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Nonfiction Text Structures #1: Compare and Contrast
Nonfiction Text Structures #1: Compare and Contrast
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Nonfiction Text Structures #1: Compare and Contrast
In this worksheet, children will learn to identify signal words and visuals that writers use when comparing and contrasting.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Lesson Plan
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Improve your students' comprehension of non-fictional reading through this lesson that teaches them about text features. Students will find their own text features and explain why they aid in the reading process.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Nonfiction Text Features: Winter Olympics
Nonfiction Text Features: Winter Olympics
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Features: Winter Olympics
Use this resource with your students to read an interesting article about the Winter Olympics while gathering information from text features.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Endangered Species Exploration
Endangered Species Exploration
Lesson Plan
Endangered Species Exploration
Teach your students the importance of text features with informational readings about endangered species around the world. This lesson on wildlife doubles as a great way for young learners to hone their reading comprehension skills.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Timelines and Nonfiction Text
Timelines and Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
Timelines and Nonfiction Text
Teach your students how to use timelines to organize information from nonfiction texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
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Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
Children learn about three songs that inspired and gave hope to the people who fled slavery via the Underground Railroad, then answer questions about what they have learned.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Cause and Effect: The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Cause and Effect: The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Lesson Plan
Cause and Effect: The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Your students may know about Rosa Parks, but do they know about the Montgomery Bus Boycott that her famous action inspired? Enhance students' knowledge of this important part of the Civil Rights movement while teaching cause and effect.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams from Nonfiction Texts
Reading Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams from Nonfiction Texts
Worksheet
Reading Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams from Nonfiction Texts
Students will analyze three different types of nonfiction text features: charts, graphs, and diagrams.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Features Checklist
Nonfiction Text Features Checklist
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Features Checklist
Develop your students’ critical eye with this nonfiction text features checklist! This resource can be used with the Comparing Nonfiction Text Features lesson plan.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
History of Photography Timeline
History of Photography Timeline
Worksheet
History of Photography Timeline
Your 4th grader can learn about the history of photography and you can test his reading comprehension with this fun history timeline!
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Introduction to Charts and Diagrams
Introduction to Charts and Diagrams
Lesson Plan
Introduction to Charts and Diagrams
Charts, graphs, and diagrams are complex text features for students to decipher. Use this lesson to familiarize students with these features. It can be taught on its own or before the lesson Charts and Graphs and Diagrams, Oh My!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Paint a Word Picture
Paint a Word Picture
Lesson Plan
Paint a Word Picture
Students become word artists as they use ordinary pictures to practice creating detailed descriptions. This technique helps your class learn how to paint a picture with words.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Battle of the Texts: Print vs. Electronics
Battle of the Texts: Print vs. Electronics
Lesson Plan
Battle of the Texts: Print vs. Electronics
Are you a page turner or a mouse clicker? In this lesson, students compare and contrast text features in two types of nonfictions texts: print and electronic.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams in Nonfiction
Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams in Nonfiction
Worksheet
Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams in Nonfiction
This resource helps your EL students identify and explain charts, graphs, and diagrams.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Searching for Text Features
Searching for Text Features
Lesson Plan
Searching for Text Features
This fun combination of scavenger hunt and bingo is sure to please young learners. Not only will your students increase their knowledge of text features, they'll also enjoy a selection of engaging games.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Formatting Nonfiction Text
Formatting Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
Formatting Nonfiction Text
Text formatting can add a lot of richness to how information is explained. In this lesson students will explore the organization of nonfiction texts and go on a scavenger hunt for different kinds of text formatting features.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Where in the World is the Desert Biome?
Where in the World is the Desert Biome?
Worksheet
Where in the World is the Desert Biome?
Learn about these surprisingly diverse biomes, then test your biome and geography know-how with a desert-mapping activity.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Rainforest Animals and Plants Galore
Rainforest Animals and Plants Galore
Worksheet
Rainforest Animals and Plants Galore
Learn about these lush, diverse biomes and practice spotting their inhabitants.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities
Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities
Lesson Plan
Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities
Discover a new tool for creative assessments and lessons! In this lesson, students will investigate Adobe Spark using Agency by Design thinking routines to help them understand how they can use technology to communicate ideas.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Understand Text Features
Understand Text Features
Lesson Plan
Understand Text Features
Let's practice reading nonfiction texts! In this lesson, teach your ELs about identifying and describing text features. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support for the lesson Formatting Text Features.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Lesson Plan
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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Ada Lovelace Biography
Ada Lovelace Biography
Worksheet
Ada Lovelace Biography
Children read about Ada Lovelace, whose ideas are still used in computing today, in this biography worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
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Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
In Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far), third and fourth graders reference a timeline of Sotomayor's life to answer questions about her life.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Middle Atlantic State Migration
Middle Atlantic State Migration
Lesson Plan
Middle Atlantic State Migration
In this lesson, your students will use guiding questions as a way to organize their thoughts about non-fiction reading. They will also gain an understanding of some of the factors that led to the colonization of the Middle Atlantic States.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
I Spy: Tundra Animals Edition
I Spy: Tundra Animals Edition
Worksheet
I Spy: Tundra Animals Edition
Get to know some tundra animals as you look for them in the snow.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet