Grade 4 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 7


This lesson builds on students’ background knowledge with writing strong paragraphs that they developed during Module 1. For their writing in this unit, students use the threecolumn graphic organizer to organize their new learning. It is helpful to expose students to a variety of planning tools to help them organize their thinking and writing.

In this lesson, the teacher will model how to write a paragraph from notes taken in a three column graphic organizer. The model is about the topic of farming in colonial America; students then follow a similar process as they write about another topic, religion.

Downloadable Resources

Resources may contain links to sites external to the website. These sites may not be within the jurisdiction of NYSED and in such cases NYSED is not responsible for its content.

Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when...
RI.4.9 Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject...
W.4.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Curriculum Map