Hands-On Literacy, Grade 4 Authentic Learning Experiences That Engage Students in Creative and Critical Thinking
This practical resource is a compendium of authentic and hands-on literacy activities that will engage, challenge, and delight students. Specifically targeting Grade 4, these lessons and strategies enhance literacy instruction and encourage critical thinking.
Aligned with current standards and principles of literacy instruction, the lessons will inspire GenZ and future generations of students by allowing them to explore literacy through public speaking, graphic design, improvisation, smartphones and video, art, music, and more. The original and entertaining activity sheets, graphic organizers, and examples are ready to be used or adapted to a wide variety of stories, novels, and nonfiction. With fully developed lesson plans, the practical resources in this book will motivate students of all backgrounds, including English language learners, gifted and twice exceptional learners, and all students who are comfortable or not yet comfortable in the English classroom.
This book is the first in a set of three literacy titles focused on Grades 4, 5, and 6. Each book contains lessons and units to help develop deeper learning and encourage student creativity.
1. Team Uniforms, Team Colors, and Mascots: Characterization 2. Super Close-up Mystery Picture and Haiku: Setting/Plot/Theme 3. T-shirts: Non-fiction Main Idea 4. Jingles: Main Ideas and Theme 5. Freeze Frame Improvisation Plot and Characterization Performance 6. Virtual Field Trip: Setting 7. It’s in the Eyes: Point of View and Theme in Poetry (or Fiction) 8. Crow Call: Putting it all Together 9. Literary Choice Cube Menus