L.4.4

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

 
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A Close Read of The Horned Toad Prince

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 engage in a rich discussion of "The Horned Toad Prince" during a close read.

 
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toad
   

When in Rome: Discovering the Meaning of Affixes

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:

First students learn about prefixes and the meaning of common prefixes, then use them to figure out the meaning of words made of up those prefixes.

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colosseum in rome
   

Unraveling Vocabulary

4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students learn key vocabulary better when they have a concrete understanding of the concepts prior to defining the words.

 
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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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homonym
   

Discovering Dictionaries

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:

Student develop confidence in using a dictionary to increase the likeliness of using the dictionary later.

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dictionary pic
   

Amazing Acronyms

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

Acronyms can be tricky and with the need to understand word origins this lesson is a fun introduction to the common acronyms we use and their origins.

 
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rsvp
   

Close Read: A Day's Work - Vocabulary

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Close Read - A Day's Work
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Close Read - A Day's Work
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Today students are going to think they are playing games when really they are learning vocabulary words!!

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gameboard logo
   

Examining Narrative Writing Assessments: Looking at Sample Writing

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

Students preview writing samples and the tools used in order to prepare for completing the assessment.

 
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narrative first day pic
   

What Words can we use to Define Success?

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Creating the Classroom
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Creating the Classroom
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students learn specific vocabulary to effectively talk about appropriate behaviors and develop language around goals they can have for themselves.

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pyramid of success
   

Where in the World am I?

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 learn where they are in the world by visually following the Google Earth map and correctly using content specific words.

 
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google earth
   
4th Grade Math » Unit: Division Unit
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this authentic lesson, students use mandarin oranges to figure out how to create equal parts of a whole, discover why fractions exist in relation to that whole and connect it all to division. The lesson is interlaced with a lesson on prejudice.

 
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drawing on oranges

Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).

Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.

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