RL.4.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

 
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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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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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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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Greek Mythology - Finding Examples of Mythological Terminology within Text

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

In this unit we have read and learned about Greek myths. In this lesson we will be reading short articles that contain terminology that references Greek mythology.

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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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Close Read: Casey at the Bat - Craft and Structure

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:

This is the second lesson in our close read on "Casey at the Bat." We will focus on craft and structure today as we take a closer look at the text.

 
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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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mouse1
   
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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Because of Winn-Dixie Literacy Centers

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 develop oral storytelling skills, build vocabulary, and show artistic expression through engaging in cross-curricular literacy centers for the story "Because of Winn-Dixie."

 
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King Midas and the Acrostic Poem

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Ancient Greece
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Ancient Greece
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The moral of King Midas is that your words can get you into trouble and students will read about how this affected the king. They will then use the myth to write an acrostic poem.

 
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Analyzing Story Elements 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 use a story map to analyze story elements of the story "Grandfather's Journey."

 
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