Q3W1 (1/7-1/11)

TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #19
Unit of InstructionFamous Americans/St. Augustine
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. 
RI.2.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
RI.3.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
  • W1.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and evidence
  • W.2.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing
Social Studies
SS.4.A.3.3 Identify the significance of St. Augustine as the oldest permanent European settlement in the United States.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


RI1.1 Answer text-based questions after reading the biography Clara Barton: The Angel of the Battlefield

RI1.2 Using details from the biography, students will determine the main idea by giving each group of details a heading that best summarizes the details

RI1.3 Using evidence from the biography, students will explain what effect Clara Barton’s actions had on those around her and how she made an impact on future generations of Americans

RI2.5 After reviewing the 5 text structures of nonfiction text (cause/effect, compare/contrast, chronological order, description, problem/solution) students will identify which text structure was primarily used to write the biography. They should be able to correctly identify signal words and evidence to support their reasoning. 

RI3.8 Students will locate at least three significant points the author might say about Clara Barton (for example, she had a huge impact on the lives of soldiers) and provide text evidence to prove the point


  • a. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose. b. Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details. c. Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition). d. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
  • After choosing a topic of choice, students will work with a partner to write an essay that they will read aloud as a speech in order to share their stance on the topic. 

Social Studies

  • Summarize St. Augustine’s significance in Florida history and United States history by researching a specific historical landmark in St. Augustine and reporting on it
Classroom Activities
  • Social Studies research project-Wednesday
  • Centers and small group- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • iReady- Friday
  • Peer writing with teacher guidance
  • Whole group instruction
  • Response to Intervention (RtI) small groups and individual self-guided study
Assignments Due
  • Volusia Literacy Test (VLT) next week 
  • Writing test next week 
  • Centers due by Friday
  • 40 minutes of online iReady reading instruction
  • 20 or more minutes of independent reading each day
Additional Resources