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Fourth grade is an important year for reading—it’s no longer story time for your learners. It time for them to dive into analysis of literary elements. Have them explore how dialogue, point of view, and setting create complex characters in fiction. Included, are high-quality graphic organizers and worksheets that will keep your students organized. No need for modification, this packet is ready to go.
Elementary schoolers look at images of the art installation, Wheel -which is found at the Denver Art Museum. After a class discussion about how the words and symbols on the artwork make it more meaningful, the discussion turns toward how each pupil could design a shape that relates to a story or an event that they are trying to tell. The engaging and creative lesson plan should be a hit with your class, and some very nice artwork is sure to be created as a result of implementing it.
Explore how lack of access to water impacts peoples' lives in poor countries. Through text reading and discussion, middle schoolers are presented with the story of a young girl who lives and functions with limited water resources. They write a paragraph that summarizes the article and includes their own personal reflection. Consider also asking learners how they can reduce their own water usage and discuss why this is important.
Explore the characteristics of four very different musical styles. Your class will consider the rhythm, pitch, voice, and timber of each style. They'll practice reading musical notation, identifying elements of music theory, while researching Musicals, Kwaito, Soukous, and folk music.
Students create learning log journals and creative projects about helping others. In this circle justice lesson, students read Touching Spirit Bear and watch Pay it Forward. Students discuss the themes of both works and analyze the actions of the characters as they consider how they can contribute to making the world a better place.
Patterns happen everywhere, in music, math, and language! Fourth graders listen to the "William Tell Overture" visualizing the patterns that they hear. They then discuss and write an ABA poem that matches the ABA form found in the music they've just experienced. Tip: Discuss other places ABA forms or patterns are found.
First graders set-up and observe an aquarium. In this fresh water lesson, 1st graders complete a worksheet to record the changes in the water and effects on the fish in their fish tank. Students make predictions and changes in their aquarium system. Students research their fish need to survive.
An extensive lesson on art analysis, storytelling, critical thinking, and observation awaits your class! They learn to observe and read art the way they would a story; paying attention to details, historical context, and visual cues that describe a place, time, and thought. The lesson is broken into four parts, where learners discuss what they see, review content specific vocabulary, and finally create a work of art that expresses a story. Note: The lesson could be used in either an art or language class.
Flowering learners explore the concept of figurative language as it relates to poems, songs, or creative written expression. In this creative writing lesson, they complete several phrases using similes, metaphors, and personifications. Teach them to use questioning techniques while reading a selected poem. The lesson concludes when the individuals compose an original poem using figurative language.
Students read a variety of Native American Literature and discuss the main idea by answering critical thinking questions about the poem. Students use context clues to understand the feeling of the Native American culture about the Earth. Students develop comprehension skills through role playing and analyzing native American Reading materials
Students examine the effect of music on society. While listening to music, they identify the beat, rhythm and write down their reaction to it. Listening to longer selections, they assign a color to the music and share it with the class. They create a piece of art using that color reflecting on the music pieces to end the instructional activity.
Young scholars produce an object analysis of 'The Champion Single Scull'. They begin with description, proceeding to deduction, and finally providing speculation by interpreting the outward evidence of culture. They use a clipboard and paper to sketch the painting in an effort to recognize line and shapes on the picture plane.
Sixth graders participate in a brainstorming activity in which they identify the types of decisions they make everyday. Individually, they complete a worksheet on making decisions effectively. After reading a poem, they identify the characteristics of the main character and how she is adjusting to her parents divorce. They interview one of their classmates on divorce and answer questions comparing themselves to a country to identify their morals and values.
Young scholars discuss the purpose of city symphonies that were used in the past. In groups, they compare and contrast the social systems of a school and city to create their own city symphony video together. They also write what is known as a treatment in the present tense to introduce the characters and setting. They record their video and present it to the class.