Unit 2 Reading to Learn: Grasping Main Idea and Text Structure (Information) Students read nonfiction text to identify main ideas, recognize text structure within nonfiction texts, compare texts, and think critically about what they are reading. Students also learn, using narrative nonfiction text, to determine "importance by using knowledge of story structure". (Calkins, et. al,, 2015).
Unit 4 Research Clubs: Elephants, Penguins, and Frogs, Oh My! (Opinion) Students "work in clubs" to research, organize their research, and use their research to "seek solutions to real-world problems". (Calkins, et. al., 2015).