RI.4.3

Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

 
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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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Learning About Geotechnical Engineering Through Literature

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

In this literature study, students travel to a community situated on the Karnali River. This river creates a need for an engineering solution to a serious problem!

 
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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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Ruby Bridges - A Firsthand Account

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Ruby Bridges
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Ruby Bridges
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, we will read and understand the story "Through My Eyes" by Ruby Bridges. We will then order to compare and contrast this first hand account with the secondhand account of "The Story of Ruby Bridges" by Robert Cole which we read in the previ

 
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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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Were You There? Did You Write It Down?

4th grade ELA » Unit: September 11th - We Can't Forget - They Don't Remember
4th grade ELA » Unit: September 11th - We Can't Forget - They Don't Remember
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding the difference between primary and secondary sources is a skill that students need to understand to effectively evaluate information.

 
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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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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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Bats a CLOSE Reading

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

Common Core and CLOSE reading practices are designed to make more analytic and comprehensive readers. This reading centers around an article on bats. A fun subject so close to Halloween.

 
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Eye of the Storm Close Read

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 will examine the effects of Hurricane Andrew through a close read.

 
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Close Read: My Brother Martin - Key Ideas and Details

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Close Read - My Brother Martin
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Close Read - My Brother Martin
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This is day 1 of a close read unit on the book "My Brother Martin" by Christine King Farris. This first day, we will focus on the key ideas and details of the story. We will really get to know the story.

 
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Who Are We? Where Did We Come From?

4th grade ELA » Unit: Mammoth Bones and Broken Stones: The Mystery of North America's First People
4th grade ELA » Unit: Mammoth Bones and Broken Stones: The Mystery of North America's First People
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Studying the ancient people who settled our continent will provide the foundation for understanding the development of our nation.

 
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Dr Martin Luther King Jr Had a Dream

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 evaluate the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech to our nation.

 
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