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module 1A
30 Instructional days (30 hours)

Becoming a Close Reader and Writing-to-Learn


Module 1A focuses on building community by making connections between visual imagery, oral accounts, poetry and written texts of various cultures with a focus on the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) culture. Students will determine a central idea and demonstrate how gathering information from a variety of sources can help us understand a central idea more fully. Module 1 also reinforces reading fluency, close text analysis, explanatory paragraph writing, and presenting to peers. The module reinforces the fact that Native Americans—specifically the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee, People of the Longhouse) —were early inhabitants of the New York region and state, and continue to contribute to the region’s history.


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From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 4 ELA Module 1A. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29. Newer versions may exist from Expeditionary Learning.
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