Q3, W9

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #8
Unit of InstructionIntroduction to Greek Mythology/Grammar Review
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.4.RL.1.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

LAFS.4.RL.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.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean)

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

LAFS.4.RL.4.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

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.

LAFS.4.L.2.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Target(s):
LAFS.4.RL.1.3
Students will:
Provide an in-depth description of an event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.

Learning Target(s):
LAFS.4.RL.1.2
Students will:
Provide a statement of a theme of a text.
Provide a summary of the text.
Learning Target(s):
LAFS.4.RL.3.9
Students will:
provide a comparison and contrast of the treatment of similar themes and/or topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) in myths.
provide a comparison and contrast of the treatment of similar patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in myths. Learning Target(s):
LAFS.4.RL.2.4
Students will:
demonstrate the ability to determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean)

Classroom Activities

-ReadWorks: “Ancient Greece-Greek Mythology” Students will read the text and answer the comprehension questions.

-Grammar: Contractions Review, Common and Proper Nouns, Transitions Activity

-Spelling: Choice Board

 -Reading a literary Greek myth called “Odysseus and the Bag of Winds”.

-Using a graphic organizer to describe an event from the story.

-Writing an in-depth description of this event, drawing on specific details in the text. 

-Wednesday: Writing Workshops to prepare for FSA Writing.

 

Assignments Due

Homework: Monday-Thursday, Read and Respond

Spelling Test on Friday, March 8th.

  1. ancient
  2. tales
  3. language
  4. allude
  5. mythology
  6. pivotal
  7. specific
  8. Greek
  9. myth
  10. golden
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