4th Grade CCSS: Reading: Literature

For fourth graders, this Common Core area helps students gain mastery of the deeper tasks involved in reading a fictional text. No matter what they are reading, the standards require students to increase the complexity in the texts they read and deepen their understanding of the connections within and between texts. Among the complete standards for this grade, fourth graders will be asked to: reference back to details and examples in a text to explain the text and draw inferences, understand the theme of literature from text details, be able to describe character, story, setting, in literature, understand word meaning, including words from mythology, understand the components that make up different types of literature, in poems recognize rhythm, verse, meter, in drama stage directions and dialogue, compare and contrast the stories in myths and traditional literature of different cultures, understand the difference between first- and third-person narratives, read text appropriate to grade level while increasing in the level of text complexity throughout the year.

Earth Day Acrostic Poem

A fun acrostic poem using the word, “earth”. An engaging activity for students in the early elementary grades.

Cielito Lindo Pretty Darling Reading Activity

The famous Mexican folk song, Celito Lindo, became popular in the late 19th century. It is now considered the official anthem of Mexico, and it has been recorded by many popular artists. In this printable Hispanic Heritage activity, students will read through an English translation of the words and answer comprehension questions about the passage.

Classic Literature: The Road to Oz: The Deadly Desert

Students read this passage from L. Fank Baum’s The Road to Oz and work on accompanying reading worksheets. A great set to help with comprehension, vocabulary and more.

Classic Literature: Through the Looking-Glass

Help your students improve their reading skills with this activity set about the Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll.

Drama Vocabulary Match

In this drama vocabulary worksheet, students Match each word in Column A with its meaning in Column B.

Find the Rhyme Scheme

Ready for some rhyme scheme practice?

Jack and Jill: A Village Story — Sledding

This activity provides a great opportunity to practice reading comprehension skills. The worksheet asks students to read a passage in Louisa May Alcott’s, Jack and Jill and answer related questions.

Little Women: Helping Father

Students read a passage in Louisa May Alcott’s celebrated book, Little Women. After reading the passage, students answer related comprehension questions.

Narrator and Point of View

Here is a worksheet where students will learn the differences between a narrator and point of view,

Song of Freedom: Go Down Moses

A wonderful freedom song, the song Go Down, Moses was sung by slaves in the U.S. south. In this activity, students read words to the song and answer related questions.

Story Elements Form

This is a more detailed story elements form template that includes boxes for character, setting, theme, problem, solution and plot/actions.

Story Elements Helper

Thisis a helpful template for elementary school students. It provides a box for different story elements like character, setting, plot and theme.

Story Elements: Problem and Solution

A story element activity that asks students to read short passages and write down the problem and the solution.

Story Elements: What’s the Setting?

In this story elements worksheet for elementary school grades, students read the passages and write the setting.

Write a Character Description

In this creative character description activity students will write a character description about a horse.

A Christmas Fairy Reading Comprehension

“The Christmas Fairy” gives students a story to read and questions to answer. A great comprehension activity for the holiday season!

Casey at the Bat Reading Comprehension Set

Fun word search, idiom, and order of events are just a few of the worksheets students will do with this poem! “Casey at the Bat” is sure to be a favorite among students.