4th Reading and Writing Planning

Oct. 31-Nov. 4 and Nov. 7-11, 2016

ESL-Mari Olivares

Discussion about Language Objectives

Achieve Suggestions

  • Warming Earth, Changing Rivers
  • A Quick Melt
  • The Story of Code Talkers
  • Very Old Bones Returned to Tribes
  • American Indians: Once, they Fished
  • Pre-Columbian North America: Saving Hopi History



  • 4. 13 S Students understand how to glean and use information in procedural texts and documents. Students are expected to:
  • (A). determine the sequence of activities needed to carry out a procedure (e.g., following a recipe)
  • (b) explain factual information presented graphically (e.g., charts, diagrams, graphs, illustrations)

Question Stems:

4.13 A – Sequence of activities

  • In conducting this science experiment, what do you do after _____________?
  • In conducting this science experiment, what do you do before____________?
  • What equipment do we need for this science experiment?
  • When making______________, what is the last step to follow?
  • Complete this task my following these steps.

4.13 B – Information presented graphically

  • What is a conclusion that can be made from the information in this graph?
  • What can you conclude about ______________ from this chart?
  • How does the illustration included in this selection help the reader understand __________?

11/7-Theme and Genre

4. 3 Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:

(A) summarize and explain the lesson or message of a work of fiction as its theme

(B) compare and contrast the adventures or exploits of characters (e.g., the trickster) in traditional and classical literature

Question Stems:

4.3 A - Summarize message as its theme What is the overall message in this story?

What were the four most important events in this story?

Which of the following is the best summary of this story?

What caused ____________ to change his mind? In what way does the story help the reader to ________________?

4.3 B – Compare and contrast exploits of characters

How are the adventures of __________ and ____________ alike/different in the two stories? What role did __________ play in ______________ that ____________ did not play in ____________?

Compare how the main characters in ____________ and _________ deceived everyone.

Looking Ahead:

11/7 and 11/14-Theme and Genre

11/28 Review for DCA that is on Dec. 6

12/5-DCA-Math Tuesday and Reading Wednesday



4.18 - write expository texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.

4.18 A - create brief compositions that (i) establish a central idea in a topic sentence, (ii) include supporting sentences with simple facts, details, and explanations, (iii) contain a concluding statement.