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Based on South Dakota State Standards                                          Internet Resources
4.R.1.1 Students can analyze complex word patterns

Learning targets to meet this standard:

  • determine word meanings by applying knowledge of prefixes, suffixes, and root words
  • identify possessives and contractions
  • divide two and three syllable words using VCCV and VCV pattern
  • combine two appropriate words to form contractions
  • separate all contractions
  • use plurals
  • use irregular plurals

 

 

Gamequarium Phonics-Many phonics interactive games.

Crystal Castle-Prefix game

Study Zone-Practice Using Prefixes

Adding -ed and -ing.-Compounds, prefixes, suffixes, Interactive games (IOA)

Fish Tank-Interactive game with prefixes, base word, and suffixes

Prefixes Say Plenty-Using prefixes in a sentence.

Suffix Fun-Interactive suffix game

Suffixes Make New Words-Adding a suffix to a word in a sentence.

Suffixes Say A Lot-Using suffixes to make adjectives

Suffix -ly-Lesson and activity

School Express-Abbreviation activity

School Express-Abbreviation activity with image

Breaking Down Compound Words-Interactive compound word game.

Compound Word Practice-Interactive Worksheet

Compound Word-Lesson and Activity

Crazy Compounds-Smart Board lesson and Activity.

Make Compound Words-Make compound words from lists.

Kid's Lab- Word Study skills with Contractions.

English Zone-Type in the right contractions.

EdHelper Contractions-Smart Board or Printable Worksheet

Fly-By-Interactive contraction game.

Type the Contraction-Interactive Contraction Game

Mr. Anker's Contraction Interactive PowerPoint. - Set One

Mr. Anker's Contraction Interactive PowerPoint - Set Two

Mr. Anker's Contraction Interactive PowerPoint - Set Three

Mr. Anker's Contraction Interactive Power Point - Set Four

Contractions- Interactive PowerPoint

Contractions Worksheets and Activities

Irregular Plurals Match Game-Interactive matching game.

Irregular Plurals Drag and Drop Game-Interactive game.

Irregular Plurals Quiz-Multiple choice exercises.

Have Fun- A Quia page with many different activities-including plurals and compound words.

Working with Words-Interactive magnetic board in which you make words.

Flashcards and Word Games-help in decoding words

Decode words- Decode grade-level words using knowledge of word structure (e.g. roots, prefixes, suffixes, verb endings, plurals, contractions, and compounds)

Prefix and Suffix Activities -Analyze word structure (e.g. roots, prefixes, suffixes) to learn word meaning

Spin to Win - create different words by changing the prefixes or suffixes

Crickweb Compound Word - drag and drop compound words

Letter Blocks - A fun and challenging spelling game

Match Generic - match prefix word to it's meaning

Prefix Match -http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/match/dragflip.asp?filename=jwildeprefix

Suffix and Baseword Match - drop and drag suffix and its baseword

Practice with Suffixes - using suffixes in sentences

Grade 4Language Arts SMARTboard activities.

Elementary SMART lessons - hundreds of lessons!

Power Points on Syllabication, prefix and suffix, base word and root word,

Possessive Nouns Power Point

Quia Singular and Plural Possessive Nouns

Possessive Noun Learning Activity

eMints Possessive Nouns

Possessive Worksheets and Activities

Possessives, Plurals, and More

 

 

4.R.1.2  Students can identify meanings of unfamiliar vocabulary.

Learning targets to meet this standard:

  • infer word meanings from background knowledge
  • infer word meanings from learned roots, prefixes, suffixes
  • infer specific word meanings in the context of reading passages
  • identify and correctly use antonyms, synonyms, homophones, and homographs
  • use a grade-appropriate dictionary to define unkown words
  • use a thesaurus to find related words and ideas.

 

Crystal Castle-Prefix game

Study Zone-Practice Using Prefixes

Prefix Activities- Using prefixes in sentences.

Adding -ed and -ing.-Compounds, prefixes, suffixes, Interactive games (IOA)

Fish Tank-Interactive game with prefixes, base word, and suffixes

Prefixes Say Plenty-Using prefixes in a sentence.

Success with Suffixes-Using suffixes in a sentence.

Suffix Fun-Interactive suffix game

Suffixes Make New Words-Adding a suffix to a word in a sentence.

