W.4.9a

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].").

 
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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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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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What do You Think About That? Reviewing Comprehension Strategies Through Letter Writing

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Letter Writing, Dictionary Skills, and Language Study
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Letter Writing, Dictionary Skills, and Language Study
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students are encouraged to thoughtfully respond to the text when they write letters to their peers.

 
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What Would Published Authors Do?

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narratives: Digging Into Our Toolbox
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narratives: Digging Into Our Toolbox
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Student writers learn that they can "copy" what published authors do, only if they pay close attention to the strategies published authors use.

 
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Memories and Hopes: Revising the Story to Express Importance

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narratives: Digging Into Our Toolbox
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narratives: Digging Into Our Toolbox
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Memories, hopes and dreams of the future adds meaning and understanding to what makes the present so special.

 
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Reuse What We Know: Starting a Second Piece of Writing

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narratives: Digging Into Our Toolbox
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narratives: Digging Into Our Toolbox
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

It is a much stronger lesson if students realize that what they learn is not only for the now but also for the future as well.

 
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How Did it Happen: Writing in First Person Perspective

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narratives: Digging Into Our Toolbox
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narratives: Digging Into Our Toolbox
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Instead of just saying that they had an experience, students write what happened in a step-by-step way that introduces the experience to the reader.

 
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4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Whipping Boy
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will compose an in depth description of a character, event , or setting from "The Whipping Boy" by Sid Fleischman using details they find in the text.

 
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