Quarter 1, Week 6 (9/25-9/29)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaLanguage Arts, Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #6
Unit of InstructionInformational Writing; Florida Constitution
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.4.1.2 Write informational and explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

LAFS.4.R1.1.1 Refer to details and examples in the text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

LAFS.4.R1.2.4 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. 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. Students will verify their determined meaning of an unknown word by consulting reference materials (e.g. dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses).

LAFS.4.R1.1.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details. Summarize the text.

LAFS.4.R1.2.5 Describe the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

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

LAFS.4.R1.3.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. Students will locate the reasons and evidence used to support particular points in a text.

LAFS.4.W.3.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

LAFS.4.W.2.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.

SS.4.C.1.1 Describe how Florida’s constitution protects the rights of citizens and provides for the structure, function, and purposes of state government.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

-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.

-Provide a main idea statement, an explanation of how the main idea is supported by key details, and provide a summary of the text.

-Use prewriting strategies to formulate ideas (graphic organizers, brainstorming, lists).

-Provide an explanation of events, procedures, and ideas or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

-Provide an explanation of how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

Classroom Activities

-FAIR testing

-Informational essay writing

-Class discussion of US Constitution and Florida Constitution

-Author’s Claim/Reasons/Evidence charts

-Florida Public Issues Project




Assignments Due

Components of Informational Essay: Organizer/Planner, Rough Draft, Edited Draft, Final Copy.

Rewrite of Florida Constitution Preamble

Author’s Claim/Reasons/Evidence Chart

Florida Public Issues Project

Additional Resources

Open House on Wednesday 9/27 at 5:30 PM.