Quarter 1 Week 7 (10/2-10/6)

TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4th
Week #7
Unit of InstructionFiction/Opinion Writing/Government
Standard(s) Taught
  • RL2.6 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations
  • RL2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text
  • L1.1b Use relative pronouns correctly (who, whose, whom, which, that)
  • L1.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing
  • L3.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown or multiple-meaning words and phrases
  • 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
  • RL2.6 Know the difference between 1st and 3rd person narrations
  • RL2.4 Show and give definitions of words found in Jack and the Beanstalk and A Giant’s Tale; correctly use 3 of the words in your writing
  • L1.1b Use relative pronouns correctly (who, whose, whom, which, that)
  • L3.4 Use context clues to determine the meaning of multiple-meaning words
  • W1.1a Write an introduction by writing an attention grabber, giving main ideas, and stating opinion (3 sentences); Write a main idea sentence for first body paragraph
  • SS3.1 Know each branch of government, definitions and functions
Classroom Activities
  • After reading assigned social studies section, students will provide a creative way to present their information for other groups
  • Complete think and review questions in Social Studies Weekly newspaper
  • Students will choose a picture, choose a perspective found in the picture, and write a short narrative in first person and then one in third person
  • Create a “picture word” drawing that best shows the definition of a vocabulary word
  • Compare and contrast the point of view between Jack and the Beanstalk and the Giant’s Tale. Explain how the story changes when told in first point of view from the perspective of the giant. 
Assignments Due
  • Point of view formative-mastery connect
  • Point of view summative-paper test
  • ThinkCERCA written response-at least one paragraph online; highlights completed for CERCA; 5-question quiz
  • 3 Branches of Government quiz
  • Think & review questions about government in social studies weekly paper
  • 3 Sentence introduction
  • 1st body paragraph
Additional Resources

Technology for extra practice:

  • IXL language arts page (they can practice under any grade level)-look for point of view, vocabulary strands
  • Readtheory.org