Suffixes Say A Lot-Using suffixes to make adjectives

Suffix -ly-Lesson and activity

Decode words- Decode grade-level words using knowledge of word structure (e.g. roots, prefixes, suffixes, verb endings, plurals, contractions, and compounds)

Prefix and Suffix Activities -Analyze word structure (e.g. roots, prefixes, suffixes) to learn word meaning

Spin to Win - create different words by changing the prefixes or suffixes

Match Generic - match prefix word to it's meaning

Prefix Match -http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/match/dragflip.asp?filename=jwildeprefix

Suffix and Baseword Match - drop and drag suffix and its baseword

Practice with Suffixes - using suffixes in sentences

Power Points on Syllabication, prefix and suffix, base word and root word

Synonym Power Points

Antonym Power Points

Homonym Power Points

Antonym Match

Synonym Match

Multiple Meaning Jeopardy

Vocabulary Learning Games

Mr. Anker's Power Point of Multiple Meaning Words-Set 10

Mr. Anker's Power Point of Multiple Meaning Words-Set 11

Mr. Anker's Power Point of Word Meanings-Set 1

Mr. Anker's Power Point of Word Meanings-Set 2

Mr. Anker's Homophones 1-33

Quia's Multiple Meaning Words

Vocabulary Pinball

Word Jungle

Gamequarium Synonyms

Gamequarium Antonyms

Gamequarium Homophone

Vocabulary Interactive devices - all kinds of literature interactive sites for 3-6

Kidport

Synonym hangman http://www.quia.com/hm/245107.html

Synonym challenge http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/synonyms/synonyms.htm

Synonym match http://www.dositey.com/language/grammar/synonyms_antonyms/synonyms2.htm

Antonym Jeopardy http://www.quia.com/cb/148904.html

Antonym hangman http://www.quia.com/hm/101959.html

Antonym Millionaire http://www.quia.com/rr/151387.html?AP_rand=517069634

Suffixes http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/book_buddy/arthur/skill.html

Suffix and base word match http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/match/dragflip.asp?filename=jwildesuffix

Suffix quiz http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/skillswise/mod_quizzes/words/spelling/wordbuilding/suffixes/quizengine?quiz=simplequiz1;templateStyle=simplequiz;pagerType=pages;pagerData=1

Jeopardy Prefixes http://www.quia.com/cb/221179.html

Building prefixes http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/match/matchgeneric.asp?filename=jwildeprefix2

Root word quiz http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/skillswise/mod_quizzes/words/spelling/wordbuilding/rootwords/quizengine?quiz=simplequiz1;templateStyle=simplequiz;pagerType=pages;pagerData=1

Homograph Jeopardy http://www.quia.com/cb/96929.html

Homonym Match http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/recognising/homophones/game.shtml

Homophones Quiz http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/recognising/homophones/quiz.shtml

 

4.R.2.1 Students can construct meaning from text by applying comprehension strategies.

Learning targets to meet this standard:

  • Apply comprehension strategies such as

            - asking questions

            - predicting

            - using context clues

            - making connections

            - inferring

            - sequencing

            - following directions

            - synthesizing

            - summarizing

            - comparing and contrasting

            - cause and effect

            - visualizing

            - determining main idea

 

        

 

 

Gamequarium Context Clues

The Reading Lady-Comprehension strategies to print

Graphic Organizers-Great organizers to use on the SMART Board from Eduplace

Reading Rockets-More organizers to print or use on SMART Board.

Comprehension Strategies-Strategies from Mosaic of Thought, Strategies that Work, and Reading with Meaning.

Reading Comprehension-Activities to print or use on the SMART Board.

Graphic Organizers-Graphic organizers to customize.

Book Report Forms-Many book report forms from Busy Teachers Cafe

Gamequarium-Many comprehension interactive activities

Dig It! - interactive story predicting the outcome

Interactive Reading Activities-Read a short story, answer multiple choice question

Sequencing Activities-Interactive Sequencing Steps

Harcourt Sequencing-Read several passages and decide their order.

Mr. Nussbaum Comprehension-Games involving reading comprehension

Woodland Interactive-Comprehension Quizzes

Teaching and Learning Resources-Fact and Opinion Quiz

Quia Fact and Opinion-Interactive Quiz

Point of View-Lesson and Interactive quiz

Elementary Test Prep-inferring and drawing conclusions

Main Idea-Lesson and Interactive Quiz

Poetry Splatter-a fun interactive cloze activity.

Story Starters -Choose from a collection of stimulating story settings to help get your story started. 

Reading Games for Kids - a variety of educational reading games

Cause and Effect - a mini lesson and game

Author's Purpose-Interactive game.

Analogies-Interactive game

Comprehension Strategies - Use questions to clarify understanding of text listened to or read

Making Connections - Make connections with words and ideas in books to spoken language, vocabulary, and background knowledge

Summarizing Stories - Summarize main ideas of text orally and in writing

Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions - Make inferences about the underlying theme or message of written text

Comprehension - Use own perspectives and opinions to comprehend text based on specific criteria (e.g. character, plot, setting)

Author's Purpose - Analyze and evaluate ideas and information based on prior knowledge and author's purpose

Fact and Opinion -  Understand strategies for reading and listening critically (bias, fact and opinion)

Variety of Comprehension Strategies-
Use a variety of structures (e.g. cause and effect, fact and opinion, directions, time sequence, compare/contrast) to organize and categorize text information

Story Sequencer - Students put a story in the right order and then write captions for the story to summarize.  Lesson Outline

Words in Context - a multiple meaning word game.

