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Fourth Grade Reading and Writing Calendar

September
Great Readers See Themselves as Readers

Shared:  Unit One
Readers develop strategies for reading more complex texts and for reading longer periods of time.

Unit One
Launching the Writing Workshop/
Descriptive and Narrative Writing

TC
Raising the Level of Personal Narrative Writing

October
Great Readers Make Sense of Text

Shared:  Unit Two
Readers make predictions, ask questions, clarify confusion, and reflect on learning.

Unit Two
Personal Narrative/Friendly Letter

Realistic Fiction

November/December
Great Readers Use What They Know

Shared:  Unit Three
Readers use their own experiences and knowledge of the world in order to become better readers.

Unit Three
Response to Reading/Summary of Fiction and Nonfiction/Book Review

The Personal and Persuasive Essay: “Boxes and Bullets” and Argument Structures for Essay Writing

January/February
Great Readers Understand How Stories Work

Shared:  Unit Four
Readers use their knowledge of story grammar, literary devices, and text features to find more reasons to read.

Unit Four
Character Sketch/Realistic Short Story/ Fantasy, Play/ Drama Scene/ Adventure Story

Research-Based Argument Essay or Informational Writing

February/March
Great Readers Read to Learn

Shared:  Unit Five
Readers set a purpose for reading and identify text features and structures for nonfiction books.

Unit Five
Informational Writing/Taking Notes on Nonfiction/Report Writing

Historical Fiction/Mixed Genre Writing

March/April
Great Readers Monitor and Organize Ideas and Information

Shared:  Unit Six
Reading is an act of organization.

Unit Six
Writing to Explain and Learn/How-To Essay, Cause Effect Essay/Test Preparation

Literary Essay/Test Preparation in Writing

April/May
Great Readers Think Critically About Books

Shared:  Unit Seven
Readers use a variety of cognitive skills to evaluate fiction and nonfiction.

Unit Seven
Persuasive Writing/ Problem Solution Essay/Letter to the Editor/Persuasive Advertisement

Research-Based Informational Writing

May/June

Readers use a variety of cognitive skills to evaluate fiction and nonfiction.

Persuasive Writing/ Problem Solution Essay/Letter to the Editor/Persuasive Advertisement

Mixed Genre Text Sets About Social Issues