L.4.1 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1

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

These lesson plans can help students practice this Common Core State Standards skill.

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Verb Tenses: Past, Present, Future
Verb Tenses: Past, Present, Future
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Verb Tenses: Past, Present, Future
Help your English language learners master effective communication with this lesson, which covers the past, present, and future verb tenses. From reading to writing, kids will get the practice they need to communicate here.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Calling All Homophones
Calling All Homophones
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Calling All Homophones
Write right with homophones! This interactive lesson will help students with their understanding of homophones by differentiating homophones through motion and how they are used in sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sum It Up: Introduction to Writing Summaries
Sum It Up: Introduction to Writing Summaries
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Sum It Up: Introduction to Writing Summaries
Students are often taught that written pieces should be long and detailed, but this isn't the case when it comes to summaries. This lesson gives students the chance to practice keeping summaries concise in a fun and engaging way.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Conjunctions: FAN BOYS and You
Conjunctions: FAN BOYS and You
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Conjunctions: FAN BOYS and You
Improve your students' sentence variation with this lesson that teaches them how to use conjunctions to improve the flow of their writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Homophones: Hold the Homophone!
Homophones: Hold the Homophone!
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Homophones: Hold the Homophone!
Want your students to/too/two use the right/write words when/win writing? This lesson will teach them about homophones and the different ways/weighs they are used.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Rein in the Run-Ons
Rein in the Run-Ons
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Rein in the Run-Ons
Are your students having trouble taming run-on sentences into a more manageable length? In this lesson, your students will learn to not only recognize a run-on sentence, but also how to stop it in its tracks.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sentence Variety
Sentence Variety
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Sentence Variety
During this lesson, students will learn how to edit their writing. They will edit their writing by adding variety to their sentences. Students will also work on writing sentences that are clearer to the reader.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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There and They're and Their, Oh My!
There and They're and Their, Oh My!
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There and They're and Their, Oh My!
Mix-ups of "there," "they're," and "their" happen way too often. There is no better time than now to help your students get their homophones down. They're sure to have fun with this interactive English lesson!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fragment or Sentence?
Fragment or Sentence?
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Fragment or Sentence?
This lesson includes a bunch of hands-on activities to get little writers excited about complete sentences. After learning about subjects and predicates, students will tackle the challenge of writing their own sentences and fragments.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Two, Too, or To?
Two, Too, or To?
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Two, Too, or To?
By creating an interactive notebook template, kids will help themselves remember the correct ways to use the commonly confused words to, too, two, there, and their. Young writers will love improving their writing skills with this lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Who Are You?
Who Are You?
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Who Are You?
Encourage your students to get creative by having them create self-portraits and write down adjectives that describe them. The artistic element of this writing lesson makes learning about adjectives fun.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Constructing Crazy Halloween Sentences
Constructing Crazy Halloween Sentences
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Constructing Crazy Halloween Sentences
Your students will turn into crazy Halloween sentence making machines with this fun lesson on constructing complete sentences. Students will practice making and mixing subjects and predicates - and the results will have you all ROTFL.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Verbs that Do Their Own Thing
Verbs that Do Their Own Thing
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Verbs that Do Their Own Thing
Some verbs follow rules when converted to different tenses, and some verbs do their own thing. This lesson has students not only converting irregular verbs but also applying this skill by using their new words in a story.
4th grade
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Verbs Working Together: Helping and Linking Verbs
Verbs Working Together: Helping and Linking Verbs
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Verbs Working Together: Helping and Linking Verbs
Linking and helping verbs may not be the most exciting or understood verbs — but they are still important! Learn and practice these parts of speech. Learn and practice these parts of speech with this lesson that incorporates interactive exercises.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Dissecting Sentences
Dissecting Sentences
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Dissecting Sentences
Constructing sentences is both an art and a science. Help your young learners improve their understanding of sentence structure through this lesson on articles and sentence diagramming.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sentence Scramble
Sentence Scramble
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Sentence Scramble
Young writers will learn to manipulate and combine sentences with conjunctions and adverb phrases. This skill helps students understand that crafting sentences is a creative and artistic process.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Pronouns Working Together
Pronouns Working Together
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Pronouns Working Together
When we use pronouns to take the place of nouns, we have to make sure that the pronoun and noun agree. This lesson will help students connect the noun and pronoun and make sure they agree.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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What Kind of Sentence Is That?
What Kind of Sentence Is That?
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What Kind of Sentence Is That?
How much fun can you have reviewing the four kinds of sentences? You’re about to find out! This lesson culminates with a classroom game that doubles as a group review of declarative, exclamatory, interrogative, and imperative sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Admirable Adverbs!
Admirable Adverbs!
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Admirable Adverbs!
In this lesson, students work with adverbs every which way! They will be identifying different kinds of adverbs, sorting them, and making banks of adverbs to assist them in their own writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Wacky Paragraphs with Prepositional Phrases!
Wacky Paragraphs with Prepositional Phrases!
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Wacky Paragraphs with Prepositional Phrases!
Want to help your students write more juicy details in their stories? This lesson will teach your class to identify and form prepositional phrases in their own writing while reinforcing the importance of prepositions.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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What is Subject-Verb Agreement?
What is Subject-Verb Agreement?
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What is Subject-Verb Agreement?
What's the grammar rule? In this subject-verb agreement lesson plan, you will introduce your students to the basics of subject-verb agreement with one simple rule.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Pronouns!
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Pronouns!
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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Pronouns!
If your students are screaming, make sure they are grammatically correct! In this pronoun lesson plan, your students will identify and use a variety of pronouns to replace common and proper nouns.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Adverb Basics
Adverb Basics
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Adverb Basics
Adverbs—they're anything but basic! Introduce your students to a misunderstood part of speech with this adverb lesson plan. Students will learn to identify the different ways adverbs are used before writing their own descriptive sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Pantomime: An Adverb Game
Pantomime: An Adverb Game
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Pantomime: An Adverb Game
Act it out! Your students will have fun guessing and acting out adverbs in this engaging grammar game. As you progress through this adverb lesson plan, your students will have the opportunity to identify and use a variety of adverbs.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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My School Atlas
My School Atlas
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My School Atlas
Put your school on the map! Students will have fun creating an atlas of their very own school that includes maps and reference details.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Speaking and Writing with Prepositional Phrases
Speaking and Writing with Prepositional Phrases
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Speaking and Writing with Prepositional Phrases
Do your students know they speak and write with prepositional phrases? Use this lesson plan to explicitly teach spoken and written prepositional phrases!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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A Script with Adverbs
A Script with Adverbs
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A Script with Adverbs
Describe what's happening in the script! Use this lesson to help your ELs describe events in a drama. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Summer Drama.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Adjectives in Informational Texts
Adjectives in Informational Texts
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Adjectives in Informational Texts
Describe the facts! This lesson teaches your ELs to identify adjectives and their important role as key details in informational texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Summarizing Nonfiction Texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Nonfiction Main Idea
Nonfiction Main Idea
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Nonfiction Main Idea
Let's get reading! In this lesson, students will identify the main idea and details of a nonfiction text. Use this on its own or as support for the lesson Connecting the Coasts: Effects of the Transcontinental Railroad.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Articles: A, An, The
Using Articles: A, An, The
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Using Articles: A, An, The
Articles are a simple yet critical part of speech. This lesson helps your fourth graders distinguish the three articles and understand how to use them correctly in sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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