Quarter 4, Week 34 (4/30-5/4)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaELA/SS
Grade Level4
Week #34
Unit of InstructionInnovators/Florida Industry/Informational Text
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.3.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

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.

LAFS.4.SL.1.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions 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 informational text, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently.

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.

LAFS.4.L.3.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

LAFS.4.L.3.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

SS.4.A.8.3 Describe the effect of the United States space program on Florida’s economy and growth.

SS.4.E.1.2 Explain Florida’s role in the national and international economy and conditions that attract businesses to the state.

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

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

SS.4.A.8.4 Explain how tourism affects Florida’s economy and growth.

SS.4.A.6.3 Describe the contributions of significant individuals to Florida.

SS.4.E.1.1 Identify entrepreneurs from various social and ethnic backgrounds who have influenced Florida and local economy.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

The student will:

  • Demonstrate ability to effectively engage in a range of collaborative discussions on grade 4 topics and text, building on others’ ideas and expressing own ideas clearly.
  • Demonstrate ability to make comments that contribute to the discussion and/or link to the remarks of others.
  • Demonstrate ability to paraphrase information presented in diverse media and formats.
  • Provide an interpretation of information presented orally.
  • Provide an explanation of how information presented orally contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
  • Provide a summary of the text.
  • Provide a reference to details and/or examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly or when explaining inferences drawn from the text.
  • Provide a statement of a theme of a text.
Classroom Activities

Texts and Videos:

Primary source documents from the Wright Brothers estate and Neil Armstrong.


“Florida’s Economy: From the Mouse to the Moon” by Joann Mattern

Poem: “It Couldn’t Be Done” by Edward Albert Guest


Power point for Poem study

Book Report Movie Poster Project- Assigned Monday 4/30- Due Monday 5/7

Social Studies Literacy Project on Space Program- Assigned Monday 4/30- Due Friday 5/4

Large and small group discussions

Center Rotations on Tuesday and Thursday



Assignments Due

Movie Poster Book Report – due Monday 5/7

SS Literacy Project- due Friday 5/4  (dual grade for LA and SS)

Summary from main idea, and key details for how tourism affects Florida’s economy (formative)

Poem questions and statement of theme- due Thursday (formative LA grade)

Florida Innovators Project- Assigned Thursday, May 3 – Due Monday, May 14


Additional Resources

                                FLORIDA INNOVATORS PROJECT

                                Assigned:  Thursday, May 3, 2018

                                        Due:   Monday, May 14, 2018

                      **Students have been assigned their innovator to research.

We have been reading about some famous innovators from Florida. Our project will be several parts: 1.) completed note taking packet,       2.) informational essay, and 3.) classroom presentation with visual.

Note Taking Packet:  You have been given a note taking packet so that you may record the gathering of your information for your project. This completed packet will be part of your grade. You may use more sources to get lots of interesting information. Be sure to document all of them. Be thorough! (20% of grade)

Informational Essay: From the information you gather, you will be writing an informational essay about your innovator. Your essay should be composed of: An Introduction, 3 (or more) body paragraphs, and a Conclusion. (40% of grade)

Classroom Presentation: For the classroom presentation, you WILL NOT  read your essay to the class. You will need to prepare some interesting notes/facts about your innovator that you can tell us about.  You will also need to prepare a visual presentation, which can be in the form of a poster, power point, SeeSaw video, dressing up like your person, etc. *See me for an OK if you have any other ideas! (40% of grade)