Writing: This week, we are finishing up our Information unit in writing. Students are completing the last bits of their American Revolution writing pieces, or continuing to work on their second information piece. We will complete an on-demand post assessment for this unit over the next couple of days to assess the growth for each individual and record it in our data binders. Last but certainly not least, we will have our Writing Celebration for our published pieces this Wednesday to showcase all of our hard work put in throughout the unit!
Language Arts: This week, we are reviewing frequently confused words, also known as homophones. For example, their, there, and they're are homophones because they sound alike but have different meanings and are spelled differently. We will use exemplar sentences to discuss these concepts, along with many other language arts concepts in order to spiral back around to important standards. Students also have been introduced to the last of their roots and affixes for the quarter, so their colored sheets should be filled out completely to begin preparing for their quiz next week.
Standards for this Week:
ELACC4RL4: 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).
ELACC4RL5: 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.
ELACC4RL6: Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first and third person narrations.
ELACC4RL9: 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.
ELACC4W1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
ELACC4W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
ELACC4L1g: Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).
ELACC4L2a: Use correct capitalization.
ELACC4L2b: Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.
ELACC4L2c: Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
Homework for this Week:
- Reading log and responses
- Study for assessment and quiz
General RELA Reminders:
- Unit 5: Fiction Reading Assessment on Tuesday, March 15th
- Roots and Affixes quiz on Wednesday, March 16th
Have a wonderful week!
-Mrs. Alterman, Ms. Densmore, Ms. Getzfred, Ms. Spaeth