RI.4.5

Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

 
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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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el capitan
   

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
   

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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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 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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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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Slap To Check: small group instruction to help learn Check for Understanding Reading Strategy

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Strategies: Beginning of the Year
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Strategies: Beginning of the Year
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Sometimes the lessons on strategies taught to the whole class are not enough. During Daily 5, or Reading Intervention, I can pull a reading strategy group to help specific students learn and practice a needed strategy for reading.

 
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slap jack
   

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Cause and Effect

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

Fudge and Peter are great characters to analyze. The story has numerous cause and effect relationships that can be used for any leveled reader.

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: Planning A Cause And Effect Book

4th grade ELA » Unit: Putting Together the Pieces - The Puzzle of Cause and Effect Relationships
4th grade ELA » Unit: Putting Together the Pieces - The Puzzle of Cause and Effect Relationships
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Being able to create a story with cause and effect text structure demonstrates a good understanding of cause and effect relationships.

Standards:
 
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Where to Begin?? The Compare and Contrast Pretest

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:

Being able to describe similarities and differences leads to a greater understanding of all text types.

Standards:
 
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data
   

Completing the Puzzle: Finding Cause and Effect in Nonfiction Text

4th grade ELA » Unit: Putting Together the Pieces - The Puzzle of Cause and Effect Relationships
4th grade ELA » Unit: Putting Together the Pieces - The Puzzle of Cause and Effect Relationships
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Identifying the specific cause and effect relationships in a text will aid students' comprehension for all text that uses the cause and effect structure.

 
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The Story of Ruby Bridges - A Secondhand Account

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

We will take a close look at The Story of Ruby Bridges" by Robert Coles in this lesson, so that in a future lesson we can compare and contrast this story with a first person account of the same events.

 
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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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Constructed Response Assessment on Weather and Climate

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 write to explain the weather and climate we experience in the world around us.

 
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