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Learning About Family Traditions
Learning About Family Traditions
Lesson Plan
Learning About Family Traditions
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to share about their family traditions. Prior to the lesson, they'll complete a worksheet to gather information about the way their family honors their culture and beliefs with traditions. They'll bring their information back to the classroom to share with their peers.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Giving Directions: Tell Me How
Giving Directions: Tell Me How
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Mastering the Possessive Apostrophe
Mastering the Possessive Apostrophe
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Holidays Around the World
Holidays Around the World
Lesson Plan
Holidays Around the World
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to learn about winter holidays that are celebrated all over the world. Learners will utilize a graphic organizer to guide their research of their chosen or assigned holiday. Then, they will share what they learned with their peers. Your students will hone their research skills by using the internet, books, or other available research materials, and they will practice their speaking and listening skills when they share the interesting facts and details they found. Designed for a second through fifth grade reading and writing curriculum, your learners will enjoy learning about some of the many holidays that are celebrated around the world.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Language Frames: Compare & Contrast
Language Frames: Compare & Contrast
Worksheet
Language Frames: Compare & Contrast
Do you want your students to have confident, informative discussions? Build student discourse and writing confidence with these comparison sentence frames! Students will use sentence and paragraph frames to practice comparing two nouns of their choice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Classroom Time Capsule
Classroom Time Capsule
Lesson Plan
Classroom Time Capsule
Help show your students' growth with a time capsule. Use the lesson plan Classroom Time Capsule to have students prepare any academic work they want to include in the capsule. They will also add a completed worksheet about their goals for 2020.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Understand African American Spirituals
Understand African American Spirituals
Lesson Plan
Understand African American Spirituals
Spirituals have a long history in the United States, and often serve to strengthen and motivate people. Students will compare three types of spirituals from different time periods and share their understanding with their peers.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Language Frames: Nonfiction Summary
Language Frames: Nonfiction Summary
Worksheet
Language Frames: Nonfiction Summary
Support discussions about main ideas and summarization with these helpful language frames. This worksheet will help your students organize their thoughts and information from a nonfiction paragraph or text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Conduct an Interview: Fall Family Traditions
Conduct an Interview: Fall Family Traditions
Worksheet
Conduct an Interview: Fall Family Traditions
Give your students the opportunity to conduct an interview with a family member or loved one to learn about their meaningful traditions. They will ask questions about fall traditions, finding out about clothing, food, location, and the people involved. Th
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Teal Pumpkin Project: Spread the Word!
Teal Pumpkin Project: Spread the Word!
Activity
Teal Pumpkin Project: Spread the Word!
In this real-world exercise about the Teal Pumpkin Project, your child will create a persuasive poster to spread the word about the project in the hopes of convincing people to offer non-food trinkets this Halloween season.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Read about and Discuss Historic Heroes
Read about and Discuss Historic Heroes
Lesson Plan
Read about and Discuss Historic Heroes
In this lesson plan, students will discuss characteristics of a hero and how to get information from texts to understand why a person is considered a hero. Partner discussions will help students have a deeper understanding.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Vocabulary Cards: Explain Fraction Conversions
Vocabulary Cards: Explain Fraction Conversions
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Explain Fraction Conversions
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Explain Fraction Conversions.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities
Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities
Lesson Plan
Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities
Discover a new tool for creative assessments and lessons! In this lesson, students will investigate Adobe Spark using Agency by Design thinking routines to help them understand how they can use technology to communicate ideas.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Glossary: Explain Fraction Conversions
Glossary: Explain Fraction Conversions
Worksheet
Glossary: Explain Fraction Conversions
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Explain Fraction Conversions.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Interview Your Family About Traditions
Interview Your Family About Traditions
Worksheet
Interview Your Family About Traditions
Get to know more about your family's meaningful traditions with this fun interview activity.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Review Your Thinking!
Review Your Thinking!
Worksheet
Review Your Thinking!
Help students track their thinking in the beginning, middle, and end of learning new concepts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Lesson Plan
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Take your fourth and fifth graders on a deep dive into the civil rights movement with this lesson on Amelia Boynton Robinson. A key activist in the movement, Amelia played a critical role in organizing the Selma to Montgomery march. Your students will read, annotate, and analyze her biography through multiple reads, before discussing the text with their classmates.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Peer Discussions: Ask and Answer Questions
Peer Discussions: Ask and Answer Questions
Worksheet
Peer Discussions: Ask and Answer Questions
Have students use this worksheet during partnership discussions to ask and answer questions about a topic or text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Formative Assessment: Peer Persuasion Checklist
Formative Assessment: Peer Persuasion Checklist
Worksheet
Formative Assessment: Peer Persuasion Checklist
Take notes on peer conversations as students explain points that support their answers.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
 Evaluate Creative Products in Partnerships
Evaluate Creative Products in Partnerships
Worksheet
Evaluate Creative Products in Partnerships
Give your students the questions and organizer to evaluate creative work. Use this worksheet to guide student evaluations of their partner’s creative products.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Describe in Pairs
Describe in Pairs
Worksheet
Describe in Pairs
Students will use this worksheet to write about their thinking as they discuss their ideas!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Formative Assessment: Peer Explanations Checklist
Formative Assessment: Peer Explanations Checklist
Worksheet
Formative Assessment: Peer Explanations Checklist
Take notes of student peer conversations all in one document!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Formative Assessment: Telling Summaries
Formative Assessment: Telling Summaries
Worksheet
Formative Assessment: Telling Summaries
Use this worksheet to help evaluate student summaries of texts or other presentations.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Refine Your Justifications!
Refine Your Justifications!
Worksheet
Refine Your Justifications!
Students will use this worksheet to help them review their explanations for specific problems.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Kid Reporter
Kid Reporter
Activity
Kid Reporter
Honor the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by interviewing someone in your community who lived it.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity