Quarter 1, Week Aug. 14-18

TeacherLiz Perpiñan
Subject AreaLanguage Arts/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #1
Unit of Instruction
Standard(s) Taught

SL.1.1 Engage in a variety of collaborative discussions with partners, building on other’s ideas and clearly expressing yours.

W.1.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with evidence.

W.4.10 Write routinely for various lengths of time.

SS.4.C.2.2 Identify ways citizens work together to influence government and help solve problems at the community and state levels.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

-Be able to distinguish characteristics of various genres of books.

-Understand criteria for picking a “good book” for independent reading.

-Practice rules for classroom discussion.

-Pose questions and respond to other’s ideas to add or elaborate information.

-Distinguish between narrative vs expository writing, and opinion vs informational writing.

-Respond to an opinion writing prompt by choosing a viewpoint and organizing evidence to support that viewpoint.

-Describe how citizens can solve community and state problems.

-Understand rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens when applied to the classroom community.

Classroom Activities

-Beginning of year classroom procedures and school conduct discussion.

– Team building

-“How Will We Know You?” writing activity

Independent reading and expectations activity

Reader survey

Opinion writing Pre-assessment

Think CERCA assessments

Assignments Due

Return by Friday:

  1. Student Code of Conduct
  2. Parent permission form for Blake Park
  3. Emergency Card
  4. Media release form – only if NOT giving consent.
Additional Resources

View grades online at:  http://gradebook.myvolusiaschools.org