RL.4.2 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.2

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"Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text."

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

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Close Reading Through Word Choice
Close Reading Through Word Choice
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Close Reading Through Word Choice
Every great reader and writer knows that syntax matters. During this lesson, students will use the close reading strategy to focus on word choice, and use their understanding of syntax to develop theories about patterns in the text.
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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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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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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Storyboard Superstars
Storyboard Superstars
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Storyboard Superstars
Help your students become super readers! In this lesson, your students will create storyboards to identify the beginning, middle, and end in fictional texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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There’s No I in Theme-work!
There’s No I in Theme-work!
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There’s No I in Theme-work!
That’s right! The theme applies to everyone! Use this interactive lesson to teach your students how to find the theme of a fictional text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Head to Head Fiction Reflections
Head to Head Fiction Reflections
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Head to Head Fiction Reflections
Reading reflection topics like theme, problems, and solutions can be challenging concepts for young readers. Help your students make sense of these literary elements using dynamic organizers that draw comparisons between fiction texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Simple Summaries
Simple Summaries
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Simple Summaries
Keep it simple! Teach your students to write a summary using the Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then frame for analyzing a story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Deciphering The Star Spangled Banner
Deciphering The Star Spangled Banner
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Deciphering The Star Spangled Banner
Most students know the first verse of The Star Spangled Banner, but not the rest of the song or the history behind it. In this civics lesson, students will dive deeper into the national anthem by deciphering and summarizing each verse.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Compare and Contrast Story Elements
Compare and Contrast Story Elements
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Compare and Contrast Story Elements
By fourth grade, most students are familiar with story elements such as setting, characters, and plot. In this lesson, students will compare and contrast the elements in two stories with similar themes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Summarizing with Sequence Words
Summarizing with Sequence Words
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Summarizing with Sequence Words
This lesson helps students summarize fictional stories using sequence words. Students will have a chance to practice distinguishing the different parts of a story in this lesson, which can be taught as a precursor to Storyboard Superstars.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Summer Drama
Summer Drama
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Summer Drama
You won't strike out with this lesson on finding the theme of a script. Use this lesson to help your students identify the elements of a script and find the theme.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Poetry Themes
Poetry Themes
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Poetry Themes
Encourage your students to translate their understanding of theme to poetry. In this lesson, students will evaluate the theme of poems by sketching pictures and citing text evidence.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Basic Fiction Summaries
Basic Fiction Summaries
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Basic Fiction Summaries
This lesson gives students a structure to help them summarize fiction texts. When they are skilled at summarizing, they will be more capable of exploring various fiction genres. Use it as a precursor to Fiction Genres Library Exploration.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Literature Themes
Comparing Literature Themes
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Comparing Literature Themes
Your ELs will compare and contrast two similar stories while strengthening their grammar skills related to noun and pronoun agreement in this lesson. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a precursor to the lesson Venn Diagram Collage.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fiction Genres Library Exploration
Fiction Genres Library Exploration
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Fiction Genres Library Exploration
How familiar are your fourth graders with the fictional genres available in their class or school libraries? This lesson introduces them to many genres of fictional books so they can get off to a terrific start of fourth grade reading.
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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Compare and Contrast Short Stories
Compare and Contrast Short Stories
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Compare and Contrast Short Stories
By fourth grade, most students are familiar with story elements such as setting, characters, and plot. In this lesson, students will compare and contrast the elements in two stories with similar themes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Problems and Solutions in Fiction
Problems and Solutions in Fiction
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Problems and Solutions in Fiction
Every story has a problem and every problem has a solution! Use this lesson to help students identify the problem and solution in fiction texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Compare and Contrast Short Stories.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Figuring Out the Theme
Figuring Out the Theme
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Figuring Out the Theme
Most stories have a message for the reader! Help students determine a story's theme so that kids are prepared to compare stories with similar themes. Use this on its own or as support to the lesson Head to Head Fiction Reflections.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sub Plans for Fourth Grade
Sub Plans for Fourth Grade
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Sub Plans for Fourth Grade
Planning for a substitute teacher in the classroom has never been easier than with this week-long sub packet for fourth grade! Your substitute can supercharge learning with lessons that will educate and inspire your students!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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