Use this lesson to show your students how food travels from the mouth to the stomach. Additionally, show them how the digestive system delivers important nutrients to other parts of the body and also excretes wastes from the body.
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.
Katherine Johnson was an African American physicist and mathematician who worked to create the first calculations to send humans into space. Learn more about this inspiring woman with this nonfiction reading comprehension worksheet.
Writing reports and other kinds of informational pieces is a skill unto itself. It requires an understanding of organizing and sequencing thoughts, tying them together in a way that makes sense to the reader and sometimes a bit of research. It is recommended that students participate in writing their own informational essay on a topic of their choice. This will allow them to apply all that they are learning through the exercises in this unit.
Students will practice separating words into syllables and determining if those syllables are open or closed. Through the use of word sorts, whiteboard assessments, and more, your students will have fun while learning this skill!
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.