Informative essays have a structure that is fairly easy to dissect. This lesson includes an anchor essay which students will mark up, a mixed-up essay outline for them to sort, and a web for them to organize ideas for their own essay.
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.
Adverbs—they're anything but basic! Introduce your students to a misunderstood part of speech with this adverb lesson plan. Students will learn to identify the different ways adverbs are used before writing their own descriptive sentences.
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!
Students will enjoy thinking about subject and verbs as two parts that must work together to form a clear idea. Students will create mixed-up sentences as a class, then write funny stories that peers can revise.
Help students learn about descriptive writing with this engaging lesson. Your class will learn to show character emotions though the “show, don’t tell” writing technique with videos, practice writing, and class participation.
This lesson helps your ELs identify nonfiction text features and explain how they enhance comprehension of the text. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Searching for Text Features lesson plan.
Learning certain patterns and word structures can be extremely helpful in learning to spell words correctly. This series of activities and exercises walk students through some of the most common patterns, like double consonants, homophones and contractions where they will have the opportunity to learn and practice spelling more difficult words. Students will also attack some more commonly misspelled words in the English language.
Students often understand the basic conventions of writing, but may need support in incorporating these skills into their work. In this lesson, students will review some of the more common capitalization and punctuation errors and apply their editing skills to real writing.
Fourth graders' English language arts skills grow immensely this year. To reflect Common Core State Standards, there are well over 1,000 different professional tools available in the Learning Library that support teachers in delivering quality ELA lessons throughout the year. Select from an ever-growing blend of helpful lesson plans, interactive hands-on activities, exciting games, and more.
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Students at this age are required to draw inferences from nonfiction and fiction texts, determine the central theme of a story, and sharpen their summarization abilities. They will take a microscope to characters, inspect the setting, and learn to read between the lines. Students also dig into the craft of writing and explore its different forms such as poetry and prose. They will learn the difference between first- and second-person and challenge themselves to look at the situation from a different point of view. In addition, fourth graders grow their comparing and contrasting skills and enhance grammar abilities.
Education.com provides a hearty mix of lesson plans, printable worksheets, online games, hands-on activities, and more that educators can easily browse. A few notable resources include: Fiction vs. Nonfiction, which teaches fourth graders how to contrast real and fantasy texts and It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits, which is a lesson that examines people's unique makeup. There are always new assignments added so lessons never become dull for kids or teachers. The Learning Library's resources ensure fourth graders rise to their ELA expectations.