|Subject Area||English Language Arts|
|Week #||Q4 - Week 5|
|Unit of Instruction||FSA Reading Practice Test/FSA Test|
– Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
– Students will read about George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
The Washingtons were part of the upper class in the new United States of America. They hosted guests year round because of their position in society and wealth. Much of their wealth came from the land. It also came from the number of enslaved people they owned. The enslaved people would work on the land without pay or rights. They raised crops and animals for the Washingtons’ needs. These needs included food and drink for entertaining.
In the summertime, the Washingtons gave ice cream to their guests. This cold dish was an exclusive treat. It took a lot of work to prepare and serve. The first reference to ice cream at Mount Vernon dates back to May of 1784. The inventory of Mount Vernon, completed shortly after George Washington’s death in 1799, lists two pewter ice cream pots and eight tin ice cream pots. The large number of ice cream pots suggests that ice cream was a treat served often at Mount Vernon.
Monday, April 16 & Tuesday, April 17 – FSA Reading Review – Ice Cream at Mount Vernon
No spelling or homework the week of April 16th.