W.4.3

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

 
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Stuart Little Book Study Chapters 1 to 4

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

Students will answer text-based questions about the book Stuart Little and write a problem/solution paragraph.

 
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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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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: Planning A Cause And Effect Book

4th grade ELA » Unit: Putting Together the Pieces - The Puzzle of Cause and Effect Relationships
4th grade ELA » Unit: Putting Together the Pieces - The Puzzle of Cause and Effect Relationships
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Being able to create a story with cause and effect text structure demonstrates a good understanding of cause and effect relationships.

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

Writers chose an idea and then develop the characters by creating their internal and external traits.

 
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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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Greek Mythology - Writing My Own Myth

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Greek Mythology Madness!
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Greek Mythology Madness!
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, the students will get to compose their own myth using at least two characters we have learned about from Greek Mythology.

 
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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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Number the Stars Bio Poem

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Number the Stars Literature Unit
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Number the Stars Literature Unit
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Bio Poems are fun and can reveal a lot about a person. Students will learn about and create a bio poem for themselves and then as one of the characters from Number the Stars.

 
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My Life as an Elf: Point of View

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Holiday Lessons Throughout the Year
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Holiday Lessons Throughout the Year
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

A fun Christmas activity to help practice writing a narrative through a different point of view. Students will get the chance to be creative and have some fun while writing.

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A Time to Write: Practicing Writing with a Narrative Prompt

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Genre of Assessment
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Genre of Assessment
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students practice responding to a writing prompt to prepare for the state assessment.

 
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4th Grade ELA » Unit: Bud, Not Buddy
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will use a story map to summarize events in the book Bud, Not Buddy and predict future events through writing a narrative.

 
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Stuart Little Book Study Chapters 13 to 15

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

Students will answer text-based questions, discuss Tier 2 vocabulary, and write a summary of the book Stuart Little by E.B. White.

 
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Puzzle Piece Paragraph

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

By cutting apart their previously written topic, closing, and detailed setnteces. Students will be able to see, read, and hear why order of these is so important to good writing. Physically moving their writing into the correct order is a fun to show this.

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Novice Narrative Novels

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

In this lesson, students will compose a fictional narrative piece which includes dialogue between characters.

 
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Stuart Little Book Study Chapters 5 to 7

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

Students will answer text-based questions, discuss tier 2 vocabulary, and sequence events for the book Stuart Little.

 
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Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.

Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.

Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

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