W.4.2b

Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.

 
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Show Me What You Know About Fossils

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

This final written assessment has been redesigned to fit NGSS allowing students to choose what they are writing about as they demonstrate mastery of the standards.

 
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using the mind
   

Saving Endangered Animals Debate

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

Students explore the pros and cons of saving endangered animals through a debate.

 
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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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school lunch logo
   

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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Writing an Informational Report: Prewriting

4th grade ELA » Unit: What Do You Want to Know???? Writing an Informational Report
4th grade ELA » Unit: What Do You Want to Know???? Writing an Informational Report
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The prewriting step in the writing process is the most undervalued of all the steps!!

 
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Meeting the Real Ruby Bridges

4th grade ELA » Unit: The Story of Ruby Bridges
4th grade ELA » Unit: The Story of Ruby Bridges
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Being able to effectively communicate in writing is a necessary life skill.

 
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rubybridgesphoto2
   

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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washington regions map
   

Responding to Arguments with Evidence (Day 1)

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Justin Price
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What evidence do we have that the earth is always changing?

 
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kharaza
   

What Do You Want to Know?? Picking a Topic for an Informational Report

4th grade ELA » Unit: What Do You Want to Know???? Writing an Informational Report
4th grade ELA » Unit: What Do You Want to Know???? Writing an Informational Report
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The ability to find, locate and communicate information about a topic is an essential life skill.

 
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topten
   

Connection Time: Planning Our Essay About Ruby's Variations

4th grade ELA » Unit: The Story of Ruby Bridges
4th grade ELA » Unit: The Story of Ruby Bridges
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Evaluating different forms of media presentations is an important skill for children to learn.

 
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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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child writing
   

The Dress Code Debate Research Preparation

4th Grade ELA » Unit: A Different Perspective
4th Grade ELA » Unit: A Different Perspective
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will conduct research and complete a reader response log in preparation for a debate about student dress codes.

 
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Connection Time: Revising and Editing Our Essays

4th grade ELA » Unit: The Story of Ruby Bridges
4th grade ELA » Unit: The Story of Ruby Bridges
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Editing and revising is the key to producing one's best work.

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

Students are often told what to write about,but struggle with choosing a topic of their own. Students need to be able to formulate an idea on their own without direction. They need to learn to drive their thoughts and add their thinking to paper.

Standards:
 
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writeideas
   

Vocabulary and Introduction

4th Grade Science » Unit: Waves
4th Grade Science » Unit: Waves
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

To be ready for a new unit of study, vocabulary is a great place to introduce the new topic while preparing them for the learning to come.

 
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wave
Common Core ELA
 
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