Quarter 3 Week 20 (1/16-1/19)

TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #20
Unit of InstructionCivil Rights Movement/Exploration of Florida
Standard(s) Taught

Reading

  • RI2.6 Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided
  • RI3.9 Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably

Writing

  • W1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly

Social Studies

  • Identify explorers who came to Florida and the motivations for their expeditions
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Vocabulary words: segregation, discrimination, civil rights, oppression, prejudice, acceptance, equality, protest, harass, injustice, indignity, legacy, boycott

Reading

  • Compare and contrast My Brother Martin, a secondhand account, with The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., a firsthand account, by discussing how events were portrayed similarly and what details are learned in one that are not learned in the other. Explain what the focus of each of the texts are in a written statement. 
  • Read Honoring King and Civil Rights Leader: Martin Luther King, Jr. Take notes about major points from each article. Integrate the information by writing one paragraph that answers the following question: “Why is Martin Luther King Jr. known as a great civil rights leader?”

Writing

  • Write an informational, multi-paragraph essay about what you would see at Hawaii Volcano National Park

Social Studies

  • Learn about the Spanish explorers Ponce de Leon, Panfilo de Narvaez, and Hernando de Soto
  • Explain why they came to Florida and the outcome of their expeditions
Classroom Activities
  • ThinkCERCA digital reading/writing lesson about the life of enslaved people in colonial North Carolina
  • Greek/Latin root words study
  • Write an essay
  • Biography project
  • Teacher-led small group
  • Student-led small group book studies during RtI
Assignments Due
  • Students will be working on their African American biography project during small group time this week (directions and rubric found under additional resources)
  • Compare and contrast paper on the differences and similarities between two texts explaining the focuses of each
  • 1 Paragraph in response to the prompt “Why is Martin Luther King Jr. known as a great civil rights leader?” Paragraph should cite text evidence from both articles. 
  • Completely finish and submit ThinkCERCA assignment on the life of slaves in colonial North Carolina. Total of 4 paragraphs due: Introduction, 2 body paragraphs, conclusion

Writing:

  • Write a multi-paragraph essay based on the articles “Visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park” and “The Power of Lava.” 

    Social Studies

  • Complete crossword puzzle and text-based questions about Spanish exploration of Florida
Additional Resources

Living Biography Book Report Project Directions, Rubric, and Resources:

Living Biography note taking guide

Living Biography Project