I have bundled together 4 of my top selling Language Arts products that students most struggle with in 4th grade: Homonyms, Figurative Language, Root Words and Idioms
1) Homonym a Day!
Streamline teaching common homonyms to your class by presenting one a day with this daily activity of the most commonly used homonyms. Students will love this quick and fun activity, it will only take 5 minutes max each day! You will see them start spelling and using them correctly in their writing. Great for ELLs! I have included a blank template for you to add your own and a mini lesson to introduce the standard!
*Common Core Aligned! 3.L.4, 4.L.4 AND 5, L.4.*
2) Figurative Language
This comprehensive activity pack is filled with teaching tools, posters, independent activities and a game perfect for centers or review and is aligned to Common Core!
Included in this set:
-6 Figurative Language Posters with examples (slides 4-9)
A Figurative Language Tree Map that students can use to record figurative language that they find in their stories (slide 5)
A Figurative Language Foldable. Great for introducing the new concepts or as a study tool. (Slide 11-13)
Figurative Language Hunt- Can be done in partners or individually. Students color code 60 examples of different figurative language examples (slide 14-15)
Students practice not only identifying which figurative language technique is being used, but also interpreting their meanings (slide 16)
A figurative Language Review Game with 40 different question cards that quiz the students on their mastery of Figurative language. Great for Center work, for fast finishers or for test prep!(Slides 17-38)
3) Root Words
Teaching of roots increases a students vocabulary and gives them more tools to work with when trying to figure out the meaning of an unknown word.
-Learning two roots a week is a great way to insure that your students are getting exposure to the most common roots in a efficient and effective way
This pack includes:
60 of the most commonly used roots.
60 circle map activities to help build schema and promote understanding of the roots more by: drawing a picture, coming up with examples of the root and writing a sentence with a word of their choice.
In addition, there is a “I have, Who has..?” game to review all 60 roots. Break it up every few weeks, for a great for review and informal assessment.
*Roots are learning objectives of the new Common Core Standards
Roots span grades 1st-6th
L 1.4, L.2.4, L.3.4, L.4.4,
4) Streamline teaching idioms by presenting an idiom a day with this daily activity pack of 144 of the most commonly used idioms.. Students will love this quick and fun activity. You will hear them use these idioms both verbally and in their writing. In addition they will be better prepared for when they see one on a state test. I have included a blank template for you to add your own! Now get crackin’!
Common Core L.4.5, L.5.5
Every day present an idiom. Ask the class if anyone has a prediction of what the idiom means. Use it in a sentence to generate more guesses. Write down the definition, have them copy it in their book and then draw a picture to create a visual representation of the idiom. Quiz them every so often.