Q3W25 (2/19-2/22)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #25
Unit of InstructionBiographies/Black History/Mythology
Standard(s) Taught

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 (e.g., Herculean)

 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.SL.1.2 Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

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

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

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

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



Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

The student will:

  • Provide an in-depth description of an event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.


Classroom Activities


  • Black History Biographies
  • Story:  “Odysseus and the Bag of Winds

Students will finish reading assigned biographies in class and work on their presentations which are due next week 2/26.

Together in class, we will read the story “Odysseus and the Bag of Winds.” Students will identify the turning point or pivotal event in the story, and together we will fill out a cause/effect chart for the event.  We will discuss how to write an in-depth description of an event based on details and evidence from the text, and students will use the information from their cause/effect charts to write a paragraph in-depth description of the pivotal event from the story.

Small group work


I-Ready Weekly lessons

Free Write Activity


Assignments Due

Student written In-Depth description of event from the story

Completed I-Ready Lesson


Completed Biography/Planning for Presentation

Additional Resources