Journeys 4th Grade Lesson 21: World According to Humphrey (w/ Interactive pages)

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This supplemental pack is aligned to the Journeys 2014 and 2017 curriculum for 4th grade.

This Journeys Grade 4 supplemental pack is created to supplement Unit 5, Lesson 21 (The World According to Humphrey). The reading responses, activities, and interactive notebook pages focus on the Reading Literature and Language sections of the curriculum.

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These pages were designed to be engaging to students, yet rigorous. The fonts are interesting but easy to read, interactive notebook pages are included, and students are given opportunities to color and cut & paste. Students must have access to the text as they work, as many pages require text evidence.

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Students love these interactive pages! Don't worry if you do not use Interactive Notebooks in your classroom. The interactive pages in this lesson can be glued onto notebook paper or construction paper. You can even staple a "notebook" of lined paper for them to use with their Journeys lessons! They'll love this new way of demonstrating their learning.

Interactive Pages:
• Picture Summary – interactive notebook
• Idioms - coloring
• Drawing Idioms – interactive notebook
• Vocabulary Definitions – interactive notebook
• V/CV, VC/V Spelling Sort - coloring
• Adverbs – coloring

Reading Literature & Informational Text supplements:
• Theme – Students take notes on the characters’ thoughts, actions, and the ways characters change. These help the reader determine the theme.
• Theme Web - Students write the theme in the center circle of the web. The outer circles are filled with details that support the theme.
• Summarizing – Students write a summary of the story using the transition words provided. They are challenged to use vocabulary words in their summary.
• Picture Summary for Interactive Notebook – Students lift the flaps and draw a picture summary of the story.
• Idioms – Students study the statements and color the statements containing idioms red.
• Drawing Idioms for Interactive Notebook - Students lift the flaps and draw the meaning of 2 well-known idioms. Then, students draw the literal meaning of the idiom’s words.
• Point of View - Students determine the point of view from which the story is told. They then look back in their Journeys book and find 3 stories told in the first person point of view and 3 stories told in the third person.
• Text-dependent story questions
• Make the Switch text-dependent questions
• Make the Switch Advertisements & Persuasive Techniques - Students make an advertisement for their favorite after school activity. The techniques they use should attempt to convince others about the worth of the activity.
• Essential Question – Students journal write about the story’s essential question, “How can media be a distraction?”

Language Supplements:
• Vocabulary Word Wall Words – The 10 vocabulary words are printed in large, in black & white, to be printed and hung in the classroom.
• Dictionary Definitions and Sentence Writing
• Using Context Clues
• Vocabulary Definitions for Interactive Notebook – (This page may be used in place of the Vocabulary Definition and Sentence Writing sheet.) Students lift the flaps and write sentences with the vocabulary words.
• Spelling List – 2 to a page, to be printed and cut apart
• Spelling 3 Times Each
• Spelling Triangle Words
• Spelling Sort: V/CV and VC/V Patterns
• Comparative & Superlative Adjectives - Students write the appropriate comparative and superlative adjectives in the sentences.
• Comparative & Superlative Adverbs - Students color the examples of comparative vs. superlative adverbs.

An entire year of Journeys supplements for your 4th Grade classroom!

Half Year Bundle Units 1-3

Half Year Bundle Units 4-6

More materials available for Unit 5!

Journeys Lesson 22

Journeys Lesson 23

Journeys Lesson 24

Journeys Lesson 25

Journeys Unit 5 BUNDLE

Please Note: These materials have been created by Amanda Garcia. The materials are not developed or endorsed by the Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company.
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