Q3, W8

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #8
Unit of InstructionText Structures/Living Biographies
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.4.RI.3.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
LAFS.4.RI.1.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining and when drawing inferences from 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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

LAFS.4.RI.3.7
Students will:
· Provide an interpretation of information presented visually (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on web pages).

Provide an explanation of how the information presented visually contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

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.

Students will identify the main way an author organizes events and ideas in an informational text will help you better understand the topic. 

Students will describe the way an author organizes events, ideas, or information will help you better understand the text. 

Classroom Activities
  • I-Ready Reading (40 minutes completed in class)
  • Students will complete their Living Biography research/note taking guide
  • Students will complete a planning sheet for an informational essay about the famous African American that they are studying for their Living Biography project 
  • First drafts of the informational essays will be completed
  • Conferences will be held with students to make revisions to their work
  • Final drafts will be written
  • Students will utilize these drafts to write their presentations/speeches
  • Ready Reading Lesson 14 -Text Structures 
  • IXL
Assignments Due
  • Center Work (completed in class) due Friday
  • Living Biography Note Taking Guide due Wednesday
  • Living Biography Planning Sheet due Wednesday
  • Living Biography First Draft due Thursday
  •  Living Biography Revised Draft due Friday

Homework: Monday-Thursday-Read and Respond

*Note: Students may work on their Living Biography Projects at home, but they are responsible for bringing their materials to school each day.

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