W.4.10

Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

 
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Writing Mysteries - Harris Burdick Style!

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Mystery Mayhem
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Mystery Mayhem
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We will use the inspiring illustrations in "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick" by Chris Van Allsburg to write our own mystery stories.

 
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the mysteries of harris burdick
   

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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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
   

A Time to Write: Practicing Writing with a Narrative Prompt

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

Students practice responding to a writing prompt to prepare for the state assessment.

 
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narrative second day pic
   

Introduction to Utah's Native American Tribes

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Native American Tribes of Utah
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Native American Tribes of Utah
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

I will be introducing our Native American unit by introducing the students to some artifacts I have collected. We will also be writing about what we already know about Native American Tribes in Utah.

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indian headdress
   

Detectives Solve Mysteries Written by their BFF's!

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Mystery Mayhem
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Mystery Mayhem
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Student Detectives will get to solve a mystery written by their friend and also get to share their own work with the class.

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

Students will build a cup structure and try to simulate with their desks the intensity of an earthquake.

 
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earthquake damage
   

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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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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thesis pic
   

What's the Best Mystery Out There? Mine Own of Course!

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Mystery Mayhem
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Mystery Mayhem
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Our detectives will now become author's of their own mysteries!

 
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mystery student author 2
   

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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brain pic
   

Comparing Science with Legend

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

Many natural phenomenon were once described and believed to occur due to legends and folk tales. Using science and folk articles students will compare and analyze these two approaches.

 
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turtle1
   

A Time to Write: Practicing Writing with a Expository Prompt

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

Students practice responding to a writing prompt to prepare for the state assessment.

 
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expository second day pic
   

Answering Questions: Taking Notes on Research

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

Now that students have a place to start, they begin taking notes on their topic.

 
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research first day
   

Native American Tribes - Petroglyph Creation

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Native American Tribes of Utah
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Native American Tribes of Utah
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We are creating a 3D petroglyph project. Students will decide what is important to share with other tribes by creating their own petroglyphs.

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making petroglyphs
Common Core ELA
 
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