|Subject Area||ELA/Social Studies|
|Unit of Instruction||Poetry/European Explorers/Opinion Writing|
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.
RL.1.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
RL.1.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information from the text.
RL.2.5 Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose and refer to their structural elements when writing or speaking about a text.
RL.3.7 Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.
SL.1.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
SL.1.2 Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
SL.2.4 Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
SL.2.5 Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
SL.2.6 Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (eg. presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate. Use formal English when appropriate to task and situation.
RF.3.3 Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
RF.4.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
L.1.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
L.1.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
L.2.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
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.
L.3.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
SS.3.1 Identify the explorers who came to Florida and the motivations for their expeditions.
SS.3.6 Identify the effects of Spanish rule in Florida.
SS.3.7 Identify nations (Spain, France, England) that controlled Florida before it became a US terrritory.
W.2.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
W.3.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
W.4.10 Write routinely over extended time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
The student will:
“Snowflake Bentley” (Literature Book)
Poems: “Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost
“Winter Morning” by Ogden Nash
“Dust of Snow”
“No Sky at All”
“Ponce de Leon: Florida’s First Spanish Explorer”
“Sir Francis Drake”
“Elements of Poetry” power point
Reading – together and in small groups
Discussion of Structural elements of Poetry – Rhyme, rhythm, meter, imagery, mood.
Figurative Language and Vocabulary activities
Review of Explorers and test
I-Ready Lessons (each student is responsible for completing their assigned lesson each week)
IXL – GG1 – GG4
Choral reading of poetry
Group Poetry project to prepare for Poetry Cafe
SS test on Explorers Friday (study guide will be given on Tuesday)
Poetry group project
Figurative Language assignment