Quarter 3, Week 20 (1/16-1/19)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaELA/ Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #20
Unit of InstructionSeminoles/Civil War/Writing to Compare 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, ideas, procedures, or concepts in a historical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

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

LAFS.4.RI.4.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational text, including history, social studies, etc. in grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently.

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.

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.

SS.4.A.5.1 Describe Florida’s involvement in the Civil War.

SS.4.A.5.2 Summarize challenges Floridians faced during Reconstruction.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

The students will:

-provide a description of the overall structure of events in a text or part of a text.

-describe how the Seminoles were important to the history of Florida.

-describe the role Florida played in the Civil War and Reconstruction

-compare and contrast two different texts

Classroom Activities


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

“Florida’s Role in the Civil War: Supplier of the Confederacy”


Literature Book: “Free People: the Seminole Tribe”

Novels: Terrible Two, Hana’s Suitcase, Woods Runner, Because of Winn Dixie

Grammar focus: Relative pronouns/ Correct capitalization and punctuation/accurate spelling




Assignments Due

Cause/Effect charts for Seminole Wars

Written description of text structures

Text Comparison Writing

Novel Questions and Group Discussion Participation


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