Building Mathematical Comprehension Using Literacy Strategies

Amy Stokes, Fourth Grade, Lebanon Road Elementary

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


This unit was designed to integrate literacy best practices with critical areas of mathematical instruction in regards to fractions and the Standards for Mathematical Practice to ensure that scholars are making connections across subjects and developing a coherent understanding of the content. In regards to the Standards for Mathematical Practice, the main focus will be on making sense of problems and persevering in solving them, constructing viable arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others, and to look for and make use of structure as it relates to problem solving. They will be using literacy strategies such as predicting, visualizing, and close reading to help them solve problems throughout the unit.