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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2 Determine A Theme Of...

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2 - Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

Authors: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers

Title: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2 Determine A Theme Of A Story, Drama, Or Poem From... Reading:Literature - 4th Grade English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

Publisher: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.

Copyright Date: 2010

(Page last edited 10/08/2017)

  1. Choose a story to practice reading comprehension. - Click on a topic to see the lessons and exercises. Click on the lesson to begin.
  2. Identifying Topics and Main Ideas - Use your understanding of general and specific elements as they relate to topic and main idea in this game.
  3. Incredible Shrinking Notes - Lesson plan on how to summarize what is heard
  4. Line Breaker - The Line Break Explorer engages children in exploring a poem (shown at left) and hypothesizing about why lines are broken where they are in poetry. Students then experiment with line breaks and how they affect rhythm, sound, meaning, appearance, and can substitute for punctuation in poetry.
  5. Main Idea; Battleship - Play this game and answer the questions on main idea.
  6. Strategies for Better Reading - Read between the lines by using the power of inference, predict what will happen next in a story, and identify the main ideas in what you read
  7. Theme Poems - Create your own theme poems here with this applet.
  8. Theme Poetry - Select a theme and read the poem that goes with that theme.
  9. US Speller - Select your list of words, the take the spelling quiz.



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