Quarter 2 Week 9 (10/16-10/20)

  • Thank you to all of those who supported the Fall Festival through your donations and time at our 4th grade Pie-in-the-face booth. Thanks to you it was very successful!
  • Please turn in Scholastic book orders by this Wednesday. I will be placing an order for books by the end of this week. The online classroom code is L8BQQ if you prefer to order online. 


TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #9
Unit of InstructionVLT Review/Opinion Writing/Government
Standard(s) Taught
  • RL1.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story, drawing on specific details in the 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
  • RI.3.7   Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text
  • W1.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information
  • L3.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language
  • SS4C3.2 Distinguish between state and local government
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • After reading The Raft, use text details to describe how Nicky’s attitude changes and what causes him to change his outlook on visiting his grandmother’s 
  • Use evidence from a story when answering text-based questions
  • Write an essay that gives an opinion and is supported by main ideas and key details based on sources
  • Define idiom as figurative language; recognize and define idioms used commonly in the English language
  • Identify roles in local government, such as mayor and city commissioner. Compare and contrast the scope of power between state and local government.
Classroom Activities
  • Answer text-based questions by referring to evidence from the story
  • Using a how-to paragraph, create a craft stick raft, draw and label a flow-chart that describes this process, and explain how this type of text feature enhances the accompanying text
  • Meet with teacher to review answers to The Sandhill Crane poem
  • Book studies in RtI-Frindle
Assignments Due
  • Finish text-based answers to The Sandhill Crane poem
  • Completely finish essay on school uniforms, Goldilocks, or second languages in school
  • VLT on Friday
  • ThinkCERCA Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Local Government 4-question quiz in Social Studies
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