Digital Mini Lessons: Describe Characters, Setting, & Events – RL.4.3
⭐ Are you looking for an easy and effective way to introduce key reading skills? These Digital Mini Lessons in Google Slides contain five mini lessons focused on 4th grade describing characters, setting, & events. The lessons cover an entire week of instruction and activities focused on describing characters, setting, & events skills. Google Slides and Seesaw formats are included, so you can use this as a presentation for your mini lessons in any teaching environment. This resource can also be used as self-guided lessons for virtual learning or in centers/small groups as a skill refresher.
⭐ In this interactive resource, students explore this important reading skill through a combination of anchor charts, embedded instructional videos, skill-focused activities & questions, and integrated mentor text read alouds. Students can use the included Recommended Book List to access additional read aloud stories to continue to practice these important skills.
⭐ Scaffolded for 4th grade. This resource is aligned with RL.4.3. If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching describing characters, setting, & events skills.
⭐️ Mentor texts are carefully selected to meet each lesson standard and include a wide range of diverse characters.
⭐️ Mini Lessons come in both Google Slides and Seesaw. No printing!
⭐️ Easy done-for-you lessons with no prep!
✏️Google Slides & Seesaw Formats – Google Slides and Seesaw formats make this no prep resource flexible for any classroom. The Google Slide format easily downloads to PowerPoint.
✏️Integrated Mentor Texts – This reading comprehension resource contains YouTube links to popular mentor texts. This resource can be used alongside the featured mentor text, any of the texts in the Recommended Book List, or a book of the teacher’s choice.
✏️Embedded Video Lessons – Embedded skill focused video lessons engage students through audio-visual presentation to make learning fun.
✏️Skill Focused Activities – Questions and activities are skill focused to allow students to master each unique reading skill and strategy.
⭐️ The mini-lessons begin with videos and interactive anchor charts to introduce the skill. Next, there are guided practice activities with read alouds, followed by independent practice activities. Lastly, there is a short assessment or check for understanding.
⭐️ Designed for teachers to present and complete with students as a presentation. Each lesson is designed to take one week to complete, but they are flexible and can also be used as a review center for students. Excellent remediation, reteaching activity, or center review.
- How to Use This Resource Guide
- Daily Teacher Instructions
- Interactive Describing Characters, Setting, and Events Anchor Charts
- Interactive Activities
- Skill Focused Video Lessons focused on each 1. Describing Characters, 2. Describing Setting, and 3. Describing Events.
- Describing Characters, Setting & Events Reading Exercises
- Describing Characters, Setting & Events Review
- Recommended Book List
*Answer Key Included
Featured Mentor Texts:
“Lotus and Feather” by Ji-li Jang via YouTube
“My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother” by Patricia Polacco via YouTube
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