4th Reading and Writing Planning

January 5-8 (new grading period)

Reading TEKS 4.12 A and 4.14 A, B, C

4. 12 (A) Persuasive. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about persuasive text and provide text evidence to support their understanding.

(A) explain how an author uses language to present information to influence what the reader thinks


4.14 Media Literacy - Students use comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to explain meaning. Students are expected to:

(A) explain the positive and negative impacts of advertising techniques in various genres of media to impact consumer behavior

(B) explain how design influences message (e.g., pacing, close ups, sound effects

(C) compare written conventions used for digital media (e.g. language in an e-mail vs. language in a web-based news article)



PLC for DCA # 1 is on December 15 @ 8:00-10:00.


To be thinking about:

1/11 continue Persuasive

1/18 and 1/25 Drama (1/27 Writing DCA)

2/1 and 2/8 Poetry

2/15 and 2/22 Theme/genre (Review for Reading DCA #2)

2/29 and 3/15 Reading DCA on 3/2

Writing TEKS

4.15 A-D Writing Process

4.18 A (i, ii, iii) Expository writing

Grammar focus-4.21 C i, ii-punctuation marks-commas in compound sentences, quotation marks


  • Write From the Beginning - Strategy 1 (Revising expository writing to use quality reasons)-handouts



Writing DCA-January 27 (4 hour test, we have to add our own composition)

Social Studies TEKS 4.3 A

(3) History. The student understands the importance of the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, and the annexation of Texas to the United States. The student is expected to:

(A) analyze the causes, major events, and effects of the Texas Revolution, including the Battle of the Alamo, the Texas Declaration of Independence, the Runaway Scrape, and the Battle of San Jacinto;