This lesson serves as a bridge from Unit 1 to Unit 2, allowing students to reflect on and synthesize the content learned in Unit 1. They revisit the Performance Task and What Do Researchers Do?
Students work in expert groups to closely reread their Web page about their expert group animal. They will reference their Expert Animal Group research journal.
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 4 ELA Module 2B, Unit 2, Lesson 3.
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