Quarter 2 Week 15 (11/27-12/1)

Mark Your Calendars!

  • Field Trip Permission slips are due this Friday!
  • Book Reports are due NEXT WEEK! Please consult the grading rubrics with your student before they bring their project in to be presented and graded
  • Saturday, December 16th: We have begun reading the book Wonder in class this week and would like to go see the movie with the students. Mrs. Berube and I will be going to see it at Epic Theaters in Deltona on this day if you and/or your child would like to join us 🙂 The theater doesn’t have matinee times this far in advance, but we will keep you posted with the time we choose. This is NOT a school-affiliated field trip, but we would love to see you there!
TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #15
Unit of InstructionSnow Thematic Unit/Informational writing/Native Americans
Standard(s) Taught


  • Determine the meaning of words in a text using context clues
  • Read 4th Grade level text fluently
  • Refer to details and examples in a text when answering text-based questions
  • Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support points in a text
  • Describe the structure of events in a biography
  • Determine a theme of a story
  • Use common Greek and Latin roots as clues to the meaning of a word


  • 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
  • Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing

Social studies

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


  • Find the meaning of 7 words in Snowflake Bentley by identifying and using the context clues surrounding the word
  • Read Snowflake Bentley fluently and with expression
  • Refer to details and examples in Snowflake Bentley to answer 9 text-based questions
  • Determine the text structure of Snowflake Bentley
  • Create a digital timeline that outlines the major events in Wilson Bentley’s life
  • Identify one or more themes present in Snowflake Bentley
  • Memorize the meaning of the Greek roots ‘graph’ and ‘bio’ and use their definitions to write sentences that include a derivation of each


  • Write a 3-paragraph informational essay to explain why adopting a pet is a better option than purchasing from a story or breeder
  • Include an introduction, body paragraph, and conclusion
  • Edit essay to include correct capitalization, grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Revise essay to include precise vocabulary and to convey ideas more clearly

Social Studies

  • Learn about Calusa and Tequesta tribes. Review what we have learned about tribes. Consolidate information and choose a tribe on which to create a project.
Classroom Activities
  • Wonder book study
  • Whole-group instruction
  • Small-group teacher-led instruction
  • Persuasive posters to convince people to adopt a pet over buying
  • Collaborative editing and revising work on essays
  • Nearpod digital lesson
Assignments Due
  • Greek root words quiz-Friday
  • Frindle quiz (multiple choice “Time for a Test” found in RtI folder)-due by Friday
  • Retake for Sleepy Hollow test-done in class on Mastery Connect-code is written on the board. Please remember to complete retake assignments before attempting the test-due by Friday
  • Calusa 4-question quiz due by Friday
Additional Resources

Digital Timeline for Snowflake Bentley: