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

 
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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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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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They Were Looking Up Too.... More Perspective

4th grade ELA » Unit: September 11th - We Can't Forget - They Don't Remember
4th grade ELA » Unit: September 11th - We Can't Forget - They Don't Remember
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

9/11 changed the perspectives of American citizens forever. As Americans, students must value and empathize with the experiences of others at that time.

 
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4th grade ELA » Unit: Celebrating Seuss!!
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding and using figurative language is a foundational skill to comprehending descriptive texts.

Standards:
 
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Bright Time with Circuits

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Melissa Romano
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students use batteries, bulbs, and tinfoil to demonstrate how energy can be transferred from one object to another.

 
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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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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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We're All Looking Up: A Matter of Perspective

4th grade ELA » Unit: September 11th - We Can't Forget - They Don't Remember
4th grade ELA » Unit: September 11th - We Can't Forget - They Don't Remember
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Knowing which perspective your information is coming from can make all the difference.

 
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wtclookingup
   

September 11 Summative Assessment

4th grade ELA » Unit: September 11th - We Can't Forget - They Don't Remember
4th grade ELA » Unit: September 11th - We Can't Forget - They Don't Remember
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The ability to transfer over a skill to a new situation is an important one for all students.

 
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towers1
   

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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poseidon
   

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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editingerasers
   

Are We Good? Ancient Greek Philosophy and Socrates

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

We put students context clues and connecting to the test in this lesson. Students will use famous Greek philosophical quotes to make predictions for what they mean.

 
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It's In the Bag: More Comparing and Contrasting

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:

Students need to move beyond the Venn diagram tool to be able to compare and contrast objects.

 
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itsinthebag
   

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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