RL.4.10

By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

 
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Character Trait Final Assessment

4th grade ELA » Unit: Let It Snow!! Analyzing Snowflake Bentley
4th grade ELA » Unit: Let It Snow!! Analyzing Snowflake Bentley
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Being able to identify a character's traits is a foundational skill to understanding fictional texts.

 
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Ruby Bridges: Uncovered in a poem

4th grade ELA » Unit: The Story of Ruby Bridges
4th grade ELA » Unit: The Story of Ruby Bridges
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding poetry and finding specific text evidence to support answers to questions is a necessary step to becoming a good reader.

 
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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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The Story of Ruby Bridges

4th grade ELA » Unit: The Story of Ruby Bridges
4th grade ELA » Unit: The Story of Ruby Bridges
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students must be able to independently read a text and answer comprehension questions to demonstrate their understanding.

 
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Character Trait and Motivation Pretest

4th grade ELA » Unit: Let It Snow!! Analyzing Snowflake Bentley
4th grade ELA » Unit: Let It Snow!! Analyzing Snowflake Bentley
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Identifying a character's personality traits and motivations helps make deeper connections to a text thus improving comprehension.

 
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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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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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theme
   

Greek Mythology - Meet the Greek Gods and Godesses

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

This is the first lesson in our unit on Greek Mythology. We will learn about what Mythology is and start to read "Greek Myths" by Heather Amery.

Standards:
 
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Character Traits: Right Side Interactive Notebook Activity

4th grade ELA » Unit: Let It Snow!! Analyzing Snowflake Bentley
4th grade ELA » Unit: Let It Snow!! Analyzing Snowflake Bentley
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Identifying character traits within yourself leads to understanding character traits in others.

 
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What Is a Poem?

4th grade ELA » Unit: Pondering Poetry
4th grade ELA » Unit: Pondering Poetry
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Like any genre, one must understand the foundational elements before true comprehension can take place.

 
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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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The Story, The Whipping Boy - Background Knowledge

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

"The Whipping Boy" is a literary masterpiece! However, without background information, it will be difficult for the students to understand. Students will learn what background knowledge is as well as build the schema they need to understand the text.

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Elements of Fiction Pretest

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:

A deep understanding of the elements of fiction increases the overall comprehension of fictional texts.

 
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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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Greek Mythology - Myth Masters

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

In this lesson, students will get to work with a partner as they read the next section in our "Greek Myths" books by Heather Amery. They also be comparing and contrasting the written version of Pandora's Box with a video clip version.

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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