Quarter 3 Week 21 (1/22-1/26)

TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4th
Week #21
Unit of InstructionCivil Rights Movement/Spanish Exploration of Florida
Standard(s) Taught

Reading

  • Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text
  • Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narratives.
  • Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.

Writing 

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

Social Studies

  • Identify explorers who came to Florida and the motivations for their expeditions
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Reading

  • Describe the structural differences between a drama and a poem by contrasting the poem “Dreams” with a play. 
  • Identify the point of view from which a poem is written (1st or 3rd) and why the poet chose this point of view 
  • After reading “I Too, Sing America” and viewing the video based on the poem, students will to identify specific descriptions and details that are utilized in both the text and the visual presentation as well as the differences between the two
  • Create a visual based on a poem about African American history/civil rights, post on Seesaw, compare and contrast another group’s visual with the poem they chose

Writing

  • Write a 5-paragraph informational essay about Thurgood Marshall; first work with a partner to determine purpose, audience, and task, then find evidence to answer prompt, rename the noun and verb, complete planning sheet based on prompt, write introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions, and revise and edit essay 

Social Studies

  • Learn about the Spanish explorers Ponce de Leon, Panfilo de Narvaez, and Hernando de Soto
  • Explain why they came to Florida and the outcome of their expeditions
Classroom Activities
  • Nearpod digital lesson
  • Seesaw digital activity
  • Greek/Latin root words study
  • Write an essay with a partner
  • Living biography book report research
  • Teacher-led small groups in reading and writing
  • Student-led small group book studies during RtI
Assignments Due
  • Thurgood Marshall essay
  • Visual of poem posted on Seesaw, response to at least one other group’s visual
  • Social Studies weekly crossword puzzle and comprehension questions
Additional Resources