Q1W5 9/9/19 – 9/13/19

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TeacherElizabeth Brumley
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #5
Unit of InstructionNational Parks
Standard(s) Taught


  • 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.
  • W1.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

Social Studies

  • SS.4.C.3.1 Identify the three branches (Legislative, Judicial, Executive) of government in
    Florida and the powers of each.

  • SS.4.C.3.2 Distinguish between state (governor, state representative, or senator) and local
    government (mayor, city commissioner).
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students Will:


  • Use explicit and implicitly implied text evidence to answer questions about an article
  • 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


  •  address the prompt and provide effective and comprehensive development of the topic and/or narrative elements by using clear reasoning, details, and/or description; the development is consistently appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience. 

Social Studies:

• 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.

• identify roles in state government, such as governor, state representative, senator.
• identify roles in local government, such as mayor and city commissioner.
• compare and contrast the scope of power between state and local government officials.

Classroom Activities

Morning Work

I-Ready – 45 minutes

Read and respond to text

Quick Writes



Assignments Due

Homework: Study spelling, roots and vocabulary words, READ 20 minutes each night

In Class:

Carlsbad Caverns article and questions

September 11 Reading passage and questions

September 11 Brain Pop video and quiz

Heroes paper bag books

IXL Strands K.1, D.5

Text Feature Scavenger Hunt

Nonfiction Text Features About Me 


Additional Resources

Spelling Words

1. audible
2. audience
3. audition
4. rebellion
5. rebellious
6. rebelliousness
7. biologist
8. biographical
9. biodegradable
10. abbreviate
11. brevity
12. unabbreviated
13. campaign
14. campfire
15. encamp

Root Words

• aud (hear)
• belli (war)
• bio (life)
• brev (short)
• cam (field)

Vocabulary Words

  1. previous – going before
  2. frequent – happening often
  3. assumption – the belief that something is true
  4. annual – occurring once per year
  5. indicate – to point out