RL.4.9

Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

 
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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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3 pigs
   

Mr. Falker and Mr. Lincoln: Comparing Two Texts

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:

Close reading of a text leads to deeper understanding and improved comprehension across all texts.

 
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Comparing Cinderella: I Read- You Choose

4th grade ELA » Unit: Beyond the Venn Diagram: Learning to Write a Compare and Contrast Paragraph
4th grade ELA » Unit: Beyond the Venn Diagram: Learning to Write a Compare and Contrast Paragraph
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Using different versions of Cinderella stories provides a chance for students to experience the same story yet be exposed to different cultures.

 
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There is Something in Common: Finding Common Themes

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Discovering Struggle in Historical Fiction
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Discovering Struggle in Historical Fiction
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students synthesize the information from multiple historical fiction books to find common themes and support them with evidence from the text.

 
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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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The Big Bad Wolf in Number the Stars

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Number the Stars Literature Unit
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Number the Stars Literature Unit
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In Number the Stars, our main character retells herself the story of Little Red Riding Hood to ease her fears. Students will compare her situation with the fairy tale.

 
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little red nts
   

Are We Good? Ancient Greek Philosophy and Socrates

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

We put students context clues and connecting to the test in this lesson. Students will use famous Greek philosophical quotes to make predictions for what they mean.

 
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Comparing Two Texts- Second Day

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:

Analyzing works across an author's collection increases comprehension and understanding of the author's other works.

 
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Comparing 2 Books: Classroom Discussion

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Genre of Fantasy
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Genre of Fantasy
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Before we can compare two stories, students need to know what to look for.

 
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Comparing 2 Books: On Your Own

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Genre of Fantasy
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Genre of Fantasy
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students compare two similar stories based on key story elements.

 
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Fair vs Equal: Connecting to Our Reading

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

In this lesson my students have now read about slavery during the Columbus Exploration period. Students will discuss slavery and how it was based on judgement. They will then discuss and connect judgement to jobs to determine equal and fair.

 
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fair equal
   

Close Read: A Day's Work - Art Integration

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Close Read - A Day's Work
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Close Read - A Day's Work
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We will be learning more about Jean Francois Millet and comparing his painting "The Gleaners" with "A Day's Work." We will then complete an art project to tie it all together.

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the gleaners
   

Advice for Life: Determining Important Messages in Historical Fiction Books

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Discovering Struggle in Historical Fiction
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Discovering Struggle in Historical Fiction
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students decide what sort of advice or messages books can give them about what's important about life.

 
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Reflection on Equality

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Lesson with Writing
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Lesson with Writing
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Sometimes making connections from what we have learned to our new learning is difficult. This lesson asks them to think about a connection between various lessons where equality was discussed.

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From Seed to Tree: Determing the Importance of Tiny Details

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Discovering Struggle in Historical Fiction
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Discovering Struggle in Historical Fiction
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

When students identify the big ideas that come from small details, they are more likely to pay attention to all of the details as they read.

 
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