Q2, W3 October 29-November 2

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA and Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #3
Unit of InstructionFlorida's First People (Week 3)
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.3.4 Explain the purposes of and daily life on missions.

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


·          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.



·         provide an explanation of how an author uses reasons to support particular points in a text.

·         provide an explanation of how an author uses evidence to support particular points in a text.


·         provide a statement that integrates information from two texts on the same topic.



·         Students will:

Written Expression: Development of Ideas

·          address the prompt and provides effective and comprehensive development of the topic and/or narrative elements by using clear reasoning, details, and/or description; the development is consistently appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience.


·         demonstrate effective coherence, clarity, and cohesion and includes a strong introduction and conclusion.

Clarity of Language

·         use language well to attend to the norms and conventions of the discipline. The response includes concrete words and phrases, sensory details, linking and transitional words, and/or domain specific vocabulary effectively to clarify ideas.

Knowledge of Language and Conventions

demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English consistent with edited writing. There may be a few distracting errors in grammar and usage, but meaning is clear.



Classroom Activities

-Reading “The Apalachee of Northwest Florida” article

-Providing written responses to the question, “How did the natural surroundings of Apalachee tribe influence their lifestyle and survival? “

-Researching Florida’s Native Tribes and writing informational essays about the tribes

-Quiz Quiz Trade Game/Review on Florida’s Native Tribes


Small Groups

-Spelling Choice Board Activities

-I-Ready Reading Computer Program

-Ready Reading

-IDR (Individualized Daily Reading)

Assignments Due

Specials Schedule:

Monday: PE/Drama

Tuesday: Art/Computers

Wednesday: Recess/Agriscience

Thursday: Film/Character Counts

Friday: STEM/Spanish

Spelling Words:

  1. Paleo
  2. Timucua
  3. Tocobaga
  4. Calusa
  5. Tequesta
  6. Apalachee

Homework: Read and Respond, Monday-Thursday.

Spelling Tests: Monday(for last week’s words) and Friday.

In Class Tribe Projects

Additional Resources