Q4, W3

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #3
Unit of InstructionFirsthand and Secondhand Accounts of Events
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.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.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.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.L.2.3  Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.



Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


Students will:

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


Students will:

Compare and contrast firsthand and secondhand accounts of the same event or topic to help develop a deeper understanding of what happened.

Classroom Activities

-Identifying firsthand and secondhand accounts

-Completing a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast firsthand and secondhand accounts

-Ready Reading activities focused on firsthand and secondhand accounts of the same historical event

-Students will write a firsthand account of an event they have recently experienced

-Wednesday: FSA Review Rotations

-Cursive Practice(students practice writing inspiring quotes in cursive)

-Spelling Choice Board Activities



Assignments Due

Spelling Quiz: Friday, April 12th

Homework(Monday-Thursday): Read and Respond

Spelling Words:

  1. economy
  2. defeated
  3. military
  4. Spain
  5. independence
  6. invested
  7. warship
  8. explode
  9. escape
  10. timeline
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