1. Grade 4

    1. Skills and writing activities

      1. Becoming a close reader and writing to learn

        1. Answering questions with evidence from the text

          1. Selected responses

          2. Short constructed responses

        2. Scaffolded responses

          1. a process in which teachers model or demonstrate how to solve a problem, and then step back, offering support as needed. The theory is that when students are given the support they need while learning something new, they stand a better chance of using that knowledge independently.

        3. Reading, note-taking, paragraph writing, and short constructed responses

        4. Evidence-based paragraph writing

        5. Text dependent questions

        6. Reading and analyzing poetry

        7. Reading and answering questions about informational texts

        8. Writing a conclusion paragraph

      2. Researching to build knowledge and teaching others 

        1. Inferring with pictures and text 

        2. Inferring and synthesizing

        3. Synthesizing Information from texts and audio resources

        4. Narrative writing

          1. writing that has a story, characters, conflict, and other essential parts of a story. Narrative writing is often synonymous with a story.

        5. Reading and answering questions about two texts with the same topic

        6. Planning for and drafting an introduction for narratives

      3. Considering perspectives and supporting opinions

        1. Finding the main idea of a text

        2. Planning, drafting, and revising an editorial

        3. Conducting a literary discussion, analyzing, and reading out loud

      4. Gathering evidence and speaking to others

        1. Answering questions and summarizing a text

        2. Comparing firsthand and secondhand accounts

        3. On demand reading and writing

        4. Reading and answering questions about themes and characters

        5. Reading and comparing informational texts

    2. Resources

      1. Grade 4 ELA Workbook

      2. Reading is Fundamental 

      3. Read Write Think 

    3. Activity Ideas

      1. Have your student read a passage. Then, have your student answer questions about it. Use the 5Ws and how, have them describe the setting, characters, and plot, ask them about the meaning of certain words, etc. Encourage your student to use evidence from the text when answering questions.

        1. Reading is Fundamental has reading out loud videos and passages you can use.

        2. Read Write Think has lesson plans and poetry to analyze.

      2. Have your students plan writing a summary or informational paragraph. Use graphic organizers to organize their arguments and help them through the writing process.

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