• Common Core Lessons: Reading Informational Text Grade 4


  • Provide your fourth grade students with rigorous reading comprehension practice! Close reading, academic vocabulary, comprehension, and writing activities support Common Core learning paths.
     
    The informational texts cover grade-level content-area topics and a range of nonfiction text structures, such as compare and contrast, cause and effect, and time order.
     
    Each of the 10 units presents a grade-appropriate nonfiction article and supporting activities that are easy to scaffold, including the following:
    ·      dictionary page with content and academic vocabulary
    ·      close reading activity
    ·      reading comprehension activity
    ·      vocabulary activity
    ·      text structure activity
     
    The unit culminates in a text-based writing assignment that can be used as an informal assessment.
     
    Additional teacher support includes:
    ·      Common Core State Standards correlations provided for every unit for easy reference
    ·      Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects to extend learning at home.
    ·      Guided reading level to help identify appropriate texts for students
     
    The informational texts and structures cover:
     
    Science Articles
    ·      Getting to Know Snakes
    Text Structure: Question and Answer
    ·      Weather and the Scientists Who Study It
    Text Structure: Main Idea and Details
    ·      From Power Plant to Light Bulb
    Text Structure: Time Order

    Geography Article
    ·      The Mystery of the Matching Continents
    Text Structure: Cause and Effect

    Social Studies Articles
    ·      Being an Active Citizen
    Text Structure: Main Idea and Details
    ·      How Countries Create Their Economies
    Text Structure: Compare and Contrast

    Biography Articles
    ·      Julia Morgan: Architect and Trailblazer
    Text Structure: Time Order
    ·      Roald Dahl: Master Storyteller
    Text Structure: Time Order

    How-to Articles
    ·      How to Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy
    Text Structure: Cause and Effect
    ·      How to Make Snacks More Healthful
    Text Structure: Compare and Contrast

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