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Skills used while reading and writing:


Cognitive Processes
 
inferring
RL.4.1, RI4.1
visualizing making connections
RL.4.7
predicting summarizing
RI.4.2, SL.4.2
clarifying
SL.4.1,  L.4.4
Questing what you’re reading collaborative discussions
SL.4.1
compare and contrast point of view
RL.4.6,
determining main idea
RI.4.1, RI.4.2,
recognizing themes
RL.4.9
compare and contrast different genres
RL.4.5 
 
Word Solving  (RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RI.4.4, L.4.4)
determining the meaning of unknown words:
 
prefixes suffix Greek meanings
Latin meanings word parts dictionary
Multiple meaning words ? thesaurus
 
Examining Text Structures   (RI.4.5, RI.4.8 )
 
noting narrative, informative expository types of text
W.4.2, W.4.3, W.4.9

 
problem/solution Main idea/details
RI.4.8
sequence/summarize
RL.4.2
synonym/antonym cause/effect
generalizations fact/opinion academic vocabulary
RI.4.4,  L.4.6
using and understanding figurative language
RL4.4, L.4.5
   
 
Text Features (RI4.7)
 
headings subheadings pictures
bullets bolded words captions
diagram links sources
W.4.8
 
Story Elements   (RL.4.3, W.4.9)
 
Title author Beginning
characters setting Middle (body)
events plot conflict
solution denouement ?
author’s purpose theme
RL.4.2
point of view
RL.4.6,  RL.4.9
 
Genres
 
Poetry
Haiku
Cinquains
Quatrain
Autobiographic
Limerick
Diamante
songs
 
Folktales
Fairytales
Legends
Pourquoi tales
Fables
Trickster tales
Tall tales
myths
Biography
Biography-a story of someone’s life
 
Auto biography – a story written about one’s self
Fantasy
 
fiction nonfiction informational Historical fiction
       
 
 

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