Q2W14 (11/13-11/16)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #14
Unit of InstructionTraditional Literature/Opinion Writing
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.4.RL.1.2  Determine the theme of a story, drama or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

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 when writing or speaking about a text.

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

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

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

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



Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

The student will:

  • Provide references to details/esamples in a text when stating what the text says explicitly.
  • Provide a statement of theme of a text
  • Provide a comparison/contrast of similar themes and/or topics in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
  • Provide a comparison/contrast of similar patterns of events in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
  • Choose words and phrases carefully to make sure their ideas are clearly presented to the reader.
Classroom Activities

Texts:  Mystic Horse (from lit book) and The Invisible Hunter (students have copies)

Story elements graphic organizer

Story questions

Compare/Contrast chart and paragraphs

Statement of Theme

Large and small group discussion

I-Ready weekly lessons






Assignments Due

All student assignments due by Friday 11/16

Graphic organizer

Story Questions

Compare/Contrast writing

Statement of Theme

Additional Resources

Below are some sites where I will assign texts to students for practice. Readtheory is an ongoing practice which assigns students passages based on how successful students are at answering text questions.

Newsela.com    Manning code: SMAX24     Lee code: P2JXH

Readworks.org   Manning code: 7VSPKY    Lee code: U2Z6PY student password is their 1alpha

Readtheory.org   students log in with alpha code and password is Manning1