W.4.7 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.7

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"Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic."

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

Lesson Plans

Middle Atlantic State Migration
Middle Atlantic State Migration
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Middle Atlantic State Migration
In this lesson, your students will use guiding questions as a way to organize their thoughts about non-fiction reading. They will also gain an understanding of some of the factors that led to the colonization of the Middle Atlantic States.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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What's in a Name?
What's in a Name?
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What's in a Name?
Every name has a story behind it. This lesson allows students to share the story of their name with their classmates. Not only is it fun, it's ideal for establishing a respectful classroom community.
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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Reviewing the Research Process
Reviewing the Research Process
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Reviewing the Research Process
Writing a research paper is a huge undertaking. Getting curious about your topic and breaking it down into steps makes it more inviting and doable. Use this lesson to review the research process.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Valentine's Day Differences
Valentine's Day Differences
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Valentine's Day Differences
Have you ever wondered how people in different parts of the world celebrate your favorite holiday? Use this lesson to research the similarities and differences between Valentine's Day celebrations in different regions of the world.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Researching an Inventor
Researching an Inventor
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Researching an Inventor
This lesson gives your students practice researching an inventor to write an informative essay. Students will use a graphic organizer to take notes on the research they conduct in the library or on the internet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Harness Your Research Skills
Harness Your Research Skills
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Harness Your Research Skills
Kids are naturally curious! Use this lesson to inspire them to research a topic they are interested in. Students will use a graphic organizer to take notes on various sources and present their information to their peers.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Holidays Around the World
Holidays Around the World
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Holidays Around the World
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to learn about winter holidays that are celebrated all over the world. Learners will utilize a graphic organizer to guide their research of their chosen or assigned holiday. Then, they will share what they learned with their peers. Your students will hone their research skills by using the internet, books, or other available research materials, and they will practice their speaking and listening skills when they share the interesting facts and details they found. Designed for a second through fifth grade reading and writing curriculum, your learners will enjoy learning about some of the many holidays that are celebrated around the world.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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African American Poets
African American Poets
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African American Poets
Students will use a combination of graphic organizers in this lesson plan to learn about famous African American poets and their poetry. They will work in groups to research a famous poet, and choose one of their poems to analyze. Then, they'll share their findings with the class.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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A Biography of Mae Jemison
A Biography of Mae Jemison
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A Biography of Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space! Use this lesson plan to help your students get to know this prominent scientist, and determine what makes her an influencial person.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
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Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Use this lesson to teach your students about the lives of 10 important leaders during the suffrage movement. Children will read a picture book that highlights 10 leaders who strove to win the right to vote for American women. Children will then work in groups to research and learn more about these inspiring women who dreamed big and never gave up. Finally, students will share their findings with the rest of the class.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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