full comprehension, location of information, personal enjoyment).

LA.4.RC.2.3: English-Language Arts

Make and confirm predictions about text by using prior knowledge and ideas presented in the text itself, including illustrations, titles, topic sentences, important words, and foreshadowing clues.

LA.4.RC.2.4: English-Language Arts

Evaluate new information and hypotheses by testing them against known information and ideas.

LA.4.RL.3.2: English-Language Arts

Identify the main events of the plot, their causes, and the influence of each event on future actions.

LA.4.RL.3.3: English-Language Arts

Use knowledge of the situation and setting and of a character's traits and motivations to determine the causes for that character's actions.

LA.4.RL.3.4: English-Language Arts

Compare and contrast tales from different cultures by tracing the exploits of one character type and develop theories to account for similar tales in diverse cultures (e.g., trickster tales).

LA.4.RL.3.5: English-Language Arts

Define figurative language (e.g., simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification) and identify its use in literary works.

LA.4.W.2.1.a: English-Language Arts

Relate ideas, observations, or recollections of an event or experience.

LA.4.W.2.1.b: English-Language Arts

Provide a context to enable the reader to imagine the world of the event or experience.

LA.4.W.2.1.c: English-Language Arts

Use concrete sensory details.

LA.4.W.2.1.d: English-Language Arts

Provide insight into why the selected event or experience is memorable.

LA.4.W.2.2.a: English-Language Arts

Demonstrate an understanding of the literary work.

LA.4.W.2.2.b: English-Language Arts

Support judgments through references to both the text and prior knowledge.

LA.4.W.2.4: English-Language Arts

Write summaries that contain the main ideas of the reading selection and the most significant details.

LA.5.RC.2.3: English-Language Arts

Discern main ideas and concepts presented in texts, identifying and assessing evidence that supports those ideas.

LA.5.RC.2.4: English-Language Arts

Draw inferences, conclusions, or generalizations about text and support them with textual evidence and prior knowledge.

LA.5.RL.3.1: English-Language Arts

Identify and analyze the characteristics of poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction and explain the appropriateness of the literary forms chosen by an author for a specific purpose.

LA.5.RL.3.2: English-Language Arts

Identify the main problem or conflict of the plot and explain how it is resolved.

LA.5.RL.3.3: English-Language Arts

Contrast the actions, motives (e.g., loyalty, selfishness, conscientiousness), and appearances of characters in a work of fiction and discuss the importance of the contrasts to the plot or theme.

LA.5.RL.3.4: English-Language Arts

Understand that theme refers to the meaning or moral of a selection and recognize themes (whether implied or stated directly) in sample works.

LA.5.RL.3.5: English-Language Arts

Describe the function and effect of common literary devices (e.g., imagery, metaphor, symbolism).

LA.5.RL.3.7: English-Language Arts

Evaluate the author's use of various techniques (e.g., appeal of characters in a picture book, logic and credibility of plots and settings, use of figurative language) to influence readers' perspectives.

LA.5.W.2.2.a: English-Language Arts

Demonstrate an understanding of a literary work.

LA.5.W.2.2.b: English-Language Arts

Support judgments through references to the text and to prior knowledge.

LA.5.W.2.2.c: English-Language Arts

Develop interpretations that exhibit careful reading and understanding.

LA.6.RW.1.2: English-Language Arts

Identify and interpret figurative language and words with multiple meanings.

LA.6.RW.1.4: English-Language Arts

Monitor expository text for unknown words or words with novel meanings by using word, sentence, and paragraph clues to determine meaning.

LA.6.RC.2.3: English-Language Arts

Connect and clarify main ideas by identifying their relationships to other sources and related topics.

LA.6.RC.2.4: English-Language Arts

Clarify an understanding of texts by creating outlines, logical notes, summaries, or reports.

LA.6.RL.3.1: English-Language Arts

Identify the forms of fiction and describe the major characteristics of each form.

LA.6.RL.3.2: English-Language Arts

Analyze the effect of the qualities of the character (e.g., courage or cowardice, ambition or laziness) on the plot and the resolution of the conflict.

LA.6.RL.3.3: English-Language Arts

Analyze the influence of setting on the problem and its resolution.

LA.6.RL.3.5: English-Language Arts

Identify the speaker and recognize the difference between first- and third-person narration (e.g., autobiography compared with biography).

LA.6.RL.3.6: English-Language Arts

Identify and analyze features of themes conveyed through characters, actions, and images.

LA.6.RL.3.7: English-Language Arts

Explain the effects of common literary devices (e.g., symbolism, imagery, metaphor) in a variety of fictional and nonfictional texts.

