Q3W8 (2/25-3/1)

TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #26
Unit of InstructionBlack History Month/Seminole Wars
Standard(s) Taught

Reading

  • RI2.6 Provide a comparison and contrast of a first hand and secondhand account of the same event or topic. Provide a description of the differences in focus and the information presented.
  • RI.3.9 Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or
    speak about the subject knowledgeably.
  • 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.

Writing

  • W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • L.1.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
  • L.1.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Social Studies

  • A.3.8 Explain how the Seminole tribe formed and the purpose for
    their migration.
  • A.3.10 Identify the causes and effects of the Seminole Wars.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Reading

  • Define and give examples of firsthand and secondhand accounts
  • Explain the benefits and disadvantages of a firsthand account versus a secondhand account 
  • Using MLK, Jr’s. autobiography and the biography written by his sister compare and contrast one of the events that was described in each text
  • Integrate information from both the autobiography and the biography to describe an event in detail
  • Use what you learn while reading your biography or autobiography to continue researching for your project. Explain major events that occurred in their life along with what caused them and how the events impacted their life. 

Writing

  • Write an essay to give information on how food affects our bodies negatively and to explain how we can make healthy choices when eating. 
  • Organize the essay with an introduction, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion related to the topic
  • Use correct grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling when writing

Social Studies

  • Outline the events and conflicts leading up to the first, second, and third Seminole wars
Classroom Activities
  • Centers
  • Writing club on Wednesday-25 minute rotations between ELA classes to review writing skills
  • Social Studies group project
  • iReady online reading practice
  • RtI small group book study
  • Biography project individual study
  • Essay writing
Assignments Due
  • Planning sheets and essay for nutrition paper
  • Biography project research notes
  • Biography presentation outline
  • iReady 40 minutes
  • Firsthand/secondhand account assignment (Brackney’s homeroom)
  • Center work
Additional Resources