Quarter 2, Week 12 (11/6-11/9)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #12
Unit of InstructionNovels/Florida Tribes/Informative Writing
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.4.RL.1.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g. a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

LAFS.4.RL.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.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology when writing or speaking about a text.

LAFS.4.RL.4.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffoldinig as needed at the high end of the range.

LAFS.4.RF.4.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

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.RL.1.2 Determine the theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

LAFS.4.RF.3.3  Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

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

SS.4.A.2.1 Compare Native American tribes in Florida.


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

-After reading “Mystic Horse” the students will identify the most important story elements and complete a graphic organizer.

-Students will provide an in-depth description of a character by drawing on specific details from a text.

-Students will compose written responses and include textual evidence to strengthen their analysis, reflection, and/or research.

-Students will provide a statement of theme in a text by using their story elements graphic organizer.

-Students will write a rough draft of an informative essay and use editing partners to help them edit and revise their draft.


Classroom Activities

Novel Reading/ Group discussion

Reading of “Mystic Horse” from literature book

Story elements chart

In-Depth character analysis map

Nearpod activities


Essay writing and revising

SS Weekly Reading- Florida Native tribes


Assignments Due

Story elements chart

Character chart

Informative Essay Final Copy

SS Weekly Quiz

Native Tribes Storyboard



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