This resource is aligned with Journeys 4th Grade Crossword Puzzle Bundle Units 1-6, 2011 version; a full year's worth of vocabulary practice!
We have developed these crosswords puzzles to teach, re-teach, practice, or assess vocabulary in the fourth grade Journeys reading units 1 though 6. Each unit contains a crossword puzzle, an answer key, and word bank for each story in each unit- see the units and stories listed below. We have used these puzzles to challenge students, to enrich and engage learning, and as a center or centers with teacher or parent helpers to teach and provide practice for reading vocabulary and definitions. This important vocabulary development skill is a critical piece of education to support and align with the Common Core Standards for Language Arts under Language: Conventions, effective use and vocabulary, understanding words and their relationships, and acquisitions of new vocabulary. The words were used from the following themes and stories in the 4th grade Journeys:
Unit 1 – Reaching Out: “Because of Winn-Dixie” , “My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr”, “How Tia Lola Came to Stay”, “The Power of W.O.W.!”, “Stormalong”
Unit 2 – Do You Know What I Mean?: “Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude”, “Coming Distractions: Questioning Movies”, “Me and Uncle Romie”, “ Dear Mr. Winston”, “Jose! Born to Dance”
Unit 3- Natural Encounters: “The Screech Owl Who Liked Television”, “The Earth Dragon Awakes”, “ Antarctic Journal: Four Months at the Bottom of the World” Lesson 14 “The Life and Times of the Ant”, “Ecology for Kids”
Unit 4 – Never Give Up!: “Riding Freedom”, “The Right Dog for the Job: Ira’s Path from Service Dog to Guide Dog”, “Moon Runner”, “ Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez”, “Sacagawea”
Unit 5 – Change Is All Around: “The World According to Humphrey”, “I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets the Vote”, “The Ever-Living Tree: The Life and Times of a Coast Redwood”, “ Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship”, “The Fun They Had”
Unit 6- Paths to Discovery: “The Girl Who Loved Spiders”, “Amphibian Alert!”, “Museums: Worlds of Wonder”, “Save Timber Woods!”, “Mystery at Reed’s Pond”
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