RI.4.4

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

 
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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 Daffodil Project Part 1

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:

Students study how a daffodil bulb is specifically designed to weather a long cold winter because of specific adaptive parts.

 
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blooming
   

What is Weathering? A Study of Australia's Twelve Apostles

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

Students start to understand the impacts of weathering on an Australian coastline using technology.

 
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my photo of 12 apostles australia great ocean
   

Mira Mira The Amazing Mira

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

Using a mira, students draw symmetrical pictures and then explain how the mira works using what they know about reflection and the eye.

 
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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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What is Energy?

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Melissa Romano
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson students participate in an internet search to investigate the definition of energy and discover the two main types of energy, kinetic and potential energy.

 
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what is energy
   

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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african elephant
   

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
   

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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bill of rights
   

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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debate
   

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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bat
   

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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hurricane
   

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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mlk i have a dream
Common Core ELA
 
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