4th grade Reading & Writing Lesson Plans

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Is It True?
Is It True?
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Is It True?
Don't believe everything you read! Teach students to differentiate between statements of fact and opinion. This important skill will help students become critical and discerning readers.
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Malala: Speaking Out for Girls' Rights
Malala: Speaking Out for Girls' Rights
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Malala: Speaking Out for Girls' Rights
In this lesson plan, students learn about Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist who advocated for a girls' rights to an education.
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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.
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Problem and Solution Summaries
Problem and Solution Summaries
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Problem and Solution Summaries
Use this lesson to guide your ELs towards identifying and discussing the problem and solution in a story. Teach this lesson as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Traditional Literature: Story Mapping.
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Cause and Effect with Comic Strips
Cause and Effect with Comic Strips
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Cause and Effect with Comic Strips
Pow! Bam! Splat! In this integrated reading and science lesson, students will explore the relationship between cause and effect. They will get creative and create cause-and-effect comic strips!
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What's For Breakfast?
What's For Breakfast?
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What's For Breakfast?
Teach your class to develop strong inferencing skills by focusing on clues and hard evidence. In this lesson, students will play a game of “What’s for Breakfast?” to help them link context clues with word meaning.
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Where Am I?, Understanding Plot Lesson Part IIII
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Where Am I?, Understanding Plot Lesson Part IIII
Sometimes authors choose to describe their setting for readers to imagine, but don't actually tell them where the story is set! In this lesson, students will learn to deduce settings from context.
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Conversations About Chronology
Conversations About Chronology
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Conversations About Chronology
Have students justify their thought process in this lesson about order of events. This lesson is a great way to start discussing the importance of understanding causal relationships to fully understand chronology in fictional texts.
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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.
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Dissecting Sentences
Dissecting Sentences
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Dissecting Sentences
Constructing sentences is both an art and a science. Help your young learners improve their understanding of sentence structure through this lesson on articles and sentence diagramming.
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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.
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Narrative Prewriting Activities
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.
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Reading to Find the Main Idea and Details
Reading to Find the Main Idea and Details
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Reading to Find the Main Idea and Details
Informational texts isn't just found in textbooks. In this reading lesson, kids will examine the writing of a middle school student and use it to learn more about main ideas and supporting details.
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Native American Legends
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!
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Aiming for Your Audience
Aiming for Your Audience
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Aiming for Your Audience
Good writers begin with a knowledge of who their audience is. They shape their piece knowing that there will be a certain kind of reader on the other side. This lesson will help young writers cultivate an awareness of their audience.
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Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction
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Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction
In this lesson, students will identify nouns and pronouns as they distinguish between the main idea and supporting details. It may be taught on its own or used as support for the lesson Compare and Contrast Texts on the Same Topic.
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Idiom Pictionary and Charades
Idiom Pictionary and Charades
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Idiom Pictionary and Charades
Idioms can be a pain in the neck to understand! Help your students become acquainted with many of the English language's funny and confusing idioms in this lesson that has them using their creativity to act out or illustrate idioms.
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Pantomime: An Adverb Game
Pantomime: An Adverb Game
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Pantomime: An Adverb Game
Act it out! Your students will have fun guessing and acting out adverbs in this engaging grammar game. As you progress through this adverb lesson plan, your students will have the opportunity to identify and use a variety of adverbs.
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Speaking and Writing with Prepositional Phrases
Speaking and Writing with Prepositional Phrases
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Speaking and Writing with Prepositional Phrases
Do your students know they speak and write with prepositional phrases? Use this lesson plan to explicitly teach spoken and written prepositional phrases!
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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.
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Hey! What’s the Big Idea?
Hey! What’s the Big Idea?
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Hey! What’s the Big Idea?
Your students will practice searching for clues to uncover the main idea and supporting details in nonfiction texts about John Muir and Day of the Dead traditions around the world.
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Sentence Scramble
Sentence Scramble
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Sentence Scramble
Young writers will learn to manipulate and combine sentences with conjunctions and adverb phrases. This skill helps students understand that crafting sentences is a creative and artistic process.
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Steps to Make an Inference
Steps to Make an Inference
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Steps to Make an Inference
It's time to infer! Students will read a variety of short passages and make inferences using modals and a step-by-step graphic organizer. It can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Inference Detectives.
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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.
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Two, Too, or To?
Two, Too, or To?
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Two, Too, or To?
By creating an interactive notebook template, kids will help themselves remember the correct ways to use the commonly confused words to, too, two, there, and their. Young writers will love improving their writing skills with this lesson.
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