In this unit, students learn to answer inferential and literal questions as they build their background knowledge about what life was like in Colonial America. Through primary source documents and other historical texts, students will gain an understanding of the challenges colonists faced and their resourcefulness as they built a new life in America. They will gain a deeper understanding of how colonists depended on each other for survival, and begin to explore gender roles in colonies and colonial households.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.
From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 4 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-4-ela-module-2a-unit-1; accessed 2015-05-29.
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