Quarter 1 Week 2 (8/21-8/25)

TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #2
Unit of InstructionNational Parks/Maps and Geography
Standard(s) Taught
  • LAFS.4.RI.1.2 – Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
  • LAFS.4. RI.2.4 – Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text 
  • LAFS. 4.RI.2.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
  • SS.4.G.1.4 Interpret political and physical maps using map elements (title, compass rose, cardinal directions, intermediate directions, symbols, legend, scale, longitude, latitude)
  • SS.4.G.1.1 Identify physical features of Florida
  • SS.4.G.1.2 Locate and label cultural features on a Florida map
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Summarize a text by giving details and explaining what it is mostly about
  • Choose 4 words from text to infer the meaning of and then define
  • Provide a description of the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, and problem/solution) of information in a non-fiction text
  • Identify map elements such as title, compass rose, symbols, legend, scale, longitude, and latitude)
  • Indicate cardinal directions and intermediate directions on a map
  • Identify and locate Florida’s major physical features, including major bodies of water and areas with major islands on a state map such as Florida Keys
  • Locate, label, and discuss Florida’s cultural features on a Florida map (e.g., state capital-Tallahassee, major cities, sites of important historical events, major tourist attractions)
Classroom Activities
  • Analyze non-fiction texts by studying the vocabulary, the main ideas, and the text structures
  • View PPT on text structures, practice identifying the text structure of given passages
  • Lookup and label cultural and physical features of FL
  • Define map legend, compass rose, intermediate and cardinal directions
  • Describe FL’s geography where you live and how it affects how people live
  • Technology integrated lessons (ThinkCERCA, Nearpod)
  • Quick Writes
Assignments Due


  • FL map outline completely labeled with cultural and physical features
  • Main Ideas and Details paper after reading “Animals Come Home to Our National Parks”
  • Tuning into interesting words vocabulary assignment
  • Nearpod lesson on writing complete sentences
  • ThinkCERCA benchmark assignments
  • Mastery Connect Main Idea quiz 
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