Quarter 3, Week 24 (2/12-2/16)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaELA/ Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #24
Unit of InstructionMythology/ Essay Writing/St. Augustine
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.4.RL.1.1 Refer to detail and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. 

LAFS.4.RL.1.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text. Summarize 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.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.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.SL.1.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on other’s 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.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 students will:

  • Provide an in-depth description of an event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.
  • Provide a statement of a theme of a text.
  • Provide a summary of a text.
Classroom Activities

Our Essential Question: How are some ancient tales and present day language connected?


  • Odysseus and the Bag of Winds (Reading A-Z)
  • The Golden Touch (Reading A-Z)
  • Pandora’s Box (Reading A-Z)

Mythology Power Point

Word Meaning chart

Cause/effect Chart

Mythology Literacy Activity


Assignments Due

Cause/effect activity

In-depth description

Literacy Activity

Additional Resources