4th Grade Reading March Lesson Plans Activities St Patrick's Day Women's History

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Love love love it! We just started using this week and my students are so engaged. Just what we needed in the midst of testing season!


Fourth grade ELA Reading and Writing lesson plans, passages, and activities for the entire month of March! Celebrate Women's History Month, St. Patrick's Day, and March Madness without taking away from the rigorous 4th grade standards! Included are book units for I Dissent, Fiona's Luck, Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato, Salt in His Shoes, and The Gardener. This product can be used as a supplemental 4th grade reading curriculum for reading, writing, grammar, and vocab. This product includes lesson plans that are both CCSS and TEKS aligned.

These daily 4th grade reading lessons for March include the use of mentor texts and interactive read alouds to teach grammar, vocabulary, and reading, and writing skills in the upper elementary classroom. Follow my store for updates for 4th grade reading and writing coming in April!

The benefits of interactive read alouds are immense, even in the upper elementary grades. Using mentor texts to teach reading skills is so important to develop comprehension in fourth grade. For this reason, I've created these lessons to be centered around each of the books. There is one mentor text assigned for each week. This book will be revisited several times throughout the week to develop reading skills and strategies.

You will need the following books to use with this product:

I Dissent by Debbie Levy

Fiona's Luck by Teresa Bateman

Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie dePaola

Salt in His Shoes by Deloris Jordan

The Gardener by Sarah Stewart

This product also includes 4th grade level NONFICTION PASSAGES and booklets to pair with each book to help students practice skills using informational texts. There are also paired passages with opportunities for extended response.

These lessons and activities are focused around the following reading skills:

Making Inferences & Text Evidence

Drawing Conclusions

Explaining Historical Events

Cause & Effect

Compare & Contrast

Comparing Folktales

Character Analysis

Determining Importance


Integrating Information

The GRAMMAR focus for March is morphology

  • Week 1 - Prefixes
  • Week 2 - Multiple Meaning Words
  • Week 3 - Suffixes
  • Week 4 - Roots

These resources are purposefully aligned to both TEKS and Common Core standards.

The benefits of interactive read alouds are immense, and they extend far beyond K-2! If you are not already, consider incorporating read alouds into your upper elementary ELAR block. The importance of having the reading process modeled is significant for both younger and older students alike.

Benefits of Interactive Read-Aloud

  • Teacher models fluency
  • Develops vocabulary
  • Promotes classroom community
  • Collaborate and practice comprehension strategies
  • Teacher models higher order thinking and questioning

And so much more!

Answer key is provided for all multiple choice and short answer questions.

If you enjoyed this resource, you can find many other 4th grade lessons, activities, book companions, comprehension printables, and more in my TpT store. Here are a few you might enjoy:

And much more!

Follow me on TpT and Pinterest for more resources and ideas! I will be adding additional 4th grade lessons and activities for January.

You may also be interested in my other book companions and comprehension printables which can be found in my TpT store:

Eve Bunting A Day's Work comprehension printables

Diana Appelbaum Cocoa Ice read aloud writing response

Nina Laden The Night I Followed the Dog QR story printables

Chris Van Allsburg Two Bad Ants comprehension worksheets

Patricia McKissack Mirandy and Brother Wind interactive read aloud

Keiko Kasza My Lucky Day reading response activities

Papa Tells Chita a Story vocabulary and comprehension pages

Alexander Ramsey Calvin Ruth and the Green Book comprehension

The Dog that Dug for Dinosaurs by Shirley Raye Redmond printables

The Legend of the Bluebonnet reading response worksheets

Jacqueline Woodson Each Kindness reading response & writing activity

Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet response worksheets

Will Hubbell Pumpkin Jack comprehension worksheets and writing activities

City Green By DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan comprehension and reading response

Helen Recorvits My Name is Yoon comprehension and vocabulary

I hope you enjoy!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.


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