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4th Grade ELA Materials Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

This course contains 4th Grade ELA materials that correlate to the Common Core State Standards.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.1

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

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Video: Locate evidence in a text by skimming

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Video: Weigh evidence from a text

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The Land of Nod

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Read-aloud video for The Story of Dr. Dolittle

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The Story of Dr Dolittle

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.2

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

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"Rumpelstiltskin" by the Brothers Grimm

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Max and Maurice by William Busch

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"Rumpelstiltskin" by the Brothers Grimm

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A Farmer's Wife by J.H. Willard

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Video: Determine the theme of a poem

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Video: Determine the theme of a story

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Video: Determine the theme of a drama

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The Main Events

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Retell Review

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Story Pieces

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Summary Setup

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

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Character Map

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Video: Describe a change in a character

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Video: Describe how one character feels about anot...

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Little Red Riding Hood

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Video: Identify the narrator in a story

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Story Pieces

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.4

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

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Pun Fun

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Up with Words

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Background Check

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Agree to Disagree

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Video: Greek Gods

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Interactive Website: Words in Context

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.5

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.5: Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.

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Compare and Contrast Chart

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"Still I Rise" Poem by Maya Angelou

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"Sick" By Shel Silverstein Poem Read Aloud

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.6

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.6: Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.

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Side-by-Side Storie

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Reading comprehension: David Copperfield

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Reel it In

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Identifying Narrative Perspective

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Identifying Narrative Perspective - 3

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Identifying Narrative Perspective - 4

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Identifying Narrative Perspective in the Works of ...

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Identifying Narrative Perspective - 6

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Identify Narrator’s Point of View - 7

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.7

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.7: Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.

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"The Night Before Christmas" from Nights With Uncl...

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Conflict Map

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Story Map

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Tim Burton - Vincent (English)

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Story Time | Poetry / Interpreting Figurative Lang...

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Odysseus and the Cyclops

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.9

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.9: Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

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Chapter 01 - English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

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Worksheet: Compare & Contrast Two Stories

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Worksheet: Getting Started, Compare & Contrast

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.10

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

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Video: Make predictions from a poem's title

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Video: Read a poem out loud

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Video: Interpret the title of a poem

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Character Consideration

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What's the Purpose?

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Read and Respond

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Reading Review Jeopardy

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

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The Seasons and the Sun

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Classifying with Similar Traits

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.2

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.2: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

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Video: Determine the main idea of an entire text

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3: Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

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Google Lit Trips: Make Way for Ducklings

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Google Lit Trips: White Jade Tiger

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Google Lit Trips: Riding Freedom

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Science Fiction - Science Fact

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.4

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.5

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.5: Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

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Video: Identify and describe a text's structure

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Describe comparison structure of text

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Describe cause and effect structure of text

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.6

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.6: Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.

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Worksheet: Identifying Narrative Perspective

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Compare Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts

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Worksheet: Compare & Contrast

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Worksheet: Comparing Perspectives from Two Stories

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Comparing Firsthand and Secondhand Events

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.7

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.7: Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

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Video: Interpret information in pictures and in te...

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Video: Locate text features

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Worksheet: Identify Text Features

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Integrating Information from Multiple Texts

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.8

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.8: Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

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Student Interactive: Author's Purpose

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Author's Purpose Practice Exercises

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Author's Purpose

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Author's Purpose

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Interactive Activity: Author's Purpose Battleship

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Lesson Plan: Author's Purpose

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.9

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.9: Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

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Assessment: Archaeology Texts

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Lesson Plan: Colonists Meet the Native Americans

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Lesson Plan: Determine Character Traits in Success...

