W.4.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

 
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Conifers and Arbor Day

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:

After receiving their own pine tree, students learn about conifers and understand why Arbor Day came about.

 
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mel planting
   

An Examination of Causes and Effects of Rising Sea Levels Around the World

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Weather and Climate Around Us
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Weather and Climate Around Us
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students read a Scholastic News article, "Deep Trouble," to examine the causes and effects of rising sea levels around the world.

 
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flood
   

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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mouse1
   

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

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

Students will analyze pictures, make real world connections by writing about their own perspectives and embracing the multiple perspectives of their peers.

 
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optical illusion
   

Eye of the Storm Close Read

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Weather and Climate Around Us
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Weather and Climate Around Us
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will examine the effects of Hurricane Andrew through a close read.

 
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hurricane
   

Constructed Response Assessment on Weather and Climate

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Weather and Climate Around Us
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Weather and Climate Around Us
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will write to explain the weather and climate we experience in the world around us.

 
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storm
   

This Land is Your Land close read and literacy centers

4th Grade ELA » Unit: This Land is Our Land
4th Grade ELA » Unit: This Land is Our Land
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

SWBAT will learn the words to the song This Land is Your Land and examine explicit and implied meanings of the song.

 
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Reflections (1)
prairie
   

How to Use a Timeline to Summarize Events in Because of Winn-Dixie

4th Grade ELA » Unit: This Land is Our Land
4th Grade ELA » Unit: This Land is Our Land
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will use a timeline graphic organizer to construct a written summary.

 
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time
   

Earthquakes - There's a Whole Lotta Shaking Going On

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Weather and Climate Around Us
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Weather and Climate Around Us
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students view and read texts on earthquakes and write analytic summaries.

 
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earthquake
   

Creating a GoAnimate video about saving endangered animals

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

Students will examine the benefits of saving endangered animals and present information in a GoAnimate video.

 
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panda
   

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

In order to practice writing in a variety of modes and in response to literature, students will develop their own "Rules for Survival" using those in Bud, Not Buddy as a guide. Students will not only create their own rules, but also evaluate them.

 
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suitcase
   

King Mandela Culminating Writing Assessment

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Civil Rights as a Global Issue
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Civil Rights as a Global Issue
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students compare and contrast the life experiences of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela as they write an informative essay.

 
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globe
   

Poetry - Peer Edit

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Passion For Poetry
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Passion For Poetry
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We are in the editing stage of our poetry publishing unit. Students will revise and edit their poetry with the assistance of a peer.

Standards:
 
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editing logo
   

Olympic Poems

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

Students will use their creativity to create poems about the Olympics.

 
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olympic symbol
Common Core ELA
 
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