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Unit 3
The Power of Words
Enduring Understanding
Words spoken or written are powerful tools.

Essential Question:
How can words be powerful?
Week 1/ Week 2/ Week 3/ Week 4/ Week 5
Week 1:  When I Went to the Library Teacher Resources Student Resources
Enduring Understanding:
Good readers take details the author provides and make inferences about characters' actions and relationships.

Essential Question:
What details helped you make inferences about characters' relationships?
Smartboard IconDaily Notebook Files
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

Snakes Total Running Time 3 minutes, 48 seconds  Please note that the video must be downloaded prior to viewing as per AACPS guidelines.

Action Verbs
Adapted from National Treasures, Grade 4, Unit 3, When I Went to the Library, Grammar, pg 52.

Inferencing
Adapted from Treasures, Grade 4, Unit 3, When I Went to the Library, Practice Beyond Book, pg 93


When I Went to the Library Vocabulary
(PowerPoint) Introduce new vocabulary to students. PowerPoint includes teacher notes for each word.

smartboard When I Went to the Library Vocabulary Review
Students will review key vocabulary.
Snake! (Inspiration)
Students will brainstorm adjectives describing how different members of their household would react to a snake in the house. Then, they will compose narratives from two of the points of view. (Day 2- Daily Writing)

smartboard When I Went to the Library Vocabulary
Students will review key vocabulary words.

Vocabulary Game 1- Unit 3, Week 1
(Interactive Website) Students will acquire and accurately use vocabulary words for reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Spelling Game 1 Unit 3 Week 1

(Interactive Website) Students will demonstrate command of spelling of words with the hard and soft c and g sounds.

Spelling Game 2 Unit 3 Week 1
(Interactive Website) Students will demonstrate command of spelling of words with the hard and soft c and g sounds.
Week 2:  Dear Mrs. LaRue Teacher Resources Student Resources
Enduring Understanding:
Good readers connect two or more pieces of information to draw conclusions about the plot's main events. 

Essential Question:
How can drawing conclusions help you to sequence the plot's main events and explain their influence on future events? 
Smartboard IconDaily Notebook Files
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

Dear Mrs. LaRue Vocabulary
(PowerPoint) Introduce new vocabulary to students. PowerPoint includes teacher notes for each word.

smartboard Dear Mrs. LaRue Vocabulary Review
Students will review the week's key vocabulary.

 
Dear Ike
Students will research traits of well behavied dogs and compose a persuasive letter.

 
smartboard Dear Mrs. LaRue Vocabulary
Students will review vocabulary words by matching the words with their definitions.


Vocabulary Game 1- Unit 3, Week 2 (Interactive Website)
Students will acquire and accurately use vocabulary words for reading, writing, speaking, and listening.


Spelling Game 1- Unit 3 Week 2

(Interactive Website)
Students will demonstrate command of spelling of words with prefixes and suffixes.

Week 3:  Words Add Up to Success Teacher Resources Student Resources
Enduring Understanding:
Good readers verify facts and distinguish them from opinions. 

Essential Question:
Why is it important to verify facts and distinguish them from opinions when you read?
Daily Notebook Files:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5


Subject Notebook Files
Grammar
Daily Language
Writing
Vocabulary
Phonics
Spelling
Comprehension


smartboard Words Add Up to Success Day 2 lessons

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Words Add Up to Success Vocabulary Review
Students will review the week's vocabulary.

Words Add Up to Success Vocabulary

(PowerPoint) I
ntroduce new vocabulary to students. PowerPoint includes teacher notes for each word.
Words Add Up to Success (Inspiration)
Students will identify facts and opinions in the story to aid in summarizing.

smartboard Words Add Up to Success Vocabulary
Students will review this week's vocabulary by matching this week's vocabulary words with their meanings.

Vocabulary Game 1- Unit 3, Week 3
(Interactive Website) Students will acquire and accurately use vocabulary words for reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Unit 3 Week 3 Spelling Game 1
(Interactive Website)
Students will demonstrate command of spelling of words with prefixes.


Unit 3 Week 3 Spelling Game 2
(Interactive Website) Students will demonstrate command of spelling of words with prefixes.
Week 4:  Ranita, The Frog Princess Teacher Resources Student Resources
Enduring Understanding:
Good readers can recognize and explain the message of a work of fiction as its theme.

Essential Question:
Why is the theme of a work of fiction important?
Smartboard IconDaily Notebook Files
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

Analogies- Smart Response lesson and assessment.