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Lesson Plan: Studying the Life of Laura Haviland

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Connecting Across Texts

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.10

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.10: By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

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Reading Comprehension - Ecosystems

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Lesson Plan: Presidential Inaugurations - I Do Sol...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.3

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.3: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

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BetterLesson: Special Suffixes

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Long and Short Vowel Sounds

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Vowel Dipthongs

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Beginning Blends

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Lesson Plan: Choral Learning

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Rhyming Bingo

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Interactive Activity: Spelling Match

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Interactive Activity: Circus Builder

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Advanced Phonics

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This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.3.A: Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

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Syllable Game

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Syllable Swap

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Homophone Bingo

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Domino Duo

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Sound Choice

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The Prefix Kix

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Complete the Story with Homographs

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Working with Words (Game)

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Word Origin Jeopardy

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.4

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

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BetterLesson: Slap To Check

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Lesson Plan: Reading Fluency

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Reading Fluency - Easy

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Reading Fluency - Advanced

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Reading Fluency Passage: "An Amusing Story"

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Fluency and Comprehension Rubric

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Reading Fluency Passage - "Royalty on the Web"

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Reading Fluency Passage - "Wordwatches"

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This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.4.A: Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

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Video: I Wouldn't Tell a Lie

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Interactive Website: Practice Drawing Conclusions

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Author's Purpose

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Interactive Website: Did I Read it or Not?

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Lesson Plan: Reading

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This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.4.B: Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

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Give me Five

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Read Speed

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Quick Words

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Reading Chunks

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Chunk it Up

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Poetic License

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"The Three Little Pigs" by Roald Dahl (poetry read...

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Understanding Poetry

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.4....

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.4.C: Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

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Practice and Read

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Stone Soup

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Context Clues Part 1

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Context Clues Part 2

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Context Clues Part 3

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Word Detectives

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Interactive Website: Word Clues (Matching)

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Student Lesson: Context Clues

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Context Clues 1.1

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

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Fact or Opinion: Beluga Whales

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4th Grade Writing Rubric

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Opinion Writing Prompts

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My Favorite Activity – Writing Activity

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4th Grade Opinion Writing Prompts

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Fourth Grade Personal Essay Opinion Unit

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Everyone Should Learn to Swim

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Should There be a Dress Code in Schools?

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.A

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.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.

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Video: Introduce an opinion in a persuasive letter

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Organizational Patterns

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.B

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Video: Write body paragraphs for an opinion essay

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Video: Generate reasons to support your opinion

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Proposition and Support Worksheet

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Proposition and Support Worksheet

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.C

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.C: Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).

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Video: Use transition words in narrative writing

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Writing Prompt Example: Which is Better?

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Writing Prompt: The Best Pet

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Writing Prompt: Wow I am Glad We Have a Zoo

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Linking Words Explained

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Transition Words List

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Connectives

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.D

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Video: Draft a conclusion to a persuasive letter

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Concluding Paragraph Worksheet

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Worksheet: Crafting a Conclusion

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Tips For Writing a Conclusion

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

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Video: Group details to support your answer

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Expository Analysis Chart

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Worksheet: Main Idea and Supporting Detail

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2.A

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2.A: Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

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Video: Writing a strong opening

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Kid Lit Movies: Book Trailers for Young Readers

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Bio-Cube (Interactive Game)

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Lesson Plan: Go West - Imagining the Oregon Trail

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Topic Sentence

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2.B

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2.B: Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.

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5 Section Essay

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Main Ideas

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Fast Fact Finding

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Quotation Worksheet

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A Scenic View

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Student Lesson: Topic Sentence

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2.C

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2.C: Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).

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Connection Web

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Student Lesson: Essay Writing (#1)

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Student Lesson: Essay Writing (#2)

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Worksheet: Using Transition Words to Connect Sente...

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Worksheet: Linking Words and Phrases

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Worksheet: Transition Words

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Transitions and Organizational Patterns

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Transition Signals

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Transition Words and Phrases

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2.D

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2.D: Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

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Video: Use precise language to explain a topic

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Author Study

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Worksheet: Describe it with Adjectives

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Lesson Plan: Descriptive Sensory Writing

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Activity: Using Sensory Details in Writing

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Worksheet: Describe it with Adjectives #3

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Worksheet: Describe it with Adjectives #2

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Worksheet: Adjectives Add Interest

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2.E

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Cyberspace Explorer: Getting to Know Christopher C...

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Worksheet: Choose the Correct Concluding Sentence

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Video: Writing Concluding Sentences

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Worksheet: Writing Concluding Sentences

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Worksheet: Write a Concluding Statement

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Lesson on Concluding Sentences

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

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Writing Prompt - Going for the Goal

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Narrative Writing

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Worksheet: Creating Strong Leads

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Narrative Writing: How To

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Narrative Writing Prompt: A Day in the Life of

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.A

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.A: Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

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Essay Map

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Dialogue Tags

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Writing Prompt - Going for the Goal

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Sequence of Events

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Story Map

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What Happened Next?

