Q3 WK 1 (01/04-07)

TeacherTammy Kisgeropoulos
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4th
Week #18
Unit of InstructionTheme/ Inference / Florida Explorers
Standard(s) Taught

ELA. 4 .R.1.2 Explain a stated or implied theme and how it develops, using details in a literary text.
SS.4.A.3.1 Identify explorers who came to Florida and the motivations for their expeditions.

ELA.K12.EE.3.1 Make inferences to comprehend text.

SS.4.A.3.2 Describe causes and effects of European colonization on the Native American tribes of Florida.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:
ELA:
Determine the theme or underlying message of a talk, text, film or other work.

-Use inferencing skills tp determine the theme of a text

Social Studies:
 identify explorers who landed in Florida.
 explain why explorers came to Florida and the outcome of their expeditions. Examples may include, but not be limited to, Ponce de Leon, Juan
Garrido, Esteban Dorantes, Tristan de Luna
 define and describe European colonization in Florida.
 summarize the effects of European colonization on Native American tribes using primary

Classroom Activities

Ready Reading Themes in Stories Passages
Ready Reading Independent practice
Theme Skills sheet
Theme and Main Idea sort – with group
Theme short film and activity sheet -Stellar Movies: The Story of Pluto
Good Morning Sunshine daily
Florida Dailies daily
Ponce de Leon passage and questions
Ready Reading quiz – Themes in Stories

Assignments Due

Ready Reading Themes in Stories Passages
Ready Reading Independent practice
Theme Skills sheet
Theme and Main Idea sort – with group
Theme short film and activity sheet -Stellar Movies: The Story of Pluto
Good Morning Sunshine daily and Friday quiz
Florida Dailies daily and Friday quiz
Ponce de Leon passage and questions-quiz due Thursday
Ready Reading quiz – Themes in Stories Friday

Additional Resources