RI.4.10

By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as necessary at the high end of the range.

 
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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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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 Whipping Boy - Inference

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Whipping Boy
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Whipping Boy
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Making inferences can be fun! We will learn about inferences in this lesson and use our knowledge about inferences as we read chapter 2 in the novel "The Whipping Boy" by Sid Fleischman, we will be be making inferences based on clues we read in the text.

 
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Sorting out the Pieces: Interactive Student Notebook Right Side Activity

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 identify instances of cause and effect relationships will help further students' understanding of both fiction and nonfiction texts.

 
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Scavenger Hunt!! Keeping an Eye Out for Nonfiction Text Features

4th grade ELA » Unit: Climbing the Mountain: A Path to Understanding Nonfiction
4th grade ELA » Unit: Climbing the Mountain: A Path to Understanding Nonfiction
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Giving students access to real life print and letting them manipulate it will give them a more authentic understanding of nonfiction text features.

 
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Reaching the Summit: Mountains and Nonfiction Text Features (Left Side)

4th grade ELA » Unit: Climbing the Mountain: A Path to Understanding Nonfiction
4th grade ELA » Unit: Climbing the Mountain: A Path to Understanding Nonfiction
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students need to know what nonfiction text features are and how to use them to help them understand the text.

 
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What Does that Sign Say? Use Text Features to Guide Our Learning

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:

Text and graphic features can be really useful ways to access to new learning, if you know where and how to look for them.

 
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Links in a Chain: Creating a Cause and Effect Gallery

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:

Creating a chain of events from pictures provides scaffolding leading up to the creation of cause and effect text structure.

 
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Reaching the Summit: Mountains and Nonfiction Text Features (Right Side)

4th grade ELA » Unit: Climbing the Mountain: A Path to Understanding Nonfiction
4th grade ELA » Unit: Climbing the Mountain: A Path to Understanding Nonfiction
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding the jobs of nonfiction text features will allow students to use them effectively to comprehend nonfiction texts.

 
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Columbus: The Opening to a Biography study

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

There are many great biographies, in the fall Columbus is a great one. With the holiday in October, students can connect what they have previous been taught or told of Columbus with his actual story.

 
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Test Practice Day

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:

Exposing students to "practice" standardized tests helps to prepare them for the real thing.

 
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Fact vs. Opinion

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

Students will learn that facts can be proven and opinions are based on person thoughts or feelings.

Standards:
 
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Are We Good? Ancient Greek Philosophy and Socrates

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

We put students context clues and connecting to the test in this lesson. Students will use famous Greek philosophical quotes to make predictions for what they mean.

 
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How do You Know? Connecting Inferences to Facts

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:

Students mix up their inferred ideas with facts. This lesson helps them separate the two.

 
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Touring the Cause and Effect Gallery

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:

Using pictures to teach cause and effect is a bridge between real life examples and finding in a text.

 
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