# Category Archives : 4th Grade

## FREE MATH LESSON – “FREE Weekly Word Problems May {4th Grade Edition}”

by Ashleigh

Weekly Word Problems are my absolute FAVORITE way to teach word problems! These word problems have become an essential component to my classroom instruction!
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Weekly Word problems allow students to practice their word problem skills each day. The May version contains a mixture of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division word problems, and all operations include larger numbers that require students to apply their computation skills. In this activity, students solve 3 word problems a day, and on Fridays they write their own word problem for a specific operation. There are 4 weeks worth of word problems in this product. All of the word problems have spring or summer related theme. An answer key is included.

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What’s Included
Since I want my students to be able to solve the word problems independently, the August word problems are primarily a review of third grade math. In September, students begin to add and subtract larger 4-digit numbers, while the multiplication and division problems are centered around basic math facts. I add larger multiplication problems in the October version, and by November students are multiplying 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers. I’ve also added 3-digit division problems, as well as a few multi-step word problems!

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Great class activity for the last days of the school year! Students have fun while reviewing short or long vowels. Each set includes 24 classroom-tested cards and simple instructions for easy use by busy teachers. Enjoyable and effective practice! Several other Bingo games are also available individually in the Reading Spotlight Store.  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bargain-Bingo-Bundle-Vowel-Families-Learn-to-Read-2108465

## Main Idea Game

Are you looking for some crazzzzzy fun for the whole class at the end of the school year—something that is simple, effective, and easy to use? This category game is an enjoyable and helpful way to get students thinking in broad terms about main idea and supporting details. It helps to ingrain the metacognitive structure of an important reading strategy, and it is also useful in improving verbal communication skills. 112 categories and complete instructions for easy classroom use are included. Enjoy the learning and the smiles!

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## Word Search Puzzles

Fun! Motivating! Effective! Easy to Use!

Perfect end of school year activity for busy teachers!

Reading Spotlight’s Word Search Bargain Bundles provide practice in scores of phonic clusters in a different and enjoyable way. Since our brains remember in patterns, these sets help to imprint the words for more automatic recognition later.

Each Word Search includes an easy to use Answer Key. Puzzles are also available individually.

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## FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Word Wall Letters – Lions”

by Kindergarten is Grrreat

This is a complete set of Word Wall Letters. These letters are lion themed! Great for a safari, jungle, or zoo themed room.

Just print, laminate, and put on your wall for a fun display!

Check out my Zebra Word Wall Letters as well!

Have a grrreat day!

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## FREE MATH LESSON – “Free Measurement Scavenger Hunt”

class or you can give your students some choices as to what to measure.

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• 1 page free printable
• Directions for the teacher

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## We Teach So Hard…Episode 35 Outdoor Education: The Antidote for Waning Attention

Do we hear wailing and the gnashing of teeth? The end is near, and your students are squirrely and CHECKED OUT. Don’t freak out! Take them outside! In this episode of WE TEACH SO HARD, we share fun end-of-year ideas for taking the learning and teaching outside. Spring is in the air, don’t despair! Take it outside. Student engagement will soar!

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## FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Genre Activities for Any Text FREEBIE”

by Mrs Beattie’s Classroom

This free download is a SAMPLE of my “Good Readers” Genre Mini Books resource, which is perfect for students in second to fifth grades!

This 9-page resource is a sample of the 36 no-prep mini books that are part of the “Good Readers” Genre Mini Booksresource!

In the complete resource, you’ll find both instructional and practice booklets for:
✅ Realistic Fiction – 2 booklets
✅ Historical Fiction- 2 booklets
✅ Mystery – 2 booklets
✅ Science Fiction – 2 booklets
✅ Fairy Tale- 2 booklets
✅ Humor – 2 booklets
✅ Spooky – 2 booklets
✅ Animal Fiction – 2 booklets
✅ Fantasy – 2 booklets
✅ Folktale – 2 booklets
✅ Biography – 2 booklets
✅ Autobiography – 2 booklets
✅ Poetry – 2 booklets
✅ Informational – 2 booklets
✅ Procedural- 2 booklets
✅ Graphic Novels – 2 booklets
✅ Picture Books – 2 booklets

PLUS:
✅ Anchor Book and Activity Book Pockets

Instructional booklets are the perfect companion to whole- or small-group literacy lessons, and the activity booklets can be used over and over with any text!

