Grade 4 Accelerated On
Language Arts Novel Unit
Novel Title: Thief On Morgan’s Plantation Author: Lisa Banim
Marking Period: Unit Length: Prerequisite(s):
Third Two weeks
Stories from the past teach us about our lives and our
We can connect our lives to people, places, and events
we read about.
Authors use many techniques to keep our attention.
Social Studies: Maryland History & Geography
Character Education: Honesty
What strategies are helpful for reading historical Respecting others
How do authors help us develop a deeper understanding
of, and appreciation of characters? Evidence of Learning: Instructional Resources:
What techniques do authors experience the past?
How do authors make plots exciting and vivid? Formative Assessments: Writer’s Express
How can we improve our performance as speakers? Reading Logs/Journals AACPS Language Arts
How can we improve our performance as listeners? Discussion Responses Handbook
Written RARE Responses Revisit, Reflect, Retell
Technology Indicator(s): Summative Assessments:
Students will employ the steps of the writing process to write for Narrative Prompt
various purposed using technology. Student Products (electronic or
Students will convey ideas using graphics/multimedia programs. traditional)
Students will gather information and conduct research using
A Thief on Morgan’s Plantation Created by Janice McDowell NATT(e) A Novel Approach to Technology, AACPS, Summer 2001.