Q1W6 9/18-9/21

TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #6
Unit of InstructionNational Parks/Opinion Writing/Native Americans
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

Students will:

Reading

  • Use text features to make text more understandable
  • Define each text feature and explain their importance
  • Explain how specific text features aided a nonfiction text
  • Show understanding of text features by writing paragraphs using each one

Writing

  • Effectively engage the reader by creating a hook and intro that grabs their attention
  • Organize their writing through the use of a planning sheet
  • Use the planning sheet to write a body paragraph for the prompt: “Do you think people should be allowed to keep exotic animals as pets?”

Social Studies

  • Research a tribe native to Florida and be able to explain the following: where they were located in FL, roles/jobs of tribe members, how they lived, what they ate, customs/ceremonies/religious views, enemies/wars, what happened to them
Classroom Activities
  • Centers Tuesday-Thursday
  • Friday: iReady diagnostic test 
  • Native American research and project (homeroom) 
  • National parks magazine 
Assignments Due
  • At least 3 articles for national park magazine completed, each using a different text structure
  • Writing transition test (Homeroom)
  • Introduction and hook written in writing class
  • Text feature hunt of Electric Eels book
  • Center assignments
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