Q3, W1

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #1
Unit of InstructionOpinion Writing Workshop Week
Standard(s) Taught

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

a. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose..

b. Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

c. Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).

d. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

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.2.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.

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

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  1. Students will introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
  2. Students will provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
  3. Students will link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition). 
  4. Students will provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
Classroom Activities

*Class review of OREO(Opinion, Reasons, Examples, Opinion)

*Review of opinion rubric

*Distribution of a copy of the opinion rubric to each student

*Review of transitions/linking words

*Distribution of a copy of transitions/linking words reference sheet to students

*Students will plan and write an opinion essay about the best part of their Winter Break.  They may also choose to write about whether or not they thought their Winter Break was fun. 

*Students will view and discuss Brain Pop videos on Community Helpers and Sending a Letter.  They will then write a friendly letter to a law enforcement officer in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The format of a friendly letter will be reviewed and an example will be provided to students along with a checklist of the expected criteria.

*Students will view and discuss a Brain Pop video about the United Nations in honor of United Nations Day.

 

 

Assignments Due
  1. Opinion essay on Winter Break.
  2. Friendly letter to a law enforcement officer in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
  3. Students will complete at least 40 minutes of I-Ready Reading in class.
  4. No spelling quiz this week.  We are having an in class Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 8th. The students already have the list of words to study, but they will be given another copy this week.

**No homework.  Students are being asked to study for the in class Spelling Bee.**

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