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unit 3
10 hours

Writing and Speaking about the Importance of Voting: Why Vote?


In this unit, students will be introduced to their performance task for this module, a Public Service Announcement (PSA) about the importance of voting. This unit connects students’ study of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Units 1 and 2 to voting in the present day, specifically the issue of low voter turnout among young adults. Students will take their own steps towards being a “leader of change” and “making a difference” by creating a PSA with the purpose of educating young people about the importance of voting.


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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 4, Unit 3. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29. Newer versions may exist from Expeditionary Learning.
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