Quarter 1, Week 3 (Aug. 28-31)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaLanguage Arts/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #3
Unit of Instruction
Standard(s) Taught

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

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

LAFS.4.R1.2.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g. chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

LAFS.4.R1.3.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g. in 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.R1.3.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in text.

LAFS.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.RL.2.6 Compare and contrast the point of view from which stories are narrated, including the difference between 1st and 3rd person narrations.

SS.4.C.2.1 Discuss public issues in Florida that impact the daily lives of its citizens.

SS.4.C.2.2 Identify ways citizens work together to influence government and help solve community and state problems.

SS.4.C.2.3 Explain the importance of public service, voting, and volunteerism.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:

  • 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 (e.g. in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, annotations, or interactive elements on Web pages).
  • Provide an interpretation of information presented quantitatively.
  • Provide an explanation of how the information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
  • Provide references to details and/or examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly.
  • Provide references to details and/or examples in a text when explaining inferences drawn from the text.
  • Provide a comparison and contrast of the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between 1st and 3rd person narrations.
Classroom Activities

Reads:

  • “The Everglades: A National Treasure”
  • “Saving a National Park”
  • “Preserving Unique Places: Our National Parks”
  • “The Camping Trip That Changed America”
  • “Chicken Sunday”
  • “Lewis and Clark and Me”
  • “Great Black Heroes-Five Bold Freedom Fighters”

Problem/Solution graphic organizers

Cause/effect graphic organizers

Identify text features of various selections

Identify texts with specific points of view

View text features power point presentation

Answer text dependent questions and participate in discussions

Research National Parks

“Take a Hike” activity

Assignments Due
  • “Passage Connection-Illustration” for Independent Reading Books

This week, students will be given this assignment on Monday, to be completed by Thursday for a book discussion:

Choose a powerful PASSAGE from your book that caught your attention, moved you, or made you wonder. CONNECTION-Tell how you personally connected to the text. What did it remind you of? Are there any other books you have read that are similar to this one? Tell stories.  ILLUSTRATION: Draw or create a picture or infographic that represents this book.  Be prepared to share.

Additional Resources

I am now on REMIND if you wish to join our homeroom group. I sent home information last week on how to join. Let me know if you need another copy.