Q2W6 (11/25-11/30)

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Wednesday, December 19th is our annual Poetry Cafe. Parents are invited to join all of 4th grade in the theater beginning at 11:20. Be on the lookout for an invitation. We will need you to RSVP to the event so that we can have everyone signed in and ready to go on the day of the performance. Refreshments will be served following the show in your child’s classroom. Please check the Bloomz app to sign up to volunteer and/or bring food. If you have not already signed up for Bloomz, the access code for my class is NWY3VA
TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #15
Unit of InstructionSnow Theme/Poetry Unit/Informational Writing
Standard(s) Taught

Reading

  • RI.1.1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • RI1.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
  • RL2.5 Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.

Writing

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

Social Studies

  • SS.4.A.3.7 Identify nations (Spain, France, England) that controlled Florida before it became a United States territory.
  • SS.4.A.3.3 Identify the significance of St. Augustine as the oldest permanent European settlement in the United States.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Reading 

  • Use details and examples from the text Snowflake Bentley to answer text-based questions
  • Explain events in Wilson Bentley’s life including how he overcame the obstacles he faced and the effect they had on his work and his life
  • Identify the structural elements of poetry and use them to better understand a poem’s meaning 

Writing

a. Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic. c. Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because). d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

Social Studies

  • summarize Florida’s early history before it became a territory of the United States
  • list the nations that controlled Florida during this period
  • summarize St. Augustine’s significance in Florida history and United States history
Classroom Activities
  • Quick writes
  • Silent reading; iReady practice online
  • Writing centers 
  • Reading Centers
    • Technology: Nearpod compare/contrast Snowflake Bentley text to video
    • Teacher group: Snowflake Bentley, figurative language, and theme
    • Writing: choose a wintery word and write an acrostic poem
    • Standards practice activity: poetry pocket folder
    • Standards practice: identify theme task cards
    • Vocabulary
Assignments Due
  • ELA centers
  • Snowflake Bentley quiz
  • Begin work on Adopt a Pet informational essays
Additional Resources