Q1, W5

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #5
Unit of InstructionThe Branches of Government/Map Skills
Standard(s) Taught

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.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
LAFS.4.RI.4.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social students, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
LAFS.4.W.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
SS.4.C.3.1 Identify the three branches (Legislative, Judicial, Executive) of government in Florida and the powers of each.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

LAFS.4.RI.2.4 Students will provide a statement of the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in context.
LAFS.4.RI.1.1 Students will provide references to details and/or examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly.
LAFS.4.RI.1.3 Students will provide an explanation of events in a historical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Classroom Activities

-Morning Work Packet-to practice various reading and grammar skills.
“American Government-The Branches of Government” ReadWorks article and comprehension questions
I-Ready Reading
-Read &Respond: Students will be given 15-20 minutes to read silently in class. They will then be asked to respond, in writing, to what they read.
-Quick Writes
-Opinion Writing: Planning and writing an opinion essay
“Map Skills” Brain Pop video and quiz
“Human Geography in the Southeast”-Students will read the article and utilize the map to answer questions.
“U.S. Map: Spotlight on Resources”-Students will read the passage and utilize the map to answer questions.
“Identifying and Using Context Clues” -Students will read the passage and then answer questions using context clues.

-Spelling Choice Board Activities

Assignments Due

Spelling Quiz on Friday, September 13th.

  1. audible
  2. audience
  3. audition
  4. biologist
  5. biographical
  6. biodegradable

*Update: We are focusing on the six spelling words listed above and their two Greek/Latin Roots.  The roots are aud(hear) and bio (life). 

Homework: Please have your children study the spelling words.

Also,  students should be reading each night for 15-20 minutes.  They should then fill in one section of their reading logs.

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