Quarter 2 Week 11 (10/30-11/3)

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Help us get more classroom books 🙂 Scholastic book orders due 11/10 Online class order code is L8BQQ https://clubs.scholastic.com/home
  • Book Report projects due week of December 4th. Your student should have chosen a book and book report project at this time and be reading their book daily so that they have sufficient time to work on their project. 
TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #11
Unit of InstructionOpinion Writing/Native Americans
Standard(s) Taught
  • RL1.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text
  • RL1.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story, drawing on specific details in the text
  • RL3.7 Make connections between the text of a story and an oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text
  • L3.5a Explain the meaning of simple similes in context
  • LAFS.4.W.1.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
  • RI1.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details
  • SS2.1 Compare Native American tribes in Florida
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • After reading The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, identify characters, the setting, and the plot. Describe how the setting contributes to the plot and how the character’s traits help the plot to develop.
  • After listening to an oral retelling of the story, compare and contrast descriptions from the oral version with descriptions from the book
  • Describe how a simile enhances the visualization created for the reader
  • Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
  • Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
  • Understand the difference between vague and precise vocabulary
  • Review the parts of a body paragraph-know how to begin each sentence
  • Review how to complete an expository planning sheet by correctly filling in the topic, three main ideas, supporting evidence, and conclusion
  • Turn headings into questions and find text details to support
  • Learn about the Timucuan tribe-where and how they lived, what they ate, their lifestyle, what happened to them
Classroom Activities
  • Frindle book study 
  • Small group with teacher
  • Rehearse and present reader’s theater
  • Nearpod digital lessons
Assignments Due
  • At school-Nearpod lessons on similes, story elements, text details
  • Social studies text-based questions on the Timucuan natives
  • At home-students should be reading their novel for the book report project that is due December 4th 
Additional Resources
  • iStation is up and running. This is a fun and educational resource students can use to practice reading skills. Their username and passwords should be glued into the front page of student planners. You can download the Imagination Station program on your personal computer for free by searching for it on the internet, or there is a free application you can download for tablets.