4th Grade -

Reading for Literature:

Point of View & Story Elements

 

Point of View Sites
Point of View Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Test your knowledge of point of view and win a million
RAFT Writing Help The RAFT strategy is a way to explore different points of view of characters in a story or different aspects of an informational topic. This site offers various links to RAFT graphic organizers, information, and technology tools. RAFT stands for Role, Audience, Format, and Topic. RAFT is a way to write from different points of view about a topic.
Story Elements
Interactives An interactive site that covers plot, setting, characters, conflict, and more reading elements
Miscellaneous  
Stacks Keep up to date on the latest fiction and nonfiction selections from Scholastic

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4th Grade - Reading for Literature: Poetry

 

Acrostic Poems Acrostic poem activity walks you through writing and printing an acrostic poem
Dictionary-Thesaurus Kids can easily look up synonyms
Giggle Poetry "Poetry Class", "Poetry Fun", "Poetry Theatre" and "Ask the Poet"
Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry for Kids Children's Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt: Funny poetry, podcasts, games, and more.
PIZAZZ Poetry Shows examples of many different styles of poetry
Rhyming Kids easily find rhyming words for their poetry
Shel Silverstein Listen to the author read his hilarious poems aloud accompanied by animated cartoons, make a bookmark, and download puzzles and more in a classroom poetry kit
Write Your Own Poem Interactive site; learn to write poetry with Jack Prelutsky

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4th Grade -

Reading for Literature: Miscellaneous

 

Because of Winn Dixie Great site with author information, games and other activities over the novel.
Folk Texts A huge electronic collection of stories from the University of Pittsburgh arranged in alphabetical order
Inference Riddles Test your knowledge with inference and prediction riddles
Mystery Net’s Kids Mysteries Interactive on-line mysteries to solve, stories to read, etc
Reading Comprehension Interactive site for non-fiction reading and comprehension check
Skill Reviewer Pick a skill to review and answer questions about the passages
Words in Context Interactive site where students select the correct meaning of words using context clues

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4th Grade -

Reading for Literatue:

Genres, Main Ideas & Details

 

Genre
 
Main Idea and Details
Get the Idea Interactive site to practice finding the main idea of paragraphs.
The House Understand the importance of setting purposes for reading in order to improve comprehension. You will read a passage about a house three times, each time highlighting details with different purposes in mind.

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4th Grade -

Reading for Literature: Figurative Language

 

Figurative Language Collection of figurative language games
Figurative Language Baseball Correctly identify the type of figurative language
Figurative Language Overview, Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Onomatopoeia, Idioms, Hyperbole and Cliché links to information and activities
Figurative Language Definitons/Examples/Pictures  Flashcards, quizzes, and games about the definitions of different types of figurative language
Fling the Teacher Just what you've always wanted to do as you practice similes and metaphors

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4th Grade -

Reading for Literature: Compare & Contrast

 

Compare and Contrast Map Choose your topics to compare and type out your similarities and differences

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4th Grade - Reading for Information

 

Games/Skill Sites
Dolphins Interactive site where students read and check comprehension
Elephant Story Interactive site where students read for comprehension and then check their answers.
Inference Hunter Practice your skills at making inferences based on short passages
Main Idea Identify the main idea of passages
Mysterious Benedict Society  Vaious lessons and activities to go along with this novel.
Rags to Riches Quiz to help practice identifying key words to determine the type of text structure used in a passage
Reading Comprehension Interactive site for non-fiction reading and comprehension check
Text Feature Jeopardy Jeopardy game to review text features
Titanic: Jim's Tour Titanic Picture Tour
Titanic Trivia Titanic Trivia from St. Petersburg Times on Tampabay.com
Sources for Informational Text / Articles  

Newsela

Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news. Articles can be adjusted to different Lexile levels. Newsela is a free site and is updated daily with real-world news from major publications.
Scholastic News Informational articles from Scholastic News
Story Archives A large collection of informational articles from CBS and CNN that cover adventure, environment, disaster, and many more
TextProject - FYI for Kids FYI for Kids is a collection of engaging, high-quality magazine articles. The objective of this project is to demonstrate a type of text that is essential for increasing students’ engagement in and proficiency with complex texts—short engaging articles that communicate critical information.
Time For Kids Check out current events written for kids
Wonderopolis Informational articles related to wonderings. This can be used to teach how to begin inquiry projects with a wondering, for research on topics, etc. Part of the Thinkfinity Community.
Authors of Informational Texts
Nic Bishop Author and photographer of nature books for children
Seymour Simon Seymour Simon's website with book trailers, information about Seymour Simon, science facts, and more. Educators/adults can sign up for a free adult to access teacher guides and other additional content.

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4th Grade - Language: Vocabulary

 

BBC Spelling and Grammar Great site with many different games covering parts of speech, sentences, punctuation, spelling, and paragraph writing.
Cloze Reading Students fill in the blanks with word choices; may select topic
Coconut Vowels Provides practice in spelling different words with given vowels.
Dynamo Test your vocabulary skills
Dictionary-Thesaurus Kids can easily look up synonyms
Figurative Language Collection of figurative language games
Figurative Language Baseball Correctly identify the type of figurative language
Fish ‘Em Up Use the fishing rods to “catch” the correct spelling of words when adding suffixes.
Free Rice: Vocabulary Vocabulary practice from Free Rice: Correct answers send rice to UN World Food Program
Furious Frogs Multi-player game practicing  synonyms, antonyms, or homonyms
Greek and Latin Affixes A resource for prefix and suffix definitions
Greek and Latin Affixes 2 Take a quiz to practice your knowledge of prefixes and suffixes
Jump Start Buzz Words Try to form words from adjacent letters.  Good spelling and vocabulary game.
Rhyme Zone Great site to find rhyming words, synonyms, and definitions for words you enter.
Vocabulary Ladder  Interactive, earn points as you climb the ladder with each correct vocabulary definition
Vocabulary Pinball Play pinball and learn new words along with their definitons! 
Word Frog Provides practice in matching synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.
Word Games Several great word games for kids and teachers!
Word Pyramid Build words as you go down the pyramid, clues given to help

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4th Grade - Language: Functions & Miscellaneous

 

Functions
Proof It Similar to DOL, in this game students find the grammar errors and make the corrections while being timed.
Proofreading Games Choose different types of proofreading skills to practice
Proofreading Quiz Take a quiz to test your proofreading chops
Miscellaneous
Brain Games Many different games, some easy and some more difficult that build vocabulary.
Clueless Crossword A crossword puzzle game
Crosswords Interactive crossword puzzles using for grade levels up through 4th
Letter Blocks A fun, fast paced game where students must look for words in the letter blocks that fall down. 

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4th Grade - Language: Conventions, Spelling

 

BBC Spelling and Grammar Great site with many different games covering parts of speech, sentences, punctuation, spelling, and paragraph writing.
Coconut Vowels Provides practice in spelling different words with given vowels.
Fish ‘Em Up Use the fishing rods to “catch” the correct spelling of words when adding suffixes.
Short Circuit Students match prefixes and suffixes with their meanings to fix a short circuit
Spell Check Find misspelled words and write them correctly
Spelling City Practice your spelling list playing online games.  Students can type in the words to play interactive online games with their spelling words or teachers can register to create and save lists for students to use.  It's free for teachers!
Spelling Interactives A list of links for Language Arts, including links to spelling interactives, from the Utah Education Network
Spelling Practice Interactive site to practice spelling at different levels
Turtle Dash Fill in the missing letters for the word provided to move the turtle(s)and win the race. (Up to 4 players can play at once.)
Word Strips A great game where students move lettered tiles to make new words before time runs out.

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