L.4.3.A Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3.A

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"Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely."

Our Take: When learning the many synonyms and antonyms for words, teachers should help students learn the slight differences in each word's definition. Students can then make informed word choices in their writing and understand what they read in greater detail.

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

Lesson Plans

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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State Memories
State Memories
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State Memories
In this lesson, your students will practice writing about places important to them through poetry. By the time they are done, students will have become better writers and taken a walk down memory lane!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Southeast and Gulf State Weather
Southeast and Gulf State Weather
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Southeast and Gulf State Weather
Whoa, weather! Using technology as an aid, students will put their research skills to the test while learning about hurricanes.
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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Paint a Word Picture
Paint a Word Picture
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Paint a Word Picture
Students become word artists as they use ordinary pictures to practice creating detailed descriptions. This technique helps your class learn how to paint a picture with words.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Close Reading: Reading Through Character Emotion
Close Reading: Reading Through Character Emotion
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Close Reading: Reading Through Character Emotion
Close reading isn’t about just ticking through words on a page; it’s about absorbing ideas and expanding on them. In this lesson, students will use this strategy to make interpretations about a character's emotions through their actions.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Similes and Metaphors: Comparisons Done Right
Similes and Metaphors: Comparisons Done Right
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Similes and Metaphors: Comparisons Done Right
Your little poets will love how their creative writing abilities will grow with this lesson about similes and metaphors. Students engage in fun activities to learn about similes and metaphors and write comparisons as directed.
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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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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It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
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It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
In this lesson, students will use their creativity, a graphic organizer, and a fun story to learn about character analysis.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Introduction to Similes
Introduction to Similes
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Introduction to Similes
This lesson provides a concrete introduction to similes. Students will get a confidence boost after working together and completing some fun and colorful worksheets.
2nd 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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Jazzy Bio Poems
Jazzy Bio Poems
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Jazzy Bio Poems
Integrate reading, writing, and social studies in this lesson about famous jazz musicians! This lesson would fit perfectly in a unit about biographies or Black History Month.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Pop Rocks Matter
Pop Rocks Matter
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Pop Rocks Matter
This experiment is a fun lesson that captures the ears, eyes, and minds of students! It combines writing, reasoning, predictions, and teamwork with candies and soda to produce a memorable lesson on chemical reactions and energy.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Pumpkin Creatures
Pumpkin Creatures
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Pumpkin Creatures
This lesson plan integrates art and reading to create a character by personifying a pumpkin. Your students will enjoy writing a story about a character that they have created!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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My Perfect Pet
My Perfect Pet
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My Perfect Pet
In this lesson, your students will go through the writing process to write about their perfect pets and then make a 3-D version of this pet, mount the final draft, and display it.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Crystal Heart: Writing Similes
The Crystal Heart: Writing Similes
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The Crystal Heart: Writing Similes
We've all heard not to judge a book or a person by its cover. This topic is poignantly covered in the Vietnamese myth of the Crystal Heart. In this lesson, students will read the myth and write similes in the style of the fisherman's song.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Parts of Speech: Interjections
Parts of Speech: Interjections
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Parts of Speech: Interjections
Interjections, one of the eight parts of speech, can be the most exciting. They help students interject some fun and drama into their writing and conversations. In this lesson, they'll brainstorm how to use interjections in their sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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