LA.6.RL.3.8: English-Language Arts

Critique the credibility of characterization and the degree to which a plot is contrived or realistic (e.g., compare use of fact and fantasy in historical fiction).

LA.6.W.2.4.a: English-Language Arts

Develop an interpretation exhibiting careful reading, understanding, and insight.

LA.6.W.2.4.b: English-Language Arts

Organize the interpretation around several clear ideas, premises, or images.

LA.6.W.2.4.c: English-Language Arts

Develop and justify the interpretation through sustained use of examples and textual evidence.

LA.7.RC.2.4: English-Language Arts

Identify and trace the development of an author's argument, point of view, or perspective in text.

LA.7.RL.3.1: English-Language Arts

Articulate the expressed purposes and characteristics of different forms of prose (e.g., short story, novel, novella, essay).

LA.7.RL.3.2: English-Language Arts

Identify events that advance the plot and determine how each event explains past or present action(s) or foreshadows future action(s).

LA.7.RL.3.3: English-Language Arts

Analyze characterization as delineated through a character's thoughts, words, speech patterns, and actions; the narrator's description; and the thoughts, words, and actions of other characters.

LA.7.RL.3.4: English-Language Arts

Identify and analyze recurring themes across works (e.g., the value of bravery, loyalty, and friendship; the effects of loneliness).

LA.7.RL.3.5: English-Language Arts

Contrast points of view (e.g., first and third person, limited and omniscient, subjective and objective) in narrative text and explain how they affect the overall theme of the work.

LA.7.RL.3.6: English-Language Arts

Analyze a range of responses to a literary work and determine the extent to which the literary elements in the work shaped those responses.

LA.7.W.2.1.a: English-Language Arts

Develop a standard plot line (having a beginning, conflict, rising action, climax, and denouement) and point of view.

LA.7.W.2.1.b: English-Language Arts

Develop complex major and minor characters and a definite setting.

LA.7.W.2.1.c: English-Language Arts

Use a range of appropriate strategies (e.g., dialogue; suspense; naming of specific narrative action, including movement, gestures, and expressions).

LA.7.W.2.2.a: English-Language Arts

Develop interpretations exhibiting careful reading, understanding, and insight.

LA.7.W.2.2.b: English-Language Arts

Organize interpretations around several clear ideas, premises, or images from the literary work.

LA.7.W.2.2.c: English-Language Arts

Justify interpretations through sustained use of examples and textual evidence.

LA.7.W.2.5.a: English-Language Arts

Include the main ideas and most significant details.

LA.7.W.2.5.b: English-Language Arts

Use the student's own words, except for quotations.

LA.7.W.2.5.c: English-Language Arts

Reflect underlying meaning, not just the superficial details.

LA.4.LA.4.1.6.1: Reading and Language Arts

use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly;

LA.4.LA.4.1.6.2: Reading and Language Arts

listen to, read, and discuss familiar and conceptually challenging text;

LA.4.LA.4.1.7.2: Reading and Language Arts

identify the author?s purpose (e.g., to inform, entertain, explain) in text and how an author?s perspective influences text;

LA.4.LA.4.1.7.3: Reading and Language Arts

determine explicit ideas and information in grade-level text, including but not limited to main idea, relevant supporting details, implied message, inferences, chronological order of events, summarizing, and paraphrasing;

LA.4.LA.4.1.7.6: Reading and Language Arts

identify themes or topics across a variety of fiction and nonfiction selections;

LA.4.LA.4.1.7.7: Reading and Language Arts

compare and contrast elements in multiple texts (e.g., setting, characters, problems); and

LA.4.LA.4.2.1.1: Reading and Language Arts

read and distinguish among the genres and sub-genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and media;

LA.4.LA.4.2.1.2: Reading and Language Arts

identify and explain the elements of plot structure, including exposition, setting, character development, problem/resolution, and theme in a variety of fiction;

LA.4.LA.4.2.1.4: Reading and Language Arts

identify an author?s theme, and use details from the text to explain how the author developed that theme;

LA.4.LA.4.2.1.5: Reading and Language Arts

respond to, discuss, and reflect on various literary selections, connecting text to self (personal connection), text to world (social connection), text to text (comparison among multiple texts);

LA.4.LA.4.2.1.6: Reading and Language Arts

write a book report, review, or critique that identifies the main idea, character(s), setting, sequence of events, conflict, crisis, and resolution;

LA.4.LA.4.2.1.7: Reading and Language Arts

identify and explain an author?s use of descriptive, idiomatic, and figurative language (e.g., personification, similes, metaphors, symbolism), and examine how it is used to describe people, feelings, and objects;

LA.4.LA.4.2.1.8: Reading and Language Arts

recognize that vocabulary and language patterns have changed in literary texts from the past to the present; and

LA.4.LA.4.2.1.9: Reading and Language Arts

select a balance of age and ability appropriate fiction materials to read (e.g., novels, mysteries, mythology, poetry), based on teacher recommendations, to continue building a core foundation of knowledge.

