• E.L.A: 1st Quarter Skills

    Focus Comprehension Standard(s):

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    Focus Language Standard(s):

    LAFS.4.L.1.1g - Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons. (DOK 2)

    LAFS.4.L.1.2b - Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text. (DOK 1)

    LAFS.4.L.2.3a - Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely. (DOK 3)

    LAFS.4.L.3.5a - Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context. (DOK 3)


    Focus Writing Standard(s):

     LAFS.4.W.1.2 - Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. a. Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic. c. Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because). d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. e. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented. (DOK 2)

    LAFS.4.W.2.4 - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.) (DOK 3)

    LAFS.4.W.2.5 - With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (DOK 3)

    LAFS.4.W.3.8 - Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources. (DOK 3)

    LAFS.4.W.3.9 - Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. a. Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions].”). b. Apply grade 4 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., “Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text”). (DOK 3)


    Math: 1st Quarter Skills

    Focus Standard(s):

    MAFS.4.NBT.1.1 - Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. For example, recognize that 700 ÷ 70 = 10 by applying concepts of place value and division. (DOK 1)

    MAFS.4.NBT.1.2 - Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons. (DOK 2)

    MAFS.4.NBT.1.3 - Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place. (DOK 1)

    MAFS.4.NBT.2.4 - Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. (DOK 1)

    MAFS.4.OA.1.a- Determine whether an equation is true or false by using comparative relational thinking. For example, without adding 60 and 24, determine whether the equation 60 + 24 = 57 + 27 is true or false. (DOK 3) MAFS.4.OA.1.b- Determine the unknown whole number in an equation relating four whole numbers using comparative relational thinking. For example, solve 76 + 9 = n + 5 for n by arguing that nine is four more than five, so the unknown number must be four greater than 76. (DOK 3)  

    MAFS.4.OA.1.1 – Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations. (DOK 1)

    MAFS.4.OA.2.4 – Investigate factors and multiples. a. Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1–100. b. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1–100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number. c. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1–100 is prime or composite. (DOK 2)

    MAFS.4.NBT.2.5 - Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. (DOK 2)

    MAFS.4.NBT.2.6 - Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. (DOK 2)

    MAFS.4.OA.1.2 - Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison. (DOK 2)

    MAFS.4.OA.1.3 – Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding. (DOK 2)


    Science: 1st Quarter Skills

    Focus Standard(s):

    C.4.N.1.1 (DOK 3) - Raise questions about the natural world, use appropriate reference materials that support understanding to obtain information (identifying the source), conduct both individual and team investigations through free exploration and systematic investigations, and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations.

    SC.4.N.1.2 (DOK 3) - Compare the observations made by different groups using multiple tools and seek reasons to explain the differences across groups.

    SC.4.N.1.3 (DOK 2) - Explain that science does not always follow a rigidly defined method ("the scientific method") but that science does involve the use of observations and empirical evidence.

    SC.4.N.1.4 (DOK 3) - Attempt reasonable answers to scientific questions and cite evidence in support.

    SC.4.N.1.5 (DOK 2) - Compare the methods and results of investigations done by other classmates.

    SC.4.N.1.6 (DOK 3) - Keep records that describe observations made, carefully distinguishing actual observations from ideas and inferences about the observations.

    SC.4.N.1.7 (DOK 2) - Recognize and explain that scientists base their explanations on evidence.

    SC.4.N.1.8 (DOK 2) - Recognize that science involves creativity in designing experiments.

    C.4.P.8.1 (DOK 2) - Measure and compare objects and materials based on their physical properties including: mass, shape, volume, color, hardness, texture, odor, taste, attraction to magnets.

    SC.4.P.8.2 (DOK 1) - Identify properties and common uses of water in each of its states.

    SC.4.P.8.3 (DOK 2) - Explore the Law of Conservation of Mass by demonstrating that the mass of a whole object is always the same as the sum of the masses of its parts.

    SC.4.P.8.4 (DOK 3) - Investigate and describe that magnets can attract magnetic materials and attract and repel other magnets.

    SC.4.P.9.1 (DOK 1) - Identify some familiar changes in materials that result in other materials with different characteristics, such as decaying animal or plant matter, burning, rusting, and cooking.

    SC.4.P.10.1 (DOK 2)- Observe and describe some basic forms of energy, including light, heat, sound, electrical, and the energy of motion.

    SC.4.P.10.2 (DOK 2)- Investigate and describe that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change.

    SC.4.P.10.3 (DOK 3)- Investigate and explain that sound is produced by vibrating objects and that pitch depends on how fast or slow the object vibrates.

    SC.4.P.10.4 (DOK 2)- Describe how moving water and air are sources of energy and can be used to move things.

    SC.4.P.11.1 (DOK 1)- Recognize that heat flows from a hot object to a cold object and that heat flow may cause materials to change temperature.

    SC.4.P.11.2 (DOK 1)- Identify common materials that conduct heat well or poorly.


    Social Studies: 3rd Quarter Skills

    Focus Standard(s):


    SS.4.G.1.1 – Identify physical features of Florida.

    SS.4.G.1.2 – Locate and label cultural features on a Florida map.

    SS.4.G.1.3 – Explain how weather impacts Florida.

    SS.4.G.1.4 – Interpret political and physical maps using map elements (title, compass rose, cardinal directions, intermediate directions, symbols, legend, scale, longitude, latitude). 

    SS.4.A.1.1 – Analyze primary and secondary resource to identify significant individuals and events throughout Florida history.

    SS.4.A.1.2 – Synthesize information related to Florida history through print and electronic media.

    SS.4.A.2.1 – Compare Native American tribes in Florida.

    SS.4.A.1.1 – Analyze primary and secondary resource to identify significant individuals and events throughout Florida history. SS.4.A.1.2 – Synthesize information related to Florida history through print and electronic media.

    SS.4.A.3.1 – Identify explorers who came to Florida and the motivations for their expeditions.

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

    SS.4.A.3.3 – Identify the significance of St. Augustine as the oldest permanent European settlement in the United States.

    SS.4.A.3.4 – Explain the purpose of and daily life on missions (San Luis de Talimali in present-day Tallahassee).

    SS.4.A.3.5 – Identify the significance of Fort Mose as the first free African community in the United States.

    SS.4.A.3.6 – Identify the effects of Spanish rule in Florida.

    SS.4.A.3.7 – Identify nations (Spain, France, England) that controlled Florida before it became a United States territory.

    SS.4.A.9.1 – Utilize timelines to sequence key events in Florida history.