Quarter 2 Week 13 (11/13-11/17)

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Canned food drive begins this week to help provide local families with a meal for Thanksgiving
  • Midterm grades are due this week; progress reports will be sent home within the next two weeks
TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #13
Unit of InstructionLegends/Informational Writing
Standard(s) Taught

Reading

  • 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
  • RL.1.2  Determine the theme of a story, drama or poem from details in the text; summarize the text
  • RL3.9 Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and/or topics in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures, including the pattern of events

Writing

  • W1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly

Social Studies

  • SS2.1 Compare Native American tribes in Florida
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Reading

  • Create story maps for The Mystic Horse and The Invisible Hunter that lists the setting, characters, events, problems, and solutions with correct references to the text
  • Take notes on a character’s thoughts, words, and actions in order to provide an in-depth description
  • Use the problem and resolution of two stories to identify their themes
  • Use the story maps that were created to compare and contrast The Mystic Horse and The Invisible Hunter by considering their topics, events, problems, solutions, and themes
  • Extension activities: After reading two traditional tales, compare and contrast each, then recreate them through the creation of a drama, a comic strip, or another original idea 

Writing

  • View pet adoption videos and react through a quick write
  • Compare and contrast informational and opinion writing
  • Students will practice writing an essay from start to finish as teacher models the steps
  • Introduce a topic clearly
  • Group related information into paragraphs
  • Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
  • Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
  • Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
  • Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.

Social Studies

  • Read about the Apalachee tribe
  • Use what you learned to describe their means of acquiring food, their living situation, their traditions and lifestyle, their interactions with others
  • Completely fill in Native American booklet for Apalachee tribe, giving main ideas and details regarding each section of text
  • Answer 4 text-based questions on Apalachee tribe
Classroom Activities
  • Frindle book study
  • Teacher-led small group to read The Invisible Hunter and complete story map
  • Complete graphic organizers to show characters, settings, events, problems, and solutions
  • Read and respond to informational writing prompt
  • Collaborate to answer text-based questions
Assignments Due

In-Class:

  • Story maps 
  • Graphic organizer to compare and contrast two stories
  • Literacy activity-use story elements to recreate your own story
  • 5 text-based questions about The Invisible Hunter
  • 4-question social studies quiz on the Apalachee tribe
  • Social Studies booklet on Apalachee tribe
  • Essay purpose, audience, and task; planning sheet, introduction, body paragraph, conclusion

At-Home

  • Students should be well into the book they chose for their book report. They have brought rubrics home for their chosen project. Please review these rubrics with them as they complete the project. Final projects and completed book are due December 4th-8th 
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