Q2, W2 October 21-October 25

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #2
Unit of InstructionFlorida's First People (Continued)
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.1.2   Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize 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.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

LAFS.4.RI.3.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.  

LAFS.4.RI.3.8 Explain how the author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text

SS.4.A.2.1 Compare Native American tribes in Florida.

SS.4.A.1.1 Analyze primary and secondary resources to identify significant individuals and events throughout Florida history.

SS.4.A.1.2 Synthesize information related to Florida history through print and electronic media.

SS.4.G.1.2 Locate and label cultural features on a Florida map.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


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

  • provide a summary of the text.



Students will:

  • demonstrate the ability to determine the meaning of general academic words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.


Classroom Activities

-Reading an article on the Tocobaga tribe

-Identifying text features in an informational text

-Identifying the main idea of a text

-Providing written responses to how the natural surroundings of various tribes influenced their lifestyle and survival

-“Quiz-Quiz Trade” game on Florida’s Native People

-Reading “The Calusa :The Shell Indians” and “The Tequesta of Biscayne Bay”

-Reading the legend of Sleepy Hollow and answering text based questions

Assignments Due

-Text based questions from the “The Calusa” article

Homework: Monday-Thursday is Read and Respond.  Students should read for 15-20 minutes per night and then write a paragraph about what they read.

-Spelling quiz on Friday, October 25.

  1. geography
  2. geology
  3. geometry
  4. polygon
  5. diagonal
  6. pentagon
  7. graduation
  8. gradual
  9. grade


geo (earth)

gon (angle)

grad (step; go)

*We are celebrating Red Ribbon Week this week.  Students will be discussing and writing ways to be healthy and make healthy choices.

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