Quarter 2, Week 9 (10/16-10/20)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaELA/ Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #9
Unit of InstructionOpinion Writing/ FL Government/ VLT
Standard(s) Taught

 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.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.RL.1.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

LAFS.4.W.1.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:

-Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

-Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

-Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g. for instance, in order to, in addition).

-Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

-Provide a statement of theme in a text.

-Provide an in-depth description of a character in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g. a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

-Provide references to details and/or examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly, or when explaining inferences drawn from the text.


Classroom Activities

-Identify and discuss Fiction story elements

-Answer text based questions

-Extension activities for Sandhill Crane poem

-Read and discuss SS Weekly

-Review for VLT


Assignments Due

Opinion essay “Florida or Paris?” final copy due by Friday

Think CERCA “Masters of Verse”

IXL – Poetry BB1 and BB2

Social Studies Weekly Quiz

Additional Resources