Quarter 1 Week 6 (9/25-9/29)

Mark Your Calendars!

  • Snapshots of Gradebook will be taken this Wednesday, and progress reports will be sent out in the next couple of weeks. Remember these are progress reports and do not reflect your student’s final grade for the first quarter. We still have many assignments to be completed before final grades. This is a good time for students to self-reflect and determine if any changes need to be made in the coming weeks as far as effort, work completion, etc. 
  • Open House is this Wednesday at 5:30 pm. If you are planning on buying pizza, please return the bottom portion of the blue open house paper that came home with your student last week. I look forward to seeing you then!
TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #6
Unit of InstructionNational Parks/Opinion Writing/Government
Standard(s) Taught
  • RL1.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences 
  • RL1.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story by drawing on specific details in the text
  • RL2.6 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations
  • L1.1b Use relative pronouns correctly (who, whose, whom, which, that)
  • L1.1g Produce complete sentences, correcting fractions and run-ons
  • L3.5a Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors
  • W1.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information
  • SS3.1 Identify the three branches of government and the powers of each
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • RL1.1 Answer text-based questions after reading Yosemite and the Badge
  • RL1.3 Using text details and examples, describe how and why a character changes throughout a story
  • RL2.6 Know the difference between 1st and 3rd person narrations; write two paragraphs to describe one scene: one in 1st person and one in 3rd person; explain how the point of view influences the text
  • L1.1b Use relative pronouns correctly (who, whose, whom, which, that)
  • L1.1g Identify fragments, complete sentences, and run-ons; correct as needed
  • L3.5a Define similes and metaphors
  • W1.1a Write an introduction by writing an attention grabber, giving main ideas, and stating opinion
  • SS3.1 Know each branch of government, definitions and functions
Classroom Activities
  • After viewing a video clip, write a paragraph in first person from one character’s perspective; write a paragraph in 3rd person to describe the scene; explain how the point of view influenced the writing
  • Answer text-based questions after reading Yosemite and the Badge
  • Write an introduction for opinion essay
  • 3 Branches of government quiz
Assignments Due
  • Text Structure/Text Feature National Park Magazines due Wednesday by end of day 
  • FAIR test is on Wednesday during reading class (this is a diagnostic test of reading proficiency)
Additional Resources

Technology for extra practice:

  • IXL language arts page (they can practice under any grade level)
  • Readtheory.org