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lesson 1
1 hour

Preparing to Write: Determining Characteristics of the Format


Students begin Unit 3 with a read-aloud from the choose-your-own-adventure mentor text, Can You Survive the Wilderness? This text is used throughout the unit as a model of the choose-your-own adventure format, and in this lesson it is used as an example for students to examine when understanding and applying the components of a text written in this format. Students revisit their guiding questions and performance task from previous modules to help frame their understanding of where they are in the process of creating the final performance task.


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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 of the New York State Education Department. Grade 4 ELA Module 2B, Unit 3, Lesson 1. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29. Newer versions may exist from Expeditionary Learning.
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