4th Reading and Writing Planning

April 11-15 and April 18-22

April 11-15 Tech Week

  • Discussion of what you are planning to do for tech week during your reading block.
  • Suggestions:
  • Students should be creating a product like popplet, iMovie, Book Creator, etc. based on a previous lesson.
  • If your students have books they are reading as a group, you could teach them how to create a Kahoot or how to use EdPuzzle. Both of these are easy but would really make your kids think.

Reading

Reading TEKS will be based on the needs of your class.

What we talked about:

4/11 and 4/18-Paired Passages

Writing 4.16B

4.16 B-write poems that convey sensory details using the conventions of poetry (rhyme, meter, patterns of verse)


Use mentor texts to help students understand the format of different types of writing. The typical types of poems we use are haiku, diamante, shape, rhyming with stanzas, couplet, cinquain, bio poems, free verse.


It might be fun for them to create a class poem book in Google slides.

Social Studies

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:

(D) describe the successes, problems, and organizations of the Republic of Texas such as the establishment of a constitution, economic struggles, relations with American Indians, and the Texas Rangers; and

(E) explain the events that led to the annexation of Texas to the United States, including the impact of the U.S.-Mexican War.

(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:

(C) identify leaders important to the founding of Texas as a republic and state, including José Antonio Navarro, Sam Houston, Mirabeau Lamar, and Anson Jones;


Essential Resources

Lesson Plan: Annexation


Supplemental Resources

Primary Source Adventures: Texas Annexation: United We Stand?

Discovery Ed Streaming:

- United States Expansion


Essential Resources

LRE Bio Cards

Lesson Plan: Leaders

Discovery Ed Streaming:

- American Lifestyle: Sam Houston and Texas: A Giant Man for a Giant Land

- United States Expansion