Q2W7 (12/4-12/7)

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. If you haven’t already, please 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 #17
Unit of InstructionPoetry/Exploration of FL
Standard(s) Taught

Reading

  • RL1.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says
    explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • RL1.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text;
    summarize 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.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Reading 

  • Identify the structural elements of poetry and use them to better understand a poem’s meaning 
  • Use the elements of poetry to write original poems, answer text-based questions about poems; identify the theme of a poem; identify the point of view of a poem

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
  • Centers
  • Poetry practice
  • iReady benchmark diagnostic test
  • Seesaw fluency activity
Assignments Due
  • Centers-Friday
  • Dust of Snow question and answers
  • Winter Morning question and answers
  • Poetry test-Friday
  • Spain vs. French compare and contrast-Wednesday
Additional Resources