Q1, W2

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies (Homeroom)
Grade Level4
Week #2
Unit of InstructionExploring Florida
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.4.RI.1.1  Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

 LAFS.4.RF.3.3  Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

 LAFS.4.RF.4.4  Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

 LAFS.4.W.10  Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

 LAFS.4.L.2.3  Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

 LAFS.4.L.3.6  Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases as found in grade level appropriate texts, including those that signal precise actions, emotions or states of (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).

 LAFS.4.SL1.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

 SS.G.1.4  Interpret political and physical maps using map elements (title, compass rose, cardinal directions, intermediate directions, symbols, legend, scale, longitude, latitude).



Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


Students will:  Provide references to details and/or examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly.


Students will:  Provide an interpretation of information presented visually (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on web pages).



Students will:Provide a statement of the main idea of a text.


Provide an explanation of how the main idea is supported by key details.


Classroom Activities

Social Studies:

Reading, “Rights, Duties and Responsibilities of Citizens”

Review of vocabulary 

Discussion of rights, duties, and responsibilities and how they pertain to students.

Written responses to questions based on the article with use of evidence found in the text.



Reading, “Symbols of Florida” and Exploring Florida’s Geography, Culture, and Climate.

Review of text features/text features scavenger hunt.

Responding to text based questions verbally and through written responses, utilizing evidence from the texts.

Reading/text marking with the intent of finding/discussing the main idea of texts.


Assignments Due

Monday-Thursday, the students are expected to read each night for at least 20 minutes.  They will then respond to the section of the text that they read in their Read and Respond notebooks.  Their written response should be at least 4 sentences.  They may use the sentence stems I have provided them to begin their responses.  Note: they will not utilize more than one sentence stem per night/response.

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