RL.4.2

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

 
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A Close Read of Grandfather's Journey

4th Grade ELA » Unit: This Land is Our Land
4th Grade ELA » Unit: This Land is Our Land
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will demonstrate their understanding of the story Grandfather's Journey by inferring and referring to details and examples as they ask and answer text-based questions during a close read.

 
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Close Read: Casey at the Bat - Key Ideas and Details

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Close Read - Casey at the Bat
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Close Read - Casey at the Bat
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this first day of our close read lesson on the book "Casey at the Bat," we will read through the text taking the time to zoom in on the key ideas and details. We will also create a character analysis of Casey using evidence from the text.

 
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The Three Little Pigs

4th Grade ELA » Unit: A Different Perspective
4th Grade ELA » Unit: A Different Perspective
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

SWBAT use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast two stories about the three little pigs.

 
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What's the Point? Inferring Themes

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Exploring Information in Nonfiction Texts
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Exploring Information in Nonfiction Texts
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Determining the theme or themes of a story is all about inferring the meaning.

 
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A Close Read of The Horned Toad Prince

4th Grade ELA » Unit: This Land is Our Land
4th Grade ELA » Unit: This Land is Our Land
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will engage in a rich discussion of "The Horned Toad Prince" during a close read.

 
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Greek Mythology - Toy Designers

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Greek Mythology Madness!
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Greek Mythology Madness!
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We are reading "Greek Myths" retold by Heather Amery. In this lesson, we are also going to be toy designers and design an action figure based on a character from the Greek myths.

 
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An Analysis of Story Elements in Because of Winn-Dixie

4th Grade ELA » Unit: This Land is Our Land
4th Grade ELA » Unit: This Land is Our Land
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of what experiences bring different people together by creating a story map for the story Because of Winn-Dixie. The story map will aid students in sequencing and summarizing.

 
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Using Text Features to Summarize Text

4th Grade ELA » Unit: This Land is Our Land
4th Grade ELA » Unit: This Land is Our Land
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will use an online speaking avatar program to summarize informational text after exploring text features.

 
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Analyzing Story Elements in the book Bud, Not Buddy

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Bud, Not Buddy
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Bud, Not Buddy
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The students will use a graphic organizer to construct a character sketch in order to introduce the main character, Bud. They will provide textual evidence to support their description of Bud.

 
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Stuart Little Book Study Chapters 1 to 4

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Stuart Little
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Stuart Little
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will answer text-based questions about the book Stuart Little and write a problem/solution paragraph.

 
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The Whipping Boy - Theme

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Whipping Boy
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Whipping Boy
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will learn what theme means and how they can determine the theme of a story by drawing on details within the text to determine theme. They will also learn that there can be multiple themes for a text.

 
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4th Grade ELA » Unit: This Land is Our Land
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will use a character sketch to describe the thoughts, words, and actions of the grandfather in the story Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say

 
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Examining Themes in the book Bud, Not Buddy

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Bud, Not Buddy
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Bud, Not Buddy
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will illustrate a theme from Bud, Not Buddy through generation of a creative book report (i.e., flyer, newspaper, game, interview with the author, etc.). Through examination of these themes, students will make real world connections.

 
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Bud, Not Buddy Jeopardy (Chapters 1-8)

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Bud, Not Buddy
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Bud, Not Buddy
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will use an interactive online Jeopardy game to cite evidence in answering text-based questions about the complex literary text Bud, Not Buddy (chapters 1-8) by Christopher Paul Curtis.

 
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The Common Language of Theme: Left Side Interactive Student Notebook Activity

4th grade ELA » Unit: Fantastic Fiction: Exploring the Elements of Fiction
4th grade ELA » Unit: Fantastic Fiction: Exploring the Elements of Fiction
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding theme is essential to deep understanding of fictional texts.

 
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