RI.4.6

Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.

 
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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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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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Were You There or Did Someone Tell You??

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:

When evaluating information, students must be able to discern whether or not the reporter was present or was told the information.

 
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They Were Looking Up Too.... More Perspective

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:

9/11 changed the perspectives of American citizens forever. As Americans, students must value and empathize with the experiences of others at that time.

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

Now that we have compared the firsthand account of the story of Ruby Bridges with a secondhand account, we are digging deeper and analyzing the photographs in the firsthand account as well as the illustrations in the secondhand account.

 
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Columbus VS Pilgrims

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

Thanksgiving is almost here and students have been learning about who the Pilgrims were. This lesson compares what they have read in their Columbus biography with a text on the Pilgrims.

 
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We're All Looking Up: A Matter of Perspective

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:

Knowing which perspective your information is coming from can make all the difference.

 
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Ruby Bridges Unit Assessment

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

In this lesson, students will get to show what they have learned about the differences between a firsthand and a secondhand account of a story as well as what they have learned about Ruby Bridges during this unit.

 
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Operation Fact and Opinion

4th grade ELA » Unit: Read It and Rate It: A Real Life Look at Persuasive Writing
4th grade ELA » Unit: Read It and Rate It: A Real Life Look at Persuasive Writing
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding fact and opinion is crucial to the comprehending of text and the identification of bias .

 
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My Life-Changing Story -As Told by My Classmate

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

We have compared and contrasted a firsthand account and a secondhand account of the story of Ruby Bridges. In this lesson, it is the students' life-changing stories we will now compose firsthand and secondhand accounts of in order to compare and contrast.

 
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Firsthand Account of My Life Changing Experience

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

In this lesson, students will compose a written piece on a life changing experience they have had. Their friends interviewed and wrote about this experience in our previous lesson. In our next lesson, we will compare the similarities and differences in t

 
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Native American Petroglyphs - Close Read - Compare and Contrast

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Native American Tribes of Utah
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Native American Tribes of Utah
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We have read "Vernal Area Rock Art" by Byron Loosle, Ph.D. and Kelda Wilson and today we will compare the text to a video clip of a Native American explaining the meaning of petroglyphs.

Standards:
 
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Fine Art Fact and Opinion

4th grade ELA » Unit: Read It and Rate It: A Real Life Look at Persuasive Writing
4th grade ELA » Unit: Read It and Rate It: A Real Life Look at Persuasive Writing
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Determining the difference between facts and opinions is essential to comprehending texts and understanding the biases from which texts may be written.

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

We have written firsthand and secondhand accounts of a life changing event in our lives. Today we will look at the similarities and differences in those versions.

 
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