Storytown 4th Grade Theme 1 "Facing Challenges" Resources

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Storytown 4th Grade Theme 1 "Facing Challenges" Supplemental Materials : This bundle contains a variety of activities from each lesson of Theme 1 to teach, re-teach, practice or assess the various lessons taught. Each activity is unique to each lesson.

It is important to check the stories that are included in this product’s activities and make sure they match your reading adoption before purchasing since there are different copyright dates associated with Storytown. Our version is the 2008 copyrighted version.

Included in this packet is the following:

Lesson 1: “The Hot and Cold Summer” (Realistic Fiction), “Secret Talk” (Poetry)

• Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Answer Key for Crossword Puzzle( Vocabulary Development)
• Word Bank for Crossword Puzzle( Vocabulary Development)
• CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet ( Vocabulary Development, Context Clues)
• CLOZE answer key( Vocabulary Development)
• Character Chart (Comprehension, Character Traits)
• Story Structure Map (Comprehension, Summarizing)
• Vocabulary Word Cards (Vocabulary Development, Comprehension)
• Writing The Hot and Cold Summer Summary (Summarize)
• Common Core Essential Question (Common Core)
• Reading Writing Connection Personal Narrative (Narrative Writing)
• Writing Checklist for Lesson 1 (Revising and Editing)

Lesson 2: “Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen” (Biography), “The New Kid” (Poetry)

• Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Answer Key for Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Word Bank for Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet (Vocabulary Development, Context Clues)
• CLOZE answer key (Vocabulary Development)
• Character’s Traits and Motivations Chart (Comprehension, Graphic Organizer)
• Biography Research Report (we have included our “Biography Research Report” in the lesson since it introduces the concept of biographies. You can teach it and use it now or save it for later in the year )
• Vocabulary Cards Word Pairs Activity (Vocabulary Development)
• Writing Might Jackie Summary (Summarize, Comprehension)
• Common Core Essential Question (Common Core)
• Writing Prompt Newspaper Article (Current Events)
• Writing Checklist for Lesson 2 (Revising and Editing)

Lesson 3: “Danitra Brown Leaves Town” (Narrative Poetry), “Summertime Star Parties” (Expository Nonfiction)

• Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Answer Key Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Word Bank for Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet (Vocabulary Development, Context Clues)
• CLOZE answer key (Vocabulary Development)
• Story Chart Story Structure (Compare and Contrast)
• Venn Diagram Compare and Contrast (Similarities and Differences, Graphic Organizer)
• Vocabulary Word Cards Word Web Activity (Vocabulary Development, Comprehension)
• Writing Danitra Brown Leaves Town Summary (Summarize, Comprehension)
• Common Core Essential Question (Common Core)
• Writing Prompt Write a Poem (Poetry)
• Writing Checklist for Lesson 3 (Editing and Revising)

Lesson 4: “Kai’s Journey to Gold Mountain” (Historical Fiction), “My Japanese Sister” (Narrative Nonfiction)

• Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Answer Key Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Word Bank for Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet (Vocabulary Development, Context Clues)
• CLOZE answer key (Vocabulary Development)
• Historical Fiction Story Chart
• Venn Diagram Compare and Contrast (Similarities and Differences)
• Vocabulary Word Card Sort Activity (Vocabulary Development)
• Writing Prompt Kai’s Journey to Gold Mountain Summary (Summarize, Comprehension)
• Common Core Essential Question (Common Core)
• Writing Prompt Letter to Mom (Personal Response)
• Writing Checklist for Lesson 4 (Revising and Editing)

Lesson 5: “Pedro Puts on a Play” (Realistic Fiction), “Reading Fiction: Raul’s After-School Snack” (Realistic Fiction)

• Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Answer Key Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Word Bank (Vocabulary Development)
• CLOZE (fill in the blank) Worksheet (Vocabulary Development, Context Clues)
• CLOZE answer key (Vocabulary Development)
• Story Chart for Story Structure (Comprehension, Organization)
• Vocabulary Card Task Cards (Vocabulary Development)
• Writing Prompt Pedro Puts on a Play Summary (Summarize, Comprehension)
• Common Core Essential Question (Common Core)

Here is some more description and detail for some of the content that is included in this packet:

Writing Templates-

We have developed writing “templates” for many of the writing opportunities found within these lessons. In our classrooms we use these writing templates in a variety of ways. They can be used for assessment to monitor student development in all areas of vocabulary and writing. We also use these pieces of student writing for the bulletin boards in the classroom to always have current student writing shown tied directly to the current anthology or lesson you are teaching. These pieces of writing can also be saved for a writing portfolio to show writing progress on various genres of student writing as they grow throughout the year, and shown at Open House.

Grammar and Word Work-

We have developed worksheet activities to practice some of the grammar skills taught within each theme. These worksheets can also be used for assessment purposes.

Essential Questions-

We have developed a variety of “Essential Questions” for the passages to promote higher level thinking, citing examples and evidence, and align with Common Core Practices.

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Storytown 4th Grade Theme 1 "Facing Challenges" Resources
Storytown 4th Grade Theme 1 "Facing Challenges" Resources
Storytown 4th Grade Theme 1 "Facing Challenges" Resources
Storytown 4th Grade Theme 1 "Facing Challenges" Resources