Q3W9 (3/4-3/8)

TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #27
Unit of InstructionBlack History Month/Seminole Wars
Standard(s) Taught

Reading

  • RI.3.9 Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or
    speak about the subject knowledgeably.
  • RI.1.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or
    technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific
    information in the text.
  • RL2.5 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.

Writing

  • W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • L.1.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
  • L.1.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Social Studies

  • A.3.8 Explain how the Seminole tribe formed and the purpose for
    their migration.
  • A.3.10 Identify the causes and effects of the Seminole Wars.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Reading

  • Integrate information from both the autobiography and the biography to describe an event in detail
  • Use what you learn while reading your biography or autobiography to continue researching for your project. Explain major events that occurred in their life along with what caused them and how the events impacted their life.¬†
  • Demonstrate understanding of poetic elements by analyzing “Dreams” by Langston Hughes

Writing

  • Write an essay to give information¬†
  • Organize the essay with an introduction, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion related to the topic
  • Use correct grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling when writing
  • Write an informational biography eBook using storyjumper.com about the African American researched for the project

Social Studies

  • Outline the events and conflicts leading up to the first, second, and third Seminole wars
  • Complete social studies projects with groups and present
Classroom Activities
  • eBook creation
  • Black history month presentations
  • Seminole project presentations
  • Poetry analysis of “Dreams” by Langston Hughes
  • iReady¬†
  • Essay writing
  • Writing workshops
Assignments Due
  • Essay
  • eBook
  • Poetry analysis
  • Seminole project
  • Biography presentation
Additional Resources