Quarter 3, Week 19 (1/8-1/12)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #19
Unit of InstructionNovel reading/Seminoles/Comparing texts
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.4.RI.1.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining and when drawing inferences from the text.

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

LAFS.4.RI.1.3  Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

LAFS.4.RI.3.9 Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

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

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

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 with diverse partners, on grade 4 topics and texts, building on other’s ideas and expressing their own clearly.

SS.4.A.1.1 Analyze primary and secondary resources to identify significant individuals and events throughout Florida history.

SS.4.A.1.2 Synthesize information related to Florida history through print and electronic media.

SS.4.A.3.8 Explain how the Seminole tribe formed and the purpose for their migration.

SS.4.A.3.9 Explain how Florida (Adams-Onis Treaty) became a U.S. territory.


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

The students will:

-Provide references to details and/or examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when explaining inferences drawn from the text.

-Provide an explanation of events in a historical text including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

-Provide a statement that integrates information from two texts on the same topic.

Classroom Activities


“The Seminoles of Florida: Culture, Customs, and Conflict”

“Treaty of Moultrie”

“The Mound Builders and the Seminoles”

“Native Americans”


Hana’s Suitcase   The Terrible Two    Because of Winn Dixie    Woods Runner

Class discussion of texts

Small group novel discussions/ vocabulary / comprehension questions

Vocabulary chart

Compare/Contrast chart

Text Structure analysis

Text Comprehension chart


Assignments Due

Discussion participation

Treaty of Moultrie chart

Novel questions/ vocabulary

Literacy activities


Additional Resources