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  Houghton Mifflin 4th Grade Reading Resources

 

Houghton Mifflin 4th Grade Story Activities

Theme 1:  Journeys

E-Glossary

Story 1  "Akiak"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game


 

  To complete a context clues tutorial. 

   To play a context clues game. 

Build Background or Extend Your Learning: 

Iditarod

Dog Sledding

People and Places

Official Iditarod Site

What is Dog Sledding?

Alaska for Kids

 

What is a Musher?

 

 

Mush Rush – interactive race

 

 

Story 2 "Grandfather's Journey"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game

Build Background or Extend Your Learning

 

Author

Japan

Meet Allen Say

Explore Japan

Author Web Page

Zoom School Japan

   
 

 

Story 3 "Finding the Titanic"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game


 

 To learn more about main idea and practice the skill.

 To get tips on main idea and practice the skill.

 To get tips on supporting details and practice the skill.

 To get more practice on supporting details.

Build Background or Extend Your Learning

Discovery of the Titanic

Follow Passengers on the Titanic

Survivors Stories

 

Story 4 "By the Shores of Silver Lake"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game

Hidden Magazine Puzzle


 

Build Background/Extend Your Knowledge

 

Laura Ingalls Biography

Pioneers and Westward Expansion

Illinois Central Railroad

Laura Ingalls Museum

Pioneer Thinkquest

 

Laura Ingalls Timeline

Pioneer Life Thinkquest

 

Theme 2: American Stories

E-Glossary

Story 1 "Tomas and the Library Lady"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game


 

Drawing Conclusions Detective

 To practice drawing conclusions using "Sarah Plain and Tall"

 To practice drawing conclusions using "The Crickett in Times Square"

Build Background or Extend Your Learning

 

Migrant Workers

Spanish

Story Vocabulary

 

Story 2 "Tanya's Reunion"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game


 

Build Background or Extend Your Learning

 

Meet the Author

Create a Family Tree

Plan a Family Reunion

 

Story 3 "Boss of the Plains"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game

Crossword Puzzle

Story 4 "A Very Important Day"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game

Theme 3:  That's Amazing!

E-Glossary

Story 1 "The Stranger"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game

Play "Life of a Tree" Game

Story 2 "Cendrillion"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game


 

 To watch a slideshow about comparing and contrasting.

 To practice comparing and contrasting characters.

 To practice comparing and contrasting events in a story.

 To practice comparing and contrasting settings.

 To practice comparing and contrasting story elements.

Build Background or Extend Your Knowledge

 

Author

Cinderella Tales

Martinique

Author Web Page

Cinderella Tales

Martinique

Meet the Author

Cinderella Tales Around the World

 

Story 3 "Heat Wave"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game


 

 To practice identifying realistic story elements.

 Read these tall tales and practice identifying how they have elements that can't happen in real life.

Build Background or Extend Your Learning

Learn About the Author

Learn About Weather

Learn About Tall Tales

Helen Ketterman Official Webpage

Learn About Heat Waves

Read and Learn About Tall Tales

Learn About the Author

Learn About Hot Spots on Earth

Animated Tall Tales

 

 

Theme 4:  Problem Solvers

E-Glossary

Story 1 "My Name is Maria Isabel"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game

Word Search Puzzle


 

Build Background or Extend Your Learning

 

Vocabulary Game

Author Webpage

Christmas Traditions

Puerto Rico

Meet the Author

Hanukkah

 

Story 2 "Marven of the North Woods"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game

Crossword Puzzle

Story 3 "The Last Dragon"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game

Word Scramble

Story 4 "Sing to the Stars"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game

Theme 5:  Heroes

E-Glossary

Story 1 "Happy Birthday, Dr. King!"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game

Crossword Puzzle

Story 2 "Gloria Estefan"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game

Online Opinion Poll

Story 3 "Lou Gherig:  The Luckiest Man"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game

 

Theme 6:  Nature: Friend and Foe?

E-Glossary

Story 1 "Salmon Summer"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game

Label a Fish Picture (diagram)

Label a Fish Words to Use

Story 2 "Wildfires"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game

Crossword Puzzle

Story 3 "Skylark"

Meet the Author   E-Word Game

 

 

Houghton Mifflin Reading Internet Links

Houghton Mifflin Reading Extensions

Theme 1 "Journeys" Theme 1 "Journeys"
Theme 2 "American Stories" Theme 2 "American Stories"
Theme 3 "That's Amazing" Theme 3 "That's Amazing"
Theme 4 "Problem Solvers" Theme 4 "Problem Solvers"
Theme 5 "Heroes" Theme 5 "Heroes"
Theme 6 "Nature Friend and Foe" Theme 6 "Nature Friend and Foe"

 

Houghton Mifflin Fourth Grade Reading Series

Web Links  & Extensions

 

"Word Within the Word" Study Extensions
Word Within the Word Study Table

Matching Study Game

 

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