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4th Grade ELA resources

Here are some activities I found to help meet the ELA standards.  
 
If you find any additional resources, PLEASE email me and I'll add them to this page.  Thanks!!   
 
 
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San Diego Unified School District (here's the District's CCSS website--lots of resources!)
 
"I Can Statements" for each standard from Dr. Bobb Darnell on his website called Achievement Strategies, Inc.  Check them out! 
 
 
Reading Literature
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Close reading literature:  "The Story of Dr. Dolittle:  Chapters 1 and 2"
 
This sequence of lessons is based on text-dependent questions that are answered through a close reading of the first two chapters of the book, "The Story of Doctor Dolittle" by Hugh Lofting. This set focuses on character development.
 
 
Read Aloud Video (on the right side of the page)
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Close reading poetry:  "The Land of Nod"
 
This sequence of lessons is based on text-dependent questions that are answered through a close reading of the poem, "The Land of Nod" by Robert Louis Stevenson. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Close reading drama:  "Little Red Riding Hood"
 
This sequence of lessons is based on text-dependent questions that are answered through a close reading of a theatrical version of "Little Red Riding Hood."
 
 
 
Read Aloud Video (on the right side of the page) 
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Reading literature:  "A Dog's Tale"
Reading, answering questions, and analyzing "A Dog's Tale," a short story adapted from the original by Mark Twain.
 
 
Text of "A Dog's Tale" 
Text for practice "The Legend of Keesh" 
Text for assessment "My Early Home" 
Printable assessment "A Dog's Tale" assessment 
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Reading poetry:  "The Fieldmouse"
 
Reading and analyzing the poem "The Fieldmouse" by Cecil Frances Alexander.
 
 
Read aloud video (on the right side of the page)
Printable assessment "The Fieldmouse" assessment 
 
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Reading poetry:  "In the Garden"
 
Reading and analyzing the poem "In the Garden" (also known as "A Bird Came Down the Walk") by Emily Dickinson. 
 
 
Read aloud video (on the right side of the page)
Printable assessment "In the Garden" assessment 
 
 
 
 
Reading Informational Texts
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Close reading informational text:  "The Seasons and the Sun"
 
This sequence of lessons is based on text-dependent questions that are answered through a close reading of the chapter, "The Seasons and the Sun" from the book "The Sun and Its Effects" published by Millmark Education.
 
 
 
 
Read Aloud Video (on the right side of the page) 
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Close reading informational text:  "Animals:  Surviving Change"
 
This sequence of lessons is based on text-dependent questions that are answered through a close reading of the chapter "Classifying with Similar Traits" from the book "Animals: Surviving Change" published by Millmark Education.
 
 
 
 
Read Aloud Video (on the right side of the page) 
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Close reading informational text:  "The Settlers of Jamestown"
 
Reading, answering questions, and analyzing the text "The Settlers of Jamestown" by Erin Sawyer.
 
 
 
Read Aloud Video (on the right side of the page)
Text for practice "Who Was Pocahontas"
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Close reading informational text:  "The Great Chicago Fire"
 
Reading, answering questions, and analyzing the text "The Great Chicago Fire" by Michael A. Signal.
 
 
 
 
Read Aloud Video (on the right side of the page)
Text for assessment "Dr. Salk Defeats Polio"
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Close reading informational text:  "Duke Ellington"
 
Reading, answering questions, and analyzing a biographical text about jazz-legend Duke Ellington.
 
 
 
 
Read Aloud Video (on the right side of the page)
Printable Assessment "Duke Ellington" assessment
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Close reading informational text:  "Ever Wondered Who Invented Pizza?"
 
Reading, answering questions, and analyzing "Ever Wondered Who Invented Pizza?" an article from the Washington Post's Kids' Post
 
 
 
Read Aloud Video (on the right side of the page)
Text for practice "The Great Chicago Fire"
Text for assessment "What's So Bad About Slurping?"
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Close reading informational text:  "Backpedaling in Bicycle History"
 
Reading, answering questions, and analyzing "Backpedaling in Bicycle History", an article from the Washington Post's Kids' Post.
 
 
 
Read Aloud Video (on the right side of the page)
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Close reading informational text:  "My Name is Otto Jan"
 
Reading, answering questions, and interpreting the article, "My Name is Otto Jan" from the Washington Post's Kids' Post "Kids Around the World" series.
 
 
 
Read Aloud Video (on the right side of the page)
Text for Practice  "My Name is Bruna"
Text for Assessment "My Name is Babita"
Printable Assessment "My Name is Otto Jan" assessment
 
 

Reading:  Foundational Skills

Writing 

LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Writing opinion essays in response to "The Land of Nod".
 
This sequence of process-based writing lessons leans heavily on insights from a close reading of the poem, "The Land of Nod." Across these lessons, students plan, draft, revise, and edit an opinion essay using evidence from the text to agree to disagree with the statement, "I would live in the Land of Nod for the rest of my life."
 
 
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Opinion Writing in response to "Little Red Riding Hood"
 
This sequence of process-based writing lessons leans heavily on insights from a close reading of a theatrical version of "Little Red Riding Hood." Across these lessons, students plan, draft, revise, and edit an opinion letter to Little Red Riding Hood in which they explain her mistakes and attempt to persuade her not to make them again.
 
 
 
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  4th Grade Argumentative Writing:  Opinion Essay
 
Brainstorm, plan, and write an argumentative essay in the fourth grade.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  writing explanatory essay:  "Animals:  Traits and Habitats"
 
This sequence of process-based writing lessons leans heavily on insights from a close reading of a chapter of the article, "Animals: Traits and Habitats" from Millmark Education. Across these lessons, students plan, draft, revise, and edit a paragraph explaining "What are animal traits?"
 
 
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  writing an informative paragraph:  "Energy:  Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy"
 
This sequence of process-based writing lessons leans heavily on insights from a chapter from the book, "Energy: What is Energy?" published by Millmark Education. Across these lessons, students plan, draft, revise, and edit an informational paragraph in which they explain how an object of their choice uses energy.
 
 
 
 

Speaking and Listening

 

Language

 
 
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Thank you to 4th Grade Loma Portal teacher, Amy Kinseth, for creating this page of Teacher Common Core Materials. Please email her with questions or comments at akinseth.lomaportal@gmail.com.