RI.4.4 Context Clues and Unknown Words



This RI.4.4 Context Clues and Unknown Words unit is packed full of standards-based lesson plans, professionally Lexiled passages, and activities to use while you are teaching the standard RI.4.4. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the unit is still valuable to use when teaching 4th grade students to define words and phrases in an informational text, using context clues, figurative language, and prefix/suffixes.

*There is now a digital component included in this resource. The passages and graphic organizers are now created in Google Slides. You can get access to the digital versions on page 5 of the PDF. (The lesson plans, small group activities, and assessments are not digitally converted at this time.)*

Please check out the preview to see ALL the ‘Words and Phrases Informational Texts’ resources that you’re getting!

In the pack you will receive:

  • 4 Mini Lessons
  • 11 Graphic Organizers
  • 7 Lexile leveled Passages (levels listed below)
  • 10 Interactive Pieces (for notebook or plain paper)
  • 16 Task Cards to use with any text
  • 1 Summative Assessment (with answer key)

The reading passages and assessments are now professionally leveled by Lexile.

  • The Moon’s Phases- 980L
  • Western Expansion- 930L
  • Curious Albert- 940L
  • Bending and Bouncing Light- 920L
  • Camouflage- 1060L
  • Renewable Energy- 1020L
  • Kid President- 1060L
  • Assessment Reading #1- 960L
  • Assessment Reading #2- 910L

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

If you’re interested in using only the digital versions of the passages and graphic organizers, you can buy the 4th Grade Digital bundle here. This only comes with digital versions of the passages and graphic organizers.

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This RI.4.4 Context Clues and Unknown Words unit purchase is for one single classroom only.
If you’re interested in sharing with other classrooms, make sure to buy the extra licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at [email protected].