Q4, W9

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #9
Unit of InstructionMuskogee Creek Indian Tribe
Standard(s) Taught

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.L.2.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
LAFS.4.L.3.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
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.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.

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

-Spelling Choice Board activities

-Spelling Bracelets

-Read and Respond

-Students will finish presenting their endangered species projects.

-Paper Chains on Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe (Students will write down information that they think they know about the tribe.  This information will be written on slips of paper and chains will be created. Links will be removed when we learn that something we wrote was incorrect.  New links will be added when we learn additional information.)

-We will research the tribe on-line, as a class.  http://www.bigorrin.org/creek_kids.htm (This research will include history, traditions, clothing, food, language, etc.)

-Wednesday will be our in-school field trip.  Jimmy Sawgrass, a member of the Muskogee Creed Indian Tribe, will be visiting our school to educate and entertain us.

-Our classes will also be visiting Dr. Forney for some exciting writing workshops.

-Friday will be 4th Grade Field Day


Assignments Due

-Students will finish presenting their endangered species projects this week.

-The spelling quiz will be taken on Thursday, May 23.  (Field day is Friday.)

  1. Muskogee
  2. Seminole
  3. resident
  4. southeast
  5. Oklahoma
  6. reservation
  7. tribal
  8. chief
  9. pottery
  10. beadwork

-Homework: Monday-Thursday, Read and Respond.


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