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4th grade
Identifying the Main Idea
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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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Corner: Main Idea & Details Part 1
Reading Corner: Main Idea & Details Part 1
Worksheet
Reading Corner: Main Idea & Details Part 1
Reading comprehension strategies, such as identifying the main idea, help students focus on how to determine what the author is trying to say.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hey! What’s the Big Idea?
Hey! What’s the Big Idea?
Lesson Plan
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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Endangered Species Exploration
Endangered Species Exploration
Lesson Plan
Endangered Species Exploration
Teach your students the importance of text features with informational readings about endangered species around the world. This lesson on wildlife doubles as a great way for young learners to hone their reading comprehension skills.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Find the Main Idea: Elephant
Find the Main Idea: Elephant
Worksheet
Find the Main Idea: Elephant
Kids put their reading comprehension skills to work as they write out the main idea and come up with their own concluding sentence for this paragraph.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding the Main Idea: Madam C.J. Walker
Finding the Main Idea: Madam C.J. Walker
Worksheet
Finding the Main Idea: Madam C.J. Walker
Children learn about Madam C.J. Walker, the first woman to become a self-made millionaire in the United States, in this Finding the Main Idea worksheet.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Día de los Muertos: Traditions in History
Día de los Muertos: Traditions in History
Lesson Plan
Día de los Muertos: Traditions in History
Sugar skulls and fancy dress aren't all there is to the Day of the Dead. In this lesson students will learn about several societies that celebrate their dead, as well as some of the history behind the traditions of the Día de los Muertos.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Biomes: Comparing and Contrasting
Biomes: Comparing and Contrasting
Lesson Plan
Biomes: Comparing and Contrasting
This lesson combines an introduction to biomes with some fun Venn diagram exercises. Not only will students learn more about nature, they'll also learn how to make comparisons between different things in nature.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
Lesson Plan
Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
Help your ELs familiarize themselves with prepositional phrases as they search for supporting details in nonfiction texts. This lesson could stand alone or be taught prior to teaching the Detective Reading lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Corner: Main Idea & Details Part 2
Reading Corner: Main Idea & Details Part 2
Worksheet
Reading Corner: Main Idea & Details Part 2
Reading a short passage is a great way to get kids thinking about the main idea and its supporting details.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Concept Web
Graphic Organizer Template: Concept Web
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Graphic Organizer Template: Concept Web
Concept maps are versatile and useful for all subject areas. Use this concept map for word work, main idea and supporting details, or to map out ideas.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Lesson Plan
Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Use this lesson to teach your students about the lives of 10 important leaders during the suffrage movement. Children will read a picture book that highlights 10 leaders who strove to win the right to vote for American women. Children will then work in groups to research and learn more about these inspiring women who dreamed big and never gave up. Finally, students will share their findings with the rest of the class.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Use this lesson to teach your students about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy he left behind. With a picture book that shares facts and beautiful illustrations to teach about his life, students will show understanding by organizing information on a graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Discovering Nonfiction Details
Discovering Nonfiction Details
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Discovering Nonfiction Details
Give your ELs concrete experience with adverbs and adverbial phrases as a tool to discover details in nonfiction texts. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the Hey! What's the Big Idea? lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Let's Play Rivers Jeopardy
Let's Play Rivers Jeopardy
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Let's Play Rivers Jeopardy
Let's play jeopardy! In this interdisciplinary lesson, students learn about American rivers, create game questions about the rivers, and then play the game.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
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Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Marie Curie’s monumental achievements in chemistry and physics are remarkable. In this lesson, your students will read two accounts of her life, integrate the details, and assess the importance of having more than one source of information.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
A Biography of Mae Jemison
A Biography of Mae Jemison
Lesson Plan
A Biography of Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space! Use this lesson plan to help your students get to know this prominent scientist, and determine what makes her an influencial person.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities
Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities
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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
The History of African American Spirituals
The History of African American Spirituals
Worksheet
The History of African American Spirituals
In the worksheet The History of African American Spirituals, children read about how African Americans used spirituals during different moments in history, starting from their enslavement to the civil rights movement.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Double Bubble Thinking Map
Double Bubble Thinking Map
Worksheet
Double Bubble Thinking Map
Use this bubble map to compare two things in a visually-appealing way.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Grassland Scramble
The Grassland Scramble
Worksheet
The Grassland Scramble
Learn about the grasslands biome, then use your knowledge to unscramble the missing words of the paragraph that follows.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
State Memories
State Memories
Lesson Plan
State Memories
In this lesson, your students will practice writing about places important to them through poetry. By the time they are done, students will have become better writers and taken a walk down memory lane!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What's It All About? Main Ideas and Supporting Details
What's It All About? Main Ideas and Supporting Details
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What's It All About? Main Ideas and Supporting Details
Get to the point with this worksheet about the main idea and how supporting details help it make sense.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
Worksheet
Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
In the worksheet Ideas of the Harlem Renaissance, children learn what this cultural movement was about, as well as some famous artists who emerged at the time.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Article XII: Election of President
Article XII: Election of President
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Article XII: Election of President
Use this excerpt of the Constitution to help your students learn to evaluate primary sources.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet