4th Grade Long Term Plan for 2015-2016 School Year meld instruction



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_____4th__Grade Long Term Plan for 2015-2016 School Year


MELD Instruction

Week

MELD

Resources

MELD

Focus

Linguistic Features

(Phonology,

Grammar & Syntax)


Vocabulary Development

Comprehension

Writing

Genre

Authentic Literacy Experiences

Assessment

BLOCK ONE BEGINS

(45 days)

























Week 1

August 17-21

18-1st day of Instruction



4th Grade Start Smart MELD Lessons Aligned to CCSS Unit 1

Linguistic Screeners




Responsive Management

Discussion and Participation Protocols




Administer Language Screener

Personal Thesaurus

Tier 2 Vocabulary to describe personal interests



  • Cooperation

  • Strategies

  • responsibilites

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.3
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).


Narrative


Iggy Peck Architect, Beaty

Writing a Narrative

Week 2

August 24-28

4th Grade Start Smart MELD Unit 1


Writing Process

Discussion and Participation Protocols



Administer Language Screener


Personal Thesaurus

Develop Tier 2 Vocabulary to describe the happiest day in one’s life (adjectives)



CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Narrative

Lucky Calkins Exemplar (Mentor) Text

“Notice and Note – Signposts You Might Notice”



Narrative Writing – “The Happiest Day in my Life?”

Week 3


August 31-September 4

4- Admission Day



Start Smart Constructive Conversations 4th Grade Lesson Plan

Phyllis Hunter Library & Resources



Texts: Healthy Foods from A to Z, Maze & Comet

Videos: ABC News

Advanced Graphic Organizers


Develop Constructive Conversation Skills: Create, Clarify, Fortify, and Negotiate

Constructive Conversations Skills Sentence Starters: Prompt & Response Starters


Marzano’s 6 Step Process for Vocabulary Development

Divided Circle Map



CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Opinion

Healthy Foods from A to Z (Bilingual Text) Maze & Comet

Food Pyramid

Article: “Fast Foods VS Home-Cooked Meals” Zinczenko, Noll, & Metz


Conversation Analysis Tool (CAT) Jeff Zwiers

Advanced Graphic Organizers

Food Journal – Opinion Writing


Week 4

September 7-11

7-Labor Day



BOY Due (K-5)

Latino Heritage Art Contest Criteria


Who are famous Latin Artists?

Past Tense “ed” marker – Describing Latino artists from the PAST



Tier 2 Vocabulary in Visual Art:

  1. Abstract

  2. Collage

  3. Color

  4. Design

  5. Distortion

  6. Foreground

  7. Harmony

  8. Line

  9. Media

  10. mood

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Poetry –

Yo soy/I am

Biography – Famous Latin Artist

Describe art using Academic Vocabulary



Phyllis Hunter Library – Informational Texts on Famous Latinos or Online informational text about Latino artists

Writing - “I am poem”

Visual Art – Self Portrait/Portrait of Famous/Cultural Latino

Oral Presentation/Writing to describe Visual Art portrait


Week 5

September 14-18

4th Grade MELD Lessons Aligned to CCSS Narrative Writing

Text: Clean your Room, Harvey Moon! Cummings




Writing Process

Sensory Details

Transition Words

Direct quotes - dialogue


Personal Thesaurus Tier 2 Vocabulary

  1. Narrative

  2. Character traits

  3. Narrator

  4. Situation

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


Narrative

Text: Clean your Room, Harvey Moon! Cummings


Lucy Calkins Narrative Writing Checklist – 5 Paragraph Essay – Family History


Week 6

September 21-25

4th Grade MELD Lessons Aligned to CCSS Narrative Writing

Writing Process

Transition Words

Direct quotes - Dialogue



Academic Language Development - Personal Thesaurus

Tier 2 Vocabulary



  1. Conclusion

  2. Topic Sentence

  3. Importance

  4. Dialogue

  5. Sensory details




CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.3
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

Narrative

“Peer Edit with Perfection“ Worksheet

Lucy Calkins Narrative Writing Checklist – 5 Paragraph Essay – Family History

Week 7

Sept 28–Oct 2

Treasures Selection – “My Brother Martin” King & Farris


LAUSD Curriculum Maps Resources for 4th Grade (LAUSD Website)


Figurative Language

Similes


Metaphors

Vocabulary strategies (context clues, word structure, apposition, cognates, etc.)



“figurative language” provide examples and non- examples.

Academic Language

Tier 2 Vocabulary

Personal Thesaurus


  1. Indignity

  2. Colored People

  3. Streetcar

  4. Ancestors

  5. Crouched

  6. Encounters

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

L.4 (Determine meaning of unknown words and phrases)




Narrative

Treasures Selection – “My Brother Martin” King & Farris

Define “figurative language” provide examples and non- examples.

