Quarter 3 Week 27 (3/5-3/9)

Mark Your Calendar!

  • FSA Writing Test is Monday, March 5th and 8am. Please make sure your child starts the day off with a good breakfast and arrives to class on time.
  • All missing assignments should be turned in by Wednesday, March 7th.  
  • Friday, March 9th is a teacher work day. Enjoy spring break!
TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #27
Unit of InstructionGreek Mythology/Narrative Writing
Standard(s) Taught

ELA

  • RL3.7 Make connections between the text of a story and a visual presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions in the text
  • RL2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology

Writing

  • W1.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences

Social Studies

  • SS3.7 Identify nations that controlled Florida before it became a US territory

 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

ELA

  • Compare and contrast a video of King Midas and the Golden Touch with the text version
  • Explain how a video enhances a story
  • Describe the mood of a story and elements used to show the mood
  • Define words that allude to Greek mythology

Writing

  • Learn effective techniques for writing narratives

Social Studies

  • Students will study the invasion of the British, the French and Indian War and the historic geography of Florida. Students will also learn about the hardships of early settlers in British Florida.
Classroom Activities
  • FSA Writing Test 
  • Tuesday-Thursday center/small group activities: identify and define Greek allusions in 5 myths, reader’s theaters of common Greek stories; story of Achilles and story map
  • Narrative writing pre-test on Tuesday
  • Nearpod lesson comparing and contrasting a video and text version of the Golden Touch. Self-paced lesson code if absent: JAILR
Assignments Due
  • Monday: FSA Writing Test 
  • Tuesday-Thursday center/small group activities: identify and define Greek allusions in 5 myths, reader’s theaters of common Greek stories; story of Achilles and story map
  • Tuesday: Narrative writing pre-test-“Winged Sandals of Hermes”
  • Thursday: formative on identifying and defining common Greek allusions in the passage “Dream of a Guinness Record”
Additional Resources

Independent center work: Achilles Story and Map

Independent center work: Greek Mythology Readers Theater

Independent center work: Greek Allusions for 5 myths

In-class writing assignment: Writing Prompt The Winged Sandals of Hermes

In-class quiz: Dream of a Guinness Record Greek Allusions hunt

Texts for teacher’s small group: Ancient Greece Drama passage Arachne the Weaver 6th grade passage Ancient Greece Trojan War passage Challenge Text Theseus and the Minotaur