Quarter 2 Week 17 (12/11-12/15)

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Come see the movie, Wonder, with us this Saturday, December 16th at Epic Theaters in Deltona. Check your e-mail this week to find out the exact showtime we will be there. 
  • Poetry Café is Wednesday, December 20thMs. Barnes’ homeroom will be presenting beginning around 8:15am in the theater. Mrs. Berube’s homeroom will present at 11:15am. Please check the Shutterfly share site to sign up to donate a food item, if you’re able.  
  • Winter Dance/Music Showcase is Tuesday, December 19th (Barnes) and Wednesday, December 20th (Berube) at 6:45pm. Please sign and return their permission slips.  
  • St. Augustine field trip is Friday, February 16th
  • FSA Writing test is March 5th
TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #17
Unit of InstructionPoetry/Informational Writing/Native Americans
Standard(s) Taught

Reading

  • Refer to the structural elements of poems when writing or speaking about a text
  • Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension
  • Report on a topic or text in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace

Writing

    • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly
    • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation and spelling when writing

Social Studies

  • Compare Native American tribes in Florida
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Reading

  • Understand and use the following elements of poetry when writing and speaking about a poem, as well as when writing your own poem: repetition, figurative language, setting, theme, imagery, mood
  • Read poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression
  • Deliver book report presentations in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace

Writing

  • Revise body paragraphs to provide elaboration of ideas through details, quotes, facts, and examples
  • Replace tired/worn-out words with more specific vocabulary

Social Studies

  • Research chosen Native American tribe and compile information into a project that showcases the culture, beliefs, rituals, language, attire, food sources, and living arrangements of the tribe
Classroom Activities
  • Greek roots word study
  • Cut and paste elaboration writing activity
  • Wonder book study
  • Social studies group projects
  • Poetry cafe group project 
  • Seesaw poetry reading
Assignments Due
  • Fluency diagnostic test this week
  • FAIR diagnostic test Wednesday
Additional Resources