Q2, W6 11/26-11/30

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA and Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #6
Unit of Instruction"Snowflake Bentley"
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.4.RI.1.1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

LAFS.4.SL.1.2 Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively and orally.

LAFS.4.L.1.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

LAFS.4.L.1.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

LAFS.4.W.2.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

LAFS.4.W.3.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

LAFS.4.W.4.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


      Students will:

·         define textual evidence (“word for word” support).

·         determine textual evidence that supports their analysis, reflection, and/or research.

-compose written responses and include textual evidence to strengthen their analysis, reflection, and/or research.



        Students will:

provide an explanation of major differences between poems, drama, and prose with references to structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) when writing about a text.



Students will:

read grade-level text fluently and show comprehension through voice, timing, and expression.

Classroom Activities


Read “Snowflake Bentley” and determine the obstacles Wilson Bentley faced when trying to share snowflakes with the world, practicing using textual evidence to support the response.


Students will write an essay explaining how Wilson Bentley succeeded despite obstacles when trying to share snowflakes with the world.




Assignments Due

Spelling Test on Friday

  1. balance
  2. density
  3. scale
  4. weight
  5. beaker
  6. gravity
  7. condensation
  8. evaporation
  9. thermometer
  10. chemical
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