Q2W4 (11/5-11/9)

TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #13
Unit of InstructionThemes in Fiction/Informational Writing/ Exploration of FL
Standard(s) Taught

Reading

  • Determine the theme of a story by interpreting details from the text
  • Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story by drawing on specific details in the text
  • Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and/or topics in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures

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 a statement of a theme of a text
  • Distinguish between topics and themes
  • Provide an in-depth description of a character, setting, and event by using details from the text
  • After reading two stories, compare and contrast their themes by looking at the pattern of events and how problems were solved

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
  • make changes to a piece of writing through editing and revising

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 expedition
  • using first person point of view, accurately write narrative journal entries from the perspective of a famous explorer of FL that is centered around an important event in their life
Classroom Activities

Barnes Homeroom:

  • Seesaw assignment
  • Literacy activity (read and compare two fairy tales)
  • Ready Reading stories (The Two Travelers pgs. 136-137)

Brackney’s Homeroom:

  • Finish spices essay
  • practice reader’s theater
  • present reader’s theater
  • collaborate to complete national park magazines

 

Assignments Due

Barnes Homeroom:

  • All journal entries in Social Studies; begin visual presentation to present next week
  • Seesaw fable-writing assignment (using photographed settings and characters, choose a theme and write a short story that teaches the reader a life lesson)
  • Informational writing essay
  • Test on determining theme: “Sir Ivaine” Ready Reading pgs. 142-147

Brackney’s Homeroom:

  • Sleepy Hollow summative test-Monday
  • Sleepy Hollow Reader’s Theater presentations-Friday
  • Spices informational essay-due before Wednesday
  • Ready Writing textbook-pgs. 55-57 editing and revising through multiple readings of an essay
  • National Park magazines¬†
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