Q3, W3

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #3
Unit of InstructionDr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement
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.RI.1.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a

historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.


LAFS.4.SL.1.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.


LAFS.4.RI.4.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational text, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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


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


SS.4.A.8.1 Identify Florida’s role in the Civil Rights Movement.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


Students will:


·         Provide an explanation of events in a historical, scientific or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.


Classroom Activities

-Reading, My Brother Martin  and answering text based questions

-Completing the “Honoring King” activities from Read Works (article and question set)

-Viewing Brain Pop video on Dr. King and The Civil Rights Movement

-Listening to “The Ballad of Birmingham”

-Viewing/listening to the “I Have a Dream” speech

-Writing about our dreams

-I-Ready Reading

-Spelling Choice Board activities

Assignments Due

Monday: No School=No homework

Tuesday-Thursday: Homework, Read and Respond

Spelling Test on Friday, January 25th.

Spelling Words:

  1. controversial
  2. bar
  3. segregate
  4. pastor
  5. boycott
  6. injustice
  7. confront
  8. overturn
  9. assassination
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