RI.4.8

Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

 
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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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Buckling and Bending the Earth's Surface - Weathering Day 1

4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will explore and understand that the crust of the earth is constantly moving and changing over time due to weathering processes.

 
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Close Read: My Brother Martin - Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

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 our third day in our close read of "My brother Martin." by Christine King Farris. We will be diving into the heart of the story and comparing and contrasting the story with a story of two brothers, Cayden and Conner.

 
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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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This Land is Your Land close read and literacy centers

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:

SWBAT will learn the words to the song This Land is Your Land and examine explicit and implied meanings of the song.

 
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Athens VS Sparta

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

In this lesson students will look at these powerful city-states. They will be able to see how they are similar but how the two vary when it comes to education and military.

 
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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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PIE Me, Author's Purpose

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

Using the acronym Purpose, Entertain, Inform to evaluate and explain with evidence the author's purpose between different selections of text.

 
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Buckling and Bending the Earth's Surface - Weathering Day 2

4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will understand some of the weathering processes that influence the shape of the earth's crust.

 
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Exploring the Text: H is for Honor

4th grade ELA » Unit: Honoring Our Veterans: H is for Honor
4th grade ELA » Unit: Honoring Our Veterans: H is for Honor
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding an author's implications in a text increases reading comprehension.

Standards:
 
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The Dress Code Debate Research Preparation

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

Students will conduct research and complete a reader response log in preparation for a debate about student dress codes.

 
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Examining Martin Luther King Jr's. Leadership Through Close Reading

4th grade ELA » Unit: Bringing Out the Leader in You
4th grade ELA » Unit: Bringing Out the Leader in You
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding and valuing leadership qualities in others builds leadership capacity in ourselves.

 
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Tarzan: Everyone's a Critic

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

Students become movie critics in this lesson! They will have the opportunity to use real world skills to find their voice and compose an opinion.

 
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Punt, Pass, and Predict

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

Predicting can be fun and can also get out of hand. This lesson is to help students to visualize the story in order to make more accurate predictions.

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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