Q3, W3

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #3
Unit of InstructionDr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.4.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.

LAFS.4.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.

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.RI.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, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

LAFS.4.RF.4.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

LAFS.4.RF.3.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words

SS.4.A.8.1 Identify Florida’s role in the Civil Rights Movement.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


Students will:


·         Provide an explanation of events in a historical, scientific or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Classroom Activities



-Reading, My Brother Martin and answering text based questions
-Completing the “Honoring King” activities from Read Works (article and question set)
-Listening to “The Ballad of Birmingham”
-Viewing/listening to the “I Have a Dream” speech
-Writing about our dreams
-I-Ready Reading

-Sneetches video, discussion, and writing activity

-Spelling Choice Board activities

-Writing Test: opinion writing prompt

Assignments Due

Monday: No School=No homework
Tuesday-Thursday: Homework, Read and Respond
Spelling Test on Friday, January 24th.

Spelling Words:
1. dismissal

2. mission

3. permission

4. admit

5. submit

6. transmit

7. automobile

8. mobile

9. snowmobile


miss (send)

mit (send)

mob (move)

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