ELAR: Imagine and Express Your Ideas

Suggested Time Frame: 9 Instructional Days

        
Genre Focus

Reading –
4.3 Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Theme and Genre. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the 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; and

4.6 Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Fiction. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
(A) sequence and summarize the plot’s main events and explain their influence on future events; -R
(B) describe the interaction of characters including their relationships and the changes they undergo; and -R
(C) identify whether the narrator or speaker of a story is first or third person. -S

4.8 Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Sensory Language. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author’s sensory language creates imagery in literary text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
(A) identify the author’s use of similes and metaphors to produce imagery. -S

Writing –
4.16 Writing/Literary Texts. Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas. Students are expected to:
(A) write imaginative stories that build the plot to a climax and contain details about the characters and setting;

4.20 Oral and Written Conventions/Conventions. Students understand the function of and use the conventions of academic language when speaking and writing. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to:
(A) use and understand the function of the following parts of speech in the context of reading, writing, and speaking: -R
(i) verbs (irregular verbs);
(iv) adverbs (e.g., frequency: usually, sometimes; intensity: almost, a lot);
(viii) use time-order transition words and transitions that indicate a conclusion; -S

Oral & Written Conventions

4.22 Oral and Written Conventions/Spelling. Students spell correctly. Students are expected to:
(B) spell base words and roots with affixes (e.g., -ion, -ment, -ly, dis-, pre-);