Q2, W7

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA and Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #7
Unit of Instruction Snow Poetry
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

Explore the structural elements of poetry using the poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”

Students will focus on rhyme, rhythm and meter, imagery, mood, and, reading for meaning.


Students will match the elements of poetry to their descriptions on the “Elements of Poetry Exit Ticket”.

Continue exploring structural elements of poetry using, “Winter Morning Poem” by Ogden Nash.  Students will complete the worksheet.

Then discuss figurative language focusing on alliteration and metaphors.

Complete a written response, about the elements of the poem and complete a metaphor.


Play “Quiz, Quiz, Trade,” on the elements of poetry.

Examine Haiku poems.  Read the poems on pg. 402-403 in MacMillan and discuss the structural elements.

Focus on imagery and figurative language and ask the text dependent questions.

Students will independently read and respond to questions about the poem, “Dust of Snow.”


Students will learn how to perform poetry, making it interesting and enjoyable for the audience.  

Then students will partner up and record each other reading their poem on I-Pads. Students will then watch their performance and score themselves using the rubric.


Assignments Due

Homework Monday-Thursday: Read and Respond

Spelling Test on Friday, December 7th

Spelling Words:

  1. timing
  2. expression
  3. voice
  4. accuracy
  5. rate
  6. analyze
  7. meter
  8. haiku 
  9. rubric
  10. reflection 
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