ELA and Social Studies

Week of December 11th, 2017


Essential Question:

How are writers inspired by animals?
What types of figurative language do we find in poems?

Genre: Poems- Lyric Poetry and Haiku

  • To determine the speaker, students can look at the pronouns the author uses. The pronouns I, we, and me signal that the speaker is a character in the poem. The pronouns heher, and they signal that the speaker is outside of the action and telling about the characters or events.
  • Look for descriptive words and important details in the poem that show how the speaker feels about the topic.

Comprehension Strategy- Figurative language

  • A simile is a comparison of two unlike things using the words like or asThe room was as hot as an oven is an example of a simile.
  • A metaphor is the comparison of two unlike things without the use of like or asThe grass was a green carpet is an example of a metaphor.

Meter is the arrangement of accented and unaccented syllables in a line of poetry. The way the syllables are arranged and accented creates rhythm.
Words rhyme when their endings sound the same, as in time and climb.


We will be working on possessive nouns and using key details in  informational writing.

We will also continue to use the RACE acronym for constructed response questions: 

Restate the question 
Answer the question in your own words 
Citeyour answer with text and 
 Explain your evidence

Checklist for Writing Success: 
1. My name is on my paper. 
2.  My title is on my paper. 
3. My handwriting is neat. 
4. I have punctuation after very sentence. 
5. I used a capital letter at the beginning of every sentence. 
6. I used spaced between my words. 
7. My writing is creative. 
8. My writing makes sense. 
9. I did my best work.
10. I read over my writing or had someone else check my work. 


Reading Wonders

Click Link: https://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/l

Front Row
A great resource for extra reading and math practice. 

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Social Studies 
Week of December 11

Students should explain the Tea Act, Intolerable Acts, importance of the First Continental Congress, difference between loyalists and patriots, importance of the Second Continental Congress, capture of Fort Ticonderoga, and Battle of Bunker Hill. Students should go on the American Revolution Blendspace and review their study guide

American Revolutionary War Study Guide

American Revolutionary War Vocabulary Words
revolution - when a group of people work together to overthrow, or get rid of, a government
loyalist - person who wanted to stay loyal to the king and did not want to break away from Britain's rule
patriot - person who wanted to break away from Britain's rule
boycott - organized refusal to buy goods
liberty - freedom of people to make their own laws
parliament - Britain's law making assembly


Homework for this week is:

Everyday- Read for 30 minutes, complete reading passages, and Your Turn pg. 93-97. 

Social Studies

Monday  Was it Treason or Foe HW sheet due Tuesday

Tuesday  American Revolution Causes HW Sheet due Wednesday, Test on Wednesday

Wednesday  District Assessment Thursday

Thursday   Read 4th Grade Social Studies workbook p. 32-33, and answer the questions due Friday (Review the answers on Friday)

Friday  American Revolution Scavenger Hunt (Extra Credit due Monday)