⭐ Be sure to take a look at the preview, and download the FREE sample – Mystery!

Older students will love my original “Good Readers” Comprehension Strategies Mini-Lessons!

❤️ Take a look at the companions to this product:
“Good Readers” Comprehension Strategies Mini Bookswith aFREE SAMPLE
“Good Readers” Text Features Mini Books with a FREE SAMPLE
“Good Readers” Text Organization Mini Books with a FREE SAMPLE
“Good Readers” Story Elements Mini Books with a FREE SAMPLE
⭐ Or grab them all in “Good Readers” Mini Books – The BUNDLE!!

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“Good Readers” Posters – Comprehension Strategies
“Good Readers” Posters – Story Elements
“Good Readers” Posters – Text Features
“Good Readers” Posters – Text Organization
“Good Readers” Posters – The BUNDLE!

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## FREE MISC. LESSON – “Kristine Nannini’s Data Binders and Assessments FAQ”

by Kristine Nannini

**Updated 7/2/14

This freebie is a frequently asked questions document to help you implement my best-selling Student Data Tracking Binders and Standards Based Assessments in your classrooms.

To read more about my Student Data Tracking Binders and Standards Based Assessments and Teaching notes, see my blog at:
YoungTeacherLove Blog

**Feel free to ask any more questions you may have via email at: nannini.kristine@yahoo.com

Thank you, and enjoy!
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## FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Guided Reading and Center Schedule Planning Sheet”

by Keep Calm and Teach

This editable planner allows teachers to plan an entire week’s activities for guided reading groups and literacy centers in one place. It is formatted for teachers to fill in a time to meet, activities to do, and groups to meet with each day of the week. There is also space to include the literacy centers for the week and which groups will go to which groups. This is a Microsoft Word document, so you can edit as needed.

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## We Teach So Hard…Episode 34 Granola and Peace Signs…Lesson Ideas for Earth Day

We’ve got the future of the planet in our classrooms. Earth Day is a fantastic opportunity to begin conservation conversations and education with your students with the intent that Earth Day might be celebrated EVERY DAY. This episode is chocked full of ideas to use with your students throughout the spring months…literacy, math, science and social studies! We’ve got all the bases covered for your Earth Day celebrations.

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The Earth Day Special (referenced in the podcast) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz0HzS1O-ug

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## April Teacher Talk

It’s April already, the school year is almost over.  Now it’s time to look forward toward spring vacation if it hasn’t already come and gone. Stop by our blog linky and see what great tips and advice are there just for you.

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Spring Activities
Begin with mud and splash into fun learning this Spring.
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Music to Calm the Soul and Enhance Learning
“Music is the electrical soil in
which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.” –Ludwig van Beethoven. Why
is it that for many of us, music is an essential part of our personal
lives yet when we go to work or school we turn it off?
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The Elephant in the Classroom
Where is the elephant in the classroom? The recent college admissions scandal might give us a clue.
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Scaredy Squirrel – Mentor Text
What happens when Scaredy Squirrel visits YOUR home? This free writing activity will get your writers excited!
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Do you know how to decide between the words bad and badly? Many people don’t.
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7 Tips to Help Students Revise Their Essay
Try out these 7 helpful tips to guide your students during the revising phase. Your writers can use these tips throughout during the writing process.
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How to Start Book Clubs in Your Classroom
Are you considering using book clubs in your classroom? Learn five things you should do before you introduce book clubs to your class.
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Make Mistakes on Purpose
When students have the opportunity to correct the teacher, it reinforces that language point, assesses the students’ understanding of that language point, gives the learner confidence, and teaches students to problem-solve.
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Exploring Patterns With Project-Based Learning: Rotations, Reflections & Translations

Explore 4th and 5th grade geometry concepts with project-based learning. It’s always surprising who excels with this type of project, and who finds them challenging. This one doesn’t disappoint!
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Whole Body Learning
Geometry was a daunting subject for me in high school. So when I started teaching, I was determined to think of a way to teach geometry that was fun and interactive.
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Be sure to visit all of our teachers for some awesome ideas to use with your students.

