Quarter 1, Week 5 (9/18-9/22)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaLanguage Arts/ Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #5
Unit of InstructionNational Parks; Informational Text
Standard(s) Taught

LAF.4.SL.2.4 Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

LAFS.4.RL.1.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (i.e. a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

LAFS.4.R1.3.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations or interactive elements) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

SS.4.G.1.4 Interpret political and physical maps using map elements (title, compass rose, cardinal directions, legends, symbols, scale, latitude and longitude).

SS.4.G.1.1  Identify physical features of Florida.

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 or when explaining inferences drawn from the text.

-Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand non-fiction text.

-Identify text features in various informational articles.

-Identify text structures from various examples.

-Create an organizer to plan an informational essay about a National Park.

-Provide an in-depth description of a character in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (i.e. a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

Classroom Activities

Read story “Yosemite and the Badge”

Review of text structures and text features for a test.

Complete a map of Florida with physical and cultural features labeled.

Research a National Park.

Complete an organizer to plan an informational essay.

Complete a main idea/detail chart for “Mapping the Woods.”

Assignments Due

Main idea/detail chart

Florida map

Research organizer

Rough draft of informational essay

Additional Resources