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unit 10
13 Instructional days (13 hours)

Colonial Towns and Townspeople


This domain will continue students’ journey as they learn more about the early history of our country. Students already know that the Pilgrims came to America from England, seeking religious freedom from read-alouds in Columbus and the Pilgrims domains. The setting for Colonial Towns and Townspeople is more than 150 years later, after the colonies had been firmly established. These read alouds will acquaint students with what daily life was like for the people who lived during these times, and how very different it was from students’ own present-day experiences. This background knowledge will help set the stage for an in-depth understanding in later grades of specific historical events that also took place during colonial times. During these years, America evolved from a small group of dependent British colonies to a growing, independent nation.


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Bilingual Language Progressions

These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.


From of the New York State Education Department. Kindergarten ELA Domain 10: Colonial Towns. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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