Q1 W2 8/20/18

TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #2
Unit of InstructionNational Parks; Opinion Writing; Government
Standard(s) Taught


  • RI.1.1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • RI.1.2 – Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text
  • 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.

  • L3.4 Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).


  • L.1.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  • L.3.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
  • L.3.6: Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases as found in grade level appropriate texts, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being

Social Studies

SS.4.C.1.1 Describe how Florida’s constitution protects the rights of citizens and provides for the structure, function, and purposes of state government.

SS.4.C.3.1 Identify the three branches (Legislative, Judicial, Executive) of government in Florida and the powers of each.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students Will:


  • Use explicit and implicitly implied text evidence to answer question about an article
  • Summarize “Animals Come Home to Our National Parks” by giving details and explaining what it is mostly about
  • Explain how the parks have and are being affected by humans both positively and negatively
  • Know the meaning of 3 new Greek and Latin affixes and roots; use them to form 6 vocabulary/spelling words to study throughout the week


  • Make non-fiction writing more interesting by writing sentences of varied lengths, using juicy words, decreasing repetition, and incorporating figurative language

Social Studies 

• describe the purpose of the Florida constitution. • explain how Florida’s constitution protects citizens’ rights. • show how elements of the Florida constitution guide the structure, function and purposes of state government.

• identify the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of Florida’s government. • compare powers of Florida’s three branches of government. • provide examples of actions taken by each of Florida’s three branches of government.

Classroom Activities
  • Centers 
  • Quick Writes
  • Whole-group and small-group instruction
  • Independent reading and writing
  • Digital technology programs
  • Collaborative and independent work
  • IXL Strand this week A1 Main Idea
Assignments Due


  • Homework this week is the same for everyone to get them used to the Seesaw digital platform. Read throughout the week as much as you’re able to. Simply summarize what you read, whether it was one chapter or a whole book by telling us the most important points. Post your summary to Seesaw (it can be a video, typed, etc.). Be sure to keep videos less than 2 1/2 minutes long. Due Friday, August 24


  • Center work assignments: cursive handwriting pages, Greek/Latin word pages, vocabulary/spelling choice board activity, Freckle.com reading pre-assessment, read and respond to main idea quiz
  • Summary of how humans positively and negatively affect the environment
  • Vocabulary/Spelling/Convention test on Friday using chosen words
  • Nearpod quiz on government for Social Studies
Additional Resources
  • Seesaw Student Login: 1alpha@vcs2go.net     Password: Numerical birthdate    app.seesaw.me
  • IXL Student Login: 1alpha      Password Numerical birthdate
  • ThinkCERCA: 1alpha@vcs2go.net    Password: Numerical birthdate     thinkcerca.com
  • Gradebook Student Login: 1alpha@vcs2go.net     Password: Numerical birthdate     gradebook.myvolusiaschools.org
  • Scholastic Book Orders: To order books through Scholastic Book Clubs use our class code L8BQQ or send checks or cash in with an order form