ELAR: Looking Deeper at Once Upon a Time

Suggested Time Frame: 18 Instructional Days

Genre Focus

Reading –
4.2 Reading/Vocabulary Development. Students understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing. Students are expected to:
(A) determine the meaning of grade-level academic English words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots and affixes;
(B) use the context of the sentence (e.g., in-sentence example or definition) to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words or multiple meaning words;
(E) use a dictionary or glossary to determine the meanings, syllabication, and pronunciation of unknown words.

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 -S
(B) compare and contrast the adventures or exploits of characters (e.g., the trickster) in traditional and classical literature. -S

As related to 4.3AB –
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

Writing –
4.17 Writing. Students write about their own experiences. Students are expected to:
(A) write about important personal experiences. -R

Oral & Written Conventions

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
(v) prepositions and prepositional phrases to convey location, time, direction, or to provide details; -S
(vi) reflexive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves);

4.21 Oral and Written Conventions/Handwriting, Capitalization, and Punctuation. Students write legibly and use appropriate capitalization and punctuation conventions in their compositions. Students are expected to:
(B) use capitalization for:
(ii) titles of books, stories, and essays; and
(iii) languages, races, and nationalities; and
(C) recognize and use punctuation marks including: -R
(ii) quotation marks.

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-);
(C) spell commonly used homophones (e.g., there, they’re, their; two, too, to); -S