4th Grade Lesson Plans

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Making a New Home: Colonial America
Making a New Home: Colonial America
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Making a New Home: Colonial America
Settlers began arriving to build homes for themselves in America in the early bits of the 17th century. In this lesson, your students will learn a little about what it took to leave home and become a settler.
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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Labeling Emotions
Labeling Emotions
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Labeling Emotions
In this lesson, students will explore how to use mindfulness to reflect on, label, and express emotions. They will each help design a page for their classroom book on mindfulness of emotions, including tools to cope with strong emotions.
4th grade
Social emotional
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What’s Next?
What’s Next?
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What’s Next?
Guess what comes next! Teach your students to make a prediction based on textual evidence.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Rounding Roundtable
Rounding Roundtable
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Rounding Roundtable
Challenge students to talk about rounded numbers to the millions place value. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Numbers All A-Round.
4th grade
Math
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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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Shifting Points of View
Shifting Points of View
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Shifting Points of View
This lesson gives students practice identifying first person and third person narration in fiction and nonfiction texts. It could be taught as a stand-alone lesson or as a precursor to the lesson Fiction vs. Nonfiction.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Font and Text Features in Your Writing
Using Font and Text Features in Your Writing
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Using Font and Text Features in Your Writing
Learn to use text formatting tools like capitalization, bold, underline, and italics to give emphasis to your writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Poetic Personification
Poetic Personification
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Poetic Personification
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand personification in poetry. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support to the Poetry Themes lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Mindfulness of Anger
Mindfulness of Anger
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Mindfulness of Anger
Strong emotions like anger can sometimes take over, but mindfulness tools can help to manage them. In this lesson, students will learn mindfulness techniques for managing anger and write and implement a lesson to teach a younger student.
4th grade
Social emotional
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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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Multi-Digit Multiplication Strategies
Multi-Digit Multiplication Strategies
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Multi-Digit Multiplication Strategies
Facilitate an exploration and comparison of multiplication strategies for your students to see the variety of ways to solve the same problem. Use this lesson on its own or teach it prior to the lesson Multiplication: Musical Chairs.
4th grade
Math
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Stand Tall
Stand Tall
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Stand Tall
In this lesson, students will explore the meaning of integrity through the book *Stand Tall!*. They will also answer questions connected to making choices with integrity when faced with challenging situations.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Food Fractions: What are the Odds?
Food Fractions: What are the Odds?
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Food Fractions: What are the Odds?
Students are sure to love this sweet lesson that teaches them fractions and probability with candy!
4th grade
Math
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Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
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Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Knock, knock! It’s the U.S. Census Bureau! In this lesson plan, students analyze primary sources in the form of census data to do research that helps them answer questions about famous people and the time period during which they lived.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Justifying the Distributive Property
Justifying the Distributive Property
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Justifying the Distributive Property
Let's talk about the distributive property! Give students a chance to explain their thinking of how and why this property of multiplication works. This lesson may be taught as a standalone or as support to the lesson Distributive Property.
4th grade
Math
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Order of Operations Competition
Order of Operations Competition
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Order of Operations Competition
Students will have a blast deepening their understanding of the order of operations, with this lesson which incorporates an interactive team game.
4th grade
Math
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Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights
Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights
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Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights
Cesar Chavez is a perfect example of a champion for social justice. Students will refine inference skills by using background knowledge and evidence from the text, while also discovering an important American civil rights activist.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Papering the Plains States
Papering the Plains States
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Papering the Plains States
Making inferences from texts about the Plains States, your students will learn how to read with a purpose! In this lesson, your students will practice important skills while developing knowledge of various states.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Being Our Best Selves
Being Our Best Selves
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Being Our Best Selves
Reflecting on moments when we have been at our best can be a powerful thing! In this lesson, students will reflect on how they contribute to their classroom community and when they have been their best self over the past week.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Discovering Nonfiction Details
Discovering Nonfiction Details
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Discovering Nonfiction Details
Give your ELs concrete experience with adverbs and adverbial phrases as a tool to discover details in nonfiction texts. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the Hey! What's the Big Idea? lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Searching for Single Sounds
Searching for Single Sounds
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Searching for Single Sounds
In this lesson, your students will learn the super spelling strategy of looking for single sounds in words that need doubled consonants. With instruction that incorporates proofreading and spelling, your students will become spelling stars!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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The Partial Products Strategy for Multiplication
The Partial Products Strategy for Multiplication
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The Partial Products Strategy for Multiplication
The partial products strategy is essential for students to build a foundational understanding of place value as it relates to multiplication. This lesson may be taught on its own or used as a pre-lesson to Multiplying Multiples.
4th grade
Math
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Read with Expression!
Read with Expression!
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Read with Expression!
Knowing how to identify types of sentences and read each kind with expression is an important component of reading fluency. This EL support lesson can be taught on its own or used as precursor to the lesson Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Designing Situations with Area
Designing Situations with Area
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Designing Situations with Area
In this lesson, your students will think about situations that require them to calculate area. Use it as a standalone lesson or as support to the What Is the Area of Your Classroom? lesson.
4th grade
Math
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4th Grade Lesson Plans

Our library of 261 fourth grade lesson plans, created by educators, differentiates from your regular classroom concept delivery. Give your classroom the tools and creativity to expand their analytical abilities, write book reports, solve long division problems and more. You won't be disappointed with the positive results your students' will give you at the end of the day!