Q1W5 9/10-9/14

TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #5
Unit of InstructionNational Parks/Opinion Writing
Standard(s) Taught

Reading

  • RI2.5 Describe the structure of a non-fiction text (chronological order, compare/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution)
  • RI.3.7   Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

Writing

  • W1.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and evidence

Social Studies

  • SS.4.A.2.1 Compare Native American tribes in Florida.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Reading

  • Understand that an author changes the structure of a text based on their purpose for writing
  • Read a text and identify the text structure used by the author
  • Identify text features used in non-fiction text; define each one; know the purpose of each one

Writing

  • Identify effective attention grabbers for writing expository essays
  • Explain the significance of transitional words and phrases to connect ideas in writing
  • Identify purpose, audience, and task of chosen writing prompt
  • Create an outline/planning sheet for an opinion essay using topic and supporting reasons

Social Studies

  • Identify Florida’s different Native American tribes. Examples may include, but are not limited to, Apalachee, Calusa, Tequesta, Timucua, and Tocobaga
  • Summarize the lifestyles of different Florida tribes 
Classroom Activities
  • Complete “Text Feature Hunt” while reading “Preserving Unique Places”, or
  • Create poster to explain how text features enhance and aid in an understanding of a text.
  • Seesaw activity on text features, or add appropriate text features to non-fiction paragraphs to make them easier to understand
  • Work on text structure magazines-one article related to national park of your choice for each text structure
  • Begin Florida tribe research
Assignments Due
  • Seesaw homework due next Friday, September 21st (use choice board to pick an activity or come up with your own)
  • Spelling/Vocabulary test next Friday, September 21st
  • Text feature poster or text feature hunt
  • Seesaw in-class text feature activity
Additional Resources