Quarter 2 Week 10 (10/23-10/27)

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Gillespie Field Trip Tuesday 9:00-12:30
  • Book Report directions went home today (green sheet of paper in take-home folders); students must turn in book choice and book report project choice this Friday, October 27th for approval. Click the link to open up a copy of the paper that went home with students. Book Report Choice Board
TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #10
Unit of InstructionTheme/Native Americans/Opinion Writing
Standard(s) Taught
  • 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
Classroom Activities
  • 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)
Assignments Due
  • 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
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