Quarter 3, Week 25 (2/20-2/23)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #25
Unit of InstructionMythology/Essay Writing/FL History
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.4.RL.3.9  Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

 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.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.SL.1.1  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ 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.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.W.3.9a  Draw evidence from literary texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.  Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature.

 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 a comparison and contrast of the treatment of similar themes and/or topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) in myth.

 –Provide a comparison and contrast of the treatment of similar patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in myths.

-Provide the statement of a theme in a text.

-Provide a summary of a text.

Classroom Activities


Odysseus and the Bag of Winds- Reading A-Z 

The Golden Touch – Reading A-Z 

Pandora’s Box – Reading A-Z 

The Labors of Hercules – Reading A-Z 

The Neverending Punishment – Reading A-Z 

Lost in His Own Reflection- Reading A-Z

Reading and Summarizing – Summary strategy graphic organizer

Identifying pattern of events and theme

Small group reading

RTI groups

Essay writing

Mastery Connect




Assignments Due

Grammar activities


Summaries of myths



Additional Resources