SL.4.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led)with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

 
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How Do Waves Move Objects?

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

Using what they have observed about water waves & questioning, students continue to develop the vocabulary and begin to understand how waves transfer energy.

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

Students grappling with understanding effects of weathering on the Earth's surface benefit from this video as they jigsaw their new information to prepare for a group presentation.

 
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taking turns
   

There is a Glacier Melting in the Classroom!

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

Students observe a mini glacier and how it demonstrates how ice can move and change the Earth's landscape.

 
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glacier 2 placed on the edge of the
   

Refraction Extravaganza!

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

Students discover the phenomena of how light bends and creates optical illusions by using two different liquids.

 
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floating
   

Mystery Powders Day 3

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:

Students test the "Mystery Powder" by dropping various liquids and then determine what's in it using their data and comparison skills.

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

Choice and creativity are key in this collaborative effort to produce a presentation of new extra facts learned, helping them to connect weathering to the real world.

 
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a haiku
   

Step 1: Creating a Student Centered Assessment

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

Students are guided to review their unit to determine what they think is the most important information to know for a student designed assessment. They begin the thought process through planning on a mind map app and learning to gather their materials to

 
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discussing what is
   

Makin' Matches: Character Trait and Evidence Memory Game

4th grade ELA » Unit: Let It Snow!! Analyzing Snowflake Bentley
4th grade ELA » Unit: Let It Snow!! Analyzing Snowflake Bentley
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Being able to provide specific text evidence to support inferences from the text is a necessary skill for reading comprehension.

 
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traitgame2
   

A Close Read of Letters Home from Yosemite

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 discuss the beauty and importance of Yosemite National Park during a close read.

 
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el capitan
   

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
   

What is Poetry?

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

We will introduce the students to many different forms and types of poetry and get them excited about writing their own poems!

 
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poetry logo
   

Rosa Parks

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 will gain an understanding of why Rosa Parks is considered the mother of the Civil Rights Movement.

 
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rosa parks
   

Organs of the Human Body

4th Grade Science » Unit: Human Body Systems
4th Grade Science » Unit: Human Body Systems
Meredith Gannon
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Human organs accomplish necessary functions within the human body. Each organ has a distinct role within a body system.

 
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heart organ
   

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
   

The Bill of Rights and You

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

Students will discuss the Bill of Rights, participate in whole and differentiated small group activities to gain an understanding of the importance of the Bill of Rights and the multiple perspectives of their peers.

 
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bill of rights

Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.

Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

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