Students read and record text evidence that explains how the figurative language helps them understand what someone is saying.



Week 8

October 5-9

Treasures Selection – My Brother Martin, King & Farris

LAUSD Curriculum Maps Resources for 4th Grade (LAUSD Website)

Text-Dependent Questions with Evidence-Based Answers/Pg. #

“Give one, get one” Students determine a theme and share their text evidence with partners.


Syntax/Sentence Structure

Writing Evidence Based Answers and Page #;s



Academic Language

Tier 2 Vocabulary


Context Clues – Students participate in steps 4 – 6 of Marzano’s Six Step Process for Vocabulary development.
Work with a partner to find 5 or more vocabulary words in the text that meaning can be gained by context clues. Circle the vocabulary word and underline the context clues within the sentence.
Play, “Alike or different,” or the “$100,000 Pyramid” game to reinforce meaning with new vocabulary.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2


Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.


Narrative

Treasures Selection – My Brother Martin, King & Farris

Reading to determine theme(s).

Determine the theme in a selection from details in a text. Provide evidence from the text to support the selected theme.




Week 9

October 12-16

Treasures Selection: Mighty Jackie, Moss and Payne

LAUSD Curriculum Maps Resources for 4th Grade (LAUSD Website)

Sentence Structure: Clauses

Teacher models how clauses are used in the text.

Students work with partners to create clauses that discuss the characters and events in the text.


Kagan Structure: Timed Mixed Rally Robin

-Partner groups participate in “Musical Shares” in order to take turns sharing new learning. Partners travel around the room with music in order to collaborate with

other partner groups. Groups fortify their evidence from the text to determine whether the clause is a dependent clause, independent clause or phrase. Teacher times each round of sharing (1


Syntax/Sentence Structure

Students work in small groups (4 students) to complete a divided circle map.

Team members create dramatic scenes to describe the vocabulary. The other teams try to guess the vocabulary.

The team that guesses correctly may earn a point by providing a complete sentence using the new vocabulary and a context clue.


  • sneered

  • insult

  • callused

  • muttered

  • delicate

  • gaped,

  • flinched

  • snickering

  • fluke




CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.4.c
Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.3
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

Narrative

Treasures Selection: Mighty Jackie, Moss and Payne



Phrases and Clauses Game

cite.nwmissouri.edu/ic/Grammar/PhrasesandClauses.html

Narrative Writing

Lucy Calkins Narrative Writing Checklist


BLOCK TWO BEGINS (45 days)

























Week 10

October 19-23
















Informative







Week 11

October 26-30

K-2 Narrative ELA Assessment
















Informative







Week 12

November 2-6


3-5 Narrative ELA Assessment

















Informative







Week 13

November 9-13

11-Veterns Day


















Informative







Week 14

November 16-20
















Informative







Week 15

November 23-27

Thanksgiving

























Week 16

November 30-December 4

















Informative







Week 17

December 7-11
















Informative







Week 18

December 14-18
















Informative







Week 19

December 21-25

Winter Recess

























Week 20

December 28-Jan. 1

Winter Recess



























Week 21

January 4-8

Winter Recess



























Week 22

January 11-15

Second Semester Begins



Introduce AEMP Essay Contest
















Informative







BLOCK THREE BEGINS (45 DAYS)























Week 23

January 18-22

18-Dr. King Holiday


















Opinion







Week 24

January 25-29

MOY Due (K-5)
















Opinion







Week 25

February 1-5
















Opinion







Week 26

February 8-12

K-2; 3-5

Informative ELA Assessment














Opinion







Week 27

February 15-19

15-Presidents’ Day


















Opinion







Week 28

February 22-26
















Opinion







Week 29

February 29-March 4
















Opinion







Week 30

March 7-11














Opinion







Week 31

March 14-18
















Opinion







Week 32

March 21-25

Spring Recess



























BLOCK FOUR BEGINS - REVIEW

























Week 33

March 28-April 1

28-Cesar Chavez

























Week 34

April 4-8

Earth Day



























Week 35

April 11-15

























Week 36

April 18-22

























Week 37

April 25-29























Week 38

May 2-6

K-2 Opinion ELA Assessment

























Week 39

May 9-13

























Week 40

May 16-20

























Week 41

May 23-27























Week 42

May 30-Jun. 3

30 - Memorial Day



EOY (K-5)

























Week 43

June 6-10

10-Last Day of Instruction

11-Pupil Free





























Key:

Assessment Window for ELA Interim Assessments (K-5)

Holiday Break

45 Day Instructional Block



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