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Table of Contents Provide your fourth grade students with rigorous reading comprehension practice including close reading, academic vocabulary, comprehension, and writing activities. The informational texts cover grade-level content-area topics and a range of nonfiction text structures, such as compare and contrast, cause and effect, and time order. Each of the 10 units presents a grade-appropriate nonfiction article and supporting activities that are easy to scaffold, including the following: · dictionary page with content and academic vocabulary · close reading activity · reading comprehension activity · vocabulary activity · text structure activity The unit culminates in a text-based writing assignment that can be used as an informal assessment. Additional teacher support includes: · Correlations provided for every unit for easy reference · Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects to extend learning at home. · Guided reading level to help identify appropriate texts for students The informational texts and structures cover: Science Articles · Getting to Know Snakes Text Structure: Question and Answer · Weather and the Scientists Who Study It Text Structure: Main Idea and Details · From Power Plant to Light Bulb Text Structure: Time Order Geography Article · The Mystery of the Matching Continents Text Structure: Cause and Effect Social Studies Articles · Being an Active Citizen Text Structure: Main Idea and Details · How Countries Create Their Economies Text Structure: Compare and Contrast Biography Articles · Julia Morgan: Architect and Trailblazer Text Structure: Time Order · Roald Dahl: Master Storyteller Text Structure: Time Order How-to Articles · How to Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy Text Structure: Cause and Effect · How to Make Snacks More Healthful Text Structure: Compare and Contrast
Nonfiction texts and supporting activities support the most current standards. This sampler includes a complete unit and home–school connection activity for each grade level that you can use in your classroom today.
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