Quarter 4, Week 30 (4/2-4/6)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #30
Unit of InstructionNarratives/FL History/Earth Day
Standard(s) Taught

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 (e.g., Herculean)

 LAFS.4.L.3.5c  Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).

 LAFS.4.L.3.6  Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases as found in grade level appropriate texts, including those that signal precise actions, emotions or states of (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).

 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.4.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4-5 text 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.L.2.3  Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

SS.4.A.6.1 Describe the economic development of Florida’s major industries.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

The student will:

  • Provide references to details and/or examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly OR when explaining inferences drawn from the text.
  • Provie a statement that integrates information from two texts on the same topic.
  • Provide examples of Florida’s major industries (timber, citrus, railroads, shrimping).
  • Correlate the availability of resources and consumer demand with the success of industries.
Classroom Activities


  • “On the Move” – poem from Ocean Poems booklet
  • Migration map of Gray Whales
  • “Adelina’s Whales” – story from Macmillan Literature Book p. 486
  • Gray whale migration route article
  • Literacy Activity texts: “Coral Reef Rescue” from Macmillan Time for Kids book/ “Coral Reefs” poem from Ocean Poems booklet and videos (Nearpod)
  • Small groups
  • Classroom centers on Tuesday/Thursday
  • Nearpod
  • Seesaw
  • SS Weekly Magazine #29 “Hard Working Florida”
Assignments Due

T-Chart comparing poem and map information – formative due Wed. 4/4

Vocabulary study words – due Thursday 4/5

Text dependent questions from story – formative due Friday 4/6

Literacy Activity (Coral Reefs)- formative – Assigned Wed. 4/4 due Wednesday 4/11

SS – What is Industry? assignment due Friday 4/6

Additional Resources

FSA Reading test on April 23 and 24

We are collecting gift cards for our 4th grade gift card basket to be auctioned off at the golf tournament. All proceeds go toward the end of the year field day for 4th grade.