W.4.2a

Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

 
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Rotten Milk! Informative Writing

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

Students often insert opinion into informative writing. Today we will write about a topic that students will have an opinion about. Our goal today is to help students keep opinions out of informational writing.

 
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Writing Mysteries - Harris Burdick Style!

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

We will use the inspiring illustrations in "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick" by Chris Van Allsburg to write our own mystery stories.

 
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the mysteries of harris burdick
   

My Life-Changing Story -As Told by My Classmate

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

We have compared and contrasted a firsthand account and a secondhand account of the story of Ruby Bridges. In this lesson, it is the students' life-changing stories we will now compose firsthand and secondhand accounts of in order to compare and contrast.

 
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Regional Characteristics: Researching Using Nonfiction Texts

4th Grade ELA » Unit: ELA Through State History Studies
4th Grade ELA » Unit: ELA Through State History Studies
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students get multiple opportunities to process new information and present it.

 
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Firsthand Account of My Life Changing Experience

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 compose a written piece on a life changing experience they have had. Their friends interviewed and wrote about this experience in our previous lesson. In our next lesson, we will compare the similarities and differences in t

 
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Writing a Science Paragraph from Notes

4th Grade ELA » Unit: ELA Through Environmental Science
4th Grade ELA » Unit: ELA Through Environmental Science
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

After students take notes, they reorganize their notes in order to support understanding.

 
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