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|Subject Area||ELA/Social Studies|
|Unit of Instruction||National Parks, Maps, Government|
- RI.1.1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
- RI.1.2 – Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text
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.
RI2.5 Describe the structure of a non-fiction text (chronological order, compare/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution)
L3.4 Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).
- L.1.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
- W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
- SS.4.G.1.4 Interpret political and physical maps using map elements (title, compass rose, cardinal directions, intermediate directions, symbols, legend, scale, longitude, latitude)
- SS.4.G.1.1 Identify physical features of Florida
- SS.4.G.1.2 Locate and label cultural features on a Florida map
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
- Use explicit and implicitly implied text evidence to answer questions about an article
- Explain how the parks have and are being affected by humans both positively and negatively
- Learn new Greek/Latin roots; use the roots to spell new words and determine their meanings
- Understand that an author changes the structure of a text based on their purpose for writing
- Read a text and identify the text structure used by the author
- Investigate how figurative language, strong vocabulary, and a variety of sentence lengths affect our writing
- Indicate cardinal directions and intermediate directions on a map
- Identify and locate Florida’s major physical features, including major bodies of water and areas with major islands on a state map such as Florida Keys
- Locate, label, and discuss Florida’s cultural features on a Florida map (e.g., state capital-Tallahassee, major cities, sites of important historical events, major tourist attractions)
• Identify the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of Florida’s government. • compare powers of Florida’s three branches of government. • provide examples of actions taken by each of Florida’s three branches of government.
- iReady-40 minutes
- Teacher small group
- Read and respond to text
- Study spelling/vocabulary words; practice writing complete sentences using spelling words; READ
- Greek/Latin conventions test in class
- Vocabulary test for Weeks 1 and 2 Vocabulary words
- IXL strands
- Center work
- Boring paragraph rewrite using juicy words and 7-up sentences
• anim (life; spirit)
• ann (year)
• aqua (water)
• arch (primitive; first; chief)
• ast (star)
- gradually – moving or changing very slowly
- typical – to be usual or like others in a group
- sole – to be alone or to be the only one
- ascend – to go up
- descend – to go down