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Student Lesson: Making Choices

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.B

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.B: Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

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Dialogue Worksheet

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Writing Dialogue

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Writing Dialogue (Part 2)

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Lesson: Using Dialogue

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Lesson: Incorporating Dialogue in Play Writing

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Comics in the Classroom: Introduction to Narrative...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.C

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.C: Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.

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Video: Use transitional words and phrases to craft...

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Sensory Details and Transitions

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Transition Words

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Worksheet: Transition Words and Phrases

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Activity: Create a Transition Word Poster

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List of Transition Words

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Worksheets: Transition Words and Phrases

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Lesson Plan: Transition Words and Phrases

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Activity: Building Bridges with Transitions

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.D

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.D: Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.

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Video: Bring characters to life using details such...

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Don't Tell, Show!

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Vertical Time: Using Imagery

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Worksheet: Building Sensory Sentences

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Declarative Sentences

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Using Visual Imagery in Your Writing

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Activity: Guided Imagery

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Teaching and Grading Descriptive Writing

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Writing a Descriptive Essay

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Activity: Describing the Real World

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.E

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.E: Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

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Video: Provide a satisfying conclusion to a story

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Video: Write a strong ending for a narrative

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Writing Prompt - Going for the Goal

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Conclusion Sentences

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How to Write a Concluding Sentence

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.4

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)

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Video: Analyze a constructed response question

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Video: Planning a response to a writing prompt

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Writing Riddle Poems (Interactive Website)

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Postcard Creator (Interactive Website)

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StepUp to Writing Basics

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Building a Paragraph--Hamburger Style!

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.5

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 4 here.)

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Editing Checklist for Self- and Peer Editing

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Video: Revise opinion writing by rereading a draft

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Video: Choosing a story idea for a narrative

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Video: Brainstorming description of a person

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Presentation: Revise Writing

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.6

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.6: With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.

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Elementary Student Blogs: Innovative Classroom Tec...

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Internet Research

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Student Blogging Activity 2 (Beginner): Setting Up...

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Teaching with Blogs

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10 Blogging Activities for Elementary Students

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.7

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.7: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

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Writing a Research Report (Lesson Plan)

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Patriots Among Us (Research Project)

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101 Research Paper Topics

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Write like a reporter!

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Research Writing

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Interactive Website: How to Write a Biography

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.8

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.8: Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.

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LISTENING CLOSELY AND TAKING NOTES: COLONIAL TRADE...

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Interactive Activity: Timeline

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Listen, Look, and Learn: An Information-Gathering ...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.9

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

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Historical Fiction (Lesson Plan)

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Biography (Lesson Plan)

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Close Reading Worksheet (Assertions and Quotes)

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Interactive Activity: Fact Finding Frenzy

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Report Writing Made Easy: Grades 2 - 5

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Drawing Evidence from Text

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Interactive Activity: Hints about Print

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.9.A

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.9.A: Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions].").

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Historical Fiction (Lesson Plan)

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Biography (Lesson Plan)

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Character in a Bag (Lesson Plan)

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Character Analysis

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Close Reading Worksheet (Assertions and Quotes)

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Writing a Personal Narrative

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Lost and Found

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The Magic Egg

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.9.B

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.9.B: Apply grade 4 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., "Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text").

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Close Reading Worksheet (Assertions and Quotes)

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Interactive Activity: Fact Finding Frenzy

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What is a Primary Source?

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Write about a State

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A Planet in the Solar System

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Something I'd Like to Learn

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Writing Rubric

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A Native American Tribe

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.10

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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Double-Entry Journal

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Precision Teaching: Writing Conferences Student an...

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Classroom Community - Blogs

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73 Exciting Journal Starters For Kids

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Writing a Personal Narrative

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Create a Holiday

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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BetterLesson: Tarzan: Creating a Script

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Teacher's Guide - Teaching Students how to Discuss

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Tips for Effective Discussions

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Close Reading, Grade 4

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Teacher's Guide: Literature Circles - Getting Star...