Fact and Opinion - an interactive game that has students pick fact or opinion and then practice shooting a target with a tank.

Making Inferences - lesson and quiz

Reading and Language Quizzes - Many online comprehension quizzes.

Grade 4 Language Arts SMARTboard activities.

Power Points - Main Idea, Sequencing, Predictions, Summarizing,

Cause and Effect, Reading Comprehension, and Fact and Opinion

Mr. Anker's Reading Comprehension- Set A

Mr. Anker's Reading Comprehension - Set C

Mr. Anker's Reading Comprehension - Set M

Mr. Anker's Reading Comprehension - Set N

Test Tutor

 

 

4.R.2.2 Students can develop fluency by utilizing fluency strategies independently.

Learning targets to meet this standard:

  • Use fluency strategies such as skimming, scanning, predicting, contextual clue, rereading, cross-checking, repeated reading, and self-monitoring
  • Utilize pace and accuracy while orally reading literature and other materials
  • Read with expression
  • Utilize phrasing to verbalize author's style and text features.

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4.R.2.3 Students can utilize fluency strategies to comprehend literature and other materials.

Reading is Fundamental - Read aloud stories and songs

American Folklore - Folktales for you to read aloud

Room 108 Kids' Stories - stories read to you or read alouds

Spin and Spell - A fun way to spell

Kaboose - Reading games

The Electronic Classroom Readers Theatre - Internet Resources for conducting Readers Theatre.

Aaron Shepard's Readers Theatre - Stories, folktales, and Readers Theater Editions

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays - Plays and scripts to print and read.

Reading Lady - Comprehension Resources

Poetry-Poetry links with Jack Prelutsky and Jean Marzollo

 - Forms of poetry and poetry in the classroom.

Giggle Poetry - Great kid friendly funny poems.

Poetry 4 Kids - Poetry resource center

Fluency and Motivation to Read -Read a wide range of instructional-level texts [fiction, non fiction, folktales, fantasy, legend, fable, biography, poetry (haiku and free verse), children's articles, advertisements, diary/journals, electronic books.

Story On-Line - Stories read aloud by famous people

Poetry with Pizzazz - A collection of poetry sites

Holiday Poems - A variety of Holiday poems for kids

CanTeach - Poems and Songs

Nursery Rhymes - for repeated reading

Fry's Instant 300 Sight Words - students need to know sight words in order to read fluently.

Fry's Short Phrases and Short Sentences - uses the sight words for repeated readings

Book Pop -stories read aloud online

Dolch List Power Points- a sight with word lists, flash cards, and powerpoints.

Grade 3 Language Arts SMARTboard activities.

 

4.R.3.1 Students can identify organizational and text structures within genres.

Learning targets to meet this standard:

  • Genres:

           -nonfictions, fiction, poetry, drama, realistic, historical

  • Text Structures

         -cause/effect, compare/contrast, description, sequential, concept/definition, proposition/support

  • Literary Elements

         -character, setting, plot, problem/solution, theme, goal/action/outcome

         

 

Comic Creator Student Interactive -Create a comic strip with characters, setting and a problem.  Lesson Plan

Book Cover Creator - Students can create a book cover that displays the title, characters,  and a short summary including the problem and solution. Lesson Plan

Interactive Venn Diagram - Use it to compare and contrast any two pieces of Literature. Lesson Plan

Interactive Elements of a Story - Literary elements of a story in interactive form.

Alliteration - uses plants and the SmartBoard to explain alliteration

Create a Character - This activity allows you to create your own character and then talk and write about the person you have invented.

Setting - Student write a story to a setting on the Smart Board.  Lesson Outline

Character - an activity for students to write about characters in a setting.         Lesson Outline

Recommend a Book - Students write a book report online.

Interactive Acrostic - Students write an acrostic poem online

Starship Story Writing - students click on a leaf to write their story using setting, characters, etc.

Grade 3 Language Arts SMARTboard activities.

Figurative Language Power Points - a variety of power points to use on the smart board

Elements of Literature Power Points - a variety of power points that covers character, setting , problem, solution.

Poetry Power Points - A variety of power points on many areas of poetry.

Booknuts - genre definitions and book lists.

Brainpop - movie about nonfiction

Today's Teacher - online reading genre log

Reading the Genres - lists several genre's and links to online examples you can read aloud.

