- RL1.2 Determine a theme of a story from 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
- LAFS.4.W.1.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
- SS2.1 Compare Native American tribes in FL
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
- Define theme
- Contrast topics and themes
- Use topics of a story to write a theme statement
- Give text-based answers to questions about The Raft that require inferences and right-there information
- 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.
- Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
- Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).
- Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
- Identify FL’s different Native American tribes (Apalachee, Calusa, Tequesta, Timucua, Tocobaga)
- Summarize the lifestyles of different FL tribes
- Identify examples of Native American’s as hunters, gatherers, and farmers and explain the reasoning behind their way of providing food for their tribes
- Identify the theme of The Raft and describe the text evidence that supports the theme statement
- Work on ThinkCERCA to review the parts of an introduction, body paragraphs, and how to write a conclusion
- Small group with teacher
- Independent reading
- Book Study (Frindle)
- Answer 5 text-based questions about The Raft-review with teacher during small group
- ThinkCERCA Introductions, Body paragraphs, and Conclusions assignments in class
- Formative quiz on identifying the theme of a story
- Social Studies paper describing differences between the Native American’s as hunters, gatherers, and farmers
- iStation placement test