RF.4.4

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

 
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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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Conifers and Arbor Day

4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After receiving their own pine tree, students learn about conifers and understand why Arbor Day came about.

 
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Reading Strategy: Flip the Sound

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:

This lesson can seem like a review for many students, but it can be very important to review a strategy that students should be trying to do automatically. This lesson feels easy for students and more fun because of how high their confidence is.

 
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Reading Strategy: Cross Checking

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:

Using reading strategies together helps students learn that we often use more than one strategy at a time to decode unknown words. Crosschecking is a strategy where students use their use of sounds and meaning to determine if they are correct.

 
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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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Reading Strategy: Looking at the Whole Word

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:

Fourth graders can decode big words by returning to their reading roots of using decoding. This lesson gives the name to a strategy that they have used and now asking them to use it to make sure they maintain reading accuracy.

 
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Reading Strategy: Activate Prior Knowledge

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:

To become a good reader we have to remind students that reading is thinking. Before we read a book or a chapter we have to think about what we already know. Many times activating what we know can be easy, and they need to practice activating it.

 
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Punctuation Party

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

While reading students often forget the importance of punctuation. This lesson pays attention to the different types of punctuation and their use in a reading text.

 
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4th Grade ELA » Unit: Preparing for Reading
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

One strategy to use when students come across a new word is to replace it with one they know.

 
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Mental Movie Reading Strategy: Visualization

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:

Mental movie making is fun and students love the idea that they are about to make their own. The lesson is geared at visualization and activating prior knowledge. This lesson is a fun way to practice and mode the strategy.

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In Small Chunks: A lesson on using chunks to decode for a small group

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:

Reading vocabulary and tricky words come around all the time during reading. Some students use strategies to decode, but many students try to skip over and never try to decode it. This can be detrimental to comprehension. Small groups might be the only way

 
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Reading Strategy: Checking for Understanding

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:

Comprehension! Comprehension! Comprehension! Students need to be able to understand what they read. Reflecting on your reading and making sure you understand are ideal to comprehending and this lesson opens the door for how to do it.

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

Students learn to identify right triangles as they study the quilt blocks that were allegedly part of the controversial American Quilt Code abolitionists used to guide slaves to freedom.

 
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Rising to the Challenge: Increasing Fluency and Tracking Progress

4th grade ELA » Unit: Fluency Practice and Data Tracking
4th grade ELA » Unit: Fluency Practice and Data Tracking
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Good readers read like they talk and the only way to become a better reader is to read more!!

 
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Choosing Just Right Books

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Preparing for Reading
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Preparing for Reading
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will have a very difficult time applying grade appropriate reading skills if they are not in "just right" books or if their books are too hard or too easy.

 
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Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression.

Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

Common Core ELA
 
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