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Macmillan McGraw-Hill TREASURES READING SERIES

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FOURTH GRADE UNIT 4 TREASURES


Week 1

TREASURESUNIT 4 Fourth Grade- Dear Mrs. LaRue

Focus/ Essential Learning

Web Address

Activity Name

Activity

Skills Gained

Vocabulary

http://lexipedia.com

Lexipedia Visual Dictionary/ Thesaurus

Search vocabulary words from the reading to view word relationships and definitions.

Vocabulary/word fluency

PhonicsPrefixes

http:// teacher.scholastic.com /activities/ adventure/ grammar3.htm

Short Circuit

Link Prefixes to their meaning.

Identifying, decoding, and comprehending prefixes

PhonicsPrefixes

http:// www.fekids.com/kln/ games/racetoramses/ racetoramses.html

Pyramid Puzzle

Students explore a pyramid but must create words with prefixes to solve the puzzle

Identifying, decoding, and comprehending prefixes

Grammar

http:// www.gamequarium.or g/cgi-bin/search/ linfo.cgi?id=3850

Pronoun School House Rock Video

School House Rock Video about Pronouns

Identifying pronouns

Grammar

http:// www.gamequarium.or g/cgi-bin/search/ linfo.cgi?id=4264

Personal Pronoun Video

Personal Pronoun Video song to teach students personal Pronouns

Identifying personal pronouns

Phonics

http:// www.missmaggie.org/ scholastic/ fishemup2_eng_launc her.html

Fish ‘em Up Inflected Endings Game

Students match the correct inflected ending spelling to the base word.

Identifying and spelling words with inflected endings


Week 1

TREASURESUNIT 4 Fourth Grade- Dear Mrs. LaRue

Focus/ Essential Learning

Web Address

Activity Name

Activity

Skills Gained

Comprehension

http:// reading.ecb.org/ student

Into the Book: Question

Students drag the ? to the book and learn about generating questions as they read. Students are guided through how to generate questions and practice with an interactive activity.

Students ask questions about the text and author’s intentions and see information to clarify and extend their thinking before, during, and after reading.

Comprehension

http:// player.discoveryeducat ion.com/index.cfm? guidAssetId=482C35 FE-223E-4BF0-845C3EBF8077BB3F

United Streaming Video: Working Dogs

Students watch a video about working dogs and guide dogs. Use this video as an anticipatory set for the reading for this week.

Students build background information for their reading in Treasures this week.

Spelling

http:// spellingcity.com/ ktenkely

Spelling City

Students play a variety of games to practice and learn their spelling words.

Spelling fluency

Comprehension

Promethean Unit 4 Wk 1 Page 1: Identifying Text Clues

Students write down text clues from this weeks reading and form conclusions based on the clues.

Identifying text clues and drawing conclusions.

Phonics

Promethean Unit 4 Wk 1 Page 2: Inflected Endings

Students practice adding inflected endings to words and circle the three words that don’t require a spelling change.

Identifying and spelling words with inflected endings.


Week 2

TREASURESUNIT 4 Fourth Grade- The Blind Hunter

Focus/ Essential Learning

Web Address

Activity Name

Activity

Skills Gained

Vocabulary

http://lexipedia.com

Lexipedia Visual Dictionary/ Thesaurus

Search vocabulary words from the reading to view word relationships and definitions.

Vocabulary/word fluency

Into the Book Questioning

Students drag the ? to the book and learn about generating questions as they read. Students are guided through how to generate questions and practice with an interactive activity.

Students ask questions about the text and author’s intentions and see information to clarify and extend their thinking before, during, and after reading.

Grammar Coach Nouns and Pronouns

Students learn about nouns, pronouns, and verbs and practice identifying each in a game of baseball.

Students identify nouns, pronouns, and verbs.

IWB

Comprehension

http:// reading.ecb.org/ student Center activity

Grammar Pronouns

http:// www.helpme2learn.co m/demos/ phonics3b/html/ Coach_Time.html Center activity

Grammar

http:// www.gamequarium.or g/cgi-bin/search/ linfo.cgi?id=3850

Pronoun School House Rock Video

School House Rock Video about Pronouns

Identifying pronouns

Spelling

http:// spellingcity.com/ ktenkely

Spelling City

Students play a variety of games to practice and learn their spelling words.

Spelling fluency


Week 2

TREASURESUNIT 4 Fourth Grade- The Blind Hunter

Focus/ Essential Learning

Web Address

Activity Name

Activity

Skills Gained

Comprehension /building background knowledge

http:// player.discoveryeduca tion.com/index.cfm? guidAssetId=1BEF54 35-06B1-40AA-9703C77D136EAD1C&bl nFromSearch=1&pro ductcode=US

United Streaming

Students watch video and build background knowledge about Marie Curie in preparation for one of the Treasures stories this week.

Students build up background knowledge to access during reading this weeks books. Students make connections between what they are reading and what they learned in the video.

Creative Solutions #1

Students identify inventions that were creative solutions to an every day problem and discuss these solutions with a partner.

Students build oral language and communication skills to communicate ideas clearly.

Creative Solutions #2

Students identify inventions that were creative solutions to an every day problem and discuss these solutions with a partner.

Students build oral language and communication skills to communicate ideas clearly.

Animated Hero Classics: Marie Curie

Video

Comprehension /oral communication

http:// activities.macmillanm h.com/ OralLanguageActiviti es/main1.php? activityID=164 Center

Comprehension /oral communication

http:// activities.macmillanm h.com/ OralLanguageActiviti es/main1.php? activityID=165 Center


Week 3

TREASURESUNIT 4 Fourth Grade- The Power of Oil

Focus/ Essential Learning

Web Address

Activity Name

Activity

Skills Gained

Vocabulary

http://lexipedia.com IWB/Center

Lexipedia Visual Dictionary/ Thesaurus

Search vocabulary words from the reading to view word relationships and definitions.

Vocabulary/word fluency

http:// reading.ecb.org/ student

Into the Book Evaluating

Students drag the three stars onto the book to begin the activity. Students practice evaluating text in an interactive activity.

Students learn to judge, justify, and/or defend understanding to determine importance based on stated criteria.

Comprehension

Center activity

Grammar

http:// www.bbc.co.uk/ skillswise/words/ grammar/ sentencebasics/ verbsubjectagreemen t/flash0.shtml Center Activity

Pronoun-Verb Agreement Treasure Hunt.

Students win points by getting their verbs to agree with their subjects.

Students identify pronouns and verbs in various sentence, students make verbs and pronouns agree.

Grammar

http:// www.aliscot.com/ bigdog/ agrsv_exercise.htm

Big Dog Grammar Subject-verb agreement quiz

Students choose the verb that agrees with the subject in each sentence.

Students identify the verbs that agree.

Lexiology- a virtual dictionary complete with audio.

Practice searching the dictionary using alphabetic order, search vocabulary words for definition.

Vocabulary and comprehension building/ Dictionary skills.

Center Activity

Vocabulary/ Dictionary Skills

http:// www.lexiology.com IWB/Center


Week 3

TREASURESUNIT 4 Fourth Grade- The Power of Oil

Focus/ Essential Learning

Web Address

Activity Name

Activity

Skills Gained

Grammar

http:// www.arcademicskillb uilders.com/games/ viper/viper.html

Verb Viper

Students have to choose the correct verb tense to match the subject.

Students identify subject-verb agreement.

Spelling City Games

Students can choose from a variety of games to practice spelling words.

Spelling words for unit 15

Augmented Reality Wind Turbine

Students can view a 3-d model of a wind turbine. Hold the graphic page up to the computer’s camera. A wind turbine will unfold.

Visualization/ background information for reading this week.

Augmented Reality Solar energy panels

Students can view a 3-d model of a solar energy panels. Hold the graphic page up to the computer’s camera. A solar energy panel will unfold.

Visualization/ background information for reading this week.

Energy Kids

Students learn basics of energy, forms of energy, energy sources, using and saving energy and can play games to test their knowledge of energy.

Students build background knowledge about energy for the reading this week.

Center Activity

Spelling

www.spellingcity.com /ktenkely Center activity

Comprehension /background information

http:// ge.ecomagination.co m/smartgrid/ar/ turbine.html? c_id=direct Center/IWB activity

Comprehension /background information

http:// ge.ecomagination.co m/smartgrid/ar/ solar.html? c_id=direct Center/IWB activity

Comprehension /background information

http:// tonto.eia.doe.gov/ kids/ Center Activities


Week 4

TREASURESUNIT 4 Fourth Grade Adelina’s Whales

Focus/ Essential Learning

Web Address

Activity Name

Activity

Skills Gained

Vocabulary

http://lexipedia.com

Lexipedia Visual Dictionary/ Thesaurus

Search vocabulary words from the reading to view word relationships and definitions.

Vocabulary/word fluency

Spelling City

Students practice their spelling words by playing word games.

Spelling Unit 16

Possessive Pronouns with Jupiter Jane

Students choose the best possessive pronoun to complete each sentence.

Students identify possessive pronouns.

Homograph Jeopardy

Students play a jeopardy game in partners to identify homographs.

Students identify the verbs that agree.

Life Size Blue Whale

Students view a life size animation of a blue whale on the Promethean board.

Students get a sense of the size of a blue whale by viewing portions of the whale as it “swims” by on the Promethean.

IWB/Center

Spelling

http:// spellingcity.com/ ktenkely Center Activity

Grammar

http:// www.iknowthat.com/ com/SelectAWord? Topic=Pronouns4-6 Center Activity

Grammar

http:// www.quia.com/cb/ 96929.html Center Activity/IWB

Comprehension /background information

http:// www.wdcs.co.uk/ media/flash/ whalebanner/ content_pub_en.html IWB


Week 4

TREASURESUNIT 4 Fourth Grade-Adelina’s Whales

Focus/ Essential Learning

Web Address

Activity Name

Activity

Skills Gained

Comprehension /background knowledge

http://arkive.org/ search.html? q=whale&btnG.x=0& btnG.y=0&output=x ml_no_dtd&client=ar kive-info&site=arkiveinfo&ie=utf8&oe=utf 8&num=20&proxysty lesheet=tngsearch&filter=0&getfi elds=*

Arkive

Students learn more about different whales species by reading statistics, watching videos, and viewing images of various whales.

Students build background information about whales for the reading this week.

Whales and dolphins conservation interactive.

Students learn about whales, dolphins, and porpoises in an interactive where they board the Discovery ship and explore what they look like, find out where they live, what they eat, and how they breathe.

Students build background information about whales for this weeks reading.

Center Activity/IWB

Comprehension /background knowledge

http:// www.environment.gov .au/coasts/species/ cetaceans/kids.html Center Activity


Week 5

TREASURESUNIT 4 Fourth Grade- Coral Reef

Focus/ Essential Learning

Web Address

Activity Name

Activity

Skills Gained

Vocabulary

http://lexipedia.com

Lexipedia Visual Dictionary/ Thesaurus

Search vocabulary words from the reading to view word relationships and definitions.

Vocabulary/word fluency

Spelling City

Students practice their spelling words by playing word games.

Spelling Review

Possessive Pronouns with Jupiter Jane

Students choose the best possessive pronoun to complete each sentence.

Students identify possessive pronouns.

Homograph Jeopardy

Students play a jeopardy game in partners to identify homographs.

Students identify the verbs that agree.

Help Lee Decide and What Should Maria Do? (Activities require Shockwave and take a few min. to load.)

Students participate in an interactive story where they have to compare and contrast options to make a decision.

Students read and write using comparing and contrasting.

IWB/Center

Spelling

http:// spellingcity.com/ ktenkely Center Activity

Grammar

http:// www.iknowthat.com/ com/SelectAWord? Topic=Pronouns4-6 Center Activity

Grammar

http:// www.quia.com/cb/ 96929.html Center Activity/IWB

Comprehension

http:// www.literacymatters. org/18under/ helplee.htm# Center Activity/IWB


Week 5

TREASURESUNIT 4 Fourth Grade- Coral Reef

Focus/ Essential Learning

Web Address

Activity Name

Activity

Skills Gained

Comprehension /background knowledge

http:// www.nationalgeogra phic.com/features/ 00/earthpulse/reef/ reef1_flashfeature.html Center Activity/IWB

Virtual World Great Barrier Reef

Students explore a virtual coral reef building background knowledge for the reading this week.

Students build background knowledge about coral reefs.

Grammar

http:// www.smarttutor.com /home/lessons/ Vocabulary_Homop hones_L2_V1_T4a.s wf Center Activity

Homophones

Students play a matching game and learn about homophones.

Students identify and match homophones.


Treasures Reading Supplement 4th Grade Unit 4