Q4, W4

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #4
Unit of InstructionText Structure/Spanish-American War
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.


SS.4.A.6.4  Describe the effects of the Spanish American War on Florida.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


Students will:

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


Students will:

· identify the main way an author organizes events and ideas in an informational text in order to better understand the topic.


Classroom Activities

-Identifying types of text structures

-Watching Flocabulary video on types of text structures

-Ready Reading activities focused on types of text structures

-Wednesday: FSA Review Rotations

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

-Spelling Choice Board Activities

-VLT 3

-Safari Montage: “Florida” video and quiz.

-Reading “The Spanish-American War” article from Ducksters and completing the corresponding quiz. 

Assignments Due

Spelling Quiz: Friday, April 19th

*The students will be taking the Volusia Literacy Test 3 (VLT 3) on Friday.  They do not need to study at home.  We will be completing some reviews in class. 

Homework(Monday-Thursday): Read and Respond

Spelling Words:

  1. industry
  2. resort
  3. tourist
  4. capital
  5. citrus
  6. mining
  7. limestone
  8. foundation
  9. destination
  10. individual
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