Q1W8 (10/1-10/5)

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TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #8
Unit of InstructionNational Parks/Native Americans
Standard(s) Taught
  • RL1.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story, drawing on specific details in the text
  • RL1.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text
  • 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.
  • 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
  • W1.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information
  • SS2.1 Compare Native American tribes in Florida.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • After reading The Raft, use text details to describe how Nicky’s attitude changes and what causes him to change his outlook on visiting his grandmother’s 
  • Use evidence from a story when answering text-based questions
  • Write an essay that gives an opinion and is supported by main ideas and key details based on sources
  • 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
  • Complete National Park magazines
  • Using a how-to paragraph, create a craft stick raft, draw and label a flow-chart that describes this process, and explain how this type of text feature enhances the accompanying text
  • Read The Raft; complete a story map outlining parts of narratives
Assignments Due
  • Volusia Literary Test (VLT) on Friday
  • Exotic Pets opinion essay 
  • Answer text-based questions by referring to evidence from the story The Raft
  • National Park magazines (Homeroom)
Additional Resources