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Online Activity: Self-Reflection - Taking Part in ...

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Teacher's Guide: Formats for Discussion

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Literature Circles Discussion Log (1)

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Literature Circles Discussion Log (2)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1....

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.A: Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

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Morning Meeting: Morning Message

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Learning how to discuss information

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Speaking and Listening Sentence starters

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4th Grade Story Lesson - Now & Ben

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Group discussion/debate

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1....

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.B: Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

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Morning Meeting: Dialogue Sharing with Questions a...

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Morning Meeting: One-Minute Greeting

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Getting to Know You

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Cooperative Role Group Cards

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Charles Dickens Readers Theater script

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Presentation Activity: Bear Skills

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Discussion Leader

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This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.C: Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.

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BetterLesson: Creating Classroom Tribes

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BetterLesson: Tribe Online Research

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How to Respond to Others’ Comments or Ideas

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The 8 Questions Comprehension Game

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Team 'Big TV' Description Game

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Thick and Thin Question Posters

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Female Authors Debate

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1....

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.D: Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

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BetterLesson: Tribe Tale Practice

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BetterLesson: Tribe Presentation Preparation

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Mock Interview & Election

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Discussion Guide for Third Grade Angels and Fourth...

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Literature Circle Role: Summarizer

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Discussion Role: Questioner

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Teacher's Guide: Tools for an Effective Discussion

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Quick Summarizing Strategies to Use in the Classro...

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Lesson Plan: Name That Chapter! Discussing Summary...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.2

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.2: Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

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Rumpelstiltskin

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Red's Riding Hoods -- Fractured Fairy Tale

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The Lion and The Mouse - Shadow theatre

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I Used My Own Words! Paraphrasing Informational Te...

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Lesson Plan: Active Listening

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Lesson Plan: Paraphrasing and Summarizing

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Felt Board Retell: Promoting Comprehension with an...

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Interactive Website: Paraphrasing

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.3

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.3: Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.

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Chicken Sunday

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Looney Tunes - Pigs in a Polka

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The Pied Piper

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In the Haunted House

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White Wolf Listening Comprehension

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Lesson Plan: Where We Stand

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Top 100 Speeches

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FDR Speech: The Four Freedoms

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.4

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.4: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

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Mystery Bag: Developing Oral Language Skills

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Lesson Plan: Research Reports

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Storytelling Activities & Lesson Ideas

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Classroom Activity: Design a Book Jacket

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Book Report Outline

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Lesson Plan: Cereal Box Book Report

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Lesson Plan: Paper Bag Book Reports

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4th Grade Animal Report

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.5

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.5: Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

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Create Internet Ads for Your Product

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Create a Tri-Fold Brochure about Your Product

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Writing a Jingle

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Students as Creators: Exploring Multimedia

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Powerpoint Tool Tips

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Lesson Plan: Using Powerpoint

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Powerpoint Project

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.6

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.6: Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion); use formal English when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 4 Language standards 1 here for specific expectations.)

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Fifteen Formal Words

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Formal and Informal Language

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Vocabulary: Formal & Informal English

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Formal vs Informal Language Worksheet

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Formal and Informal English

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Totally like, whatever, you know?

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Formal vs Informal Questionnaire

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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BetterLesson-Taking Places: Personal Pronouns

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Interactive Activity: Parts of Speech

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Correct form of a word

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What makes a sentence? Literacy

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Sentence Worksheet - Sentence Fragrments

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Classroom Activity: DIY Magnetic Poetry

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Rewriting a Dialogue (removing quotes)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.A

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.A: Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why).

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Adverbs - Comparative and Superlative Practice

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Nouns Used as Indirect Objects

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The Present Continuous Tense

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Relative and Interrogative Pronouns

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Interrogative & Demonstrative Pronouns

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Pronouns

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Pronouns Lesson

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Interactive Website: Pronoun Practice 1

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.B

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.B: Form and use the progressive (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking) verb tenses.

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Sentence Diagramming - Gerunds

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Verb Phrases

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English Grammar Lesson-Verb Forms and Verb Tenses

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English Grammar - Tenses overview - present, past,...

