4th Grade



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Reading Street

Unit 1

Unit 1 Week 1 - Because of Winn Dixie

Unit 1 Week 2 - Lewis & Clark and Me
(Because of space limitations for uploads - Lewis and Clark Introduction is in 3 seperate files. It should be used as 1 continuous file)

Unit 1 Week 3 - Grandfather's Journey
Unit 1 Week 4 - The Horned Toad Prince

Unit 1 Week 5 - Letters Home from Yosemite

Unit 2
Unit 2 Week 1 - What Jo Did
Unit 2 Week 2 - Coyote School News
Unit 2 Week 3 - Grace and the Time Machine
Unit 2 Week 4 - Marvin of the Great North Woods
Unit 2 Week 5 - So You Want to be President?

Unit 3

Unit 3 Week 1 - The Stranger
Teacher's Guide for The Stranger
Chris VanAllsburg Official Site

Unit 3 Week 2 - Adelina's Whales
Mcraw-Hill Online Edition - Includes Ocean Slideshow

Unit 3 Week 3 - How Night Came From the Sea
CIA World Factbook Brazil
Brazil Travel Information

Unit 3 Week 4 - The Eye of the Storm
Official Storm Chaser Site

Unit 3 Week 5 - The Great Kapok Tree
Kapok Cyber Guide
Lapbook and Unit Resources

Unit 4
Unit 4 Week 1 - The Houdini Box
Unit 4 Week 2 - Encantado: Pink Dolphin of the Amazon
Unit 4 Week 3 - The King in the Kitchen
Unit 4 Week 4 - Seeker of Knowledge
Unit 4 Week 5 - Encyclopedia Brown

Unit 5
Unit 5 Week 1 - Sailing Home: A Story of a Childhood at Sea
Unit 5 Week 2 - Lost City: The Discovery of the Machu Picchu
Unit 5 Week 3 - Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride
Unit 5 Week 4 - Antartic Journal
Unit 5 Week 5 - Moonwalk

Literature Units- Tons of great plans, activities, questions and more!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Unit Questions, Plans, and Activities
Because of Winn Dixie - Unit Study

The Whipping Boy - Unit Study

Make Your Own Shield
Hearldry For Kids
Hearldry 10 Link Course
Middle Ages - A Teacher's Site

Indian in the Cupboard
Indian in the Cupboard Vocabulary
Indian in the Cupboard - Unit Study with Smartboard Vocabulary and Venn

The Watsons Go to Birmingham Links
The Sixties - PBS show with clips, pictures, and more
Civil Rights Timeline - Major Events from PBS
1963 Overview - The People History project with ads, politics, world events, and more
1960s - Detailed sight for each year in the 1960s, some video/discussion might not be appropriate for students

Watsons Teaching Guide - Information, links, and discussion from RandomHouse Publishing
Scholastic-created reading guide
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Watsons Research Project - Online project features good links and pictures
Watsons Reading Activities - Pre-, during-, and post-reading activities including links
Watsons Book Club - Book Club lesson plans, writing prompts, and discussion for each chapter
Christopher Paul Curtis - Information, links, and ideas from ReadWriteThink
Images to support terms (hair styles, car, etc.) with page numbers
Sentio test for notebook with ARMT questions

A Year Down Yonder - teacher created guide and plans, heavy on philanthropy

Other Links and Resources
Author Studies - Links to many authors, many grade levels
ARMT Sentio Response Questions for multipule choice items from state specs:

1.) Demonstrate word recognition skills, including structural analysis.
2.) Demonstrate reading vocabulary knowledge, including recognition of a variety of synonyms and antonyms.
3.) Use a wide range of strategies, including distinguishing fiction from nonfiction and making inferences, to comprehend fourth-grade recreational reading materials in a variety of genres.
4.) Identify literary elements and devices, including characters, important details, and similes, in recreational reading materials and details in informational reading materials.
5.) Use a wide range of strategies and skills, including using sentence structure, locating information, and distinguishing fact from fiction, to comprehend fourth-grade informational and functional reading materials.
6.) Compare the genre characteristics of tall tales, fantasy, myths, and legends, including multicultural literature.
7.) Compare story elements and the experiences and feelings of literary characters to students' lives.
8.) Compose descriptive texts using an introductory paragraph, sensory details, vivid language, and a conclusion.
9.) Respond in writing to open-ended questions.
10.) Apply mechanics in writing, including capitalization of business and friendly letter parts and envelope addresses and use of punctuation, including apostrophe with contractions; underlining or italicizing of book titles; and commas to separate items in a series and in a physical address.
11.) Demonstrate knowledge of subject-verb agreement with simple subjects and correct usage of regular and irregular verb forms.
12.) Organize information on a specific topic obtained from grade-appropriate reference materials.
13.) Demonstrate eye contact, articulation, and appropriate voice intonation with descriptive presentations.
14.) Identify strategies of a skillful listener, including attending to the listening task and assigning meaning to the message