4th Grade Lesson Plans

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Author's Purpose: Easy as PIE
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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Prime and Composite Numbers
Prime and Composite Numbers
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Prime and Composite Numbers
Take your understanding of factors one step further! Use this lesson to classify factors as prime and composite numbers while creating factor trees.
4th grade
Math
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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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Giving Directions: Tell Me How
Giving Directions: Tell Me How
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Giving Directions: Tell Me How
Students will have fun engaging in activities that develop their ability to write sequential step-by-step directions. This lesson helps young learners with being detailed and using transition words in their writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Charts and Graphs and Diagrams, Oh My!
Charts and Graphs and Diagrams, Oh My!
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Charts and Graphs and Diagrams, Oh My!
Students will learn about three nonfiction text features: charts, graphs, and diagrams. They will analyze and interpret the information represented in these visual forms and discover how they aid in the comprehension of nonfiction texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Geometric Ideas
Geometric Ideas
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Geometric Ideas
Geometry is everywhere! Lines, line segments, and points are all around. In this lesson, your students will learn about important aspects of geometry.
4th grade
Math
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Subtraction with Regrouping
Subtraction with Regrouping
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Subtraction with Regrouping
Help your students subtract with confidence by sharing two different strategies. Use this lesson to build on students’ understanding of subtraction and to evaluate this key skill.
4th grade
Math
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Three-Step Peer Editing
Three-Step Peer Editing
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Three-Step Peer Editing
Teach your students to edit peer writing with a three-step process that will improve their writing skills and overall confidence. In this lesson, students will practice editing short pieces of writing using specific criteria.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Amazing Animals Adaptations!
Amazing Animals Adaptations!
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Amazing Animals Adaptations!
Students put their knowledge of animal adaptations to the test when they create a new creature with its own unique set of adaptations!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fiction vs. Nonfiction
Fiction vs. Nonfiction
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Fiction vs. Nonfiction
Kids will love learning some fun facts about elephants while developing their reading comprehension skills. Using T-charts and Venn diagrams, they'll analyze stories and explore different characteristics of fiction and nonfiction.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Inference Detectives
Inference Detectives
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Inference Detectives
It’s time to make an educated guess! In this lesson, your students will practice using their background knowledge and evidence from the text to make inferences in nonfiction pieces about Martin Luther King, Jr., and Cesar Chavez.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Converting Metric Measurement in Word Problems
Converting Metric Measurement in Word Problems
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Converting Metric Measurement in Word Problems
Students will learn to convert metric units by applying concepts in word problems. Exercises and worksheets incorporate length (meters), and optional practice offers more instructions on mass (grams) and volume (liters).
4th grade
Math
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The Missing Numerator in Equivalent Fractions
The Missing Numerator in Equivalent Fractions
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The Missing Numerator in Equivalent Fractions
Are these fractions really equal? Use this lesson to introduce the concept of equivalent fractions with your students. Teach this on its own or use it as support for the lesson Equivalent Fractions Using Area Models.
4th grade
Math
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See It, Don't Say It!
See It, Don't Say It!
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See It, Don't Say It!
You know the expression, “Say it, don’t spray it!” In this lesson, we don’t want you to say it or spray it, we just want you to see it! Students will practice identifying, reading, and creating words with silent letters.
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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Fun, Fun Function Tables
Fun, Fun Function Tables
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Fun, Fun Function Tables
Put the FUN! in function tables with this engaging, interactive lesson that will have your students generating their own patterns and tables.
4th grade
Math
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Making Similes as Easy as Pie
Making Similes as Easy as Pie
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Making Similes as Easy as Pie
This lesson will give students an opportunity to have fun while learning about and using similes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Text Connections
Making Text Connections
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Making Text Connections
This lesson helps your students practice making text connections so they can write about their reading. It can be taught on its own or serve as a precursor to the Reading Response Letters lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Heartbeats: Learning about the Heart
Heartbeats: Learning about the Heart
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Heartbeats: Learning about the Heart
This lesson will make your students realize that even though they take their heart for granted, the heart is working hard to pump blood to different parts of the body to keep them healthy and running!
4th grade
Science
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What's the Matter? Solids, Liquids, and Gases!
What's the Matter? Solids, Liquids, and Gases!
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What's the Matter? Solids, Liquids, and Gases!
Science can be sticky! This interactive lesson with an ooey-gooey ending will solidify your students' understanding of the states of matter!
4th grade
Science
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Close Reading: Introduction
Close Reading: Introduction
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Close Reading: Introduction
Help your students absorb the details of a text and make inferences about what they read with the strategy of close reading. By reading closely, students will become better able to understand complex themes and nuances in a text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Angles and Lines
Angles and Lines
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Angles and Lines
In this lesson, your students will use their auditory, visual, and kinetic skills to learn about angles. Students will use their artistic and linguistic abilities to learn about angles and lines.
4th grade
Math
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Divisibility Rules
Divisibility Rules
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Divisibility Rules
Introduce your students to divisibility rules with a lesson that encourages deep thinking and meaningful math talk between peers.
4th grade
Math
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Mastering the Possessive Apostrophe
Mastering the Possessive Apostrophe
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Mastering the Possessive Apostrophe
Who would have thought possessive apostrophes could be this fun or easy? With one simple rule and some fun sentences, students will become masters at indicating possession.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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We’ve Got a Problem!
We’ve Got a Problem!
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We’ve Got a Problem!
What’s the problem? Teach your students to identify the problem and solution in a piece of fiction.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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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!