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Using Going To For Future Tense

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Saving Fluffy the Bunny!

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News Radio Activity - Present Progressive

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Interactive Website: Verb Viper

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Interactive Website: Fling the Teacher - Verbs

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Slideshow: Forming Progressive Tenses

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.C

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.C: Use modal auxiliaries (e.g., can, may, must) to convey various conditions.

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The Verb "To Be"

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Quiz: Use of Modal Auxiliaries

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Video: English Grammar Lesson - Modals

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Video: Can / Could / Be able to (Modal Auxiliary V...

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Helping Verbs: Example, Definition, Primary and Mo...

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Worksheet: Modals

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Worksheet: Helping Verbs Worksheet (Has or Have Pa...

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Helping Verbs List

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.D

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.D: Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).

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Game: Adjective Adventure

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Adjectives Worksheet

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Adjectives Worksheet 2

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Interactive Website: Ordering Adjectives

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Worksheet: Order of Adjectives

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Video: Order of Adjectives

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Lesson Plan: Adjectives

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Quiz: The Order of Adjectives

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Video: Adjectival Order: Why A "Big Red Balloon", ...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.E

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.E: Form and use prepositional phrases.

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Prepositional Phrases (1)

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Prepositional Phrases (2)

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Writing Prepositional Phrases

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Diagramming Sentences - Prepositional Phrases

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Using the Prepositions At, In, and On

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Introduction to Prepositional Phrases

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Prepositions

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Preposition Lesson

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Prepositions Worksheet

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.F

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.F: Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.*

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Writing Complete Sentences - Aliens Zapping Runons

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Grammar Vids for Kids: Sentence Fragments

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Comma Splice, Sentence Fragment, and Run-on Senten...

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Fragments

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Identifying Run-On Sentences

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How to Make Sentence Fragments Into Complete Thoug...

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Sentence Structure Booklet

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Correcting Comma Splices

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.G

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.G: Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).*

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"Two/To/Too" (A Grammar Instructional Video)

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Its or it's?

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Interactive Website: Homonyms

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Interactive Website: Word Confusion: Homophones

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Lesson Plan: Homonyms

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Worksheet: Homophones (There Their They're)

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Video: Homophones, Homonyms, and Homographs

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Practicing Homophones

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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Punctuation: Match the Symbols

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Capitalization Worksheet (Re-Writing Part 1)

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Capitalization Worksheet (Re-Writing Part 2)

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Using Parentheses in Writing: Adding Information

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Commas, Question Marks, and Tag Questions

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Capitalization and Punctuation

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Capitalization and Punctuation

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.A

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.A: Use correct capitalization.

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Capitalization & Punctuation (1)

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Capitalization & Punctuation (2)

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Capitalization & Punctuation (3)

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Nouns - Proper & Common

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Interactive Website: Magical Capitals

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Interactive Website: Capitalization Practice 1

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Common and Proper Nouns and Capitalization Workshe...

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Capitalization Practice Worksheet

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Torture the Teacher

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.B

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.B: Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.

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Punctuation Quotations Correctly

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Direct and Indirect Speech

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Worksheet: Commas and Quotation Marks: Inside or O...

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Worksheet: Quotation Marks

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Worksheet: Using Quotation Marks

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Quiz: Dialogue Punctuation

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Add the Quotation Marks

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.C

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.C: Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.

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Using Connectives

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"Put 'EmTogether" Song - Conjunctions and Compound...

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Interactive Website: Comma Chameleon

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Paragraphs and Punctuation

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Commas and Introductory Elements: Clauses

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Worksheet: Commas and Coordinating Conjunctions

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Worksheet: Coordinating Conjunctions

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Worksheet: Conjunctions (Joining Sentences)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.D

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.D: Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.

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Dictionary Practice

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How to Spell a Word

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Spell Well Task Cards

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Interactive Website: Word Jumble Game

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Interactive Website: Spelling Word Practice

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Lesson Plan: 4th Grade Dictation Sentences

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Interactive Website: Spell Check

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Interactive Website: Fish 'Em Up! 2

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3

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Determine the Meaning

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Reading comprehension: Hard Times

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Simile or Cliche?

