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module 1B
35 Instructional days (35 hours)

Reading Closely and Writing to Learn About Poetry


In this eight-week module, students will learn about poetry and poets through close reading and writing to learn. Students read the first half of the novel, Love That Dog, by Sharon Creech. Throughout the module, they will determine the characteristics of poetry and consider what inspires writers and poets.

Students experiment with writing their own poetry inspired by their reading. They also learn to write informational paragraphs in order to summarize larger portions of the text. For the mid-unit 2 assessment, they write a summary of the entire novel.


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