Q2, W8

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #8
Unit of InstructionPoetry Cafe
Standard(s) Taught

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

LAFS.4.SL.1.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

LAFS.4.SL.2.4: Report on a topic or text, tells a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

LAFS.4.SL.2.5 Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

LAFS.4.SL.2.6 Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion); use formal English when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 4 Language standards 1 and 3 on page 28 for specific expectations.)

LAFS.4.RF.3.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

LAFS.4.RF.4.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


Students will:

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

Classroom Activities

-Quiz Quiz Trade Review of the Elements of Poetry.

-Summative assessment on the Elements of Poetry

-Discussion of the following question, “When you are listening to a story or a poem being read to you, what makes it enjoyable and interesting?” 

-Learning about how to perform poetry to make it interesting and enjoyable for the audience. We will do this reading grade-level poems fluently and show comprehension through voice, timing, and expression.

-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. Finally, have students turn over their rubric and make a goal for how they will improve for the actual Poetry Café.

-Students will collaborate in small groups to create a poem to perform at the Poetry Café.





Assignments Due

Homework: Monday-Thursday, Read and Respond.

Spelling Test on Friday, December 14th.

Summative on the Elements of Poetry on Friday, December 14th.  

  1. research
  2. engage
  3. collaborative
  4. diverse
  5. recount
  6. experience
  7. visual
  8. display
  9. enhance
  10. development

Elements of Poetry Formative on Tuesday, December 11th.

Additional Resources

Elements of Poetry


Figurative Language: Metaphors, Similes, Idioms, Personification.


Alliteration:  Words that start with the same sound are used close together.  Example: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.


Meter: The rhythm or beat in a poem.



Mood: The feeling created by the text.



Theme: The message or lesson of the poem.



Stanza: Division of lines into groups in a poem.


Metaphor: Comparing two unlike things without using like or as.  Example: His bedroom is a swamp.

Simile: Comparing two unlike things using like or as.  Example: His bedroom is like a swamp.


Imagery: Helping the reader form a picture (image) in their mind from the words.



Rhyme: Words ending with the same sounds.  Example: Duck and Truck.