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Shortened Words

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Peer Edit with Perfection Worksheet

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Lesson Plan: Book Report Alternative: Writing Resu...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3.A

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Lesson Plan: How to Use Word Choice that Captures ...

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My Razzle Dazzle Words

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Dead Words

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Lesson Plan: More Vivid Word Choices - Said is Dea...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3.B

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3.B: Choose punctuation for effect.*

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The Comma Song (like Bruno Mars)

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Punctuation is Important

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Punctuation Explained (by Punctuation!)

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Titles Using Italics and Quotation Marks

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Choosing Punctuation Mark Worksheet

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Adding Punctuation Marks Worksheet - Part 1

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Adding Punctuation Marks Worksheet - Part 2

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3.C

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3.C: Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion).

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Formal and Informal Language

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Worksheet: Standard English Greetings

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Slideshow: Formal vs. Informal Language

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Slideshow: Formal vs. Informal

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Worksheet: Formal vs. Informal Language

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Interactive Website: Matching Formal and Informal

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

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Multiple Meaning Words - Workbook

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Multiple Meaning Grid

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Basic Multiple Meaning Nonsense Sentences

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Multiple Meaning Drill Ideas

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Basic Search and Find – Multiple Meaning Words

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Multiple Meaning Words - Zig Zags

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Multiple Meaning Words

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Multiple Meaning

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4.A

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4.A: Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

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Context Clues: Secret Garden

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Context Clues: Grid

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Context Clues: Kidnapped

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4th Grade Vocabulary Matching

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Choosing the Right Strategy (Lesson Plan)

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Word Scramble (Game)

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Guess-A-Word (Game)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4.B

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4.B: Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).

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Prefixes and Roots

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The Suffix

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Rooting out Words (Game)

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Rooting Out Meaning: Morpheme Match-Ups in the Pri...

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Greek and Latin Roots in Everyday Life

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Root List

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Greek & Latin Roots Review 2

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Greek and Latin Roots for Grades 2 - 8

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Interactive Activity: It's All Greek to Me

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4.C

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4.C: Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.

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Reference Materials

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Dictionary Review

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Dictionary Skills

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Interactive Website: Reference - Classify it

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Interactive Website: Reference - Name it

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Reference Materials Station

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Conservation Dictionary

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Interactive Activity: Using a Variety of Sources

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

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Crossword Puzzles

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Video: Make predictions from a poem's title

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Video: Read a poem out loud

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Video: Visualize the setting

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Video: Analyzing descriptive comparisons in a poem

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Onomatopoeia Poem

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Figurative Language Awards Ceremony

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Adding Alliteration to Poetry

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Elements of Poetry

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Fling the Teacher Simile and Metaphor

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Give That Character a Voice with Voki!

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Paint By Idioms Game

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Jeopardy Game on similies and metaphors

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Literary Settings -Weather or Not

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The Daily News

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Commonly-used Proverbs

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Speech Tips

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The Poet's Toolbox

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Using Audacity

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Engaging Students with Voki

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.A

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.A: Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.

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Video: Analyzing descriptive comparisons in a poem

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Metaphors and Similes - Explain the Meaning

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Metaphor and Simile: About You

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Similes and Metaphors

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It's a Metaphor!

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The Use of Similes and Metaphors in Students' Poem...

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Similes and Metaphors in Pop Music

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Making Metaphors

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.B

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.B: Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

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Eye on Idioms

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Identify the Idiom

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Using Idioms

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Recognize and explain the meaning of idioms

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What is an Idiom?

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Idioms Illustrated

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Idiom Worksheet

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Idiom Worksheet - 2

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.C

This unit contains materials aligned to the 4th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.C: Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).

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Explain words by relating to their antonyms

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Determine or clarify the meaning of multiple-meani...

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Synonyms Crossword Puzzle

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Antonyms Worksheet

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Synonym Toast (Game)

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Sink it 'n' Solve it (Game)

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Homophones, Synonyms, and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Love

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Antonym Animals

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.6

This unit contains materials that are aligned to the common core state standard CCSS.LITERACY-ELA.4.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).

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5-A-Day Common Core Language Review