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Big Idea

Main Idea
4.RL.2 – Determine a theme of a story, drama
or poem from details in the text: summarize the text.
Write
Labyrinth
Camera
Taking a picture to show main idea,
with a writing a caption and creating a
graphic organizer.
Chat
4.SL.1 – Engage effectively in a range of
collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in
groups & teacher-led) with diverse partners
on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’
ideas and expressing their own clearly
Chat
Chatting with student gain a sense of
community.
Fluency
RF.4.4.b – Read on-level text with accuracy,
appropriate rate, and expression on successive
readings
-Stopwatch
-Record
-Journal
Reading a passage and recording
themselves with a partner timing them
Idioms
4.L.5 - Demonstrate understanding of figurative language,
word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
-Write
-Journal
-Record/Paint
Student select an idiom and then act
out the literal meaning.
Point of View
4.RL.6 – Compare and contrast the point of view from which
different stories are narrated, including the difference between
first- and third-person narrations.
-Record
-FotoToon
-Journal
A comic strip lesson in 1st and 3rd person
point of view.
Opinion Writing
4.W.1 – Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a
point of view with reasons and information.
a. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion,
and create an organizational structure in which related
ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose
-Labyrinth
-Journal
Writing an opinion piece from a question.
Guest Speaker Opinion
4.W.1 – Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a
point of view with reasons and information.
b. Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details
-Write
-Poll
Having a guest speaker, then creating a
Poll based from the information presented.
Opinion Piece Debate
4.W.1 – Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a
point of view with reasons and information.
b. Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details
-Labyrinth
-Write
-Poll
Writing the Pros/Cons and weighting in with
their opinions.
Book Club Catalog
4.RI.1 - Refer to details & examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences
4.W.1b - Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details
-Book Club Catalogs (Or book selection sheet below)
-Record
-Write
Drawing information out of a book catalog.