LA.4.LA.4.3.1.1: Reading and Language Arts

generating ideas from multiple sources (e.g., text, brainstorming, graphic organizer, drawing, writer?s notebook, group discussion) based upon teacher-directed topics and personal interests;

LA.4.LA.4.3.1.2: Reading and Language Arts

determining the purpose (e.g., to entertain, to inform, to communicate, to persuade) and the intended audience of a writing piece; and

LA.4.LA.4.3.1.3: Reading and Language Arts

organizing ideas using strategies and tools (e.g., technology, graphic organizer, KWL chart, log) to make a plan for writing that prioritizes ideas and addresses the main idea and logical sequence.

LA.4.LA.4.3.2.1: Reading and Language Arts

using a prewriting plan to focus on the main idea with ample development of supporting details that shows an understanding of facts and/or opinions;

LA.4.LA.4.4.1.2: Reading and Language Arts

write a variety of expressive forms (e.g., short story, poetry, skit, song lyrics) that employ figurative language (e.g., simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification), rhythm, dialogue, characterization, plot, and/or appropriate format.

LA.5.LA.5.1.6.1: Reading and Language Arts

use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly;

LA.5.LA.5.1.6.2: Reading and Language Arts

listen to, read, and discuss familiar and conceptually challenging text;

LA.5.LA.5.1.7.2: Reading and Language Arts

identify the author?s purpose (e.g., to persuade, inform, entertain, explain) and how an author?s perspective influences text;

LA.5.LA.5.1.7.3: Reading and Language Arts

determine the main idea or essential message in grade-level text through inferring, paraphrasing, summarizing, and identifying relevant details;

LA.5.LA.5.1.7.6: Reading and Language Arts

identify themes or topics across a variety of fiction and nonfiction selections;

LA.5.LA.5.1.7.7: Reading and Language Arts

compare and contrast elements in multiple texts; and

LA.5.LA.5.2.1.1: Reading and Language Arts

demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of various genres (e.g., poetry, fiction, short story, dramatic literature) as forms with distinct characteristics and purposes;

LA.5.LA.5.2.1.2: Reading and Language Arts

locate and analyze the elements of plot structure, including exposition, setting, character development, rising/falling action, problem/resolution, and theme in a variety of fiction;

LA.5.LA.5.2.1.4: Reading and Language Arts

identify an author?s theme, and use details from the text to explain how the author developed that theme;

LA.5.LA.5.2.1.5: Reading and Language Arts

demonstrate an understanding of a literary selection, and depending on the selection, include evidence from the text, personal experience, and comparison to other text/media;

LA.5.LA.5.2.1.6: Reading and Language Arts

write a book report, review, or critique that identifies the main idea, character(s), setting, sequence of events, conflict, crisis, and resolution;

LA.5.LA.5.2.1.7: Reading and Language Arts

identify and explain an author?s use of descriptive, idiomatic, and figurative language (e.g., personification, similes, metaphors, symbolism), and examine how it is used to describe people, feelings, and objects;

LA.5.LA.5.2.1.8: Reading and Language Arts

explain changes in the vocabulary and language patterns of literary texts written across historical periods; and

LA.5.LA.5.2.1.9: Reading and Language Arts

use interest and recommendations of others to select a balance of age and ability appropriate fiction materials to read (e.g., novels, historical fiction, mythology, poetry) to expand the core foundation of knowledge necessary to function as a fully literate member of a shared culture.

LA.5.LA.5.3.1.1: Reading and Language Arts

generating ideas from multiple sources (e.g., text, brainstorming, graphic organizer, drawing, writer?s notebook, group discussion, printed material) based upon teacher-directed topics and personal interests;

LA.5.LA.5.3.1.2: Reading and Language Arts

determining the purpose (e.g., to entertain, to inform, to communicate, to persuade) and intended audience of a writing piece; and

LA.5.LA.5.3.1.3: Reading and Language Arts

organizing ideas using strategies and tools (e.g., technology, graphic organizer, KWL chart, log).

