Q3W19 (1/7-1/11)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #19
Unit of InstructionSt. Augustine/Famous Americans/Informative 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.1.3   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.W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

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.

LAFS.4.SL.1.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.

SS.4.A.3.3 Identify the significance of St. Augustine as the oldest permanent European settlement in the United States.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:

  • Provide an interpretation of information presented orally (e.g. 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.
  • Provide a description of the overall structure (e.g. chronology, compare/contrast, cause/effect, and problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
  • Compose a clear and logical piece of writing that demonstrates their understanding of a specific writing style.
Classroom Activities


  • “St. Augustine-Travel Through History” video
  • “Florida’s Historic Places- St. Augustine” student text handout
  • “The Building of Castillo de San Marcos: The Stone That Saved St. Augustine” student text handout
  • “Florida’s Shipwrecks and Treasures” student text handout
  • “What Makes St. Augustine a Significant Part of the History of Florida and the United States? student research booklet
  • “Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield” student text handout

Video and discussion. Students will fill out research booklet daily during discussions.

Small group activities

Skills practice/ RTI/ Station Rotations

I Ready weekly 40 min lesson

Informative composition writing

Florida Shipwrecks Activity

Assignments Due

Completed St. Augustine booklet due on Friday. (summative grade)

I Ready lesson

Shipwrecks Activity


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