Summer Camp Programming

Planning and Instruction Fourth Grade

Inquiring Minds Need YOU!

The Comprehension Clubs provide a convenient framework for a two week summer programming that engages students in reading, writing, and accountable talk. The passion for learning and inquisitive spirit will come from you! Be thinking of ways that you can extend learning by placing students' questions, ideas, and observations at the center of the learning experience.

Fourth Grade: The Artist's Eye

Through their skill, artists may lead us to a new understanding of things. How do artists help others experience the world in a new way?

The biographical and autobiographical works in this unit use a variety of techniques to talk not just about an artist's life but also about the process these artists followed to create the artwork or music for which they are remembered.

Included are five interactive Read-Alouds (pictured below) and corresponding teaching cards.

Each teaching card contains:

  • book summary
  • author note
  • overview of key understandings
  • suggested stopping points to elicit students' analysis
  • notable text features
  • support/vocabulary
  • connection to book clubs
  • assessment options
  • scaffolding and extension opportunities