Here's the standard: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3 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.
I don’t know about you, but I was very frustrated with trying to figure out exactly what this standard would look like in my classroom. It seems very comprehensive, and redundant to some other standards. I spent a lot of time researching the various components of this standard, and came up with my own best way to teach this. This package includes materials that may seem outside of the scope of the actual standard, but I feel were needed as a foundation in teaching the standard itself.
Also, I teach this standard having already taught text structure and text features. I include text structure in teaching the characteristics of the different types of text, and use text features also. If you have not taught text structure or features, I suggest you do that first. There are many great resources for this on TPT. Resources on this standard however, I was unsuccessful with finding!
INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE: (With everything needed to last over a week.)
*Keynote file to use for teaching concepts (editable).
*Quicktime version (with animations by clicking) for those without access to Keynote.
*20 Task cards, with recording sheet, to practice identifying various forms of the 4 types of writing (narrative, expository, technical, persuasive).
*Two sheets for additional practice with identifying forms of text. I use these inside sheet protectors to allow those who need extra practice to use with dry erase markers.
*Posters to hang for the 4 different types of text.
*Posters to hang for writing center activities to practice being an author of the 4 types of text.
*Two sheets to use in interactive notebooks. If you are not familiar, these are materials used in student created notebooks (usually composition notebooks). They provide students with a reference for each standard that they can access throughout the year.
*Two practice pages with a selection and questions for historic, scientific, and technical writing. That’s 6 worksheets in all.
Answer keys for everything!
*My preview is limited to just a sample of the various items listed above. Package comes in a compressed folder. The folder contains 5 items: Keynote, Quicktime of Keynote, and 3 PDF files (reproducibles, activities and posters, answer keys). I've found that too large of a PDF bogs down my computer, so I've divided this large quantity of materials into 3 files.