RI.4.10 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.10

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"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."

These lesson plans can help students practise this Common Core State Standards skill.

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Fiction vs. Nonfiction
Fiction vs. Nonfiction
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Fiction vs. Nonfiction
Kids will love learning some fun facts about elephants while developing their reading comprehension skills. Using T-charts and Venn diagrams, they'll analyze stories and explore different characteristics of fiction and nonfiction.
Year 5
Maths
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Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
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Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Marie Curie’s monumental achievements in chemistry and physics are remarkable. In this lesson, your students will read two accounts of her life, integrate the details, and assess the importance of having more than one source of information.
Year 5
Maths
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Nonfiction Genres
Nonfiction Genres
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Nonfiction Genres
In this lesson, your students will explore the library in search of various genres of nonfiction texts. Teach this lesson at the beginning of the year to familiarize your students with the structure and organization of the library.
Year 5
Maths
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Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
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Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
This lesson helps your ELs identify the role of coordinating conjunctions and compound sentences in nonfiction texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson to Nonfiction Genres.
Year 5
Maths
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Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
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Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Knock, knock! It’s the U.S. Census Bureau! In this lesson plan, students analyze primary sources in the form of census data to do research that helps them answer questions about famous people and the time period during which they lived.
Year 5
Maths
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Read about and Discuss Historic Heroes
Read about and Discuss Historic Heroes
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Read about and Discuss Historic Heroes
In this lesson plan, students will discuss characteristics of a hero and how to get information from texts to understand why a person is considered a hero. Partner discussions will help students have a deeper understanding.
Year 5
Maths
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Significance of
Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
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Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
In this lesson, Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech, students will be able to understand the allusion Martin Luther King, Jr. makes to the song "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Have students discuss allusions in this speech.
Year 5
Maths
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A Biography of Mae Jemison
A Biography of Mae Jemison
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A Biography of Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space! Use this lesson plan to help your students get to know this prominent scientist, and determine what makes her an influencial person.
Year 5
Maths
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Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
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Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Take your fourth and fifth graders on a deep dive into the civil rights movement with this lesson on Amelia Boynton Robinson. A key activist in the movement, Amelia played a critical role in organizing the Selma to Montgomery march. Your students will read, annotate, and analyze her biography through multiple reads, before discussing the text with their classmates.
Year 5
Maths
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Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
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Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was an influential black man in U.S. history. In this lesson, the historical context is set for students so that they can conduct their own research on Frederick Douglass, using a graphic organizer and multiple sources, before writing an informational essay on him. Ideal for fourth and year six students, this lesson plan not only gives students practise in research and essay-writing skills, it also has them exploring a fascinating part of our country's history.
Year 5
Maths
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Understand African American Spirituals
Understand African American Spirituals
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Understand African American Spirituals
Spirituals have a long history in the United States, and often serve to strengthen and motivate people. Students will compare three types of spirituals from different time periods and share their understanding with their peers.
Year 5
Maths
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Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
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Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
Rad (awesome, brave, radical, cool) women have been around since the beginning of time, but so often their stories are overlooked. Take your students on a journey through history with this lesson that uses the book *Rad Women Worldwide* by Kate Schatz. The lesson exposes students to the stories of 40 rad women from around the world and throughout various time periods, who challenged and changed the world. Students will read the profiles of a few of the women before analyzing their journeys and accomplishments using graphic organizers.
Maths
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