## FREE MISC. LESSON – “FREE Weekly Planning Calendar for Elementary Self-Contained Teachers”

by Lisa Frase

Sketch out your week on this simple calendar in order to see all of your planned activities and assignments at glance. Read my blog post on Balancing Elementary Lesson Plans at http://effectiveteachingarticles.blogspot.com to see why it’s important to use a planning calendar to balance out your week.

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## We Teach So Hard…Episode 33… Interdisciplinary Projects Can Save Your Sanity

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## FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Quick and Easy Compound Word Puzzle Worksheet – FREEBIE!”

by Kathy Babineau

I love these types of Quick and Easy activities to get kids thinking creatively and using their language skills! Kids can independently solve these compound word puzzles, and maybe even generate a few of their own new puzzles on the backs of the pages!

This 4 page freebie contains:
Cover page, 2 black/white printable worksheets and a thank you/credits page.

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## FREE MISC. LESSON – “Daisy Chain FREEBIE! Celebrate Spring with this fun outdoor activity…”

by Green Grubs

Issue your lawn mower with a ‘Cease and Desist’ order; grow a good crop of Daisies and have fun with this FREEBIE!

This resource includes a photographic task card explaining how to make daisy chains; tips and suggestions for making the most of your daisy chain making day; and a variety of writing sheets and photo frames to record your daisy chain making fun!

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## FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Scientific Method Lab Worksheets”

by Under One Roof

Science is such a fun subject. Young students can learn so much from performing an experiment. This resource will help your students remember the steps to using the SCIENTIFIC METHOD. They can put the scientific method to use as they analyze and record their results on the lab sheets.

Included in this freebie

– a full color 8.5 x 11 poster explaining the steps of the scientific method
– two lab sheets for recording the experiment and the results

I hope you enjoy this resource. Thank you for stopping by my store.

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## We Teach So Hard…Episode 32 Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Sunshine is Yellow & National Poetry Month is COOL!

April is National Poetry Month and we at We Teach So Hard have collectively decided that it is one of our favorite months! Poetry can rock your readers and writers workshops. It doesn’t have to be intimidating, and we show you how. This podcast is filled with fabulous ideas for incorporating poetry in your classroom. Be sure to check out our blog posts too! They are overflowing with FREE poetry ideas this week, just for you! From free verse to formulaic patterns, from reading strategies to writing tools, we’ve got you covered!

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## Learning to read sounds in French

Product Description

Les sons – from my Learn to Read series features 96 flashcards to help students learn French. The cards teach students the different sounds as well as vocabulary with pictures to facilitate the reading process.

The following sounds are highlighted:

– ch – ou – ui – en, em – an – au
– eau – in – om – ein – oi – on
– eu – gu – gn – ai – ei – er
– qu – ille – ail – eille – euille –
– ien – illon

Total Pages 90 pages

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## FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Earth Day Promises: A Writing Activity Freebie”

by KTP on TPT

This freebie includes the two sheets we used in my class to make a cute Earth Day writing activity. I gave my students sentence starters to fill in the hearts and we worked hard on making our promises to take care of our planet!!

I hope you enjoy this freebie! 🙂

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## FREE MISC. LESSON – “Happy Earth Day Stickers”

by Science Etc

Here are some great little stickers to help you celebrate earth day. There are three different colored stickers in this file. Print to labels specified in the download and have fun!
Science, Etc.

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## FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Vegetables Match for Special Education FREE”

by Simply Special Ed

A free matching activity for your independent work systems!

Tips for use:

+ 2 levels included

+ Use in a file folder

+ Cut into cards for a task box

+ Bind into a book to keep together

+ Add velcro to the back of a full page laminated piece of paper to store pieces

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## FREE MISC. LESSON – “Spring Papers Freebie”

by KB Konnected

Includes 2 pastel papers perfect for spring. Enjoy!

