Common Core Standards

RL.4.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
RL.4.5. Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
RL.4.6. Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.

‍‍‍‍‍Anchor Standard/Mathematical Practice(s)

4a Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text , including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g. Herculean).
5ab Explain major differences abetween poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogure, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
6a Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the differenc between first and third person narations.

‍‍‍‍‍Information Technology Standard

4.IN.1 Apply appropriate strategies when reading for enjoyment and for information.

‍‍‍‍‍Revised Bloom's Level of thinking

Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analyzing, and Evaluating

‍‍‍‍‍Learning Target/Task Analysis

Students will continue to tell the meaning of words and phrases in a text and focus specifically on mythological characters. Students must tell the differences between poems, drama, and prose using structural elements to create an oral or written response to a text. Students will find the similarities and differences in the narration between a story written in first person and a story written in third person point of view.
Use questions and prompts such as:
What do you do when you come to words or phrases you do not know? (use context) Can you tell me what is different about these kinds of texts? What is the same? Think about what you read. Who is telling the story? Think about what you read. Do you agree with the way the characters are thinking in this story? Do you agree with the way the narrator is thinking in this story? How is your thinking the same or different?

‍‍‍‍‍I can...

4.4a I can determine the meaning or words and phrases as used figuratively in mythology.
4.5a I can explain major differences between poems and drama when writing and speaking about the text.
4.6a I can compare and contrast the point of view from which stories are narrated.

‍‍‍‍‍Essential Vocabulary

myth, mythological, prose, structural elements, verse

‍‍‍‍‍Sample Assessments

SIOP to learn vocabulary words-Students define, illustrate. find a synonym, antonym and break into syllables.
Students write a biography and an autobiography to examine first and third person points of view. Share with class and discuss the elements of first and third person.
Reader's Theater-Read a play or story and act out.
Poetry Cafe-Write a poem and act out. Discuss rhyme, meter, verse, and stanza.

‍‍‍‍‍Differentiation

‍‍‍‍‍Intervention:

Content must be adapted to students' needs through use of graphic organizers, outlines, labeling of pictures, study guides, adapted text, and highlighted text.

‍‍‍‍‍Enrichment:

Read stories from mythology. Use a Junior Great Books format to discuss the story where the teacher poses questions to students for open discussion to determine elements of literature and ethical elements of it.
Use music to find rhythm and rhyme.
Make a rap and discuss the rhythm and rhyme and verse.

‍‍‍‍‍Instructional Resources




Poetry Generator

Graphic Organizer
TeachersFirst
SIOP
http://thecurriculumchoice.com/2011/11/jacobs
http://www.gigglepoetry.com/poetrytheater.aspx
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http://www.d.umn.edu/educ/students/mwright2/students/schm1185/LanguageConceptLesson.doc

‍‍‍‍‍Notes and Additional Information