Q2W3 (10/28 – 11/1)

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TeacherElizabeth Brumley
Subject AreaELA/ Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #12
Unit of InstructionSleepy Hollow/ Opinion Writing/ Native Americans
Standard(s) Taught


  • RL.2.5 Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to their structural elements when speaking or writing about a text
  • RL.1.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences
  • RL.1.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama
  • RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text 
  • RL.2.6 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated


  • W.1.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
  • Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).
  • Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.


Social Studies

  • SS2.1 Compare Native American tribes in FL
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


  • Provide an explanation of major differences between drama and prose
  • Identify structural elements of dramas (casts of characters, settings, dialogue ,stage directions, etc.) and refer to them when answering questions about the text
  • Provide descriptions of Brom Bones and Ichabod Crane from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Provide references to the text when answering questions
  • Identify the narrator’s point of view in Sleepy Hollow 


  • use transitions to make writing more clear
  • write a strong and memorable conclusion
  • edit spelling and capitalization 

Social Studies

  • Identify FL’s different Native American tribes (Apalachee, Calusa, Tequesta, Timucua, Tocobaga)
  • Summarize the lifestyles of different FL tribes
Classroom Activities
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow book study
  • Centers IXL I.2, Native American text based questions, setting search, character traits task cards, newsela articles, teacher group
  • Opinion Essay
  • Reader’s Theater- Sleepy Hollow
  • Sleepy Hollow Movie & questions (Disney version from 1949)
  • Compare/Contrast Sleepy Hollow book and film
Assignments Due
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow book study packet
  • Drama Quiz
  •  IXL I.2
  • Iready- 45 minutes
  • Ready Reading Passage and questions
  • Newsela articles/questions
  • Setting Search/Character traits task cards
  • Vocabulary Test
  • Sleepy Hollow Unit Test Friday 11/1
Additional Resources

Spelling Test 11/8

  • declaration
  • clarify
  • clarity
  • conclude
  • exclude
  • include
  • recognize
  • cognizant
  • incognito

Root Words

  • clar (clear)
  • clin/cline (clear)
  • clud (shut)
  • cogn (know)

Vocabulary Test 11/1

  • ponder- to consider carefully
  • valid- based on the truth
  • improbable- unlikely to be true or to happen
  • mortified- to be greatly embarrassed
  • vow- a promise
  • omit- to leave out
  • adhesive- a substance used to stick things together
  • detest- to strongly dislike
  • hilarious- very funny
  • relevant- having to do with the matter at hand