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## FREE MATH LESSON – “Free Easter Bunny’s Multiplication and Division Game! Math Centers!”

by Alferi

A fun freebie to review multiplication and division facts!

Great for centers!

One player must be Bunny to check answers!

Enjoy!

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## FREE MISC. LESSON – “Hoppy Easter Candy Bag Toppers”

by Doodles and Kreations

Give your students and your friends a treat for Easter with this cute candy bag topper.

Included:
1 page of 4 candy bag toppers

Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.
Doodles and Kreations

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## FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free! “SPRING INTO READING” Bookmarks for Easter or Spring”

by Christine Maxwell Hand to Heart

Free! Here are two pages of bookmarks for Easter and Spring. One page is in color and the other is grayshades.

They can be used to motivate reading with the words “SPRING INTO READING.” The clip art is appropriate for a wide range of groups.

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## FREE MISC. LESSON – “Birthday Straws Freebie”

by victoria moore

Birthday straws are a cheap, easy gift for your students! Pick up some crazy straws at the store and print these tags out…you are all set! I’ve included both pirate themed and beach themed tags. Enjoy!

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## We teach So Hard…Episode 30 Standardized Testing and Your Sanity

It’s getting to be that time of year. Test prep… test prep… TEST PREP! You know what we’re talking about, don’t you? The testing manual says it should take an hour to complete the test, and it takes three hours. Nothing says, “I need a drink” like testing days. In this episode, we bitch and moan, share tips and tricks, and we laugh and cry a little, too. Listen to this instead of chewing your nails down to the quick!

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## March Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

St. Patricks Day and so many more tried and true teaching ideas are here
for you to check out this March.  Best yet,soon it will be spring and
the end of the year will be here before you know it.

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## For a multitude of teachers and kids, the anticipation of spring and excitement of summer break are shrouded by stressful thoughts that emerge during testing season.  Of course, if you’re an educator, you can’t get away from it, stress is your ever present companion, it’s an inherent part of the job, especially during this time of year. To add insult to injury, if your students do poorly, it’s on you.

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The Thief of Joy
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Finding joy in the selection of read-alouds this month.

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Slope for Vertical and Horizontal Lines

I work in the Math Lab at the community college where I also teach. Last week, I had two College Algebra students who were having difficulty with slope. They knew the equation y = mx + b, but were unsure when it came to horizontal or vertical lines. Read how I used visuals to help these students.

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By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

Check out this advice from a famous basketball coach. It can be effectively applied to teaching, too.

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Watermelon Subtraction
By Margot Gentile of Margot Gentile

Watermelon slices naturally look like big smiles, don’t they? There will be smiles all around as children manipulate the movable parts to “bite” into watermelon slices and remove seeds. They will be delighted to “see” and understand the concept of subtraction and teachers will love this freebie!

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6 Confusing Words to Master
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Learning to master confusing words, is an essential skill for all writers.

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Today We Are Leprechauns

Learn how you can use STEM in your elementary classroom this March with a fun Leprechaun activity. All smart Leprechauns hide their gold, but a truly tricky one will also build a protective container to keep out humans. Check out the ideas my students came up with in this St. Patrick’s Day STEM lesson.

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Classroom Seating Arrangements for Grades 4-8
By  Marcy Howe of It’s A Teacher Thing

Classroom seating arrangements can make or break a classroom. Learn about four classroom seating arrangements that work and the benefits and drawbacks of each.

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Striving & Thriving: Remembering Purpose in the Reading Classroom
By Tracy Willis of Mossy Oak Musings

Sometimes, your teaching attitude just nose dives into the concrete pavement, and sometimes it takes new learning opportunities and our students to remind us that we are striving and thriving. Grab a box of tissues!
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Building Student Empowerment
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

It was my first year of teaching and I was a little nervous and very excited about my first parent-teacher conferences. 3 parents out of my 27 students showed up. 30+ years later. . I have 100% parent participation.

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