Ms. Sanchez- a 4th grade teacher lists the genres give their definitions (short and to the point).

 - website that includes downloadable posters and reading logs for genre.

Grade 3 Language Arts SMARTboard activities.

Myths and Legends - A variety of power points on myths and legends.

Fairy Tales - a variety of power points on Fairy Tales.

Genres- power points

Kim's Korner - Lots of literary elements and devices sites

http://www.quia.com/jg/382369.html

 Genres word jumble http://www.quia.com/jw/85351.html

Books books books hangman http://www.quia.com/hm/100939.html

 Books that match genres http://library.stjosephsea.org/genres.htm

 

4.R.3.2 Students can identify, explain, and use text features.

Learning targets to meet this standard

  • Text features:

          - numbering

          - bold text

         - boxing

         - italicizing

         - listing

         - bulleting

 

Time for Kids - Mini Lesson on Non-fiction text features

Teaching Today - Lesson plan on nonfiction text.  For older students but could be "dummied" down for 4th or 5th grade.

Teachnology - A forum with some good ideas on teaching text structure using the Social Studies book.

Jeopardy Text Features - great

I Have Who Has Text feature

Jordan School District - several great sites

ReadWriteThink - Lesson plan

Scholastic - Lesson plan

4.R.3.3 Students can determine how word     choice affects meaning.

     Learning targets to meet this standard:

  • Literary devices

          -figures of speech

          -alliteration

          -personification

          -simile

          -metaphor

          -imagery

 

 

Quia-literary devices

Vocabulary Interactive devices - all kinds of literature interactive sites for 3-6

Abiator's English Word Activities  word play

Spelling Police

Alliteration - power points

Kim's Korner - Lots of literary elements and devices sites

Figurative language websites

4.R.4.1 Students can identify and distinguish the characteristics of multicultural text, historical texts, and time period texts.

Learning targets to meet this standard:

  • Identify characteristics of multicultural, historical, and time period texts.

  • Compare and contrast characteristics of multicultural, historical, and time period texts.

1. Archeological Dig - Visit this archeological dig based on Catalhoyuk and participate in the fun!

2. American Museum of Natural History - Several areas of history fun through the use   of interactive activities.

3. Museum Education:  Kid's Corner - Historical interactive activities about Egypt and Mesopotamia.

4. Scholastic - History Mystery has many games about US and World History.

5. Role-Playing Games of History from the Musee McCord Museum- Watch the Birdie - You are a photographer in the early 1900's;  The Victorian Period - students become a member of society and need to make the right decisions concerning social interactions; The Roaring Twenties -

6.  American History - Scroll down to many interactive American History games.

7. Grade 4 Language Arts SMARTboard activities.

4.R.5.1 Students can use organizational features of a text.

Learning targets to meet this standard:

  • Organizational features of text:

       -title page

       -table of contents

       -glossary

       -index

       -diagrams/graphs/charts

      -illustrations/photos/captions

1. Parts of a book - interactive, click and drag

2. Who Am I? - parts of a book interactive

3. Parts of a Book - matching, word search, flashcards, and concentration

4. Grade 3 Language Arts SMARTboard activities.

5. Parts of a Book Power Points - a variety of power points on the parts of a book.

parts of a book flashcards http://www.quia.com/jg/3606.html

parts of a book lesson http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/bookparts4.cfm

3.R.5.2 Students can research a topic by gathering information from at least two sources.

Learning targets to meet this standard:

  • Use guide words in a reference text to locate a word

  • Alphabetize words up to the third letter

  • Choose the correct meaning to define a word

  • Locate the text features of a diction

1. Reading the Dictionary - a PDF file that has activities to all parts of the dictionary.

2. Quia: Reference Skills - Decide whether you would use an encyclopedia, dictionary, or other reference book to find the information.

3. Guide Words - Here is a worksheet to help you learn about guide words. Includes a short explanation of guide words and an activity.

4.  Rags to Riches - A Jeopardy type guide word game

5. eThemes Resource: Dictionaries - These sites have online dictionaries that lets students enter words to find definitions and parts of speech. One site lets users create their own words or make secret codes for their friends.

6. Interactive Atlas - MapQuest's Interactive Atlas

7. Animated Atlas - View an animated movie on the growth of the US using a map.

8. World Atlas.com - Several online maps with specific areas

9. National Atlas of the United States - Use this interactive service to draw maps of various complexity.

10. Maps, maps, and more maps! - an index to map lessons and map quizzes.

11. Can You Read a Map? - quiz to be answers whole class or printed out for individual assignments.

12. Alphabetizing through the 3rd letter

Grade 3 Language Arts SMARTboard activities.

Crickweb Alphabetize - click and drag words in the right order.