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This 3rd and 4th Grade Fall ELA Activities pack is filled with ELA activities for 3rd and 4th graders. There are themed activities for each of the six Common Core Standards domains (RL, RI, L, SL, RF, and W). Your students will practice their ELA standards while incorporating the fall theme as well. This will take some of the stress off of your plate by providing you with standards-based and Common Core-aligned seasonal activities!
 
Each domain will have 3-4 activities or passages. The domains are Reading Literature, Reading Informational, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language, and Foundational Skills. There will be a mix of hands-on partner, whole group, and independent activities.

Back to School Activities Included:

Reading Literature: 4 passages
  • RL.3.3, RL.4.3- Story Elements
  • RL.3.2, RL.4.2- Recounting and Morals
  • RL.3.5, RL.4.5- Sequencing and Story Structure
  • RL.3.3, RL.4.3- Character Thoughts and Feelings
Reading Informational: 4 passages
  • RI.3.3, RI.4.3- Making Connections
  • RI.3.2, RI.4.2- Author’s Point and Reason
  • RI.3.1, RI.4.1- Inferences and Answering Questions
  • RI.3.5, RI.4.7- Text Features
Writing: 2 partner & 2 independent activities
  • W.3.3, W.4.3- Narrative Writing
  • W.3.2, W.4.2- Opinion Writing
Speaking & Listening: 3 partner activities
  • SL.3.2, SL.4.2- Paraphrasing and Visual Content
  • SL.3.3, SL.4.3- Assigned Roles
  • SL.3.1, SL.4.1- Conversations about Scientific Topics
Language & RF: 3 independent activities and 1 small group activity
  • L.3.4.a, L.4.4.a- Context Clues
  • RF.3.3.a/b, RF.4.3.a- Prefixes and Suffixes
  • L.3.3.b, L.4.3.c- Formal vs. Informal Language
  • RF.3.3.c, RF.4.3.a- Multisyllable Words
 
This Fall set is part of a growing bundle. Want all future themes?
This resource is an add-on to the ELA units I have created for Common Core. All of these activities are standards-based activities. What makes these unique is that they are themed to a holiday or a season!
This 3rd and 4th Grade Fall ELA Activities purchase is for one single classroom only.
If you’re interested in sharing with other classrooms, make sure to buy the extra licenses for a discount through the TeachersPayTeachers tool. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at jessica.L.tobin@gmail.com.
 

Standards covered in this particular unit:

RL.3.3- Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
RL.3.2- Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
RL.3.5- Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
RL.4.3- Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
RL.4.2- Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
RL.4.5- Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
RI.3.3- Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
RI.3.2- Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
RI.3.1- Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
RI.3.7- Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
RI.4.3- Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
RI.4.2- Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
RI.4.1- Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
RI.4.7- Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
W.3.3- Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
W.3.1- Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
W.4.3- Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
W.4.1- Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
SL.3.2- Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
SL.3.3- Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
SL.3.1- Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
SL.4.2- Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
SL.4.3- Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.
SL.4.1- Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
L.3.4.a- Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
L.3.3.b- Recognize and observe differences between the conventions of spoken and written standard English.
RF.3.3.a- Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.
RF.3.3.b- Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
RF.3.3.c- Decode multisyllable words.
L.4.4.a- Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
L.4.3.c- Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion).
RF.4.3.a- Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

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