Q1, W3

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies (Homeroom)
Grade Level4
Week #3
Unit of InstructionEverglades Adventure
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.4.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, 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.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.

Provide references to details and/or examples in a text when explaining inferences drawn from the text.


Students will:use evidence from informational texts to support ideas in writing.


Classroom Activities
  • Reading “From Pet to Threat” and “The Florida Everglades” texts.
  • Answering text based questions and text marking evidence to support answers.
  • Opinion writing in response to “From Pet to Threat” text.
  • Inference cards activities (reading texts and making inferences based on these texts/answering questions in response to the texts.)
  • Ready Reading/Ready Writing
  • “Take A Hike Day” -group project on National and State Parks in Florida.
  • Spelling Choice Board-the students will complete various activities in which they are required to study/utilize this week’s spelling words.
Assignments Due

Homework: Students are expected to complete their read and respond assignments Monday-Thursday.  They should read for 20 minutes and provide a written response to what they have read, in their notebooks.  Each entry should be dated and about 4 sentences long.  Note: students do not have to respond to each sentence stem that I have provided.  They should select one (per night) to begin their one paragraph response.

On Friday, we will be having a spelling test.  We will be spending a lot of time in class studying these words.  Please feel free to review these words at home, as well. **These words are also some of  the math/science vocabulary words that they will be learning with Ms. Mariner this week. 🙂

  • composite
  • factor
  • multiple
  • prime
  • feature
  • rule
  • sequence
  • term
  • axis
  • constellations
  • earth
  • model
  • orbit
  • seasons
  • rotation
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