Q2, W7 12/2/19-12/6/19

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #7
Unit of InstructionPoetry/"Poetry in the Park"
Standard(s) Taught


  • 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.



    • 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
      • SS.4.A.3.2 Describe causes and effects of European colonization on the Native
        American tribes of Florida.


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


  • 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


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

-Poetry centers
-Quiz quiz trade
-Poetry analysis
-Ready Reading-Poetry Lesson
-Opinion writing-independent

-Spelling Choice Board Activities

-Students will work in groups to create poems to perform for “Poetry in the Park”.


Assignments Due

Homework (Monday-Thursday): Read for 15-20 minutes per night and then write one paragraph about the section of the text that you read.

-Original poem written with group for poetry performance

-Poetry Centers
*Acrostic poem
*Poetry pocket folder activity
*Poem visualization

-Poetry exit ticket, poetry brainstorm, poetry analysis

-iReady diagnostic

-Spelling Test (Friday, 12/6/19)





  1. bilingual
  2. linguist
  3. multilingual
  4. location
  5. relocate
  6. local
  7. analogy
  8. dialogue
  9. apology                           
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