• Common Core Lessons: Reading Literary Text Grade 4


  • Help your fourth-grade students build strong literary analysis and comprehension skills with activities that support Common Core rigor in the areas of Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, and Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity.
     
    Each of the 9 units provides literary text in a variety of genres such as fantasy, comedy, realistic fiction, and historical fiction, as well as supporting activities that are easy to scaffold, including:

    • Dictionary page to introduce content and academic vocabulary 
    • Close reading activity and close reading discussion
    • Learn and apply activities covering vocabulary, the literature genre, and
      literary analysis
    • Reading comprehension activity
    • Literary response writing activity
     
    Additional teacher support includes:
    • Correlations to Common Core State Standards and TEKS for every unit for easy reference
    • Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects help to increase parental involvement
    • Guided reading levels to help identify appropriate texts for students
    • A walk-through of each literary text selection and activity pages that support the unit
     
    The 9 units explore these genres and reading selections:
     
    • Fairy Tale: “Gordon and the Three Zookeepers” 
    • Poetry: “My Shadow,” by Robert Louis Stevenson                                                   
    • Myth: “Why Spiders Spin Webs”                                                                              
    • Folk Tale: “Why Br’er Lizard Can’t Sit”
      (Adapted from Why Lizards Can’t Sit as retold by S. E. Schlosser)                          
    • Realistic Fiction: “Expert Pet Sitters”                                                                       
    • Comedy: “Pigs Is Pigs”                                                                                              
    • Fantasy: “The Whale’s Throat”
      (Adapted from How the Whale Got His Throat by Rudyard Kipling)
    • Thriller: “The Metamorphosis of Greg”
      (Adapted from The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka)                                               
    Historical Fiction: “A Serious Argument” 
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