Q4W1 (3/25-3/29)

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Tuesday, April 2 is the 4th Grade Writing FSA beginning at 8am. Please be sure your child arrives early and well-fed to school that day. 
  • On Monday, April 1, 4th grade will be hosting a fun, writing review day. Your child must wear their uniform, but they are allowed to bring in their backpack a special disguise to wear over their clothes. The theme for the day is “Writing Detectives” (please no disguise that completely disguises their face, i.e. masks). Mustaches, hats, jackets, wigs, etc. are all acceptable forms of disguises. We will be needing a few parent volunteers, so be sure to check Bloomz in order to sign-up for the event. 
TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #29
Unit of InstructionWriting Review
Standard(s) Taught

Writing

  • W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • W1.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and evidence
  • L.1.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
  • L.1.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Social Studies

  • SS.4.A.5.1 Describe Florida’s involvement (secession, blockades of
    ports, the battles of Ft. Pickens, Olustee, Ft. Brooke, Natural Bridge,
    food supply) in the Civil War
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Writing

  • Write an essay to share opinion or give information
  • Organize the essay with an introduction, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion related to the topic
  • Use correct grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling when writing
  • Complete writing workstations to review all writing skills

Social Studies

  • describe the conditions leading up to Florida’s secession from the Union.
    • summarize Florida’s involvement in the Civil War.
    • identify major moments in Florida’s Civil War history, including secession,
    port blockades, significant battles. Examples may include, but are not
    limited to, Ft. Zachary Taylor, the plantation culture, and the First Florida
    Cavalry
Classroom Activities
  • Writing workstations (12)
    • Improving sentences
    • Transitioning through writing
    • Types of sentences (simple, compound, complex)
    • Expanding sentences
    • Evidence or elaboration
    • Piece it back together 
    • Opinion or informative
    • Topic sentence
    • Voice through figurative language
    • Writing components
    • Grammar construction 
    • Proofreading
  • iReady reading practice
  • Writing workshop with all 4th grade ELA teachers on Wednesday
  • Writing essay practice
Assignments Due
  • 12 Writing workstations
  • Essay (5 total paragraphs)
Additional Resources