Quarter 1, Week 4 (9/5-9/8)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaLanguage Arts/ Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #4
Unit of Instruction
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.4.W.1.2 Write informational text to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

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.R.L.2.6  Compare/contrast the point of view from which stories are narrated, including the difference between 1st and 3rd person narratives.

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

-Identify text features in various informational articles.

-Identify text as having either 1st or 3rd person point of view.

-Read a variety of maps and be able to identify key details such as scale, symbols, etc.

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

-Recognize and use content vocabulary.

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

-Identify physical and cultural features of Florida on a map.

Classroom Activities

-“Mapping the Woods” activities

-Read “Preserving Unique Places” and chart the text features.

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

-Research a National Park.

-Complete an organizer to plan an informational essay.

Assignments Due

Last week we began logging independent reading by doing an assignment called PCI in composition books. The P stands for Passage- the student writes down a passage they liked from the book they are reading. The C stands for Connect- the student will write a few sentences to tell how they connect to the book via this passage they wrote down. And I stands for Illustrate- the student makes a small illustration or infographic to represent their book. 

I will assign these each Monday and they will be due at the end of the week.



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