Windows follows a young boy on a sunset stroll through his neighborhood. From inferencing and paraphrasing to structured peer-to-peer dialogue, this module encourages students to find wonder in the everyday. A study of stained-glass windows, sunset skies, and a musical investigation of the earth beneath their feet will take students on an adventure that leads them all the way to the core of the Earth. Students will look closely at streets, structures, and windows to find beauty in the design and views they provide while gaining appreciation for their very own neighborhood.
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of an After Reading lesson entitled Finding Wonder for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following lessons:
- Block Party
- Stained Glass Windows
- Pictures in the Window
- Book Walk
- Street Beneath My Feet
- Street Sounds Beneath My Feet
- Finding Wonder
- Sunset and Windows (Part I & II)
At the end of the module, you’ll find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.Standards Matrix
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module.Key Vocabulary
Ordinary, Extraordinary, Wonder, Beautification, Sustainability, Perspective
Note: This module is part of 4th Grade: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.