Did you know that comparative tasks improve comprehension and help students develop higher order thinking skills? In this lesson, students will compare nonfiction texts on the same topic using Venn diagrams and performance!
Fourth grade represents the in-between phase where kids are starting to grow up but are still little. The Learning Library resources cover the middle ground with interactive, hands-on activities and assignments that kids enjoy, but with more sophistication. The mixed bag of teacher-created lesson plans and practical worksheets keep the childlike nature of fourth graders in mind while pushing them to think more and form their own ideas.
Beyond Foundations: Resources for Fourth Graders
When kids reach fourth grade, the fundamentals have been solidified and students are ready to incorporate analytical thinking and express themselves using fresh outlets. The Learning Library offers activities that introduce advanced systems of learning in a variety of ways.
Comprehensive printable workbooks such as “Journal Prompts” push kids to generate ideas and attempt different writing genres such as poetry, functional writing and creative writing. The highly-rated book provides a month’s worth of activities and challenges. “Food Webs” is another popular workbook that introduces fourth-graders to the animal food chain with engaging illustrations of animals from the ocean, forest and desert ecosystems.
Fourth graders can get out of the classroom and into the kitchen with the library's cereal bar recipe. Flip the script and let fourth graders write on themselves with the Homemade Henna Ink hands-on activity to boost creativity and teach students about other cultures.
Many other tools in the resource library—practical worksheets, simple lesson plans, captivating games and science projects—are easy to access and will get precocious fourth graders thinking in new, improved ways.