Quarter 1, Week 8 (10/9-10/13)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaLanguage Arts/ Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #8
Unit of InstructionPoetry, Word Study, Opinion Writing; Florida Government
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.4.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

LAFS.4.SL.1.1b Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on gr. 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

LAFS.RL.2.5 Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g. verse, rhythm, meter) and drama when writing or speaking about a text.

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.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.W.3.9  Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

-Students will use various strategies (e.g. context clues, root words, affixes) to determine the meaning of words and phrases.

-Students will demonstrate the ability to determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

-Students will follow agreed-upon rules for discussion and carry out assigned roles.

-Students will identify common structural elements of poems and dramas, and refer to them when explaining their differences. (Poems: verse, rhythm, meter; Drama: cast of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions).

-Students will provide an in-depth description of a character, setting, and event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.

Classroom Activities

Opinion essay- including organizer with text evidence, rough draft revised and edited, and final copy.

Poem study:  “The Sandhill Crane”

Poetry Visualization Activity

Poetry Graphic Organizer

Word choice questions

Word Art Activity





Assignments Due

Students were given a project assignment sheet on Friday 10/6 for their Cereal Box Book Reports which are Due Friday 10/13. Book report projects will take the place of this week’s PCI.

Starting Monday 10/9, students will be having a weekly Spelling list- pretest on Monday (if they score 100% they will not have to take the Spelling test on Friday, but still must complete any spelling activities in class).


Additional Resources

Starting Monday 10/9 students will be using planners regularly for assignments and parent communications.