Q2W18 (12/17-12/19)

Poetry Cafe is Wednesday, 12/19 at 11:15 AM in the theater. We hope to see you there!

Do you want to chaperone for our St. Augustine trip in February? Please return the slip letting us know you are interested! All info went home last week.

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #18
Unit of InstructionPoetry Cafe/Explorers/Opinion Writing
Standard(s) Taught

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:

  • Define textual evidence (“word for word support).
  • Determine textual evidence that supports their analysis, reflection, and/or research.
  • Compose written responses and include textual evidence to strengthen their analysis, reflection, and/or research.
  • Provide an explanation of major differences between poems, drama, and prose with references to structural elements of poems (e.g. verse, rhythm, meter) when writing about a text.
  • Read grade-level text fluently and show comprehension through voice, timing, and expression.
  • Perform a poem for Poetry Cafe
Classroom Activities

Poetry Cafe Practice

Explorers Quiz on Nearpod

Poetry Matching Activity

Poetry Quiz

I-Ready Diagnostic Test #2

Opinion Essay


Assignments Due

Poetry Cafe presentation

I-Ready Diagnostic

All make up work for this quarter

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