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

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
   

Presenting Our Findings!

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

Students have created a presentation using technology to share their findings and how they classified natural objects vs. artifacts from their classroom dig.

 
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classroom
   
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
   

Sagarmatha Trek

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

This personal journey to Nepal by a Wisconsin paraprofessional is an outstanding way to have students understand the remoteness of the area and how weathering affects the lives and the land.

 
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mt
   

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
   

Finding Simple Subjects and Simple Predicates

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

Students will learn to identify the simple subject and simple predicate of sentences while playing a Who Wants to be a Millionaire-inspired online game.

 
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money
   

Inferencing with a Shocking Beginning

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Spooky Fall Fiction: Graveyard Book
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Spooky Fall Fiction: Graveyard Book
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

To captivate your class and keep them on the edge of their seat, it is important to hook them from the start. This lesson uses the opening pages of the Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, to begin fine tuning their thinking and is perfect for inferencing.

 
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graveyard book
   

Quotes in Motion: Interpreting Dr. Seuss

4th grade ELA » Unit: Celebrating Seuss!!
4th grade ELA » Unit: Celebrating Seuss!!
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students must be able to use inferencing skills to increase comprehension of all texts.

 
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drseussquotes
   

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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formal vs informal logo
   

School Tool Box: Introducing the Interactive Student Notebook (left side- right side)

4th grade ELA » Unit: Introducing the Interactive Student Notebook
4th grade ELA » Unit: Introducing the Interactive Student Notebook
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The Interactive Student Notebook will be a "tool box" for students to refer to as well as a place to house and show their learning.

 
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rightsideactivit
   

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
   

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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Common Core ELA
 
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