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  • Identifying Anchor Texts from Treasures for the Universal Theme: RELATIONSHIPS
     
    By August 13, most Treasures selections below will have links to text complexity analysis Placemats. Many selections will also have one or more Lessons utilizing Text-Dependent Questions, to address the specific qualitative and quantitative text complexity features identified.
     
    The linked placemats and lessons were developed by teams of LAUSD teachers, and are intended as guides and starting points for teachers to adapt to the reader-and-task needs of their particular students.

    GRADE LEVEL: 4
     

    Text Selection

     

     

    (Click to download Text Complexity Placemat & TDQ Lesson)

     

     

    Unit

     

     

    Week

     

     

    Selection Type

     

     

    Pg. #’s

     

     

    Key points why it connects

     

     

    Text Structure/ Genre

     

     

    Other Connections

     

     

    My Diary from Here to There Placemat

     

     

    1

     

     

     1

     

     

    main selection

     

     

    10-30

     

     

    Relationships with friends change when the main character moves.

     

     

    fiction

     

     

     

    The Astronaut and the Onion Lesson 

     

     

    1

     

     

    4

     

     

    main selection

     

     

    82-96

     

     

    A girl’s relationship with an astronaut she meets at the grocery store helps her think about her own ability to become an astronaut.

     

     

    fiction

     

     

     

     Because of Winn Dixie Lesson 1

     
     

     

     

    1

     

     

     5

     

     

    main selection

     

     

    107-121

     

     

    The beginning of the relationship between Opal and Miss Franny. 

     

     

    fiction

     

     

     

     My Brother Martin Lesson 1

     

     

    2

     

     

     1

     

     

    main selection

     

     

    138-153

     

     

    Christine King’s relationship with her brother Martin growing up.

     

     

    nonfiction narrative

     

     

     

     Mighty Jackie Lesson 1

     

     

    2

     

     

    2

     

     

    main selection

     

     

    165-180

     

     

    A young girl’s relationship with her father influences her future in baseball.

     

     

    fiction

     

     

     

     

    The Tale of Pecos Bill

     

     

    2

     

     

    4

     

     

    paired

     

     

    220-223

     

     

    Losing Slue Foot Sue affects who he allows to ride his horse Widow Maker.

     

     

    fiction (folktale)

     

     

     

     

    The Cricket in Times Square Placemat

     

     

    4

     

     

    1

     

     

     

    main selection

     

     

    410- 427

     

     

    The relationship of a mouse and a cricket and how they get out of dangerous situations together.

     

     

    Fantasy & Fiction

     

     

    Relationships are interdependent

     

     

     

     

     

    The Life and Times of the Ant Placemat

     

     

     

    4

     

     

     2

     

     

     

    main selection

     

     

    440 - 453

     

     

    The relationships ants have with one another and how they work together to survive.

     

     

    Non-Fiction

     

     

    Relationships allow for interdependence within a global world to promote balance

     

     

     

    Writing on the Wall Placemat

     

     

    4

     

     

     3

     

     

     

    main selection

     

     

    466- 469

     

     

    Judy Baca (an artist) and the help she receives from others to work on the Great Wall. She fosters and builds relationships with volunteers to complete a mural project.

     

     

    Non-Fiction

     

     

     

    The Earth Dragon Awakes Placemat

     

     

     

    4

     

     

     4

     

     

     

    main selection

     

     

    478- 495

     

     

    Families survive an earthquake in San Francisco.

     

     

    Historical Fiction

     

     

    Relationships are interdependent

     

     

    My Brothers' Flying Machine Placemat

     

     

     

    4

     

     

     5

     

     

     

     

     

    main selection

     

     

    508- 525

     

     

    The Wright Brothers capitalize on their relationship/ partnership during the inventing process.

     

     

    Narrative Non-Fiction

     

     

    Relationships are interdependent

     

     

    A Walk in the Desert Placemat

     

     

     

    5

     

     

     1

     

     

     

    main selection

     

     

    546 – 561

     

     

    The relationship that living and nonliving things have with one another. The role that each living and nonliving thing plays in the bigger picture.

     

     

    Non-Fiction

     

     

    This text could also be used for the universal theme of change.

     

     

    Relationships allow for interdependence within a global world to promote balance

    Roadrunner's Dance Placemat

     

     

     

    5

     

     

     2

     

     

     

    main selection

     

     

    574 – 589

     

     

    No relationship to the universal theme relationship.

     

     

    Folklore/

     

     

    Folktale

     

     

     

    Animals Come Home to Our National Park Placemat

     

     

     

    5

     

     

    3

     

     

     

    main selection

     

     

    602- 605

     

     

    There is a relationship between the predators and prey in Yellowstone Park’s ecosystem. Each is important to keep the balance within the food chain.

     

     

    Non-Fiction

     

     

     This story could also be used for the universal theme of cause & effect

     

     

     

    Relationships allow for interdependence within a global world to promote balance

     

     

    At Home in the Coral Reef Placemat

     

     

     

    5

     

     

     4

     

     

     

    main selection

     

     

    614 - 635

     

     

    No relationship to the universal theme relationship.

     

     

    Narrative NonFiction

     

     

     

    Adelina’s Whales

     

     

     

    5

     

     

     5

     

     

     

    main selection

     

     

    643 - 657

     

     

    This essay focuses on the unique relationship that whales have with the people in a little town in Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico.

     

     

    Essay

     

     

     

    *Possible Options