Integrating Technology in Fourth Grade

Creative Educator lesson plans can help you provide your fourth-grade students with an engaging and creative approach to content learning.

Students in 4th grade are bursting with abilities and ready to apply their learning in creative projects that let them show off their skills.

Depending on your student's abilities, you may also want to explore third-grade and fifth-grade lesson plans.

Legends and Tall Tales

Legends and Tall Tales

Students will write and produce an animated tall tale about a historical figure or location.

Design a Book Cover

Design a Book Cover

Students create a new cover design for a book they are reading to demonstrate comprehension and explore character, plot, setting, symbolism, and conflict.

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Do Judge a Book by Its Cover

In this lesson, students build visual literacy and engage in close reading as they investigate the text and imagery on book covers to evaluate whether they are worth reading.

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Take Reading SERIESly

In this lesson, students investigate the potential of a book's characters, plot and themes and develop a proposal for turning it into a series.

Personification Stories

Personification Stories

Students will personify an object and write a story as part of an online book or animated adventure.

Modernize a Fairy Tale

Modernize a Fairy Tale

Students learn about key elements of a fairy tale as they retell a fairy tale in modern times.

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Harmonious Haiku

After reading examples and learning about this short form of Japanese poetry, students write and illustrate their own haiku poems.

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Spectacular Sijo

In this lesson, students read and learn about the Korean form of sijo poetry and then write and illustrate their own sijo poems.

Create a Visual Poem

Create a Visual Poem

Students will create a visual, or video, poem as they analyze the imagery in a text.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

Students will write and illustrate an original narrative in the form of a Choose Your Own Adventure interactive story.

Stretching the truth idiom

Idiomatically Speaking

Students will illustrate the meaning of an idiom to help others learn these examples of figurative language.

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Vocabulary Trading Cards

In this lesson, students create vocabulary trading cards that use images to help other students master the meaning of new words.

My Superhero

My Superhero

Students introduce a new hero to the world through an ID card and comic.

Character Scrapbook

Character Scrapbook

Students will create a digital scrapbook that showcases the viewpoint of the main character.

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Character Coat of Arms

In this lesson, students create a coat of arms to represent their personal identity and values.

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Interview a Book Character

In this lesson, students craft an interview with a character from a book they are reading to demonstrate comprehension.

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Save from the Flames

In this lesson, students share why they would save a specific book from the "firemen" in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.

Create a Card Game

Create a Card Game

Students create a card game based on the storyline of a book they are reading.

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The ABC’s of …

In this lesson, students create an alphabet book to share knowledge and information they have learned, organizing their writing using the ABC’s.

Exploring Line Symmetry

Exploring Line Symmetry

Students will create original artwork and manipulate images to demonstrate understanding of line symmetry.

Now That's a Problem

Now That's a Problem

Students will create their own multiplication word problems.

Angles All Around

Angles All Around Us

Students will ientify types of angles in photographs, and write cinquain poems that share the angles they find.

Dream Room Design

Dream Room Design

Students will explore length, width, perimeter, and surface area as they design their dream room.

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Animal Interviews

Students research the characteristics, adaptations, and habitat of an animal and share their findings in a question and answer session with the animal.

Take a Tour of a Biome

Take a Tour of a Biome

Students learn about the five biomes through as they create a travel brochure.

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Animal Diaries

In this lesson, students write and design a diary for an animal to teach others about its unique physical characteristics and adaptations.

Visit Our Solar System

Visit Our Solar System

Students will learn about the planets as they create a sample travel journal that explains what it would be like to visit one of the planets.

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Fantastic Field Guides

In this lesson, students explore the plant and animal species where they live and design their own field guide to teach others about the species in this habitat.

It's My Body

It's My Body

Students will create a multimedia report about the systems of the human body.

Historical Journal

Historical Journal

Students will create a historical journal from a fictional character's point of view.

Suitcase Stories

Suitcase Stories

In this lesson, students create suitcase stories to describe an ancestor’s journey to America and important objects they might have packed.

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Commemorative Ceremonies

Students develop a ceremony to honor a person or commemorate an event in history.

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Postcards from the Past

In this lesson, students will create a collection of postcards that demonstrate how different people in the past may have viewed a single event or culture and analyze the range of perspectives in all class postcards to gain a deeper understanding of history.

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Students design and create upcycled products using materials collected at home and school.

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Classroom Constitution

In this lesson, students write a classroom constitution to ensure everyone is treated fairly and to create a welcoming environment for sharing, growing and learning.

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Historical Travel Brochure

In this lesson, students share their knowledge about a time and place in history by creating a promotional travel brochure that provides information and an itinerary for a visit.

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Tourism Trade Show

In this lesson, students develop materials to promote a specific region they are studying and make their pitch for a visit to this location at a tourism trade show.

Map It!

Map It!

Students will demonstrate map making skills as they create maps of the geographic features, regions, and economy of their state.

Design a New Dollar Coin

Design a New Dollar Coin

Students will design a new dollar coin for a person who impacted history and write persuasively about why this person should be honored.

Map with pins and a magnifying glass.

Virtual Museum

In this lesson, students create an online museum for their community.

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Set SMART goals

In this lesson, students set SMART goals for the coming school year, identifying action items they can complete to achieve them.

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Create a Vision Board

In this lesson, students create a vision board to turn their goals into words and images that represent what life will look and feel like when they reach them.

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Internet Safety Campaign

In this lesson, students create materials promoting Internet, or online, safety to raise awareness of this important issue at their school.

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Pop Art Montage

In this lesson, students explore the work of Andy Warhol and create their own pop art montage.

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Surreal Symmetry

In this lesson, students use symmetry to create bizarre creatures around a self-portrait and then write a poem about the image.

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Spooky Silhouettes

In this lesson, students learn about silhouettes and combine silhouettes they have created with Halloween backgrounds to create spooky scenes.

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Me: A Visual Essay

Students build media literacy skills as they create a visual essay to share information about themselves.

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