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Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

 
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Monster Plants

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:

Given a set of criteria about climate and soil, students research carnivorous plants and create a model that will support their argument of how external parts help this plant survive in its environment.

 
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a trap
   

Should Kids Have Cell Phones? Opinion Writing

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

Should kids carry cell phones? Students will get to decide as they compose a five paragraph opinion essay.

 
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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

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:

In order to understand the events of September 11, students must have an understanding and appreciation of the Twin Towers.

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twintowers
   

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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flood
   

Animals Are Structures Too - Pre-Assessment

4th Grade Science » Unit: Animals Are Structures Too
4th Grade Science » Unit: Animals Are Structures Too
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This formative assessment gives me information about the level of understanding students have about animal structures, and helps me plan the rest of the unit.

 
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photo
   

First Day of School: It is Great to be Kings and Queens of the Classroom!

4th Grade ELA » Unit: First Week of School-Procedures, Writing, and iPad App Debate
4th Grade ELA » Unit: First Week of School-Procedures, Writing, and iPad App Debate
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Getting to know the new students and setting the classroom climate, expectations, and procedures.

 
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coat of arms
   

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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Arresting Philippe Petit- Right or Wrong???

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:

Learning how to express an opinion with details and facts is an essential life skill.

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10philippepetit
   

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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storm
   

September 11 Summative Assessment

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:

The ability to transfer over a skill to a new situation is an important one for all students.

 
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towers1
   
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry Analysis
Donna Fletcher
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Do you know why I like this poem? I will show you my reasons!

 
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the critic
   

iPad App Debate: How to Write a Persuasive Essay

4th Grade ELA » Unit: First Week of School-Procedures, Writing, and iPad App Debate
4th Grade ELA » Unit: First Week of School-Procedures, Writing, and iPad App Debate
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will learn how to compose a persuasive letter in preparation for tomorrow's culminating activity where they will compose a persuasive trying to convince me to pick their choice of iPad apps.

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

The students will learn the elements of a great persuasive letter as they compose a letter to a prospective Mars astronaut persuading the astronaut to either carry out the mission or to rethink their decision about the mission.

 
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mars logo
   
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry Analysis
Donna Fletcher
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

To support your point of view, you must have reasons and evidence (facts, details and information); to understand another person's point of view, you must be able to identify the reasons and evidence he/she provides.

 
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wordle musik
   

Creating a GoAnimate video about saving endangered animals

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Endangered Animals
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Endangered Animals
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will examine the benefits of saving endangered animals and present information in a GoAnimate video.

 
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panda

Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer's purpose.

Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).

Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

Common Core ELA
 
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