LA.5.LA.5.3.2.1: Reading and Language Arts

using a prewriting plan to focus on the main idea with ample development of supporting details, elaborating on organized information using descriptive language, supporting details, and word choices appropriate to the selected tone and mood;

LA.5.LA.5.3.2.2: Reading and Language Arts

organizing information into a logical sequence and combining or deleting sentences to enhance clarity; and

LA.5.LA.5.3.2.3: Reading and Language Arts

creating interesting leads by studying the leads of professional authors and experimenting with various types of leads (e.g., an astonishing fact, a dramatic scene).

LA.5.LA.5.4.1.2: Reading and Language Arts

write a variety of expressive forms (e.g., fiction, short story, autobiography, science fiction, haiku) that employ figurative language (e.g., simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, hyperbole), rhythm, dialogue, characterization, plot, and/or appropriate format.

LA.6.LA.6.1.6.1: Reading and Language Arts

use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly;

LA.6.LA.6.1.6.2: Reading and Language Arts

listen to, read, and discuss familiar and conceptually challenging text;

LA.6.LA.6.1.7.1: Reading and Language Arts

use background knowledge of subject and related content areas, prereading strategies, graphic representations, and knowledge of text structure to make and confirm complex predictions of content, purpose, and organization of a reading selection;

LA.6.LA.6.1.7.2: Reading and Language Arts

analyze the author?s purpose (e.g., to persuade, inform, entertain, or explain) and perspective in a variety of texts and understand how they affect meaning;

LA.6.LA.6.1.7.3: Reading and Language Arts

determine the main idea or essential message in grade-level text through inferring, paraphrasing, summarizing, and identifying relevant details;

LA.6.LA.6.1.7.6: Reading and Language Arts

analyze and evaluate similar themes or topics by different authors across a variety of fiction and nonfiction selections;

LA.6.LA.6.1.7.7: Reading and Language Arts

compare and contrast elements in multiple texts; and

LA.6.LA.6.2.1.1: Reading and Language Arts

identify the characteristics of various genres (e.g., poetry, fiction, short story, dramatic literature) as forms with distinct characteristics and purposes;

LA.6.LA.6.2.1.2: Reading and Language Arts

locate and analyze the elements of plot structure, including exposition, setting, character development, rising/falling action, conflict/resolution, and theme in a variety of fiction;

LA.6.LA.6.2.1.3: Reading and Language Arts

locate and analyze the effects of sound, meter, figurative and descriptive language, graphics (illustrations), and structure (e.g., line length, fonts, word placement) to communicate mood and meaning;

LA.6.LA.6.2.1.4: Reading and Language Arts

identify and explain recurring themes across a variety of works (e.g., bravery, friendship, loyalty, good vs. evil);

LA.6.LA.6.2.1.5: Reading and Language Arts

develop an interpretation of a selection and support through sustained use of examples and contextual evidence;

LA.6.LA.6.2.1.6: Reading and Language Arts

write a book report, review, or critique that compares two or more works by the same author;

LA.6.LA.6.2.1.7: Reading and Language Arts

locate and analyze an author?s use of allusions and descriptive, idiomatic, and figurative language in a variety of literary text, identifying how word choice sets the author?s tone and advances the work?s theme;

LA.6.LA.6.2.1.8: Reading and Language Arts

compare language patterns and vocabulary of contemporary texts to those of historical texts;

LA.6.LA.6.2.1.9: Reading and Language Arts

explain how ideas, values, and themes of a literary work often reflect the historical period in which it was written; and

LA.6.LA.6.2.1.10: Reading and Language Arts

use interest and recommendation of others to select a balance of age and ability appropriate fiction materials to read (e.g., novels, historical fiction, mythology, poetry) to expand the core foundation of knowledge necessary to function as a fully literate member of a shared culture.

LA.6.LA.6.3.1.1: Reading and Language Arts

generating ideas from multiple sources (e.g., prior knowledge, discussion with others, writer?s notebook, research materials, or other reliable sources), based upon teacher-directed topics and personal interests;

LA.6.LA.6.3.1.2: Reading and Language Arts

making a plan for writing that prioritizes ideas, addresses purpose, audience, main idea, and logical sequence; and

LA.6.LA.6.3.1.3: Reading and Language Arts

using organizational strategies and tools (e.g., technology, outline, chart, table, graph, web, story map).

LA.6.LA.6.3.2.1: Reading and Language Arts

developing main ideas from the prewriting plan using primary and secondary sources appropriate to purpose and audience;

LA.6.LA.6.3.2.2: Reading and Language Arts

organizing information into a logical sequence and combining or deleting sentences to enhance clarity; and

LA.6.LA.6.3.2.3: Reading and Language Arts

analyzing language techniques of professional authors (e.g., point of view, establishing mood) to enhance the use of descriptive language and word choices.

