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Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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

Students create a model eye in order to demonstrate their understanding of how the eye works.

 
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Conifers and Arbor Day

4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After receiving their own pine tree, students learn about conifers and understand why Arbor Day came about.

 
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Identifying and Using Types of Sentences

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

Students will use a graphic organizer to define and give examples of four types of sentences (declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, and imperative), use them correctly in writing and recording a short story using an interactive voice recorder.

 
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Identifying and Using Common and Proper Nouns

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Parts of Speech
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Parts of Speech
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will be able to identify and use common and proper nouns.

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Use Coordinating Conjunctions to Build a Story

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Parts of Speech
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Parts of Speech
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
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Students will build a story using coordinating conjunctions.

 
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Taking Places: Personal Pronouns

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Grammar Lessons
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Grammar Lessons
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In writing, the use of pronouns can be tricky for students. Sometimes they use too many or too few. This lesson has them practice different pronouns and understand their purpose in writing.

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Action Verbs and Linking Verbs

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Parts of Speech
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Parts of Speech
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will learn how to identify and use action and linking verbs correctly in sentences.

 
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Main and Helping Verbs

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Parts of Speech
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Parts of Speech
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students play a game to learn to identify and use main and helping verbs correctly in sentences.

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Unit Test on Parts of Speech

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Parts of Speech
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Parts of Speech
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will take a multiple choice unit test on parts of speech.

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Compound Sentence Composition Bee

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

Students will compose compound sentences on the board while participating in a Compound Sentence Composition Bee game.

 
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Which witch? Homonyms and Homophones

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Vocabulary Skills
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Vocabulary Skills
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Homonyms and homophones can be very fun when students realize what happens when you use the wrong word or when one word can be a verb and noun. This lesson explores these words and has some fun with learning them.

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Grammar Usage Unit Review

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

Students complete a unit review on grammar usage.

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How to Identify and Use Singular and Plural Nouns

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Parts of Speech
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Parts of Speech
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will play a game to identify and use singular and plural nouns correctly in sentences.

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The Difference Between Their, There, and They're

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

Students will learn to use their, there, and they're correctly.

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Bullying Writing Assignment

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

Students write an informative essay to identify types of bullying and ways to address and prevent bullying.

 
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Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why).

Form and use the progressive (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking) verb tenses.

Use modal auxiliaries (e.g., can, may, must) to convey various conditions

Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).

Form and use prepositional phrases.

Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.*

Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).*

Common Core ELA
 
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