Q2W11 (10/22-10/26)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #11
Unit of InstructionFL Native Tribes/Opinion Writing
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.1.2   Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize 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.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

LAFS.4.RI.3.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., 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.  

LAFS.4.RI.3.8 Explain how the author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text

SS.4.A.2.1 Compare Native American tribes in Florida.

SS.4.A.1.1 Analyze primary and secondary resources to identify significant individuals and events throughout Florida history.

SS.4.A.1.2 Synthesize information related to Florida history through print and electronic media.

SS.4.G.1.2 Locate and label cultural features on a Florida map.

LAFS.4.W.1.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

The 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.
  • Provide a statement of main idea of a text.
  • Provide an explanation of how the main idea is supported by key details.
  • Provide a summary of a text.
  • Demonstrate the ability to determine the meaning of general academic words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Classroom Activities

Read texts:  Calusa Indians, Apalachee Indians, and Tequesta Indians.

Class discussion of main ideas/key details from reading

Graphic organizer

Booklet: Early Native American Tribes in Florida (we will fill this out together in parts)

Vocabulary discussion: Vocabulary Words- ambush, excavated, fierce, mission, peaceful, shore.

Opinion Writing Unit in Ready Writing booklet, pp. 1-29

Map of Tribal areas in Florida

IXL : P1, Q1

Small groups



Assignments Due

Completed Ready Writing pages

Individual I-Ready Lessons 

Organizer/Rough Draft for Opinion essay

Small group activities



Additional Resources

Nearpod.com has the Native Tribes texts   – code YKSEZ

Below are some sites where I will assign texts to students for practice. Readtheory is an ongoing practice which assigns students passages based on how successful students are at answering text questions.

Newsela.com    Manning code: SMAX24     Lee code: P2JXH

Readworks.org   Manning code: 7VSPKY    Lee code: U2Z6PY student password is their 1alpha

Readtheory.org   students log in with alpha code and password is Manning1