Quarter 1 Week 5 (9/18-9/22)

TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #5
Unit of InstructionNational Parks/Opinion Writing/FL Geography
Standard(s) Taught
  • RI2.5 Describe the structure of a non-fiction text (chronological order, compare/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution)
  • RI1.2 Determine the main idea and supporting details of a nonfiction text
  • 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.
  • W1.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and evidence
  • SS.4.G.1.4 Interpret political and physical maps using map elements (title, compass rose, cardinal directions, intermediate directions, symbols, legend, scale, longitude, latitude)
  • SS.4.G.1.1 Identify physical features of Florida
  • SS.4.G.1.2 Locate and label cultural features on a Florida map
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Understand that an author changes the structure of a text based on their purpose for writing
  • Read a text and identify the text structure used by the author
  • Identify text features used in non-fiction text; define each one; know the purpose of each one
  • Analyze texts to distinguish between varying viewpoints
  • Identify key details and evidence to support particular points
  • Identify purpose, audience, and task of chosen writing prompt
  • Create an outline/planning sheet for an opinion essay using topic and supporting reasons
  • Indicate cardinal directions and intermediate directions on a map
  • Identify and locate Florida’s major physical features, including major bodies of water and areas with major islands on a state map such as Florida Keys
  • Locate, label, and discuss Florida’s cultural features on a Florida map (e.g., state capital-Tallahassee, major cities, sites of important historical events, major tourist attractions)
Classroom Activities
  • National Park magazine
  • Main idea/text structure/text feature test on Mastery Connect
  • Planning sheet for opinion essay prompt
  • FL map
  • Week 5 crossword puzzle Social Studies Weekly newspaper
Assignments Due
  • National Park Magazine
  • Text structure, text feature, main idea test
Additional Resources

IXL Strands for Extra ELA Practice:

  • Prepositions: G1-G4
  • Text Structure: W1-W5
  • Main Idea: V1-V5