Q2, W8 12/9/19-12/13/19

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #8
Unit of InstructionPoetry/"Poetry in the Park" (continued)
Standard(s) Taught


  • RL1.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says
    explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • RL1.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text;
    summarize the text.
  • RL2.5 Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a 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


Identify the structural elements of poetry and use them to better understand a poem’s meaning
Use the elements of poetry to write original poems, answer text-based questions about poems; identify the theme of a poem; identify the point of view of a poem


a. Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic. c. Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because). d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

Classroom Activities

-iReady (Students will be completing diagnostic testing.)
-Elements of Poetry review
-Poetry summative assessment
-BrainPOP: “Poetry”
-Flocabulary: “What is Poetry?”; “Figurative Language”
-Opinion writing-independent
-Spelling Choice Board Activities
-Students will work in groups to create poems to perform for “Poetry in the Park”. The groups will rehearse their poems.

Assignments Due

-iReady Reading Diagnostic

-“Poetry in the Park” poem (group assignment)

-Opinion Essay

-Poetry Summative

-Spelling quiz on Friday, December 13th.

  1. marine
  2. marina
  3. aquamarine
  4. climax
  5. maximum
  6. maximize
  7. mechanic
  8. mechanical
  9. mechanism





-Homework (Monday-Thursday): Read and Respond-Student should read for at least 15 minutes per night and then write a paragraph about the section of the text that they read.

Additional Resources

*The 4th Grade Showcase is on Wednesday, December 11th.  Ms. Griffin’s Homeroom should wear their Ivy Hawn uniforms; Ms. Mariner’s Homeroom should wear all black.

Call Time is 5:30 pm. Students will report to the middle school cafeteria.  Show time is 6pm.


*Poetry in the Park is on Monday, December 16th.  If you plan on attending, please RSVP on Bloomz.  Please be sure to include the first and last names of all guests.  We are also asking for volunteers and refreshment donations. Thank you!