Q2W2 10/22-10/26

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TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #11
Unit of InstructionSleepy Hollow/Informational Writing/Exploration of FL
Standard(s) Taught

Reading

  • Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to their structural elements when speaking or writing about a text
  • Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences
  • Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text 
  • Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated

Writing

  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly

Social Studies

  • Describe causes and effects of European colonization on the Native American tribes of FL
  • Identify explorers who came to FL and the motivations for their expeditions
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Reading

  • Provide an explanation of major differences between drama and prose
  • Identify structural elements of dramas (casts of characters, settings, dialogue ,stage directions, etc.) and refer to them when answering questions about the text
  • Provide descriptions of Brom Bones and Ichabod Crane from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Provide references to the text when answering questions
  • Identify the narrator’s point of view in Sleepy Hollow 

Writing

  • introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs
  • develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, and quotations
  • link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases
  • use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain a topic
  • provide a concluding statement or section related to the information presented

Social Studies

  • define and describe European colonization in FL
  • summarize the effects of European colonization on Native American tribes
  • identify explorers who landed in FL
  • explain why explorers came to FL and the outcome of their expeditions
Classroom Activities
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow book study
  • Centers
    • Vocabulary: create a vocabulary word map + draw pictures to represent words
    • Reading: Character trait comparison
    • Practice: complete in-depth character description
    • Technology: iReady lesson
    • Teacher Group: Reread Legend of Sleepy Hollow and answer text-based questions
  • Ready Writing pages 46-47; create planning sheet for “Spices” essay
  • Exploration of FL project
  • Write and practice original reader’s theaters
Assignments Due
  • Sleepy Hollow chapters 6-10 worksheets and vocabulary activities
  • Centers (7 this week): standards practice, vocabulary, silent reading, standards practice activity, writing, technology, teacher group 
  • Text-based questions about Legend of Sleepy Hollow reader’s theater story
  • Planning sheet for essay; accompanying pages in iReady writing text need to be complete
Additional Resources
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Vocabulary: flustered, solemn, smitten, bountiful, gruff, delectable, meander, gaunt