Quarter 4 Week 30 (4/2-4/6)

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 #30
Unit of InstructionInventors/Narrative writing/FL History
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
  • RI.1.3: Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Writing

  • W1.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences
    • b. Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
    • c. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
    • d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely. 

Social Studies

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

Vocabulary words to know: prototype, patent, suffix -or

Reading

  • Identify cause and effect relationships in Kid Inventors by explaining what happened and why
  • Students will discuss answers to text-based questions and make inferences about the informational book

Writing

  • Write hooks for narrative writing given a topic
  • Compile a list of transitions to use in narrative writing
  • Lear how to use vivid, sensory details to enhance writing

Social Studies

  • Students will identify the role of Florida on the British side in the American Revolution. They will learn about significant points of the war and the outcome that returned Florida to the Spanish.
  • Identify causes of American Revolution
Classroom Activities
  • Read Kids at Work-vocabulary activity for
  • Tuesday-Thursday: Center Work 
  • Teacher-led small group
  • Reading centers
  • Group collaboration
Assignments Due
  • Monday: Mastery Connect Test on  “Explaining how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text”, “Identify the text structure”, “Use context clues to find the meaning of unknown words”, and “Identify the meaning of Greek and Latin roots”
  • Thursday: Reading Centers
  • Friday: Kid Inventors Test 
  • American Revolution crossword puzzle
Additional Resources

Required centers: ELA Center ChecklistKid

Text for this week: Inventors Reading a-z

Discussion questions: Kid Inventors discussion cards