W.4.3 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3

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"Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences."

Our Take: Students should aim to write real or fictitious stories that are easy to follow. Descriptive elements, as well as other grade-appropriate writing techniques, maintain the reader’s engagement. Fourth grade students often take part in pre-writing activities where they outline the setting, character, and sequence of events of their stories before beginning to write.

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

Lesson Plans

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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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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Interesting Introductions
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Interesting Introductions
Teach young authors how to "hook" readers with this hands-on lesson. By examining novels and developing their own introductions, students will be able to hone their writing skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Two Points of View
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Two Points of View
Are your students ready to see narratives from a different perspective? This reading lesson will get students excited about discovering first- and third-person points of view.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing: Show, Don’t Tell
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Writing: Show, Don’t Tell
Help students learn about descriptive writing with this engaging lesson. Your class will learn to show character emotions though the “show, don’t tell” writing technique with videos, practice writing, and class participation.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Author's Purpose: Easy as PIE
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Author's Purpose: Easy as PIE
Give your class the "write" tools they need to become excellent authors. In this literary lesson, students use their knowledge of author's purpose to successfully write pieces that persuade, inform, and entertain.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Journey on the Underground Railroad
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Journey on the Underground Railroad
This lesson combines historical facts and creative writing to engage students in exercises that enhance both vocabulary and social studies knowledge.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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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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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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Switching U.S. States
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Switching U.S. States
This lesson combines students' knowledge of US geography and their creative writing skills in one fun activity!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Native American Legends
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Native American Legends
Social studies, reading comprehension, and writing come together in this high-engagement lesson about Native American legends!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Great Lake Stories
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Great Lake Stories
Natural landmarks are a source of wonder and fascination, and they encourage people’s imaginations. Students will get a chance to use their imaginations in this lesson where social studies and writing combine.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Narrative Prewriting Activities
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Narrative Prewriting Activities
So your students are going to write a narrative? Use these prewriting exercises to help them choose an idea and plan out their story.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary in Context
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Vocabulary in Context
In this lesson, students will improve their skills in using context clues to determine the meaning of difficult words. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Journey on the Underground Railroad.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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