English Language Arts Grade 4
Speaking and Listening Standard 4
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Can You Convince Me?: Persuasive Writing
In this ReadWriteThink lesson, students are introduced to the basic concepts of lobbying for something that is important to them and making persuasive arguments. Through a classroom game and resource handouts, students become aware of the techniques used in persuasive oral arguments and apply them to independent persuasive writing activities.
This site provides resources and activities to encourage storytelling in the classroom. The Story Theater includes several stories that are read outloud. The story library has a collection of short stories good for retelling. There is also a collection of lesson plans, activities, and techniques for using storytelling in the classroom.
What Makes a Hero?
In this unit from EDSITEment, students will explore heroes and the traits that make them heroic. Students begin by thinking about their own heroes and list the character traits their heroes possess. Students then explore kid heroes, adults' heroes, local heroes, and heroes from history, before completing one of several suggested culminating activities.
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