4th Grade Language Arts
Fourth Grade Language Arts activities, centers, lessons, games, resources and more. Reading, writing, grammar, and word study.
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Do your students need practice with knowing when and how to use the apostrophe in possessive nouns? This possessive nouns activity packet contains three worksheets and two game boards. Students will practice forming singular possessive nouns and plural possessive nouns. Four of the most common apostrophe rules are at the top of one worksheet. For another, students edit paragraphs for apostrophe errors. Engage your students with these fun grammar worksheets!
Teach students how to write strong sentences with this expanding sentences PowerPoint. Students will learn to expand sentences by adding adjectives and telling WHEN, WHERE, HOW, or WHY an event happened. This resource can be used to create an ideal writing minilesson for upper elementary students. This PowerPoint includes a companion handout and two practice worksheets, as well!
Teach your students to make deep text connections instead of suerficial connections with this set of worksheets and posters. Students will practice making four types of text connections: text-to-self, text-to-text, text-to-media, or text-to-world. This file contains four reading passages and four posters! A blank chart is also included that can be used with any book. These fiction passages are written for third, fourth, and fifth grade students.
Teach your students about relative pronouns and relative adverbs with this set of five worksheets. Each relative pronoun and relative adverb has its own section on half of a page. Each section contains six practice sentences where students must underline the adjective phrase, draw a box around the noun being modified, and circle the relative pronoun/adverb. Students also write their own sentences using the given relative pronoun or relative adverb. Interactive notebook flaps are also included.
Teach your students about similes, metaphors, alliteration, onomatopoeias, hyperboles, personification, and idioms with this figurative language PowerPoint. After being introduced to each literary device, students will identify figurative language within sentences. The file includes a companion handout where students can record their answers.
A Show, Don't Tell writing minilesson is essential in the upper elementary classroom. Teach your students to write sentences that SHOW the reader how a character is feeling. Telling readers simple statements result in boring papers. This blog post contains a complete writing lesson and the printables you willl need to create the anchor chart and replicate the activities! Teaching students how to replace telling sentences with showing sentences is an important step in developing young writers.
Writing a summary can be challenging for upper elementary students. Use the "somebody wanted but so then" summarizing strategy to teach this important reading and writing skill. This step-by-step summarizing fiction PowerPoint includes six practice opportunities and lots of summarizing tips.
Practice making inferences! This comprehension resource contains SIX reading passages that require students to infer in order to answer the questions that follow. Most of the questions are written using a multiple-choice format, but some of the questions require short written answers. Two passages are longer while four passages are shorter. These no-prep inferencing worksheets are perfect for students in third, fourth, or fifth grade.
Are you finding too many fragments and run-on sentences in your students' writing? Help your students by teaching them what a fragment, run-on, and complete sentence looks like. This set of 32 task cards is particularly engaging because it comes with a gamelike recording sheet. A traditional recording sheet is also included.
Engage your students with this Genres PowerPoint activity! First, students are introduced to 14 genres (3 nonfiction, 6 fiction, and 5 traditional literature). Students will be given many opportunities to read a book summary and identify the genre based on the description. A companion handout (printable and digital) is also included.
Teach students about simple, compound, and complex sentence with this PowerPoint. Students will have many opportunities to identify and write each type of sentence. Students will also learn the comma rules associated with compound and complex sentences. It includes a printable and digital companion handout.
Teach your students how to add dialogue to their stories with this dialogue PowerPoint. Students will learn about dialogue tags and how to correctly punctuate sentences. Rules are presented for when the tag is at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of the sentence. It includes many practice opportunities. A companion handout is included so that students can write their answers down as they progress through the dialog PowerPoint.
This nonfiction text structures assessment features five informational text structures: description, sequence, compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem and solution. Students read ten nonfiction passages and identify the text structure of each. Students also must defend each answer. Two short-essay questions follow the ten passages. This assessment, made for fourth, fifth, and sixth-grade students, is rigorous and engaging! If you want, you can also use this packet as worksheets.
This author's purpose assessment features five types of author's purpose: persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and describe. The first section features matching items, while the second section requires a short-answer response. In the final section, students read a short passage and answer the multiple-choice question that follows. This assessment, made for fourth and fifth grade students, is rigorous and engaging! If you want, you can also use them as worksheets.
Teaching text structure can be difficult. This set of task cards is helpful because it features eight topics with four passages about each topic. Text structures include description, sequence, compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem and solution. Students read the informational passage and identify its text structure.
Determining the main idea doesn't have to be boring! Engage your students with this Main Idea PowerPoint activity! It uses the ice cream cone analogy to help students remember how the main idea is reinforced by supporting details. Four practice passages are included. Multiple-choice questions are included for test prep. A companion handout (printable and digital) is also included.
Assess your students' understanding of the various genres by using this genre assessment. It contains fill-in-the blank, multiple-choice, and long-response questions. Although originally designed to be an assessment, these 4 pages can also be used as worksheets. This no-prep activity is ready to go for you. Just print and proceed! A Google Slides link is included for teachers who want to use the colorful digital version of this activity.
These 24 author's purpose task cards use the PIE'ED approach to teaching author's purpose. Students will read each passage and determine whether the author's purpose was to persuade, entertain, describe, inform, or explain. These cards are written for students in fourth, fifth, or sixth grade and are ideal for use as a test prep activity. Plus, teachers get to choose between the basic recording sheet and the gamelike recording sheet.
This test prep packet features worksheets and a craftivity that are ready to go! Just print and go! Begin by discussing good test-taking strategies with your upper elementary students. Next, students put these strategies to use as they complete the two practice reading passages! One is a nonfiction passage about owls, and the other is fiction. Multiple-choice questions follow each passage. The owl craftivity provides a fun break from the practice passages. Use them to make a fun bulletin board!
Have your students practice identifying the four types of sentences with these three worksheets. Sentence types include declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory. Students will read sentences, add the missing punctuation, and identify the sentence type. This is part of a types of sentences craftivity, but many teachers tell me that they only use the worksheets!
Use this PowerPoint to introduce students how to identify the author's point of view and differing perpectives. It includes a companion handout that is available as a printable or digital activity. Students begin by identifying differing perspectives between characters. Then, they advance to reading a passage and inferring an author's point of view. This PowerPoint activity contains 9 practice passages and is ideal for test prep.
These 5 nonfiction text structure posters can be hung in your classroom. They are perfect to use as anchor charts throughout your text structure unit! Informational text structures include description, sequence, compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem and solution. Each poster includes a description of the text structure and a graphic organizer. This is a great reference tool for students to use throughout the year!
Use this character traits PowerPoint to teach students how to infer character traits using the clues provided in a text. They will analyze a character's feelings, actions, thoughts, and dialogue within a story in order to infer a character trait. 22 character trait words are featured. This reading PowerPoint consists of twelve practice passages, making it ideal for test prep. It can easily be converted to Google Slides, and it contains both a printable and digital companion handout!
Teach your students to write a strong summary of a nonfiction text by using this engaging PowerPoint. Students are taught a formula for writing the main idea sentence. Then, they choose three important supporting details to complete the summary. Students read five nonfiction passages and write a nonfiction summary for each. Printable and digital companion handouts are included!