Q1W2 (8/20-8/24)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaELA/SS
Grade Level4
Week #2
Unit of InstructionIntegration of Knowledge and Ideas/Florida Maps/Opinion Writing
Standard(s) Taught

RL.1.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

RL.1.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details. Summarize the text.

RL.3.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g. in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

RL.4.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts.

RF.3.3 Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

RF.4.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

W.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames, for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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

L.3.4.c 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. (c) consult reference materials both print and digital, to find pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.

L.3.6 Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases as found in grade level appropriate texts.

SL.1.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

SS.G.1.1 Identify physical features of Florida.

SS.G.1.2 Locate and label cultural features on a Florida map.

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

SS.C.2.2 Identify ways citizens work together to influence government and help solve community and state problems.


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:

  • Provide references to details and/or examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly.
  • Provide an interpretation of information presented visually.
  • Provide an explanation of how the information presented visually contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
  • Provide a statement of the main idea of a text.
  • Provide an explanation of how the main idea is supported by key details.
Classroom Activities


  • “Exploring Florida’s Geography, Culture, and Climate” (Projected in classroom for discussion)
  • “Mapping the Woods: Maps and Cartography (each student will receive a copy to use)
  • “Symbols of Florida” article

Class discussion of map interpretations and map terms

Identifying main ideas/key details of map articles


Assignments Due

Completed map of Florida with labels

Main idea/ key details statement of text

Statement of information interpreted from visuals

Literacy Activity


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