W.4.5

With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.

 
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A Metaphor is a Useful Technique

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

By creating poems, students understand the differences between metaphors and similes.

 
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Similes Are Like Wonderful Stories

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students learn what a simile is by creating one using poetry.

 
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Beginning to the End: Writing an Introduction and Conclusion

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

Students learn that an introduction informs the reader about the topic of the essay and a conclusion leaves them with something to think or do.

 
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Emotional Elements: Using Poems to Explore Personification

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students discover what personification is by describing items with human qualities.

 
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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
   

Sharing and Reflecting at the Publishing Party

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

When students listen to other peer writers they get a sense of how they can improve and get feedback on where they were successful in their own writing.

 
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mirror baby
   

Creating a GoAnimate video about student dress codes.

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

Students create videos about student dress codes using GoAnimate.com.

 
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dress code
   

Idioms are Easier than Finding Needles in a Haystack

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students represent idioms visually to help them understand the abstract meaning of idioms.

 
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Another Aspect of the Arts: Discovering Alliteration Through Poetry

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students understand the concept of alliteration through creating poems that use the technique of alliteration.

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

To break up reading sections and to assign learning and teaching responsibility is the goal of this Jig-Saw activity. It supports cooperative learning, gives structural support, and creates ownership of learning.

 
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Reflections (1)
jigsaw1
   

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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What the Point? Stating the Thesis

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

Before a student can prepare for drafting, they need to create a thesis or a big idea.

 
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Making Writing Better: Using Rubrics

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

Genre specific rubrics support students in revising their drafts to show their best writing skills.

 
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expository third day pic
   

Black History Photo Story

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

Students design and produce the final product of a Microsoft Photo Story which documents major events and highlights influential people in African American history.

 
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dr mlk 2
   
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Researching Basics
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

To break up reading sections and to assign learning and teaching responsibility is the goal of this Jig-Saw activity. It supports cooperative learning, gives structural support, and creates ownership of learning.

 
Resources (15)
 
Reflections (1)
azjigsaw
Common Core ELA
 
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