Q4, W7

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level4
Week #7
Unit of InstructionEndangered Species
Standard(s) Taught

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.

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

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


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:

• provide an interpretation of information presented visually (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on web pages).

• provide an explanation of how the information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

Students will:

• Provide an explanation of events in a historical, scientific or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.



Classroom Activities

*Monday and Tuesday: FSA Math Testing

*After testing, students will write creative stories.  

*Read and Respond: students will read for 20 minutes and then provide a written response to the part of the text that they read.

*Spinner Activity: students will complete various tasks depending on where the spinner lands.  These tasks include finding adverb, verbs, and nouns from the texts they are reading.

*Safari Montage: “Endangered & Extinct Animals” and corresponding quiz.

*Students will continue working on their endangered species projects.  This assignment will be graded as a summative.  Students are required to write an informative essay about the animal they selected.  Essays should include information about the animal’s habitat, diet, and the threats they face.  After I have corrected their essays, students are expected to write their final drafts.  After that, they may create a visual to correspond with their essay.  This may be a poster, sketck, PowerPoint presentation, etc. 


Assignments Due

*No homework or spelling quiz this week.

*Students will continue working on their projects in class.  They may work at home, but it is not a requirement. My goal is for students to begin presenting their projects by Wednesday, May 15th.  (This is a tentative date.)

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