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This activity is designed to help students locate and understand the main idea in an informational text. A series of questions guides the students through the process and gives opportunities for critical thinking and true understanding of the main idea. CC: ELA: RI.4.2
This 4 page activity explains the similarities and differences between first and secondhand accounts. It provides a concrete example for students to read and interpret as well as an opportunity for students to write their own first and secondhand accounts. Includes question checklist for students. CC: ELA: RI.4.6
This is a 4 page document that includes a variety of strategies to use, understand and gather information from informational texts. This can be used for a variety of purposes including non-fiction books, articles, and research. Includes vocabulary strategies. Common Core: ELA RI.2.1-4, RI.3.1-2, RI.4.1-4
This is a 3 page comprehension template addressing the common core reading standards for fourth grade informational text; integration of knowledge and ideas. The emphasis is on analysis of illustrations, timelines, charts, maps and diagrams and explaining how these deepen their understanding of the text. Students must also explain how the evidence presented strengthens ideas. Common Core: ELA: RI.4.7-9
This is a 3 page template addressing the common core reading standards for fourth grade informational text; craft and structure. The emphasis is on identifying structures such as chronology, comparisons, cause/effect or problem/solution. Common Core: ELA: RI.4.4-6
This is a three page template addressing the common core reading standards for fourth grade informational text; key ideas and details. The emphasis is on author's purpose, knowledge and application of text structures, and first-and-second-hand perspectives. Common Core: ELA: RI.4.1-3
Compare and Contrast a news article and a news video on the same topic. Planning form to use individually or with a group. ELA Standards Grade 4 RI6, Grade 4 RI5
Students can work alone or with a group using this planning document for comparing and contrasting text and media on the same topic. ELA Common Core- Integration of Knowledge and Ideas - Grade 4 - RI6, Grade 5 RI5
Updated: A one page biography of Olympic Gold Medal swimmer, Michael Phelps, with multiple choice and short response questions.
RI.3.1, RI 3.2, RI 3.3, RI. 3.6, RI. 3.8
RI 4.1, RI 4.2, RI 4.3, RI 4.5, RI.4.6, RI.4.8
A set of four student friendly posters for fourth grade informational text that will help guide students toward goals established by Common Core Standards. Packet includes an overview of these standards for teacher or parent use and a student checklist.