W.4.8

Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.

 
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My Super Fantanbulous Terrific Science Notebook

4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

When students complete this lesson, they will have an interactive notebook specifically designed to support their personal learning.

 
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science
   

Saving Endangered Animals Debate

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

Students explore the pros and cons of saving endangered animals through a debate.

 
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debate
   

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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branches of government
   

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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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
   

Who Went Where? - Making Observations and Inferences

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

Inferences cannot be made without sufficient observational evidence.

 
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gulltracks
   

Biographies: Note-Taking

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Story of My Life - Biographies
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Story of My Life - Biographies
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson teaches students how to take notes by giving them an outline of key ideas to look for and also a place to put thoughts and ideas down as they read.

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taking notes
   

U.S. Presidents Web Quest

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

Students learn facts and trivia about U.S. Presidents

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president obama
   

Four Square Notes

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Preparing for Research and Note Taking
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Preparing for Research and Note Taking
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This Four Square note model is one any student can create with a piece of paper. It requires folding and labeling the squares for their notes. Students will practice labeling, and through guided practice fill in their squares with notes from text.

 
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foursquare
   

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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president1
   

Regional Characteristics: Researching Using Nonfiction Texts

4th Grade ELA » Unit: ELA Through State History Studies
4th Grade ELA » Unit: ELA Through State History Studies
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students get multiple opportunities to process new information and present it.

 
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washington regions map
   

Source Sorting: Introduction to Types of Sources

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Sources and Text Features
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Sources and Text Features
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Finding good sources can be tricky and students have little experience with identifying them. This lesson is fun introduction to learning the difference between the two and begin the task of sorting out which are primary and secondary.

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sources
   

Energy Notes

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Learning how to take notes and taking information from our reading is important. Students need to practice at how to sort out important information in order to use it later.

 
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energy fan
   

Take the Test: Teaching Tricks to Testing

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

What a better way to learn and practice test taking skills then on an actual test. This lesson uses a test students were going to take in history. I will model good test taking, they will practice with multiple choice, short answer, and reading passages.

 
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test1
   

U.S. Presidents Game

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

Students play a Jeopardy-inspired game about U.S. Presidents.

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Common Core ELA
 
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