Q4W33 (4/22-4/26)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #33
Unit of InstructionEarth Day/Innovations/FL History/FSA Review
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.4.RI.4.10 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational text, including history/social studies, science, and technical text, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

 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.

 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.2.6 Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion); use formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

 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.


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

The students will:

  • Provide an explanation of how an author uses reasons and evidence to support certain points in a text.
  • 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 description of the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, and problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts or information in a text or part of a text.
  • Provide an interpretation of information presented visually.
  • Provide an explanation of how the information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
Classroom Activities


  • Waves and Climate Reshaping Earth – MacMillan Pg. 530
  • How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning – MacMillan Pg. 224

  • My Brother’s Flying Machine – MacMillan Pg. 734
  • Stealing Beauty – Macmillan Pg. 212 

Earth Day Project share- Monday 4/22

Small group collaborative work

I-Ready lessons/ diagnostics

Reading and Math Rotations for FSA Practice on Wednesday


Assignments Due

Earth Day Projects due 4/22

All make up work needs to be in by Tuesday. Grades for 4th Q progress report go in on Wed. 4/24

Additional Resources