SL.4.1a

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.

 
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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
   
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
   

A Close Read of Grandfather's Journey

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 demonstrate their understanding of the story Grandfather's Journey by inferring and referring to details and examples as they ask and answer text-based questions during a close read.

 
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grandfather
   

Analyzing Story Elements in the book Bud, Not Buddy

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Bud, Not Buddy
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Bud, Not Buddy
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The students will use a graphic organizer to construct a character sketch in order to introduce the main character, Bud. They will provide textual evidence to support their description of Bud.

 
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suitcase
   

The Whipping Boy - Theme

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

Students will learn what theme means and how they can determine the theme of a story by drawing on details within the text to determine theme. They will also learn that there can be multiple themes for a text.

 
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theme
   

The Dress Code Debate

4th Grade ELA » Unit: A Different Perspective
4th Grade ELA » Unit: A Different Perspective
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students use a close read and research to debate about whether or not students should have a dress code.

 
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debate
   
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Bud, Not Buddy
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The students will construct a well-written summary of Bud, Not Buddy.

 
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boy
   

The Whipping Boy - Formal vs. Informal Language

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

Students will learn to differentiate between formal and informal language. They will identify situations where each are appropriate as well as identify examples of each within text.

 
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Greek Mythology - Puppet Shows

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Greek Mythology Madness!
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Greek Mythology Madness!
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, the students will be creating their own scripts and puppets to reenact one of the Greek myths we read about in class.

 
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puppet shows
   

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
   

More Mystery: Shakespeare's Secret

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

We will be digging into the meat of the novel "Shakespeare's Secret" by Elise Broach, book club style!

 
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detective logo
   

Biographies: Filming

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:

Students will be participating in group discussions on chapters 6 & 7 in "Who Was Dr. Seuss?" We will also be filming video presentations of the biography reports the students wrote as a homework assignment earlier in this unit.

 
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creating biography
   

Hunting for Snow: An Internet Research Project

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:

Knowing how to manipulate the Internet and find information efficiently is an important life skill.

 
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search
   

Mars One Close Read - Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Mars One Project
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Mars One Project
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will be integrating the knowledge they have gained on the Mars One Project from multiple sources as they participate in meaningful group discussions.

 
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nasa mars rover
   

For Cell Phones or Against? Preparing for Debate

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Aspiring Authors!
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Aspiring Authors!
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Our debate teams will work together to prepare points they would like to present in a debate in the next lesson.

 
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baby on cell phone logo
Common Core ELA
 
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