Fourth Grade Reading

Focus Skill: Word Relationships

Objective: To use word relationships to determine meaning; To read and understand a historical fiction selection

Activity: Students listened to “I Have Heard of a Land” on tape. As we listened to the selection, we also did guided comprehension questions on author’s craft, drawing conclusions, important details, making and confirming predictions, speculations,making comparisons, context clues,word relationships, and identifying with the characters. Students were given a handout on word relationship and examples of synonyms, antonyms, homophones and multiple meaning words. They applied what they learned together by completing a worksheet on multiple meaning words.

Standard Pass Objectives: Standard 3:1.a.b.c. 2. a.b.c. 3. a.b.c. 4. a.b.c.d. Standard 4. 1.a.b. 2. a.b.c.d. 3. a.b.


Objective: To teach unfamiliar words in a variety of ways.

Activity: After listening to their story selection “I Have Heard of a Land” on tape, students were given a handout on their vocabulary words used in context. They were assigned the task of using their glossaries to look up definitions of each word meaning. They were also assigned a worksheet on vocabulary in context. Students are to find context clues to help them decide which unfamiliar word had more than one meaning and which one would correctly make sense in each sentence.

Standard Pass Objective: Standard 1: a.2. a.b.3. *4. a.b.

Reflection: This week’s reading selection is written about Oklahoma and students seemed to pay closer attention to what was being read and discussed. It made for some interesting discussion on the early land rush days and how free land was distributed. This should be a good week of learning!