Q2W4 (11/4/19-11/8/19)

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TeacherElizabeth Brumley
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #13
Unit of InstructionNative Americans/Opinion Writing
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 


  • 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, poetry 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 references to the text when answering questions


  • 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
  • Centers (Drama/Poetry/Prose Sort, The Wall article questions, teacher group, Newsela, independent reading)
  • Iready- 45 minutes
  • Opinion Writing – School Uniforms
  • Writing Workshop with Dr Forney (Tuesday)
  • Drama Poetry Prose 
  • Native American Packet 
Assignments Due
  • Spelling Test Friday
  • Center Activities Due (Drama/Poetry/Prose Sort, The Wall article questions)
  • Iready- 45 minutes
  • Newsela articles/questions
  • Drama Poetry Prose Quiz Friday
  • Native American Projects Due Friday
  • Native American Packet Due (Calusa, Timucua and Tocobaga Tribes)
  • Homework Due Friday


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)