Quarter 4 Week 34 (4/30-5/4)

TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #34
Unit of InstructionLightning Thief Book study/Narrative writing
Standard(s) Taught

Reading

  • RL.2.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., cast of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text
  • L3.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  • RL.1.1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • RL.1.3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in a text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

Writing

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

Social Studies

  • SSA4.3.10 Identify the causes and effects of the Seminole Wars.
  • SSA4.3.2 Describe causes and effects of European colonization on the Native American tribes of Florida.
  • SSA4.3.8 Explain how the Seminole tribe formed and the purpose for their migration.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Reading

  • RL2.4 Demonstrate the ability to determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
  • L3.4 Demonstrate the ability to determine the meaning of words and phrases, using context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text).
  • RL1.1 provide references to details and/or examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences
  • RL1.3 Provide an in-depth description of a character in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions). • provide an in-depth description of a setting in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text. • provide an in-depth description of an event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text

Writing

  • Continue work on the write your own half-blood adventure assignment. Use transitional phrases and descriptive techniques to clearly portray your first night at Camp Half-Blood.
  • Create interesting settings for your story by researching national landmarks 

Social Studies

  • Explain what happened to the Seminole Indians at the end of the 2nd Seminole War
Classroom Activities
  • Inventor’s project presentations on Monday
  • Comic strip to describe in depth an event in The Lightning Thief chapter 1
Assignments Due
  • Inventor’s project presentation
  • Comic strip
  • Chapter 10 Lightning Thief book study vocabulary, comprehension, and character analysis
  • Social Studies quiz on the Seminole Wars
  • Halfblood Adventure details about landmarks and next “chapter”
Additional Resources