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Lesson Planning

*The standards used in this table are Indiana State English standards
Session and Date
Standards and activities
Session 1
02/04/2015

Session 2
02/11/ 2015

Session 3
02/18/2015

Session 4
02/25/2015

*4.RN.2.2 Determine the main idea of a text and


explain how it is supported by key details;
summarize the text.
4.RN.3.1 Apply knowledge of text features to
locate information and gain meaning from a text
(e.g., charts, tables, graphs, headings,
subheadings, font/format).
get to know you activity
understand students interests, background
knowledge in nonfiction, and reading
strengths and needs
exploring nonfiction articles
writing their findings on paper to share and
refer to
*4.RN.3.1 Apply knowledge of text features to
locate information and gain meaning from a text
(e.g., charts, tables, graphs, headings,
subheadings, font/format).
sorting activity with nonfiction and fiction
examples
explore last weeks articles with pre-tabbed
sections
have students label the sections as best
they can
come together to fill out an anchor chart of
terms and definitions relating to nonfiction
*4.RN.4.2 Combine information from two texts on
the same topic in order to demonstrate
knowledge about the subject.
poetry read-aloud
students explore pre-picked articles about
inventions
students will create a timeline of the
inventions they read about
*4.RN.2.2 Determine the main idea of a text and
explain how it is supported by key details;
summarize the text.
finish timeline from last session
start a KWL chart together
read article about refrigerator together

Session 5
03/04/2015

Session 6
03/18/2015

Session 7
03/25/2015

Session 8
04/08/2015

complete KWL chart


debrief about inventions that interest the
students
*4.RN.4.2 Combine information from two texts on
the same topic in order to demonstrate
knowledge about the subject.
human spider web activity opener
have students read two short articles about
hoverboards
discuss a Venn diagram and give a quick
oranges and apples example
students will work together to complete a
Venn diagram about the articles
*4.RN.4.2 Combine information from two texts on
the same topic in order to demonstrate
knowledge about the subject.
start by explaining and showing how to skim
through an article
prompt the students to skim through the
articles they dread and highlighted last
week
students will finish the Venn diagram they
began last session
lastly, they will write a summary sentence
about the information they learned from the
articles
*4.RN.2.2 Determine the main idea of a text and
explain how it is supported by key details;
summarize the text.
Simon says activity with a variety of
information we have learned thus far
together
skim trough books and choose 2 articles
they want to read in detail.
students will then explain why they want to
read that article and what caught their
attention
students will then read the articles and
write a summary sentence
*4.RN.2.2 Determine the main idea of a text and
explain how it is supported by key details;
summarize the text.
3-D shape drawing activity
students will read an article about 3-D

Session 9
04/15/2015

printing
we will fill out sections 1, 2, and 3 in the 1,
2, 3, 4 chart together
*4.RN.2.2 Determine the main idea of a text and
explain how it is supported by key details;
summarize the text.
20 warm up game
review/share what we found in sections 1, 2,
and 3 on the charts
write a paragraph about the 3-D printing
article using the article and sections 1, 2,
and 3