Q2W3 (10/29-11/2)

FYI:

On Wednesday, October 31st, students will be presenting the “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” reader’s theaters that they wrote in class; They are permitted to bring props/costumes in their backpack to use or change into for the presentation. 

Pumpkins brought in for the baby pumpkin patch should be picked up by students on Wednesday. 

TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #12
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 
  • Speak clearly at an understandable pace
  • Add visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes

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
  • Fluently and accurately recount the tale of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” 
  • Provide visual displays in Reader’s Theater presentation to enhance the theme and mood

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
  • Centers
  • Reader’s theater practice and presentation
  • Sleepy Hollow book study
  • Informational writing assignment
Assignments Due
  • Monday: Reading test on story elements (character traits, events, setting)
  • Wednesday: Reader’s Theater presentations
  • Thursday: Draft “Spices” essay 
  • Friday: Sleepy Hollow test; use evidence from two versions to answer text-based questions
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