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EngageNY

EngageNY Grade 4 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Life in Colonial America

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders delve into a variety of informational text types to begin building background knowledge on life in Colonial America. The unit engages learners in researching what life was like during this time by exploring how colonists...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Where We Stand

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Academics learn strategies to share their opinions and agree or disagree with others in a respectful manner. The resource provides scenarios to help individuals form opinions and share them with...
Lesson Planet

Famous Historical Figures Lesson Plan: Who Am I?

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
History detectives select a famous person to research, fill a bag with items associated with their subject, then ask class members to guess the historical figure represented by the artifacts.
Lesson Planet

What Was Everyday Life like in Colonial Virginia?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What was everyday life like in Colonial Virginia? To find the answer cooperative groups work collaboratively to read an informational handout and complete a graphic organizer. The speaker of the group then shares their new-found...
Lesson Planet

Celebrating Women’s History Month

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Examine the lives of four women—Blanche Stuart Scott, Madeleine L'Engle, Margaret Evans Price, and Sybil Ludington—in a 23-page activity packet. Each profile comes with a set of vocabulary and reading comprehension questions. Further...
Lesson Planet

Northern Europe: Countries - Map Quiz Game

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Remembering geography is a tiring and tedious task to many scholars. Change it up by assigning the map quiz game. Elementary and middle schoolers alike test their knowledge and compete with the clock to match as many countries as...
Lesson Planet

Writing About Informational Text: Everybody Can Bike

For Students 4th Standards
A three-part assessment challenges scholars to read informational texts in order to complete three tasks. Following a brief reading, class members take part in grand conversations, complete charts, and work in small groups to research...
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Lesson Planet

Elizabeth Started All the Trouble

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a famous suffragette that paved the way for equal rights for women. Readers respond to before, during, and after reading questions based on her story. The resource is a great addition to a lesson during Women's...
Lesson Planet

10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Celebrate Black History Month with the help of 10 ideas that delve deep into the history, major events, contributions, famous African Americans, and sheds light on how scholars today can take a proactive stance on current civil rights...
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Lesson Planet

Civil War to Civil Rights: From Pea Ridge to Central High

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Explore how the Civil War impacted the Civil Rights Movement. Class members complete a series of projects for a unit that uses a layered curriculum approach to learning. 
Lesson Planet

Family

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Family traditions are the focus of a lesson that explores the lives of children in India and those in your classroom. Scholars examine their own family roles and traditions, then respond to an informative text detailing a young girl's...
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Lesson Planet

Critical Reading

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Skilled readers know that any author's argument must be carefully analyzed and evaluated. Assist youngsters in their reading pursuits with a video about logical fallacies, including circular reasoning, straw man arguments, and false...
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Lesson Planet

End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 4 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 4th Standards
The time has come to find out what your fourth grade readers have learned after another year of hard work. This Common Core-designed practice assessment provides two reading passages, one narrative and one expository, that children must...
Lesson Planet

Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 4 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 4th Standards
Track the progress of your fourth graders' reading and writing skills with this practice Common Core assessment. Based on a collection of six reading passages that include narrative stories, poetry, and a series of informational...
Lesson Planet

Drinking Water: An Important Way to Stay Properly Hydrated!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
This is an absolute must-have resource for any elementary teacher! Learners discover the importance of proper hydration, the roles water plays in the human body, and tips for drinking water regularly throughout the day.
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Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Bravery

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
How does Harriet Tubman embody the characteristics of a hero? Young historians analyze primary sources and read excerpts from Harriet Tubman's biography to identify her character traits. 
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Lesson Planet

Religion & Spirituality - Exploring the California Missions

For Teachers 4th Standards
The California missions were built with the hope of converting the local Native Americans to Catholicism, but exactly how different were their beliefs to begin with? Through analysis of a series of primary source documents, young...
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Lesson Planet

Everyday Life - Exploring the California Missions

For Teachers 4th Standards
Young scholars relive history as they examine primary sources that document everyday life in the California missions. During a class viewing of the included slideshow presentation, children analyze documents, paintings, and drawings in...
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Lesson Planet

“I Can” Common Core! 4th Grade Reading

For Teachers 4th Standards
Reading is an important part of fourth grade curriculum and the Common Core standards. Help your learners comprehend exactly what they are learning about reading with a checklist. Each of the standards is represented and simplified...
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Ready, Camera, Action

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
This is a fun activity that will introduce your young citizens to the nature of sound bites in political campaigns. After discussing the pros and cons of shorter and shorter messages offered by political candidates, your learners will...
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Tennis Anyone?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After reading up on the history of sports racquets, engineering teams design and construct a racquet for batting a Velcro-striped ball at a target. Teams evaluate their design by aiming for the target three times each and answering...
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EngageNY

Inferring from a Primary Source: Close Read of Colonial Times Inventory

For Teachers 4th Standards
Teach your class about colonial America through an examination of primary documents. First though, start vocabulary notebooks for content-specific and academic vocabulary. Pupils can keep this record during the entire module. Once this...
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EngageNY

Inferring: Who was John Allen?

For Teachers 4th Standards
Help your learners work with difficult or archaic words. A continuation of lesson two of this module, the plan here focuses on deciphering the Inventory of John Allen, in particular the unfamiliar words that make up much of the list. Add...
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Lesson Planet

The Myth and Reality of the Octopus

For Teachers 4th Standards
Get some eight-armed craziness going in class as your learners explore the fact and myth about octopi with non-fiction sources. Pupils are challenged to create questions from their reading using Blooms Taxonomy, identify main ideas and...