These are Units 7-12 of 12 total units. Units 1-6 are available as a bundled set also. Using these units will result in a total, complete, thorough package that addresses all of the Common Core standards for Language for fourth grade. They can be used as your main language source for teaching Language should you desire. Spelling is the only one you'll need to provide.
Each standard is taught using a Depth of Knowledge approach. Each aspect contains some basic knowledge pages and some depth of knowledge pages moving the children through to the higher levels of Blooms Taxonomy. Mostly all Depth of Knowledge pages have short answer type questions in which the student has to address more than one idea. It exposes them to the higher level vocabulary in Bloom’s Taxonomy. This is great for exposing your students to the academic language and writing style they’ll need to be successful on testing. In addition, it holds them accountable for critical thinking skills and proving they know the standard.
In addition what makes these units wonderful is they contain practice quizzes and quizzes for each standard. The quizzes and practice quizzes also have the student proving they understand basic knowledge as well as the higher level thinking skills. Every standard has this.
These units can be used many ways in the classroom. As was mentioned they can stand alone as your main language source. You can do a basic instructional page each day and then have the students work on the higher level pages. Or you can assign the higher level pages as homework.
This unit covers:
L4.2c Coordinating Conjunctions
L4.3a Choose Punctuation
L4.3b Choose Precise Words
L4.3c Formal and Informal Language
L4.4a Context Clues
L4.4b Greek and Latin Affixes and Roots
L4.4c Using a Dictionary and Glossary
L4.5a Similes and Metaphors
L4.5b Adages and Proverbs
L4.5c Synonyms and Antonyms
4C's Collaborate, Communicate, Creativity, Critical Thinking
Bloom’s/Depth of Knowledge Words construct, explain, relate, differentiate, analyze, draw conclusions, create, construct, prove, recognize, cite evidence, assess, rewrite, formulate, and revise
In this unit you will find:
Cover page for a notebook should you desire to duplicate it as a notebook
A higher level thinking page after each basic knowledge page
The teacher may supply students with crayons, markers, or colored pencils as some pages require color and sorting, which is effective for spatial learning. The teacher may copy each page off individually or send to duplicating for notebooks in the students’ desks.
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