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.
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.