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Harcourt Reading Series

Fourth Grade HB Internet Activities by Story

(The activities listed directly under the themes and not under the stories are to be used as desired during the time your students are working on that theme.)  Proofreading Makes Perfect has two different kinds of activities.  One is online.  It has practice exercises for capitalization & Punctuation, Spelling, Usage, and Putting it Together.  *The other are downloadable sheets for some of the stories below. Homework Helper has a five day list of activities for each story including a list of story words, spelling words, and activities to do for a given story.

Theme 1- You Can Do It!

Writing Detective-Personal Narrative
Grammar Practice Park-The Sentence Trail, Planting Sentences, Subject Speedway
Go for the Grammar Gold-Sentences, Subjects/Nouns, Predicates/Verbs

The Gardener
Authors & Illustrators
Reading Skills Rocket-Narrative Elements
Test Tutor-Narrative Elements
Donovan's Word Jar
Authors & Illustrators
Building Background
Test Tutor-Prefixes/Suffixes/Roots
My Name is Maria Isabel
Authors & Illustrators
Reading Skills Rocket-Narrative Elements
Test Tutor-Narrative Elements
Lou Gehrig:  The luckiest Man
Authors & Illustrators
Building Background
Test Tutor-Prefixes/Suffixes/Roots
Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride
Authors & Illustrators
Reading Skills Rocket-Locate Information
 
Theme 2- Side by Side

Writing Detective-Explaining a Process
Grammar Practice Park-The Predicate Whirlwind, Subject Speedway, Sentence Power, Sentence Speedway, Complex Sentence Camp
Go for the Grammar Gold-Subjects/Nouns, Predicates/Verbs, Simple and Compound Sentences, Sentence Fragments and Run-on Sentences, Phrases and Clauses, Complex Sentences

The Baker's Neighbor
Authors & Illustrators
Test Tutor-Cause/Effect
Figurative Language
The Emperor and the Kite
Authors & Illustrators
Building Background
Reading Skills Rocket-Narrative Elements
Test Tutor-Narrative Elements
Figurative Language
Nights of the Pufflings
Authors & Illustrators
Reading Skills Rocket-Summarize
Test Tutor-Summarize
The Garden of Happiness
Authors & Illustrators
Building Background
Reading Skills Rocket-Cause/Effect
Test Tutor-Cause/Effect
Figurative Language
How to Babysit and Orangutan
Authors & Illustrators
Building Background
Reading Skills Rocket-Summarize
Test Tutor-Summarize
 
Theme 3- Make Yourself at Home

Writing Detective-Persuasive Writing
Grammar Practice Park-Noun Dunk, Plural Play, Exploring for Possessives, Noun Explorer, Pronoun State Fair, The Pronoun Clubhouse
Go for the Grammar Gold-More About Nouns, Possessive Nouns, Pronouns, More About Pronouns; Homophones

Sarah, Plain and Tall
Authors & Illustrators
Reading Skills Rocket-Draw conclusions
Test Tutor-Draw Conclusions
Stealing Home
Authors & Illustrators
Reading Skills Rocket-Compare/Contrast
Test Tutor-Compare/Contrast
The Cricket in Times Square
Authors & Illustrators
Reading Skills Rocket-Draw Conclusions
Test Tutor-Draw Conclusions
Two Lands, One Heart
Authors & Illustrators
Reading Skills Rocket-Compare/Contrast
Test Tutor-Compare/Contrast
Look to the North:  A Wolf Pup Diary
Authors & Illustrators
Building Background
Reading Skills Rocket-Summarize
Test Tutor-Summarize
 
Theme 4- Creative Minds

Writing Detective-Comparing and Contrasting
Grammar Practice Park-Pronoun State Fair, The Homophone Express, The Adjective and Adverb Trail, Adventure with Adjectives and Adverbs, A Carousel of Verbs
Go for the Grammar Gold-Pronouns, More About Pronouns; Homophones, Adjectives and Adverbs, More About Adjectives and Adverbs, Action Verbs and Linking Verbs

The Kids' Invention Book
Authors & Illustrators
Reading Skills Rocket-Text Structure: Main Idea and Details
Test Tutor-Follow Written Directions
The Case of Pablo's Nose
Authors & Illustrators
Building Background
Reading Skills Rocket-Text Structure: Sequence
Test Tutor-Sequence
Follow Written Directions
In the Days of King Adobe
Authors & Illustrators
Reading Skills Rocket-Text Structure: Main Idea and Details
Test Tutor-Main Idea/Details
Follow Written Directions
Red Writing Hood
Building Background
Reading Skills Rocket-Text Structure: Sequence
Test Tutor-Sequence
One Grain of Rice:  A Mathematical Folktale
Authors & Illustrators
Building Background
Reading Skills Rocket-Compare/Contrast
Test Tutor-Compare/Contrast
 
Theme 5 - Community Ties

Writing Detective-Research Report
Grammar Practice Park-Verb Power, A Carousel of Verbs, Sentence Ball, The Verb Frontier, Verb Tense Train, Verb Ride
Go for the Grammar Gold-Main Verbs and Helping Verbs, Action Verbs and Linking Verbs, Present-Tense Verbs, Past-Tense Verbs, Future-Tense Verbs, Irregular Verbs

Fire!
Authors & Illustrators
Reading Skills Rocket-Elements of Nonfiction: Text Structure
Test Tutor-Elements of Nonfiction
Reference Sources
A Very Important Day
Authors & Illustrators
Building Background
Reading Skills Rocket-Author's Purpose
Test Tutor-Author's Purpose and Perspective
Saguaro Cactus
Authors & Illustrators
Building Background
Reading Skills Rocket-Elements of Nonfiction: Text Structure
Test Tutor-Elements of Nonfiction
Reference Sources
Blue Willow
Authors & Illustrators
Building Background
Reading Skills Rocket-Author's Purpose
Test Tutor-Author's Purpose and Perspective
In My Family
Authors & Illustrators
Building Background
Reading Skills Rocket-Text Structure: Sequence
Test Tutor-Sequence

Reference Sources
 
Theme 6 - New Lands

Writing Detective-Expressive Writing
Grammar Practice Park-The Homophone Express, Pick a Path, The Adjective and Adverb Trail, Adventure with Adjectives and Adverbs, Preposition Desert
Go for the Grammar Gold-Negatives and Easily Confused Words, Adjectives and Adverbs, More About Adjectives and Adverbs, Prepositions, Commas and Colons, Titles and Quotation Marks; Hyphens, More About Quotation Marks

The Gold Rush
Authors & Illustrators
Building Background
Test Tutor-Fact/Opinion
I Have Heard of a Land
Authors & Illustrators
Test Tutor-Word Relationships
Paraphrase
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox
Authors & Illustrators
Building Background
Test Tutor-Fact/Opinion
Paraphrase
Fly Traps! Plants That Bite Back
Authors & Illustrators
Building Background
Reading Skills Rocket-Word Relationships
Test Tutor-Word Relationships
The Down and Up Fall
Authors & Illustrators
Building Background
Reading Skills Rocket-Author's Purpose
Test Tutor-Author's Purpose and Perspective
Paraphrase
 

Revise Date: 05/25/2006

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