Q3W27 (3/4-3/8)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #27
Unit of InstructionMythology/Essay Writing
Standard(s) Taught

 

LAFS.4.RL.3.9  Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

 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.W.3.9a  Draw evidence from literary texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.  Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature.

 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 students will:

  • -provide a comparison and contrast of the treatment of similar themes and/or topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) in myth.

    -provide a comparison and contrast of the treatment of similar patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in myths.

    -demonstrate the ability to 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).

     

Classroom Activities

Texts:

The Labors of Hercules 

The Neverending Punishment 

Lost in His Own Reflection

Odysseus and the Bag of Winds

Pandora’s Box

The Golden Touch

Activities:  Comparing and contrasting theme and pattern of events in stories.

Essay writing collaboration groups and individual writing

Station rotations

Wednesday Writer’s Workshops

I-Ready lessons

IXL: J1, J2, H1

 

Assignments Due

Mythology Literacy Activity on Ancient Greek and Roman Gods (questions) due by Friday 3/8

Completed Paris/Florida Essay

Graphic Organizers for Neverending Punishment and The Labors of Hercules

Make up work  (grades go in on March 14th!)

Additional Resources