Q4, W8

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #8
Unit of InstructionEndangered Species/Jane Goodall/Pioneer Life in Florida
Standard(s) Taught
LAFS.4.L.1.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

LAFS.4.L.1.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

LAFS.4.L.2.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

LAFS.4.L.3.4  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

LAFS.4.W.4.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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.

SS.4.A.4.2 Describe pioneer life in Florida.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:
• provide an interpretation of information presented visually (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on web pages).
• provide an explanation of how the information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
Students will:
• Provide an explanation of events in a historical, scientific or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Classroom Activities
  • Students will read the article, “Florida’s Economy Booms”. This article is telling about the types of goods that Florida was making money producing and selling. “Goods” are items people want and will buy.They will then list the “goods”.
  • The students will also create a poster telling about the “goods” that can purchased from Floridians from 1866-1900. Drawings of the items along with captions explaining each of the “goods” will be included.
  • Read “Cattle and Cowboys in Florida”.  Students will then write a paragraph explaining the term “Florida Cracker”. What or who is a Florida Cracker? What makes a “Florida Cracker” important to Florida’s economy?
  • Students will finish their endangered species project in class.
  • The students will study their spelling words by completing various in-class activities (choice board items, study bracelets, etc.)
  • Read and Respond
  • Students will watch a Brain Pop video on Jane Goodall and complete the corresponding quiz.
  • The students will read articles on Jane Goodall and answer text-based questions.
Assignments Due

Spelling Quiz on Friday, May 17.

Spelling Words:

  1. mammal
  2. human
  3. primate
  4. scientist
  5. Africa
  6. herbivore
  7. behavior
  8. clever
  9. activist
  10. habitat

*Daily Homework: Read and Respond

*Students will continue working on their endangered species projects in class.

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