Quarter 4 Week 35 (5/7-5/11)

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Friday May 18th from 1:30-2:45 You are invited to join us for an informational health and nutrition workshop. We have a guest speaker coming in to help us learn about health and foods in a fun and interactive way. Also, see some of the work your student has been working on about health and nutrition!
  • Friday May 25th is our 4th grade field day. Be on the lookout for a letter this week about field day, but as of right now, I can let you know that we are asking for donations of bottled water (we’ll be out on the field for a big chunk of the day) and car-wash sized sponges. Attach receipts for volunteer credit ($10=1hr). 
TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #35
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

Writing

  • Continue work on the write your own half-blood adventure assignment. Write about 3 rising actions using the national landmarks and monsters that you picked

Social Studies

  • Explain what happened to the Seminole Indians at the end of the 2nd Seminole War
Classroom Activities
  • Finish digital camp newsletters 
  • Grover from The Lightning Thief is a vegetarian. Create a brochure that outlines the advantages and disadvantages of being a vegetarian. 
  • Create a vocabulary game for the words from chapters 10-12
  • Compare and contrast Percy with his namesake Perseus
Assignments Due
  • Digital newsletter
  • Brochure
  • Vocabulary game
  • Chapters 10-12 vocabulary and comprehension worksheets
  • Kahoot quiz on chapters 11 and 12
  • At least two events written for Half-Blood Adventure
  • Seminole Wars quiz and crossword
Additional Resources