Fourth Grade- Houghton Mifflin Reading



 
Houghton Mifflin Reading
 

Akiak by Robert J. Blake

Vocab Words:

blizzard, checkpoint, courageous, experienced, musher, rugged

eWord Game

Meet the Author: Robert J. Blake

Robert J. Blake's Personal Webpage

Official site of the Iditarod

Short Videos from the Discovery Channel

Learn more about Alaska

Thinkquest- Alaska's Iditarod Dog Sled Race

Newsarticles about Dog Sled Racing

Scholastic- Iditarod Race Across Alaska

Learn about the Jr. Iditarod Race

 

 

 

 

 Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say

Vocab Words:

bewildered, homeland, longed, marveled, reminded, surrounded

eWord Game

Meet the Author

Publisher's Offical site for Allen Say

Multiple Choice Quiz

PowerPoint with many resources

Japanese Culture             Pictures and information about Japanese culture and life in Japan today from a teacher on a Fulbright program.

 

 


 Finding the Titanic by Robert D. Ballard

Vocab Words:

tunnels, plaques, shipwrecks, survivors, unsinkable, voyage, wreckage

eWord Game

Meet the Author

Powerpoint with many resources

I survived the Titanic- A story of a 12 year old who survived

RMS Titanic- Official website of the Titanic

Ocean World- Pictures and information about iceburgs

International Ice Patrol for Kids

Titanic-Titanic.com

Curriculum Links

Exclusive footage of the Titanic

Robert Ballard, Ocean Explorer from Discovery Education

Online Titanic Museum

Onboard the Titanic- Follow passengers who were onboard the Titanic

Submarines- How these machines work underwater and helped to explore the Titanic

 

 

By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illustrated by Garth Williams

Vocab Words:

conductor, depot, jolting, lurching, platform, satchels

eWord Game

Meet the Author

PowerPoint with many resources

Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum

Braille Bug SiteInformation about Braille and blindness for kids from the American Foundation for the Blind

Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum

Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Braille Translator- Translate words into Braille

 

 

 Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora

Vocab Words:

borrow, check out, eager, glaring, lap, storyteller

eWord Game

About the Author

 

 Tanya's Reunion by Valerie Flournoy

Vocab Words:

arrangements, gathering, great-uncle, homestead, persisted, pitches in, reunion, satisfaction

eWord Game

About the Author

Vocab Flashcards

Quia- Vocab Practice

Writing a Summary

 

 Boss of the Plains by Laurie Carlson

Vocab Words:

adventurers, determined, frontier, gear, opportunity, pioneers, settlers, wranglers, tanned

eWord Game

About the Author

 Learn how a Stetson Hat is Made

History of Stetson Hats

Learn about the Gold Rush from PBS

 

 A Very Important Day by Maggie Rugg Herold

Vocab Words:

allegiance, chamber, citizens, citizenship, enrich, examiner, oath, petitioners

eWord Game

Meet the Author

Ben's Guide to Citizenship

Ellis Island for Kids

Interactive tour of Ellis Island

 Comprehension Quiz

 

 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg

Vocab Words:

 autumn, draft, etched, frost, mercury, peculiar, thermometer, timid

eWord Game

Meet the Author

Video about why leaves change in Autumn

Offical website of Chris Van Allsburg

 

 

 
Cendrillon by Robert D. San Souci

Vocab Words:

crossly, elegant, godmother, orphan, peasent, proud

eWord Game

Meet the Author

Cinderella Around the World

Learn about the Island of Martinque

Offical website of Robert D. San Souci

 Heat Wave! by Helen Ketteman

Vocab Words:

affected, horizon, miscalculated, singe, temperature, weather vane

eWord Game

Meet the Author

Offical website of Helen Ketteman

Animated Tall Tales

 

 

 My Name is María Isabel by Alma Flor Ada

Vocab Words:

attentively, disappointed, misunderstanding, nervously,troublesome

eWord Game

Meet the Author

 

 
Marven of the Great North Woods by Kathryn Lasky

Vocab Words:

bunkhouse, cords (of wood), immense, landscape, lumberjacks, snowshoes, timber, woodsman

eWord Game

Meet the Author

Learn about the 1918 influenza epidemic

A Day in the Life of a Lumberjack

French for Kids

Offical website of Kathryn Lasky


 The Last Dragon by Susan Miho Nunes

Vocab Words:

characters, crest, fierce, homage, scales, snaked, teeming

eWord Game

Meet the Author




 Sing to the Stars by Mary Brigid Barrett

Vocab Words:

amplifiers, blaring, classical, debut, jazz, murmur, rhythm, strides

eWord Game

Meet the Author

Learn about the Harleem Renaissance

Background information on the violin

Famous Musicians of Harlem

 




 
Happy Birthday, Dr. King! by Kathryn Jones

Vocab Words:

boycott, civil rights, fare, protest, stupendous

eWord Game

Meet the Author

Crossword Puzzle

 Gloria Estefan by Sue Boulais

 Vocab Words:

career, contract, demonstrated, eventually, specializes, tireless, worldwide

eWord Game

Meet the Author

Online Poll

 Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man by David A. Adler

Vocab Words:

consecutive, fielding, first baseman, (to) honor, modest, shortstop, sportmanship

 

Meet the Author

eWord Game

 

 

Salmon Summer by Bruce McMillan

Vocab Words:

abundance, ancestors, lure, scavengers, spawn

eWord Game

Meet the Author

 

 Wildfires by Seymour Simon

Vocab Words:

ablaze, agressively, charred, consumed, cycles, ember, flammable, renew

eWord Game

Meet the Author

Crossword Puzzle

 Skylark by Patricia MacLachlan

Vocab Words:

corral, coyote, drought, phonograph, praire, slumped

eWord Game

Meet the Author

 


  


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