Q2W8

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TeacherElizabeth Brumley
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #17
Unit of InstructionPoetry/Explorers
Standard(s) Taught

Reading

  • RL1.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says
    explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • RL1.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text;
    summarize the text.
  • RL2.5 Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.

     

    Writing

    • LAFS.4.W.1.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

       

      Social Studies

      • SS.4.A.3.1 Identify explorers who came to Florida and the motivations for their
        expeditions
      • SS.4.A.3.2 Describe causes and effects of European colonization on the Native
        American tribes of Florida.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Reading 

  • Identify the structural elements of poetry and use them to better understand a poem’s meaning 
  • Use the elements of poetry to write original poems, answer text-based questions about poems; identify the theme of a poem; identify the point of view of a poem

Writing

a. Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic. c. Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because). d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

Social Studies

  • Research a famous explorer significant to Florida. Identify reasons for their expeditions, interaction with Native Americans, and any conflicts they had. 
Classroom Activities
  • Iready- 45 minutes
  • Centers- poetry, ready reading, IXL L.1, L.2, M.3
  • Spanish Explorers research project (In class)
  • A Christmas Carol Writing Prompt
Assignments Due
  • Figurative Language packet
  • Poetry folder
  • Poem for group performance
  • Ready Reading Lesson 19
  • Poetry Assessment
  • Poetry Flocabulary quiz
  • Spelling Test
Additional Resources

Spelling Words

  1. document
  2. donor
  3. pardon
  4. donate
  5. introduce
  6. educate
  7. conduct
  8. factor
  9. manufacture

Roots

  1. Doc- teach
  2. don- give
  3. donat- give
  4. duc- bring
  5. fac- make, do