Windows follows a young boy on a sunset stroll through his neighborhood. The illustrated story celebrates the beauty of finding wonder in the everyday. This module asks children to explore the extraordinary in their every day, their contribution and responsibility to their surroundings, and the impact of art in our lives and neighborhoods.
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 formatted on a Teacher Lesson Card so you have all the information you need at your fingertips when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following Teacher Lesson Cards:
- 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.