Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure Unit – Common Core Aligned!


Total Pages: 37
File Size: 6 MB



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Jimmy Zangwow takes kids on an OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD adventure they will never forget! This is a large unit and was made to last 5 days. The writing portion of the unit could last a few days longer. This unit ties in perfectly with a moon or space science unit!


This unit was made for a 4th grade class, and is aligned to Common Core Standards for 4th grade. It can be adapted for grades 3-5.

3 Vocabulary Activities
Preview & Predict
Character Mapping
Summarizing Activity
Story Mapping
Moon Poem with Quiz
Onomatopoeia Activity
Inferencing Activity
Book Test
Writing Planning Sheet
Writing Template Page
Illustration Page

**Questions included in unit follow Blooms Revised Taxonomy Question Stems.

***Don’t forget to end your unit with a Moon-Pie & milk snack for you and your students!!!

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Standards included:
 RL.4.9 – Compare & contrast treatment of similar themes & topics in literature from different cultures

 RI.4.7 – Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively; how contributes to understanding


 W.4.3 – Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique
 W.4.3 (a) – Orient reader by establishing situation & introducing narrator &/or characters; sequence unfolds naturally
 W.4.3 (b) – Use dialogue & description to develop experiences & events or show responses of characters to situations
 W.4.3 (c) – Use a variety of transitional words & phrases to manage the sequence of events
 W.4.3 (d) – Use concrete words & phrases & sensory details to convey experiences & events precisely
 W.4.3 (e) – Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events

 SL.4.4 – Report on topic, tell story, or recount experience in organized manner; speak clearly; understandable pace

 L.4.1 – Demonstrate command of conventions of standard English grammar & usage when writing or speaking
 L.4.1 (c) – Use modal auxiliaries (e.g., can, may must) to convey various conditions
 L.4.1 (f) – Produce complete sentences, recognizing & correcting inappropriate fragments & run-ons
 L.4.2 – Demonstrate command of conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation & spelling when writing
 L.4.3 – Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening
 L.4.3 (c) – Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English & where informal discourses is appropriate

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