Grade 4 Module 3A, Unit 1, Lesson 4


This lesson has three purposes. The first and obvious purpose is to continue to build students’ knowledge about simple machines. This second purpose is to orient students to the skill of sharing and supporting their opinions with evidence; this begins to prepare students for the module performance task, which focuses on W.4.1. The final purpose is to engage students on the topic of simple machines by introducing some of their daily uses as described by a Readers Theater

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Common Core Learning Standards

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RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when...
RL.4.5 Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of...
RF.4.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

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