Q2W6 (11/18/19-11/22/19)

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TeacherElizabeth Brumley
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #15
Unit of InstructionFables/Writing/Native Americans
Standard(s) Taught


  • RL1.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text
  • RL1.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story, drawing on specific details in the text
  • RL.1.2  Determine the theme of a story, drama or poem from details in the text; summarize the text


  • LAFS.4.W.1.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

Social Studies

  • SS2.1 Compare Native American tribes in FL
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


  • Provide a statement of a theme of a text
  • Distinguish between main ideas and themes
  • Provide an in-depth description of a character, setting, and event by using details from the text
  • Provide a summary of a text 
  • Compare and contrast themes and pattern of events from two stories


  • introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs
  • develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, and quotations
  • link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases
  • use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain a topic
  • provide a concluding statement or section related to the information presented
  • make changes to a piece of writing through editing and revising

Social Studies

  • 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
  • I-ready- 45 minutes
  • Centers- spelling/vocab, reading comprehension activity, teacher table, IXL B.1, Find the theme task cards
  • Pie opinion writing
  • Compare/Contrast texts A Plump and Perky Turkey and Turk and Runt
  • The Great Escape reading comprehension activities
  • Don’t Eat Me writing prompt
Assignments Due
  • Pie Opinion Writing Friday
  • Don’t Eat Me Writing
  • Spelling Test Friday
  • Vocabulary Test Friday
  • Social Studies Native American Tribes Test Thursday
  • IXL B.1
  • Tequesta, Seminole and Apalachee questions due Wednesday
  • Great Escape Activities Due Friday
Additional Resources

Spelling Test Friday

  • academic
  • democracy
  • incredible
  • discredit
  • bicycle
  • recycle
  • dental
  • indent
  • divide


  • dem- people
  • cred- believe
  • cycle- circle, ring
  • dent- tooth
  • div- divide

Vocabulary Test Friday

  • Commotion- noisy excitement and confusion
  • unison- exact agreement (uni means one)
  • superior – better
  • reluctant- showing doubt or unwillingness
  • abbreviate- to make shorter
  • accelerate- to cause something to move faster
  • lather- small bubbles formed on a liquid
  • morsel- a small piece of food
  • opponent- someone who takes a position opposite another in a competition
  • novice- someone who is new to something