W.4.9

Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

 
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Fun With Fossils

4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students examine several fossil samples as they analyze different ways these fossils formed using both real samples and an interactive web page.

 
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A Study of the 3 Branches of U.S. Government

4th Grade ELA » Unit: U. S. Government
4th Grade ELA » Unit: U. S. Government
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

As part of their research projects on U.S. Presidents, students will examine the 3 branches of U.S. government.

 
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Supporting Ideas: Finding Details to Support the Main Idea

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Exploring Information in Nonfiction Texts
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Exploring Information in Nonfiction Texts
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Determining which details are important helps a student understand the text better.

 
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Setting Up Interactive Science Notebooks

4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Setting up a system of record-keeping to show the progression of learning.

 
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Creating a Powerpoint Presentation on a US President

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Value of Work and Play
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Value of Work and Play
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will learn how to create a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation for their research project on a U.S. President.

 
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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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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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Connection Time: Drafting Our Essay About Ruby's Variations

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 put thoughts about a subject into a cohesive piece of writing is a necessary life skill.

 
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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)
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After Reading Strategy Notes for Bookmark

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Pre, During, & After Reading Strategies: Setting the Reading Stage
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Pre, During, & After Reading Strategies: Setting the Reading Stage
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This is the final section of their student created strategy bookmark. It is a fun way to take notes and create a document that is a reference to them as they read.

 
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Creating a Microsoft Photo Story video about a US President

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Value of Work and Play
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Value of Work and Play
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will learn to use the Microsoft Photo Story video creation program as an option for their research project on a U.S. President.

 
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Nifty Notetaking

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

It is tricky to find facts and remember them. Students need practice in finding facts and keeping them neat. Neat notes will help students create an A+ project.

 
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Leadership: Putting It All Together

4th grade ELA » Unit: Bringing Out the Leader in You
4th grade ELA » Unit: Bringing Out the Leader in You
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Effective leaders share a set of characteristics which, if emulated, can build leadership in us all.

 
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Reviewing Text Features to Support Presentation

4th Grade ELA » Unit: World Culture Research Project
4th Grade ELA » Unit: World Culture Research Project
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students use text features to enhance their reports and present information in a more interesting way.

 
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Happy Birthday President Lincoln

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

Using the iPads. students will use a website to gather facts related to a specific time in Lincoln's life. Students will work and create a PicCollage to present to their peers.

 
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Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions].").

Apply grade 4 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., "Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text").

Common Core ELA
 
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