LA.6.LA.6.4.1.2: Reading and Language Arts

write a variety of expressive forms (e.g., short play, song lyrics, historical fiction, limericks) that employ figurative language, rhythm, dialogue, characterization, and/or appropriate format.

LA.7.LA.7.1.6.1: Reading and Language Arts

use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly;

LA.7.LA.7.1.6.2: Reading and Language Arts

listen to, read, and discuss familiar and conceptually challenging text;

LA.7.LA.7.1.7.1: Reading and Language Arts

use background knowledge of subject and related content areas, prereading strategies, graphic representations, and knowledge of text structure to make and confirm complex predictions of content, purpose, and organization of a reading selection;

LA.7.LA.7.1.7.2: Reading and Language Arts

analyze the author?s purpose (e.g., to persuade, inform, entertain, explain) and perspective in a variety of texts and understand how they affect meaning;

LA.7.LA.7.1.7.3: Reading and Language Arts

determine the main idea or essential message in grade-level or higher texts through inferring, paraphrasing, summarizing, and identifying relevant details;

LA.7.LA.7.1.7.6: Reading and Language Arts

analyze and evaluate similar themes or topics by different authors across a variety of fiction and nonfiction selections;

LA.7.LA.7.1.7.7: Reading and Language Arts

compare and contrast elements in multiple texts; and

LA.7.LA.7.2.1.1: Reading and Language Arts

identify and analyze the characteristics of various genres (e.g., poetry, fiction, short story, dramatic literature) as forms with distinct characteristics and purposes;

LA.7.LA.7.2.1.2: Reading and Language Arts

locate and analyze elements of characterization, setting, and plot, including rising action, conflict, resolution, theme, and other literary elements as appropriate in a variety of fiction;

LA.7.LA.7.2.1.3: Reading and Language Arts

locate various literary devices (e.g., sound, meter, figurative and descriptive);

LA.7.LA.7.2.1.4: Reading and Language Arts

identify and analyze recurring themes across a variety of works (e.g., bravery, friendship, loyalty, good vs. evil);

LA.7.LA.7.2.1.5: Reading and Language Arts

develop an interpretation of a selection and support through sustained use of examples and contextual evidence;

LA.7.LA.7.2.1.6: Reading and Language Arts

compare the use of the same theme in two different literary genres, using their structural features as the basis for the comparison (e.g., novel and play, poem and short story);

LA.7.LA.7.2.1.7: Reading and Language Arts

locate and analyze an author?s use of allusions and descriptive, idiomatic, and figurative language in a variety of literary text, identifying how word choice is used to appeal to the reader?s senses and emotions, providing evidence from text to support the analysis;

LA.7.LA.7.2.1.8: Reading and Language Arts

explain how ideas, values, and themes of a literary work often reflect the historical period in which it was written;

LA.7.LA.7.2.1.9: Reading and Language Arts

describe changes in the English language over time, and support these descriptions with examples from literary texts; and

LA.7.LA.7.2.1.10: Reading and Language Arts

use interest and recommendation of others to select a balance of age and ability appropriate fiction materials to read (e.g., novels, historical fiction, mythology, poetry) to expand the core foundation of knowledge necessary to function as a fully literate member of a shared culture.

LA.7.LA.7.3.1.1: Reading and Language Arts

generating ideas from multiple sources (e.g., prior knowledge, discussion with others, writer?s notebook, research materials, or other reliable sources) based upon teacher-directed topics and personal interests;

LA.7.LA.7.3.1.2: Reading and Language Arts

making a plan for writing that addresses purpose, audience, main idea, and logical sequence; and

LA.7.LA.7.3.1.3: Reading and Language Arts

using organizational strategies and tools (e.g., technology, outline, chart, table, graph, Venn Diagram, web, story map, plot pyramid) to develop a personal organizational style.

LA.7.LA.7.3.2.1: Reading and Language Arts

developing main ideas from the pre-writing plan using primary and secondary sources appropriate to the purpose and audience;

LA.7.LA.7.3.2.2: Reading and Language Arts

organizing information into a logical sequence and combining or deleting sentences to enhance clarity; and

LA.7.LA.7.3.2.3: Reading and Language Arts

analyzing language techniques of professional authors (including concrete and abstract word choices), and infusing a variety of language techniques to reinforce voice.

LA.7.LA.7.4.1.2: Reading and Language Arts

write a variety of expressive forms (e.g., realistic fiction, one-act play, suspense story, poetry) that according to the type of writing employed, incorporate figurative language, rhythm, dialogue, characterization, plot, and appropriate format.
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