|Subject Area||ELA/Social Studies|
|Unit of Instruction||Mythology/Essay Writing/FL History|
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 student 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).
–Practice writing an essay in a limited time frame.
The Labors of Hercules
The Neverending Punishment
Lost in His Own Reflection
Odysseus and the Bag of Winds
The Golden Touch
Activities: Comparing and contrasting theme and pattern of events in stories.
Essay writing practice
Wednesday Writer’s Workshops
Organizers and writing for Neverending Punishment and Lost in His Own Reflection
Completed word meaning activity sheet
Completed 2 hr practice essay
I-Ready Weekly lessons