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Language Arts Lesson Plans for Fourth Grade | Let’s Read English

Language Arts Lesson Plans for Fourth Grade | Let's Read English

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The lesson plans below present a thorough list of the language arts curriculum and language arts addition, an optional supplementary to the Learning Activity (LA) curriculum with short activity descriptions as well as learning activity (LA) numbers.

Members frequently use this article as a resource for more thorough planning as a guide to help them choose particular activities by using the activity finder or differentiate our curriculum with state standards.

Fourth-grade language arts contains:

  1. Language Arts – 161 Activities
  2. Language Arts Extensions – 67 Activities

Language Arts Lesson Plans - Fourth Grade Curriculum

Total Activities: 161

Chapter 1: “Vocabulary Skills”

The student will demonstrate knowledge by determining the meaning of synonyms from grade level appropriate vocabulary, by correctly choosing a given word or phrase that means the same thing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge by determining the meaning of antonyms from grade level appropriate vocabulary, by correctly choosing a given word or phrase that means the opposite.

The student will be able to analyze and determine the correct meaning of a word, based on the prefix of the root word or how the prefix is used in the context of a passage.

The student will be able to analyze and determine the correct meaning of a word, based on the suffix of the root word or how the suffix is used in the context of a passage.

The student will be able to identify and select the appropriate homophone or word that sounds the same, based on the context of a passage which fits the best meaning of the given word or phrase.

The student will be able to identify and analyze the author’s use of idioms, based on the context of a passage and how these expressions are used in literal and interpretative information.

Chapter 2: “Process Skills: Think Alouds”

Use the reading comprehension process skills of summarizing, predicting, visualizing, questioning, and clarifying with extensive scaffolding and support, through think aloud prompts.

Use the reading comprehension process skills of summarizing, predicting, visualizing, questioning, and clarifying with scaffolding and support, through think aloud prompts.

Use the reading comprehension process skills of summarizing, predicting, visualizing, questioning, and clarifying to independently read and comprehend texts with minimal think aloud support.

Chapter 3: “Comprehension: Literature”

Use knowledge, information, and ideas from literary or expository texts to make inferences about the text (e.g., make inferences, draw conclusions, make generalizations, and infer sequence of events.)

Identify the main idea(s) or theme(s), distinguishing them/it from supporting details in a literary text.

Make a summary or paraphrase information from literary or expository text.

Identify plot by using story elements including the main problem and solution.

Chapter 4: “Comprehension: Informational Text”

Identify the main idea(s) using the supporting details in an expository text.

Students will understand the similarities and differences between firsthand accounts and secondhand accounts of an event. They will apply these skills when reading two authentic nonfiction texts.

Students will understand the similarities and differences between firsthand accounts and secondhand accounts. They will apply these skills when reading two authentic nonfiction texts.

Students will understand the similarities and differences between firsthand accounts and secondhand accounts of an event. They will apply these skills when reading two authentic nonfiction texts.

Identify and use knowledge of the author’s purpose to comprehend the writing of a literary or expository text.

Read, interpret, and make predictions using charts, graphs, diagrams, maps or other graphic representations.

Compare and contrast characters, settings, ideas, information and/or plot within a text or between two or more genre sources (literary or expository), that includes figurative language such as similes.

Identify literary or expository text that is organized in sequential/chronological order using words (first, next, last, then, finally, etc.) or phrases (to begin with, in addition to, etc.) to signal

Distinguish between fact and opinion in an expository text.

Identify and distinguish between cause and effect in expository and literary texts.

Students will be introduced to academic words to increase language proficiency and activate background knowledge before analyzing two authentic nonfiction articles.

Students will be introduced to academic words to increase language proficiency and activate background knowledge before analyzing an authentic nonfiction article.

Students will be introduced to academic words to increase language proficiency and activate background knowledge before analyzing an authentic nonfiction article.

Students will learn how to integrate information from two sources and will apply these skills using two authentic nonfiction texts.

Chapter 5: “State Simulation Assessments”

Students will demonstrate knowledge of comprehension skills on grade-level appropriate literary and expository passages, with questions that simulate a high-stakes assessment.

Chapter 6: “Pioneers – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Authentic fiction literature is included.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice language arts skills.

Chapter 7: “Mystery – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Authentic fiction literature is included.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice language arts skills.

Chapter 8: “Natural Disasters – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Authentic fiction literature is included.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice language arts skills.

Chapter 9: “African American Poetry – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Authentic fiction literature is included.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice language arts skills.

Chapter 10: “Heroes – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Authentic fiction literature is included.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice language arts skills.

Chapter 11: “Inventors/Inventions – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Authentic fiction literature is included.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice language arts skills.

Chapter 12: “Inventors/Inventions – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Authentic fiction literature is included.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice language arts skills.

Lesson in elementary school

Language Arts Addition Lesson Plans - Fourth Grade Curriculum

Chapter 1: “Comprehend & Respond – Extension”

Identify examples of fact, fiction or opinion in text.

Increase personal vocabulary and enhance language use Unit 10.

Chapter 2: “Grammar – Extension”

Identify and correctly punctuate the four types of sentences: declarative, exclamatory, interrogative, and imperative.

Recognize the following parts of speech: proper and common nouns, regular and irregular verbs.

Recognize the following parts of speech: pronouns, adverbs, and adjectives.

Recognize the following parts of speech: interjections, conjunctions, and prepositions.

Correctly use commas in series, dates, addresses, and compound sentences.

Correctly use apostrophes in possessives and contractions.

Correctly use quotation marks when quoting direct speech.

Demonstrates ability to recognize and avoid double negatives.

Chapter 3: “Literature – Extension”

Identifies and uses literary terminology (including setting, plot, character, problem, solution, theme, simile, alliteration, and metaphors).

Develop an understanding of the defining characteristics of fiction. Read the novel: Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.

Develop an understanding of the defining characteristics of biography.

Develop an understanding of the defining characteristics of poetry.

Chapter 4: “Written Communication – Extension”

Demonstrate understanding of the elements of paragraph formation, such as indentation of the first line, use of a topic sentence, and development of a main idea.

Plan, draft, write, revise, proofread, edit, print, and share five written documents.

Write from personal experiences, thoughts, and feelings.

Produce two types of writing: a report and a response to literature. Read the novel Stone Fox by John R. Gardiner.

Use information sources to research a topic.

Chapter 5: “Convention of Language – Extension”

Develop diverse vocabulary when speaking.

Speak effectively by using proper pace, volume, stress, and enunciation, and correct pronunciation.

Demonstrate ability to listen attentively when others are speaking. (The learner will adhere to the conventions of language to communicate ideas orally, and will listen actively and critically to enhance understanding).

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Lesson Activity Finder Tool

The lesson activity finder is one of the numerous useful tools that Let’s Read English provides for members. The activity finder is an alternative route for parents to preview lessons or find additional practices for their children easily.

Each lesson in the curriculum has a rare activity number which is referred to in the lesson plans as an “LA Number”. These numbers can be detected either on the scope and sequence pages or the lesson plans in the Parent Dashboard.

You can find the activity finder in the lower left hand corner of the Student Dashboard. In order to use the activity finder, members can log in to the account of their children, type the Learning Activity (LA) number of a lesson into the Activity Finder and then click “Go” to open it.

For more information, please check our hints and help section which provides more details about the activity finder.

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