Quarter 2, Week 14 (11/20-11/21)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaELA/ Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #14
Unit of InstructionPoetry/Explorers
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.4.RL.1.2 Determine the theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text. Summarize the text.

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

LAFS.4.SL.1.1 Engage in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on gr. 4 topics and texts, building on other’s ideas and explaining their own clearly.

SS.4.3.1 Identify explorers who came to Florida and the motivations for their expeditions.

W1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas clearly.




Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

-Read poem “I Am Thankful” and identify theme.

-Discussion of poetry format and use of figurative language.

-Identify explorers who came from other countries to Florida.


Classroom Activities

Read poem “I am Thankful” by Jack Prelutsky. 

Students will write their own “I am Thankful” poem using the same format as the author. Students will hand write or type the poem and decorate the border.

Read aloud and discuss explorers in articles from SS Weekly.

Students will also be writing cinquains for a poetry “accordian” booklet and haikus for a poetry “light box.”

Assignments Due

These will stretch into next week:

I am Thankful Poem



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