Q2W5 (11/13-11/16)

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Poetry Cafe will take place on Wednesday, December 19 from 11:10-2:10. All are welcome to attend this performance put on by 4th grade in the theater. Refreshments upstairs following the show. An invitation will be sent home soon!
TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #14
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

  • Read fairy tales, identify story elements, design comic strip, compare themes
  • Research famous explorers

Brackney’s Homeroom

  • Reader’s theaters
  • Identify theme through reading fables
Assignments Due

Barnes’ Homeroom

  • Fairy Tale Literacy Activity
  • Informational Writing Test
  • Theme Test
  • Social Studies journals, research guide, and presentations

Brackney’s Homeroom

  • Informational essay about spices
  • Reader’s Theaters
  • Text Structure magazines
  • Original fable written
Additional Resources