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Fourth Grade Reading Connections


Links to lessons below are provided for instructional use. Many Language Arts lessons have been created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, aligning current instructional materials to Common Core State Standards. (Click here for Fourth Grade Language Arts Standards At-a-Glance) Other lessons aligning current instructional materials to the Common Core State Standards may have been developed by Savanna School District staff members or obtained through other resources. As a reminder, all information provided on this site is for the exclusive use of Savanna School District staff and may not be sold, published, or otherwise shared electronically or in hard copy. As appropriate, links to technological resources are provided with lessons.

Curricular Connections to Common Core Text Dependent Questions Lesson Plan TemplateStandards Alignment Guide/Standards Alignment Guide-Reading Literature and Informational Text-Grade 4

Open Court Lessons (Aligned to 2000 Open Court)

Mrs. Frisby and the Crow.pdf Toto.Mae Jemison, Space Scientist.pdfTwo Tickets to Freedom Medicine Past and Present. The Bridge DancersIsland of the Blue Dolphins McBroom and the Big Wind Koko's Kitten The Voyage of the Mayflower Martha Helps the Rebel

Well-crafted, ready-to-teach Explicit Direct Instruction lessons, developed by DataWorks, that focus on grade level specific Common Core State Standards, are provided below. These multi-media lessons are designed to engage all learners through whole-class instruction as teachers introduce new concepts and skills while modeling the kind of thinking Core Standards and assessments require. In keeping with Explicit Direct Instruction teaching strategies, these lessons provide clear learning objectives, emphasize teaching first, checking for understanding throughout lesson components, and guided practice that includes differentiation with optional scaffolding for all students in order to gain confidence and skill development.

Reading Literature Lessons Aligned to Common Core State Standards

Key Ideas and Details

RL.1: Draw inferences from text by referring to details and examples (Student view here)

RL.2: Determine a theme of literature (Student view here)

RL.3: Describe events in a story (Student view here)

Reading Informational Text Lessons Aligned to Common Core Standards

Key Ideas and Details

RI.2: Determine the main idea and key details in text (Student view here)

Craft and Structure

RI.5: Describe comparison structure of text (Student view here)

RI.5: Describe cause and effect structure of text (Student view here)

Common Core Learning Objectives

A separate resource for teachers, Common Core Learning Objectives, identifies Core Standards converted into explicit, teachable Learning Objectives, is provided by clicking here to access the 4th Grade ELA Common Core Learning Objectives and Essential Tools. This guide includes Core Standards vocabulary lists defining key words students need to know to be successful. Note: Additional, focused professional development opportunities are planned by the Savanna School District to assist teachers in the use of this tool.

Common Core Assessment Information

4th Grade Teacher's Guide to Common Core Assessments - English Language Arts (by DataWorks)


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