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Text Features and Their Purposes
Text Features and Their Purposes
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Text Features and Their Purposes
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.
4th grade
Math
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Identifying the Author's Purpose
Identifying the Author's Purpose
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Identifying the Author's Purpose
This lesson gives students foundational skills needed to identify the author's purpose in a variety of texts. Use the lesson as a stand alone or as a pre-lesson to What Were They Thinking?
4th grade
Math
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Making Text Connections
Making Text Connections
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Making Text Connections
This lesson helps your students practice making text connections so they can write about their reading. It can be taught on its own or serve as a precursor to the Reading Response Letters lesson.
4th grade
Math
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Summarizing with Sequence Words
Summarizing with Sequence Words
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Summarizing with Sequence Words
This lesson helps students summarize fictional stories using sequence words. Students will have a chance to practice distinguishing the different parts of a story in this lesson, which can be taught as a precursor to Storyboard Superstars.
4th grade
Math
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Using Text Features for Comprehension
Using Text Features for Comprehension
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Using Text Features for Comprehension
Use this lesson to help your ELs use information from text features to better understand the text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense lesson.
4th grade
Math
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Vocabulary in Context
Vocabulary in Context
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Vocabulary in Context
In this lesson, students will improve their skills in using context clues to determine the meaning of difficult words. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Journey on the Underground Railroad.
4th grade
Math
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Problem and Solution Summaries
Problem and Solution Summaries
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Problem and Solution Summaries
Use this lesson to guide your ELs towards identifying and discussing the problem and solution in a story. Teach this lesson as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Traditional Literature: Story Mapping.
4th grade
Math
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Basic Fiction Summaries
Basic Fiction Summaries
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Basic Fiction Summaries
This lesson gives students a structure to help them summarize fiction texts. When they are skilled at summarizing, they will be more capable of exploring various fiction genres. Use it as a precursor to Fiction Genres Library Exploration.
4th grade
Math
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Sentence Parts and Making Predictions
Sentence Parts and Making Predictions
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Sentence Parts and Making Predictions
In this lesson, students will practice identifying the subject and predicate of a sentence and making predictions with textual evidence as they read short fictional texts. Use it as a stand alone lesson or as a precursor to What's Next?
4th grade
Math
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Discovering Character Traits
Discovering Character Traits
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Discovering Character Traits
This lesson will have your EL students exploring characters' dialogue and actions to determine their personality traits! Use it on its own or as a support lesson.
4th grade
Math
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Figuring Out the Theme
Figuring Out the Theme
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Figuring Out the Theme
Most stories have a message for the reader! Help students determine a story's theme so that kids are prepared to compare stories with similar themes. Use this on its own or as support to the lesson Head to Head Fiction Reflections.
4th grade
Math
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Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
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Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify the main idea and supporting evidence in a short fictional text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Reading Closely.
4th grade
Math
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The Missing Numerator in Equivalent Fractions
The Missing Numerator in Equivalent Fractions
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The Missing Numerator in Equivalent Fractions
Are these fractions really equal? Use this lesson to introduce the concept of equivalent fractions with your students. Teach this on its own or use it as support for the lesson Equivalent Fractions Using Area Models.
4th grade
Math
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Characters and Settings
Characters and Settings
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Characters and Settings
In this lesson, your students will identify adjectives in noun phrases and understand how noun phrases are used to describe characters and settings in fictional texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to Tell Me More.
4th grade
Math
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Area Arrangements
Area Arrangements
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Area Arrangements
Students will use the inverse relationship between multiplication and division to complete an area formula in a real-world situation. Use this lesson on its own or as support for the lesson The Case of the Missing Rectangle Side.
4th grade
Math
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Dividing with the Divvy Out Method
Dividing with the Divvy Out Method
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Dividing with the Divvy Out Method
Share the divvy out method for division and provide a foundation for learning the partial quotients method. This lesson can be used on its own or as support for Using the Partial Quotients Strategy for Division with One-Digit Divisors.
4th grade
Math
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The Factor Tree Strategy
The Factor Tree Strategy
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The Factor Tree Strategy
Let's talk factors and products! Teach your students the factor tree strategy for finding all factors of a product. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support to the lesson Divisibility Rules.
4th grade
Math
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The Lattice Method for Multiplication
The Lattice Method for Multiplication
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The Lattice Method for Multiplication
Enhance your students' multiplication toolbox by teaching them the lattice strategy for multiplication. Use this lesson as a standalone or as a prelesson to Multiplication Bingo: Two-Digit Numbers.
4th grade
Math
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Strategies for Comparing Fractions
Strategies for Comparing Fractions
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Strategies for Comparing Fractions
Help your students see the variety of strategies they can use to compare fractions! Students will compare their strategies with that of their classmates. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support for the lesson Fraction Wars.
4th grade
Math
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Problems and Solutions in Fiction
Problems and Solutions in Fiction
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Problems and Solutions in Fiction
Every story has a problem and every problem has a solution! Use this lesson to help students identify the problem and solution in fiction texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Compare and Contrast Short Stories.
4th grade
Math
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Talk About Your Strategy: Fractions of a Whole
Talk About Your Strategy: Fractions of a Whole
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Talk About Your Strategy: Fractions of a Whole
Get your students comfortable with math conversations with this lesson on multiplying fractions by a whole number. It can be taught on its own or used as support for the lesson Fractions of a Whole.
4th grade
Math
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Introduction to Charts and Diagrams
Introduction to Charts and Diagrams
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Introduction to Charts and Diagrams
Charts, graphs, and diagrams are complex text features for students to decipher. Use this lesson to familiarize students with these features. It can be taught on its own or before the lesson Charts and Graphs and Diagrams, Oh My!
4th grade
Math
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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
Math
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Multiplication and Division: What's the Connection?
Multiplication and Division: What's the Connection?
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Multiplication and Division: What's the Connection?
Numbers are connected in many ways! Take students on a journey to uncover multiplication and division fact families and inverse relationships. Teach this lesson on its own or prior to the lesson Division and Multiplication Relationship.
4th grade
Math
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Word Problems: Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
Word Problems: Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
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Word Problems: Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
In this lesson, students will create story problems to match mathematical expressions involving multiplying fractions by whole numbers. Use it on its own or as support to the lesson Multiplication Models: Fractions and Whole Numbers.
4th grade
Math
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