Fourth Grade Reading

Focus Skill: To use word relationships to determine meaning

To read and understand an informational narrative selection

Activity: Students discussed the title of our reading selection this week, “Fly Traps! Plants that Bite Back”. We identified the genre of the selection and discussed how to gain meaning for the information given. We listened to our story on tape and then discussed the guided comprehension questions for discussion afterwards. We discussed a handout on word relationships and did several examples together. They applied what they had learned by doing several example by themselves from an Ed. Helper activity. These examples included finding homographs, synonyms, antonyms and multiple meaning words.

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


Objective: To teach vocabulary strategies to unknown words

Activity: Students read “Attack of the Slime Monster”, a movie script, that contained the vocabulary words from this week’s reading selection. We discussed how context can help them confirm meaning for difficulty or unfamiliar words.  Students looked up the definitions in their glossary to prepare them for their vocabulary test on Thursday.

Standard Pass Objective: Standard 1: a.2.3.4.b.

Reflection: I found it interesting as to how divided the class was concerning the interest level on this week’s story. I had several students come to me before class time very excited about the informational narrative on plants. Others were so tuned out to this story that it was a struggle to keep their attention.