Storytown 4th Grade Theme 6 "Exploring Our World" Resources

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Storytown 4th Grade Theme 6 "Exploring Our World" Supplemental Materials : This bundle contains a variety of activities from each lesson of Theme 6 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. This product aligns with the 2008 version.

Included in this packet is the following:

Lesson 26: “Dragons and Dinosaurs” (Expository Nonfiction), “Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp” (Narrative 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)
• Main Ideas and Details Map (Comprehension, Summarizing)
• Dinosaur Research Report ***this is a product that we sell separately and we wanted you to have it because the content fits and kids love dinosaurs! Use it now or later, your choice
• Writing Prompt “Dragons and Dinosaurs” Summary (Summarizing)
• Common Core Essential Question (Common Core)
• Writing Prompt Write a Letter (Expository, Narrative Writing)
• Writing Checklist for Lesson 26 (Revising and Editing)

Lesson 27: “Grand Canyon: A Trail Through Time” (Narrative Nonfiction), “A Rock Cycle” (Expository Nonfiction)

• 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)
• Main Ideas and Details Chart (Comprehension)
• Vocabulary Cards Word Web (Vocabulary Development)
• Writing Summary Grand Canyon: A Trail Through Time (Summarize)
• Common Core Essential Question (Common Core)
• Writing Prompt Write a Descriptive Paragraph ( Response to Literature, Descriptive Writing)
• Writing Checklist for Lesson 27 (Revising and Editing)

Lesson 28: “The Bunyans” (Tall Tale), “Mammoth Cave National Park” (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)
• Character, Setting, and Plot Chart Graphic Organizer (Comprehension)
• Idiom Activity Worksheet (Figurative Language, Grammar)
• Similes and Metaphors Worksheet
• The Bunyans Summary (Summarize, Comprehension)
• Common Core Essential Question (Common Core)
• Writing Prompt Write a Tale (Narrative Writing)
• Writing Checklist for Lesson 28 (Editing and Revising)

Lesson 29: “John Muir and Stickeen: An Icy Adventure with a No-Good Dog” (Historical Fiction), “John Muir: Extreme Explorer” (Biography)

• 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)
• Sequence of Events Chart (Comprehension)
• Abbreviations Task Cards (this skill is not explicitly taught in this lesson but it is a skill that your students need to practice so we included it in this unit for you)
• Writing Prompt Summary of John Muir and Stickeen (Summarize)
• Common Core Essential Question (Common Core)
• Writing Prompt Write a Letter (Personal Response)
• Writing Checklist for Lesson 29 (Revising and Editing)

Lesson 30: “Discovering the Atocha (Informational Narrative), “Reading a Textbook: Producers and Consumers” (Science Textbook)

• 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)
• Verb Tense Task Cards*** (this skill is not explicitly taught in this lesson but it is a skill that your students need to practice so we included it in this unit for you) (Grammar, Word Work)
• Writing Prompt “Discovering the Atocha” 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.

If you like this product, please check back soon as we will be posting new products in the near future. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will promptly help you. Thank you!

The Teacher Team

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Storytown 4th Grade Theme 6 "Exploring Our World" Resources
Storytown 4th Grade Theme 6 "Exploring Our World" Resources
Storytown 4th Grade Theme 6 "Exploring Our World" Resources
Storytown 4th Grade Theme 6 "Exploring Our World" Resources