Quarter 4 Week 36 (5/14-5/18)

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. You should have received a letter last week with details. 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). See our Shutterfly Classroom Share Site for more info and to sign up to volunteer. 
TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #36
Unit of InstructionLightning Thief Book Study/FL Statehood
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).
  • SL2.5 Add visual displays to presentations to enhance

Writing

  • W1.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences
  • L1.1 and 1.2 Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation
  • W1.2 Write informative texts to examine a topic and convey information
  • W1.2a Demonstrate effective organization by grouping information clearly; add illustrations and multimedia to aid comprehension
  • W3.7 Conduct research projects that build knowledge through investigating different aspects of a topic
  • W2.6 Use technology to produce and publish writing

Social Studies

  • SS5.1 Describe Florida’s involvement in the Civil War
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 and the conclusion.
  • Edit and revise story
  • Type story in book format and illustrate

Social Studies

  • Summarize FL’s involvement in the Civil War
Classroom Activities
  • 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
  • Read week 17 social studies FL’s involvement in Civil War and answer questions
Assignments Due
  • Brochure on vegetarianism
  • Week 14 Seminole Indians crossword
  • Social Studies quiz on FL’s role in the Civil War
  • Read up to chapter 18 in The Lightning Thief
  • Complete up to chapter 15 in The Lightning Thief workbook
Additional Resources

Chapter 12 Brochure Directions and Rubric

Chapter 12 Brochure Template