User4 Lessons & Units
Where and when a story takes place.
Lesson 1
Identify where a story takes place
  • Gaspard at the Seashore
Lesson 2
Identify when a story takes place
  • Look! Snow!
  • Gaspard at the Seashore
Lesson 3
Identify when and where a story takes place
  • Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
Lesson 1
Identify and describe the setting of a story using evidence from pictures, text, and clue words
  • The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down
Lesson 2
Identify and describe when a story takes place using evidence from pictures, text, and clue words
  • The Meanest Thing to Say
Lesson 1
Identify changes in a setting using textual evidence
  • Bigmama's
Lesson 2
Determine the implicit setting of a story using context clues and visualization
  • The Stories Julian Tells

Unit Reading Passages

  • A Fawn in the Forest
  • The Beach
  • The Camping Trip
  • The Time Machine
  • The Tree
Lesson 1
Determine the setting using context clues and visualization
  • Gloria’s Walk
  • Rainy Day
Lesson 2
Identify and describe how the setting affects the character’s actions
  • Tripping Over the Lunch Lady and Other Stories

Unit Reading Passages

  • Big City
  • Coral Reef Goes Digital
  • Our New Old House
  • Out West
  • Rachel Meets Harry
Lesson 1
Explain how the setting impacts the plot of a story
  • The Three Brothers: A German Folktale
Lesson 2
Use the setting to make predictions about the characters
  • Even More Short and Shivery: Thirty Spine-tingling Tales

Unit Reading Passages

  • A Small Life
  • A Very Special Place
  • Night Owl
  • A New Home
  • Out West

Setting lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Riding Freedom
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
The Wizard of Oz

Unit Reading Passages

  • Johnny's First Job
  • Letter from Camp
  • No Way Out
  • The British are Coming!
  • Welcome Home

Setting lessons can be found in the following sixth grade novel units:
Only You Can Save Mankind
A Wrinkle in Time

Unit Reading Passages

  • Another Missing Person
  • BFF
  • Her Own Room
  • Out with the Old
  • The Blackout