Q1W3 8/27/18

TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #3
Unit of InstructionNational Parks/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.
  • W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

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 questions about an article
  • 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


  • Write to respond to how animals and plants in a food chain rely on one another

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
  • Integrated technology lessons (Nearpod, Seesaw, ThinkCERCA)
  • Centers
  • Teacher small group
  • Read and respond to text
  • Quick Writes
  • Vocabulary word art
Assignments Due
  • Nearpod Greek/Latin conventions test in class
  • Answer Animals Come Home to Our national Parks questions in class
  • IXL strands in class 
  • Center work in class
  • Independent reading at home and in class
  • Response to reading on Seesaw in class
  • Nearpod government functions and parts
Additional Resources

Barnes Homeroom Vocabulary/Spelling words for the week:

  1. capital
  2. captain
  3. centralize
  4. concentration
  5. captivate


  1. encapsulate
  2. eccentric

Brackney HR spelling/vocabulary words:

  1. captain
  2. capital
  3. captivate
  4. biography
  5. symbiotic