W.4.3a

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

 
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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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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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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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Penning the Public Service Announcement Script

4th grade ELA » Unit: Living Mr. Lincoln's Way: Creating Public Service Announcements
4th grade ELA » Unit: Living Mr. Lincoln's Way: Creating Public Service Announcements
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Working with a group to successfully plan and implement a project is an important skill in life.

 
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My Own Greek Myth

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

This is a fun way to write about what they have learned about Ancient Greece and mythology. Students will get to create their own myth using what they have learned to help create a compelling story.

 
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What's the Best Mystery Out There? Mine Own of Course!

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

Our detectives will now become author's of their own mysteries!

 
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Next Stop Storyboard: Planning a Public Service Announcement

4th grade ELA » Unit: Living Mr. Lincoln's Way: Creating Public Service Announcements
4th grade ELA » Unit: Living Mr. Lincoln's Way: Creating Public Service Announcements
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The ability to plan a project before executing the project is a valuable life skill.

 
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Native American Tribes - Disaster Perspective Writing

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Native American Tribes of Utah
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Native American Tribes of Utah
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will be experiencing a mock disaster in their tribe and will write about the disaster from the perspective of a tribe member in history who may have truly experienced that disaster.

 
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Eye Witness Accounts of the Olympics

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

This lesson requires students to be creative while using what they have learned about the Olympics to write a news article. They will write a brief article and draw an illustration to help us understand the excitement behind their chosen event.

 
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Garden Documentation with iPads

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

A fun lesson on incorporating the iPads to document a class project, and the many steps we took to get to our final masterpiece.

 
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Writing Scenes: Using Prior Strategies to Apply to New Learning

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

Leads or interesting openers to a story is not just for the very beginning. It can also be used during transitions in your story or smaller scenes.

 
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Timelines for planning

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

As students begin to fill in their timelines, they often discover important but small details that they may have forgotten about if they just started draft without planning.

 
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