Maximize your students' engagement when reading by teaching them how to ask and answer questions along the way. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Asking and Answering Questions* lesson.
Students will practice separating words into syllables and determining if those syllables are open or closed. Through the use of word sorts, whiteboard assessments, and more, your students will have fun while learning this skill!
Adverbs—they're anything but basic! Introduce your students to a misunderstood part of speech with this adverb lesson plan. Students will learn to identify the different ways adverbs are used before writing their own descriptive sentences.
Help your students determine the meaning of new and unfamiliar words using roots, prefixes, and suffixes. The skills learned in this lesson will strengthen your students’ vocabulary skills and will support decoding and spelling.
Knowing what to do is half the battle of any task. This lesson teaches kids about following directions. After playing Simon Says and completing some fun worksheets, your students will certainly become better at understanding instructions.
In this lesson, students will practice "reading" pictures. They will look at the details in pictures in order to make predictions about what happens in a text. This lesson can be used alone or with the Predicting Pictures lesson plan.
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space. Use the Get to Know Mae Jemison lesson plan to learn more about this famous scientist. Children will then read and write about her, and create their own paper rocket.
Good readers ask questions before, during, and after reading. This lesson, which incorporates two wonderful activities and some practice with the 5 Ws, is sure to get your students ready to dive into literature.
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space! Use the Who Is Mae Jemison? lesson plan to get to know this prominent scientist and entrepreneur. Students will read about Mae and then answer questions about her.
Understanding the big idea of a nonfiction text and being able to write a succinct summary are key fourth grade skills. This lesson focuses on summarizing a nonfiction passage in three to four sentences.
This lesson helps your ELs identify nonfiction text features and explain how they enhance comprehension of the text. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Searching for Text Features lesson plan.