Linking Verbs- Smart Response assessment

smartboard Ranita, The Frog Princess Vocabulary Review
Students will review the week's key vocabulary.

Ranita, The Frog Princess Vocabulary
(PowerPoint) Introduce new vocabulary to students. PowerPoint includes teacher notes for each word.
What's the Theme? (Inspiration)
Students will identify the theme of Ranita, The Frog Princess.


smartboard Ranita, The Frog Princess Vocabulary
Students will review the week's key vocabulary.


Linking Verbs Quiz (Interactive Website)
Students will identify linking verbs in context.

Analogies (Interactive Website) Students will watch videos on analogies and will select the correct relationships to complete analogies.

Unit 3 Week 4 Vocabulary Game 1
(Interactive Website)
 Students will acquire and accurately use vocabulary words for reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Unit 3 Week 4 Spelling Game 1
(Interactive Website)
Students will demonstrate command of spelling of plural words.


Unit 3 Week 4 Spelling Game 2
(Interactive Website)
Students will demonstrate command of spelling of plural words.

Week 5:  Me and Uncle Romie Teacher Resources Student Resources
Enduring Understanding:
Good readers think about where the story is set, how it influences the main and future plot events, and how it affects the characters.

Essential Question:
How does the setting affect the characters and the main and future events of the plot?
Daily Notebook Files:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5


Me and Uncle Romie Vocabulary
(PowerPoint) Introduce new vocabulary to students. PowerPoint includes teacher notes for each word.

smartboard Me and Uncle Romie Vocabulary Review
Students will
review the week's key vocabulary.
smartboard Me and Uncle Romie Vocabulary Students will review the week's key vocabulary.

NGA's Collage Maker- (Interactive Website)
Students will create their own collage using digital tools.


Vocabulary Game 1- Unit 3, Week 5 (Interactive Website)
Students will acquire and accurately use vocabulary words for reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Spelling Game 1- Unit 3 Week 5
(Interactive Website) Students will demonstrate command of spelling words with different sounds.

Spelling Game 2- Unit 3 Week 5
(Interactive Website) Students will demonstrate command of spelling words with different sounds.
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Theme Connections
Student Activities
The Most Powerful Words and Phrases Students will brainstorm powerful words and phrases together as a class. Then, they will choose those that are most powerful to them to create a Wordle and opinion paragraph.
Words Are Like
*Teacher Note- Once the PowerPoint is complete, students can choose "Save As" and select jpg. This will make each slide a picture that can then be put into PhotoStory so the students add background music, transitions, and can record themselves reading their similies.
(PowerPoint) Students will create a similies for powerful types of words.
treasuresResearch Road Map Students will use this research road map as a guide to completing research.
Writing a Speech  (Website) Students will learn about the steps needed to write a speech in preparation for writing their own.
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Teacher Notes
Standards Resources
Common Core Standard:RF3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Technology Standard:V. Integrating Technology into the Curriculum and Instruction
Links to all Treasures resources for phonics and word study lessons
Common Core Standard:L4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies

Technology Standard:V. Integrating Technology into the Curriculum and Instruction
Links to all Treasures resources for vocabulary lessons
Common Core Standard:
W3-
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Technology Standard:V. Integrating Technology into the Curriculum and Instruction
Snake!
Common Core Standard:
RI2- determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

Technology Standard:V. Integrating Technology into the Curriculum and Instruction
Words Add Up to Success
Common Core Standard:
R2- Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

Technology Standard:V. Integrating Technology into the Curriculum and Instruction
What's the Theme?
Common Core Standard:L3- Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Technology Standard:
V. Integrating Technology into the Curriculum and Instruction
Linking Verbs Quiz-
Common Core Standard:L5- Demonstrate understanding of figurative langauge, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Technology Standard:V. Integrating Technology into the Curriculum and Instruction
Analogies-
Common Core Standard:L5- Demonstrate understanding of figurative langauge, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Technology Standard
IV- Use technology to communicate information and express ideas using various media formats
Words Are Like (PowerPoint)
Common Core Standard:
W-Recall relevant infromation from experiences or gather relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
Technology Standard
V- Use technology to locate, evaluate, gather, and organize information and data.
Time for Kids
Common Core Standard:
W-Recall relevant infromation from experiences or gather relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
Technology Standard
V- Use technology to locate, evaluate, gather, and organize information and data.
Writing a Speech
Common Core Standard:L4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies

Technology Standard:V. Integrating Technology into the Curriculum and Instruction
Vocabulary Lessons

 

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August 2013