The Power of Picture Books: 4th Grade Literature Bundle

The Power of Picture Books: 4th Grade Literature Bundle
The Power of Picture Books: 4th Grade Literature Bundle
The Power of Picture Books: 4th Grade Literature Bundle
The Power of Picture Books: 4th Grade Literature Bundle
The Power of Picture Books: 4th Grade Literature Bundle
The Power of Picture Books: 4th Grade Literature Bundle
The Power of Picture Books: 4th Grade Literature Bundle
The Power of Picture Books: 4th Grade Literature Bundle
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Are you tired of teaching and practicing the standards through comprehension worksheets or the textbook? Do you want to have more common texts in your classroom that you and your students can reference throughout the year? Do you want to introduce your students to new places, diverse people, and social situations while still teaching the standards? Do you want to enhance their vocabulary and promote inquiry and discussion through meaningful text?

The Power of Picture Books does all that and more while incorporating good literature into your curriculum. These mentor texts, lessons, activities, and discussions are a great way to introduce, develop, and review the standards in an engaging and confidence-building manner. The exit tickets provide immediate feedback based on the reading and discussion and/or writing for the day.

By supplementing these mentor texts and lessons into your English Language Arts block, your students can see many ways this skill can be presented, as well as analyze, discuss, and write about their thinking. Through these lessons, you are not only exposing your students to powerful picture books that highlight your standards, you are meeting your Writing and Speaking and Listening standards as well. These units are written for the 4th Grade Florida State Standards but also fit the Common Core Standards.

The standards covered:
LAFS.4.RL.1.1/RL4.1: Finding Evidence and Making Inferences
LAFS.4.RL.1.2/RL.4.2: Theme and Summarizing
LAFS.4.RL.1.3/RL.4.3: Literary Elements and Character Analysis
LAFS.4.RL.2.4/RL.4.4: Context Clues and Mythology Allusions
LAFS.4.RL.2.5/RL.4.5: Poetry, Drama, and Prose
LAFS.4.RL.2.6/RL.4.6: Comparing Points of View
LAFS.4.RL.3.7/RL.4.7: Visual and Oral Connections
LAFS.4.RL.3.9/RL.4.9: Compare and Contrast

This is...
- A way to incorporate multiple picture books into your curriculum
- A supplement to what you already do when teaching a standard
- Specific to one standard or skill only
- A way to get your students to see a skill from many different angles and through many different texts
- A way to assess (formative and summative) your students’ understanding and application of a standard
- A chance for students to think, question, discuss, and analyze different texts
- A combination of comprehension, application, discussion, and writing
- A flexible way to teach the standards.
- A digital product (no book delivery – sorry!)

This is not...
- A sole way to teach the skill
- The only thing you must do and your students will master the standard (continual exposure and practice is needed for everyone, always)
- A full comprehension/novel study guide per picture book
- Meant to be lengthy (each book and accompanying activity/question/exit ticket should take under 45 minute to read and complete)

Included in this unit are 34 mentor texts:

1. Anansi the Spider: A Tale from Ashanti by Gerald McDermott
2. Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale by Gerald McDermott
3. Baloney (Henry P.) by Jon Scieszka
4. Comets, Stars, Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian
5. Echo Echo by Marilyn Singer
6. Full Moon and Star by Lee Bennett Hopkins
7. Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
8. Honestly, Red Riding Hood was Rotten! by Trisha Speed Shaskan
9. King Hugo’s Huge Ego by Chris Van Dusen
10. Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca
11. Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis
12. Mr. Peabody's Apples by Madonna
13. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe
14. Pecos Bill by Steven Kellogg
15. Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco
16. Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
17. Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonattiuh
18. Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco
19. The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss.
20. The Coal Thief by Alane Adams
21. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
22. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
23. The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie DePaola
24. The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
25. The Quiltmaker's Gift by Jeff Bumbeau
26. The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin
27. The Storyteller by Evan Turk
28. The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
29. The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
30. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
31. The Widow’s Broom by Chris Van Allsburg
32. Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg
33. Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll by Sunny Seki
34. Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg

As well as…

- Standard Breakdown, Student-Friendly Learning Goals, and Essential Questions to use throughout the unit
- Detailed directions for each mentor text and activity
- Graphic Organizer for the standard/skill
- Ideas for other resources (along with these mentor texts) you can use in your classroom to teach the standard
- A cooperative, whole-group activity using the mentor text to reinforce the standard being taught
- Guiding Questions that promote modeling, analyzing, and discussion
- Socratic Seminar Question and Rubric that promotes analyzing, discussion, and writing
- Exit Tickets with different question formats and levels of complexity for each mentor text
- Answer Keys for all graphic organizers, activities, and exit tickets

If you would like individual sets from this unit, check out the other “Power of Picture Books” units:
The Power of Picture Books: Finding Evidence and Making Inferences (LAFS.4.RL.1.1/RL.4.1)
The Power of Picture Books: Theme and Summarizing (LAFS.4.RL.1.2/RL.4.2)
The Power of Picture Books: Literary Elements and Character Analysis (LAFS.4.RL.1.3/RL.4.3)
The Power of Picture Books: Context Clue and Mythology Allusions (LAFS.4.RL.2.4/RL.4.4)
The Power of Picture Books: Poetry, Drama, and Prose (LAFS.4.RL.2.5/RL.4.5)
The Power of Picture Books: Comparing Points of View (LAFS.4.RL.2.6/RL.4.6)
The Power of Picture Books: Visual and Oral Connections (LAFS.4.RL.3.7/RL.4.7)
The Power of Picture Books: Compare and Contrast (LAFS.4.RL.3.9/RL.4.9)
Please note that the actual books are not included in this purchase – this is a digital product only! Many of these titles can be found in your classroom, school, or public library. I have included links to the books in the unit should you choose to want to purchase them.
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