Quarter 4 Week 29 (3/26-3/30)

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Golf Tournament Gift Card Basket Fundraiser: If you are able, we would love for you to consider donating a gift card of your choice in any amount from $5 and up. We greatly appreciate your support! All gift cards are due by April 19th. All funds earned from the sale of the gift card basket at the golf tournament will support the 4th grade department end of the year field day.
  • FSA Reading Test is April 23rd and 24th 
TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #29
Unit of InstructionInventors/Narrative Writing/American Revolution
Standard(s) Taught

Reading

  • RI3.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text
  • L3.4a Use context to determine the meaning of unknown words and phrases
  • L3.4b Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word
  • RI2.5 Describe the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text

Writing

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

Social Studies

  • SS3.9 Explain how Florida became a US territory
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Reading

  • Understand the difference between points, reasons, and evidence
  • Understand how authors use reasons to support their points
  • Understand how authors use evidence to support their reasons and points
  • Use context clues to figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words
  • Identify and describe the features of cause-effect, compare contrast, and chronological text structures
  • Identify similarities and differences of events, ideas, concepts, and information in a text

Writing

  • Identify elements of a story
  • Investigate what makes an effective short story
  • Relate planning sheet to the paragraphs of a story

Social Studies

  • Describe how FL transferred between Spain to England and back to Spain again
  • Explain why and how FL eventually became a US territory
  • Understand the significance of the American Revolution and explain FL’s role in this war
Classroom Activities
  • Centers
  • Whole-group instruction
  • Think CERCA assignment
  • Small-group book studies
Assignments Due
  • Monday: Read “How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning”
  • Tuesday-Thursday: Center Work
  • Wednesday: ThinkCERCA assignment-4 paragraph essay on “Life in Ancient Greece”
  • Friday: Test on “Explaining how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text”
Additional Resources

ELA Center Checklist