Quarter 1 Week 8 (10/9-10/13)

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TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #8
Unit of InstructionPoetry/Opinion Writing/Government
Standard(s) Taught
  • RL2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text
  • RL2.5 Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems and drama when writing or speaking about a text.
  • RL1.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text
  • L1.1G Correctly use frequently confused words
  • L1.2D Spell grade-appropriate words correctly
  • W1.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information
  • SS3.2 Distinguish between state and local government
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • RL2.4 Identify challenging words in “Sandhill Crane” and use context clues to determine their meaning
  • RL2.5 Identify and correctly use terms unique to poetry (verse, stanza, rhyme, etc.)
  • RL1.1 Provide references to details in a text when answering text-based questions on the poem “Sandhill Crane”
  • L1.1G Choose the correct spelling of frequently confused words: new/knew, to/too, stare/stair, their/there/they’re, your/you’re, by/buy/bye
  • L1.2D Identify correctly spelled words amidst incorrect words
  • W1.1 Identify and use transition words/phrases when beginning body paragraphs; use transition words/phrases to connect ideas in body paragraphs; learn how to cite the text
  • SS3.2 Identify roles in state and local government (governor, senator, mayor, commissioner); compare and contrast power between state and local government officials
Classroom Activities
  • Quick write: based on video, explain whether or not you believe Sandhill Cranes are a dangerous predator
  • Choose two interesting words from poem to find the meaning of using context clues
  • Answer text-based questions after studying “Sandhill Crane” poem 
  • Learn to write a body paragraph
  • Create a transition word “menu” to refer to throughout the year
  • Answer text-based questions on local and state government after reading passages
  • Complete Nearpod questions (code: MOAYX) after reading Yosemite and the Badge
Assignments Due
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