Quarter 2 Week 16 (12/4-12/8)

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Book reports are due this week by Friday!
  • Poetry Café is Wednesday, December 20th: Ms. Barnes’ homeroom will be presenting beginning around 8:15am. Mrs. Berube’s homeroom will present at 11:15am. Please check the Shutterfly share site to sign up to donate a food item, if you’re able.  
  • Winter Dance/Music Showcase is Tuesday, December 19th (Barnes) and Wednesday, December 20th (Berube) at 6:45pm. Please sign and return their permission slips.  
  • St. Augustine field trip is Friday, February 16th
  • FSA Writing test is March 5th
TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #16
Unit of InstructionPoetry/Native American Tribes in FL/Informational Writing
Standard(s) Taught

Reading

  • Refer to the structural elements of poems when writing or speaking about a text
  • Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a poem by drawing on specific details in the text
  • Make connections between the text of a poem and a visual representation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text
  • Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words and phrases

    Writing

    • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly
    • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation and spelling when writing
    • Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing

Social Studies

  • Compare Native American tribes in Florida
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Writing

  • Edit and revise essays to improve basic conventions (capitalization, punctuation, subject/verb agreement, and spelling) and to replace repetitive words and phrases and dull vocabulary
  • Identify and correct fragments and run-ons
  • Demonstrate ability to write a multi-paragraph informational essay

Social Studies

  • Research chosen Native American tribe and compile information into a project that showcases the culture, beliefs, rituals, language, attire, food sources, and living arrangements of the tribe
Classroom Activities
  • Independent activities: read a poem, answer questions about the poetic elements, draw a picture of how you visualized the poem, and post presentation on Seesaw; IXL strand BB.2
  • Revise and edit paragraphs with a partner or individually
  • Read “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost, answer questions about poetic elements, draw a picture of the poem and compare your drawing to a video of the poem
  • Social studies group projects
  • Poetry cafe group project 
Assignments Due
  • Seesaw presentation of poem
  • Book Report project
  • IXL BB.2
  • Informational essay-5 paragraphs (2 hour writing prompt on Thursday)
  • Poetry exit ticket
  • Poetry formative quiz on “Dust of Snow”
  • Poetry cafe group project plan-decide what type of presentation your group will do for the performance
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