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TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #7
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.
  • RL.1.2: Determine the theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
  • RL.1.3 Provide an in-depth description of a character, setting, event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
  • RL.2.6: Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.

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

  • Show understanding of text structures and their signal words by writing articles using each text structure
  • 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 structures by writing paragraphs using each one
  • Identify 1st and 3rd person point of view in stories; explain how point of view influences the events in a story
  • Describe characters, how they can change in a story, and how the events influence their change

Writing

  • Use the planning sheet to write body paragraphs 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 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
  • Monday: Read “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” about the Mariana Trench; answer text-based questions 
  • Centers Tuesday-Thursday
  • Native American research and project (homeroom) 
  • National parks magazine project
  • Nearpod
  • Using Toy Story to teach point of view
  • Friday Point of View test 
Assignments Due
  • Text feature quiz
  • Text structure magazine articles should be completed for national park project
  • Make progress on Native American project in social studies
  • Body paragraphs completed in writing class for exotic animals as pets prompt
  • Center assignments: Yosemite and the Badge assignments
  • Nearpod “Yosemite and the Badge”
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