W.4.1a

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.

 
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Busy Bees

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:

Students research bees and how their specialized body parts help them in survival and contribute to the success of plant survival and reproduction.

 
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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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Comparing Cinderella: I Read- You Choose

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:

Using different versions of Cinderella stories provides a chance for students to experience the same story yet be exposed to different cultures.

 
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Paint a Picture with Your Words: Using a Mentor Text to Explore Sensory Details

4th grade ELA » Unit: Writing Personal Narratives With Patricia Polacco
4th grade ELA » Unit: Writing Personal Narratives With Patricia Polacco
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Studying a mentor text before writing will help students produce much stronger pieces of writing.

 
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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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My Life as a Water Molecule

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Lesson with Writing
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Lesson with Writing
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The water cycle is a fun lesson all on its own, but to help students understand that water can move and take on different forms is not so easy. In this lesson students will create their own water molecule adventure while following through the water cycle.

 
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Tell Me About It: Writing a Personal Narrative

4th grade ELA » Unit: Writing Personal Narratives With Patricia Polacco
4th grade ELA » Unit: Writing Personal Narratives With Patricia Polacco
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Being able to relay an event in a way that others can understand is an essential life skill.

 
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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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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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Catchy Topic Sentences and How to End

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Beginning Paragraph Writing
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Beginning Paragraph Writing
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

To prepare them for writing we need to work on topic and closing sentences. By using the details of their name, students will work on a topic sentence that catches the readers attention and they will write a closing sentence stating their opinion.

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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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Beginning to the End: Writing an Introduction and Conclusion

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Opinions in Writing
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Opinions in Writing
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students learn that an introduction informs the reader about the topic of the essay and a conclusion leaves them with something to think or do.

 
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Tell Me About It: Revising and Editing Personal Narratives

4th grade ELA » Unit: Writing Personal Narratives With Patricia Polacco
4th grade ELA » Unit: Writing Personal Narratives With Patricia Polacco
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

There is nothing more important than proofreading a piece of writing before releasing it to be seen by others.

 
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iPad App Debate: Persuasive Letter and Presentation

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:

Convince me if you can! Students will write a letter trying to convince me that we should purchase the app that they think is best for our 4th grade class to use.

 
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iPad App Debate: Research

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 research, write about, and present the PERFECT app for our 4th grade classroom to me, the teacher, in the hopes of convincing me to purchase that app.

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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