RI.4.2

Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

 
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Scientist in the Field: Jane Goodall

4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

An up close and personal look at Jane Goodall helps students understand roles human's play on preserving wildlife and understand how these observations let us know that some animals form groups that help members survive.

 
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The Fossil Mind Map Unfolds

4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After students watch a short clip and read an article about fossils, students organize their new understanding by creating a mind map through an app.

 
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things i never
   

A Close Read of Letters Home from Yosemite

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 discuss the beauty and importance of Yosemite National Park during a close read.

 
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Saving Endangered Animals Debate

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

Students explore the pros and cons of saving endangered animals through a debate.

 
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debate
   

Getting the "Main Idea": Pre Test and Left Side

4th grade ELA » Unit: What It's All About: Exploring Main Idea and Supporting Details
4th grade ELA » Unit: What It's All About: Exploring Main Idea and Supporting Details
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Being able to identify the main idea of a text will allow students to be able to summarize which will improve comprehension.

Standards:
 
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Are Elephants Headed for Extinction

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

Students identify contributing factors to the threat of survival of African elephants.

 
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Rosa Parks

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Civil Rights as a Global Issue
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Civil Rights as a Global Issue
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will gain an understanding of why Rosa Parks is considered the mother of the Civil Rights Movement.

 
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rosa parks
   

What Does it Really Mean? Use Poems to Infer Meaning

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:

Poems use imagery that require readers to use background knowledge to make inferences based on meaning.

 
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what does it mean
   

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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black bear
   

An Examination of Causes and Effects of Rising Sea Levels Around the World

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Weather and Climate Around Us
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Weather and Climate Around Us
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students read a Scholastic News article, "Deep Trouble," to examine the causes and effects of rising sea levels around the world.

 
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flood
   

The Bill of Rights and You

4th Grade ELA » Unit: U. S. Government
4th Grade ELA » Unit: U. S. Government
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will discuss the Bill of Rights, participate in whole and differentiated small group activities to gain an understanding of the importance of the Bill of Rights and the multiple perspectives of their peers.

 
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"Framing" the Main Idea: Interactive Notebook Right Side Activity

4th grade ELA » Unit: What It's All About: Exploring Main Idea and Supporting Details
4th grade ELA » Unit: What It's All About: Exploring Main Idea and Supporting Details
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Finding the main idea and supporting details of a picture is a building block to finding the main idea in text.

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frame
   

Supporting Ideas: Finding Details to Support the Main Idea

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 which details are important helps a student understand the text better.

 
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The Dress Code Debate

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

Students use a close read and research to debate about whether or not students should have a dress code.

 
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Somebody Wanted But So... Cinderella

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

Somebody, Wanted, But, So is a great graphic organizer to help students focus what they have read to specific details in story. Using sticky notes is a fun way to track their thoughts.

 
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cinderellaflipper
Common Core ELA
 
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