Q3, W2

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



LAFS.4.RI.1.1  Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining and when to 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.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.3.8  Explain how the Seminole Tribe formed and the purpose for their migration.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


Students will:

provide references to details and/or examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when explaining inferences drawn from the text.


provide an explanation of events in a historical text including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.


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

Classroom Activities

Class discussion about other Native American tribes from Florida that we learned about earlier this year (Calusa, Tocobaga, Tequesta, Apalachee, Timucua). 

Explanation to students that this week they will be reading and learning about the Seminole Native American Tribe and how the tribe played a significant role in Florida’s history.

Reading, The Seminoles of Florida: Culture, Customs, and Conflict


Completing a graphic organizer to identify the events that led to the Second Seminole War and explaining why these events occurred.

Students will use specific information from the text to write an explanation that explains what caused the Second Seminole War. 

 Students will integrate information from two passages about the Treaty of Moultrie to write knowledgeably about the subject. 

Reading, “Treaty of Moultrie” text and recording key details to use when they provide a statement about the Treaty of Moultrie. 

Students will provide a statement integrating information from the two texts about Treaty of Moultrie. They will use at least two details from each passage in their statement.


Assignments Due

Homework: Monday-Thursday, Read and Respond

Spelling Test on Friday, January 18th.

  1. Seminole
  2. culture
  3. customs
  4. conflict
  5. Georgia
  6. Alabama
  7. maize
  8. herded
  9. canoes
  10. ceremony


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