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Maslowski,

Tomassi

Week of: February 9 to 20, 2015 2 Weeks


4th grade Literacy Menu for BeLAA and Lesson 17

Students will complete one choice for each subject/column by the end of the week. Students can choose between levels of difficulty or learning style unless
given additional instruction by teacher. When you finish an activity, circle it and staple it to the back of menu.
Essential
Wk1: How do people and animals benefit each other? (Explain)
Reading Skill Sequence of Ideas, Main Idea and Details,
Question:
Wk 2: Why/why not? Should we place animals in service to help people?

Domain Specific Vocab
Word Level
Domain Specific Vocabulary, Suffixes ion, -ation, -ition
Strategy
Monitor and Clarify & Intonation
Words with Final /j/ and /s/, Grammar: Adverbs
Decoding: using spelling patters.
Writing
Wk 1: Explain with a clear main idea and supporting details using text evidence. Homework
On back
Wk 2: Opinion: Justify an opinion thoroughly using evidence, strong analysis, and
vivid examples.
RBook = Reading Book RN = Readers Notebook TS = Text to Self TT = Text to Text TW = Text to World
Complexity
Learning Style

Spelling

Must or

Tactile

CHOOSE JUST
ONE

Should or

Visual

CHOOSE JUST
ONE

Vocabulary


We are studying the
Using the letter
traits of service
tiles, build your
animals.
spelling words.
Work with a peer
Act out the word
and write the
and see if your
words on each
others back using partner can guess it.
Then work on RN
your finger.
Create the letters 207
using your whole
body!
Using the spelling
words, write
consonants,
blends, and
vowels in
different colors.
What patterns do
you notice?
Sort them by
sound or?

Sentence

RN 211
Then write the first 2
sentences and
illustrate.
Is there another
adverb you could
use?
How does it change
the sentence?
Write and re-
illustrate with the
change.
We are studying the RN
traits of service
Then write the first 2
animals.
sentences from RN
Create 4 pic-lits or
203 on separate
drawing that use
paper and
sentences that have Sentence diagram
all the vocab words! them.
Remember to add
Color code where the
your adverb &
verbs, connectives,
adjective when you and punctuation are.
finish your
sentence.

Text:
TS, TT, or TW

Reading &
Foundational Skill

Reading Strategy

Review The Right Dog &


Knowing Noses. P. 519
in RBook. (TT). Use
evidence from both texts
in a tree chart to organize
the examples/evidence to
support your thinking:
Do you think Ira would be
a good search-and-rescue
Dog? Why or why not?
Use evidence from each
text!
Review The Right Dog &
Knowing Noses. P. 519
in RBook. (TS). Use
evidence from both texts
in a tree chart to organize
the examples/evidence to
support your thinking:

What lessons might
someone learn from
training animals? Use
examples from text.

Read to Someone:
The Right Dog for the
Job. Work on fluency
& intonation. Receive
feedback from
partner.
Discuss What traits do
successful service dogs
have? Illustrate best
examples from the
story that provide your
thinking.
Read to Someone:
The Right Dog for the
Job. Work on fluency
& intonation. Receive
feedback from
partner.
Discuss What traits do
successful service dogs
have? Justify.
What the author write
that surprised you?
Why?

Read Knowing
Noses. At the end
of each page, check
for understanding.
+ Read Leveled
Reader: Animals
Helping People.
Answer questions on
paper. Review with
peer.
Read Knowing
Noses. At the end
of each page, check
for understanding.
+ Read Leveled
Reader: Helping

Wild Animals

Answer questions on
paper. Review with
peer.

Maslowski, Tomassi
Complexity
Learning Style

Could or
Written

Spelling

Create a
word puzzle
using your
spelling
words.

Week of: February 9 to 20, 2015 2 Weeks


Vocabulary


Create sentence
frames for the class.

We will use these to
practice, pre-assess,
and then test our
knowledge!

Remember, the
frame must have
context clues for the
vocabulary word.

Homework Wk 1

Monday 2/9

Tuesday 2/10

RN Readers
Notebook

Homework WK 2

Spelling: RN p
208
Grammar:
Read SS: _____&
record
Monday 2/17

Sentence

Text:
TS, TT, or TW

Reading &
Foundational Skill

Reading Strategy

RN 202 & 203


Now write sentences
3 & 4 from RN 203
on separate paper.
Change them into
dependent clauses.
Add an independent
clause to the front or
back. Color code
where the verbs,
connectives, and
punctuation are.

Spelling: RN p 208
Grammar:
Reading
Comprehension:
Read 20 min & record
Tuesday 2/18

Review The Right Dog & Read to Someone:


Read Knowing
Knowing Noses. P. 519 The Right Dog for the Noses. At the end
in RBook. (TW). Work
Job. Work on fluency of each page, check
with a partner to research & intonation. Receive for understanding.
other ways dogs are
feedback from
+ Read Leveled
trained to help humans.
partner.
Reader: A Rural
As you research, take 2
Discuss What traits do Veterinarian.
column notes then
successful service dogs Answer questions on
categorize the
have? Justify.
paper. Review with
information using
How does the text
peer.
highlighters.
structure help you

Create a poster to show
understanding what
your learning.
you read?
Wednesday 2/11
Thursday 2/12
Friday 2/14
***Early Release***
***Valentines Celebration***
Spelling:
Spelling: RN p. 209
Writing in Class
Grammar: RN p. 212 Grammar:
Read 20 min &
record
Read SS: _____&
Read 20 min & record
record
Work on Menu

Work on Menu

Wednesday 2/19
Thursday 2/20
Friday 2/21

Spelling: Write
Spelling:
Spelling: Study
MENU DUE!
Spelling: RN p. 210
your words in
Grammar:
Grammar: pg 200
Spelling Test
Grammar:
cursive 3X
Read SS: _____
Read SS: _____
Assessments
Work on Menu
Grammar: RN
Work on Menu
Read 20 minutes
Read 20 min & record Last day for Menu!
p.213
and record
Read 20 min & record
Reading Comprehension:
Work on Menu
Read 20 min & record
Read 20 min &
record
Writing Assignments: Week 1: Use Knowing Noses as a guide (pp. 516-518). Use the article and the paragraphs as models to create your own explanatory
essay explaining the ways animals help humans. Remember to use precise words and examples or key details that persuade the reader to follow your ideas.

Menu should be completed by: ______________ Spelling Test on: ____________ Reading and Vocabulary Assessment on: __________________
I understand the dates for completion and testing as stated above. All work much be completed by the due date and can be taking home for homework if I need
additional time. Menus and assessments will still be due or held on the dates above. _________