Q1W9 (10/8-10/12)

Mark Your Calendar!

  • All incomplete and missing assignments are due no later than Friday, October 12th; grading period ends
  • Fall festival and 5k is Saturday, October 20th; 4th grade will be hosting a pie in the face booth and we are asking for donations of cool whip tubs and styrofoam plates
TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #9
Unit of InstructionNational Parks/Opinion Writing/Native Americans
Standard(s) Taught

Reading

  • RL1.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story, drawing on specific details in the text
  • RL1.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text
  • RL.2.6: Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations. 
  • RI.3.7   Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text
  • RI2.5 Describe the structure of a non-fiction text (chronological order, compare/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution)

Writing

  • W1.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information

Social Studies

  • SS2.1 Compare Native American tribes in Florida.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Reading

  • Use knowledge of text structures and text features to create a magazine about a national park 
  • Read and comprehend literature; answer text-based questions about characters, settings, and events

Writing

  • Write an introduction, at least two body paragraphs, and a conclusion in response to a writing prompts
  • Gather text evidence to support opinion; practice citing the text in written response by referring to specific articles and/or authors, pages, paragraphs, etc.
  • Use transitional words/phrases to connect and link ideas within body paragraphs

Social Studies

  • Research a tribe native to Florida and explain the following: where they were located in FL, roles/jobs of tribe members, how they lived, what they ate, customs/ceremonies/religious views, enemies/wars, what happened to them
Classroom Activities
  • Homeroom: Native American project (PowerPoints, skits, reader’s theaters, models, etc.) on Wednesday
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: complete all 5 articles and assemble magazine on National Park of choice; magazine due no later than Friday, but can be turned in earlier 
  • Literacy Centers
    • Reading Standards Activity: Reading Riches game – answer questions about The Mystic Horse
    • Vocabulary: prefixes sort and worksheet
    • Independent reading
    • Standards Practice Activity: Tic-Tac-Toe book activity
    • Cursive/Writing: Hooks and take-away endings writing practice
    • Technology: iReady lessons
    • Teacher-led group
  • Brackney’s homeroom: answer text-based questions about The Raft 
Assignments Due
  • Monday: opinion writing test on Monday; students are expected to write an introduction, at least two body paragraphs, and one conclusion on whether Florida or Paris would be a better place to visit. Their response should be supported by evidence from the text. 
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: center assignments
  • The Raft quiz
  • National Park magazine
  • Native American project completed by Friday, prepare to present next week
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