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ELA Benchmark Advance

Third Grade Unit 4 Comparing Points of View

Essential Question: What makes people view the same experience in different ways?

In this unit, students will read and compare different versions of stories to analyze point of view.

Focus Standards: ELA-LITERACY.RL3.2 &.3.6

Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

Word Study Focus Skills: Long Vowels and Open Syllables

Fourth Grade Unit 4 Understanding Different Points of View 

Essential Question: What do we learn when we look at the world through the eyes of others? 

In this unit, students will read and compare the points of view in different selections and analyze how point of view affects a story. 

Focus Reading Standards: ELA-LITERACY.RL. 4.2 & 4.6 

Participate in discussions by being prepared and summarizing key ideas. 

Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.

Word Study Focus Skills: Compound Words and Context Clues 

Fifth grade Unit 4  Recognizing Author’s Point of View 

Essential Question: How can other perspectives help us evaluate the world? 

In this unit, students read and compare the different perspectives in selections to analyze point of view.  

Author’s Purpose: Use  examples of magazine, newspaper, and other articles to discuss and identify the author’s purpose (i.e., persuade, inform, entertain, or explain).   

Focus Reading Standard: ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2 & 5.6 

Draw an inference about a character based on text evidence. 

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.  

Word Study Focus Skill: Similes and Syllable patterns  

Eureka Math   

Third grade:  Module 4 Topic C:  Arithmetic Properties using Area Models.  


  • Analyze different rectangles and reason about their area.
  • Apply the distributive property as a strategy to find the total area of a larger rectangle by adding two products.
  • Demonstrate the possible whole number side lengths of rectangles with areas of 24, 36, 48, or 72 square units using the associative property.  

Vocabulary Words- 

  • area
  • area model
  • array
  • associative property
  • distributive property
  • length
  • rows and columns
  • square unit
  • unit square

Fourth Grade - Module 4 Topic D:  Two- Dimensional Figures & Symmetry


  • Recognize lines of symmetry for given two-dimensional figures; identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.
  • Analyze and classify triangles based on side length, angle measure, or both.
  • Define and construct triangles from given criteria. Explore symmetry in triangles.
  • Classify quadrilaterals based on parallel and perpendicular lines and the presence or absence of angles of a specified size.
  • Reason about attributes to construct quadrilaterals on square or triangular grid paper.

Words to Know:

  • Attribute - a characteristic that describes an object
  • Polygon - closed two-dimensional figure with straight sides
  • Quadrilateral - polygon with four sides
  • Parallelogram - quadrilateral with two pairs of parallel sides
  • Trapezoid - quadrilateral with at least one pair of parallel sides


Fifth Grade - Grade 5 Module 4 - Topic A 

Module 4: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fraction

Module 4 Topic A focus area:  Line Plots of Fraction Measurements

Words to know:

Line Plot, Frequency

Things to Remember:

Line Plot- shows data on a number line with an ‘x’ or other mark

to show frequency.