Fourth Grade Lesson Plans

Book Title Suggestions by Months of the School Year

Month Title
Sep Kate & Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story by Martin Springett
Sep Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
Sep Tia Isa Wants A Car by Med Medina
Sep Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes by Salley Movor
Sep Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown
Sep The Boy With the Pink Hair by Perez Hilton
Sep Skippyjon Jones: Class Action by Judy Schachner (bully)
Sep Sammy The Classroom Guinea Pig by Alix Berenzy
Sep Back-to-School Rules by Laurie Friedman
Sep Have I Got a Book for You! by Melanie Watt
Sep I.Q. Gets Fit by Mary Ann Fraser
Sep Joe Bright and the Seven Genre Dudes by Jackie Mims Hopkins
Sep Doodler Doodling by Rita Golden Gelman-making mental images
Sep Jackalope E STEvens
Sep Once upon a cool motorcycle dude E OMAlley
Sep One Green Apple E BUNting
Sep Mary Had a Little Lamp E LEChner
Sep The Three Cabritos 398.2 KIMmel Mexican version of 3 Billy Goats Gruff
Sep Jangles: a BIG fish story by David Shannon
Sep Jack the Tripper E BARretta: lying
Sep Help! A Story of Friendship E KELler; deals with gossip
Sep Twenty-Odd Ducks Why, Every punctuation mark counts! 428.2 TRUss
Sep Dimity Dumpty the story of Humpty"s Little Sister E GRAham, fractured nursery rhyme, ask students to write an original story based on a Mother Goose rhyme
Sep The Best Nest E MUEller; listening and following directions; work sheet pages at end of book
Sep Edwardo The Horriblest Boy in the Whole Wide World E BURningham expectations become reality
Sep Annie's Plan E KRAus: organization and A. D. D.
Sep Goldilocks and Just One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson
Sep It's Not Fair! E ROSenthal: behavior
Oct Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door by Adam Rubin
Oct Those Darn Squirrels Fly South by Adam Rubin
Oct Raj and the Bookstore Tiger by Kathleen T. Pelley
Oct Substitute Creacher by Chris Gall
Oct Faces of the Moon by Bob Crelin
Oct The Boy and the Ghost by Robert D. San Souci
Oct Letters in the library E FARmer
Oct The Red Ghost by Marion Dane Bauer
Oct Carmine: a little more red by Melissa Sweet
Oct The Red book E LEHman POV
Oct Patches Lost and Found by Steven Kroll
Oct Show; Don't tell! Secrets of writing 808 NOBisso
Oct Do Not Open This Book! E MUNtean; writing
Oct Cow E DOYle - great illustrations - use to teach idea in writing / P.S. strategy page
Oct When the pigs took over E DORros
Oct Monster Goose by Judy Sierra: spoof of traditional rhymes
Oct Diary of a Spider E CROnin
Oct Houdini The Amazing Caterpillar E PEDersen Monarchs emerge from the chrysalis stage in late fall and travel from California to Mexico over a five month period each year. By the second week of November they are gone from Texas.
Oct Mummy Math An Adventure in Geometry by Cindy Nueschwander
Oct Monarch and milkweed 595.78 FROst
Oct Frankie Stein by Lola M. Schaefer
Oct Working with Fractions 513.26 ADLer
Oct The Forever Dog E COChran stages of grief: death
Oct Batty about Texas by J. Jaye Smith
Oct Heckedy Peg by Audrey Wood
Oct Baba Yago & the Wise Doll by Hiawyn Oram
Oct Big Plans E SHEa: behavior
Nov Fandango Stew by David Davis
Nov Beach Is to Fun A book about Relationships by Pat Brisson analogies
Nov Best in Show by Karen LeFrak
Nov Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco
Nov Storm in the Night by Mary Stolz
Nov Yum Mmmm Que Rico: Americas Sproutings by Pat Mora
Nov Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
Nov The Goose That Almost Got Cooked by Marc Simont following directions
Nov Two Bad Pilgrims by Kathryn Lasky E LAS
Nov Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot 973 RAVen Veteran"s Day
Nov Thanks and giving all year long 394.2 THA
Nov Begin at the beginning a; little artist learns about life E SCHwartz
Nov New York is English, Chattanooga is Creek E RASchka
Nov The Secret of saying thanks E WOOd
Nov Math Potatoes 793.74 TANg math puzzles/ patterns
Nov Zachary Zormer Shape Transformer A Math Adventure E REIsberg
Nov Thea's Tree E JACkson science fair and letters
Nov Corn 633.1 GIBbons Thanksgiving
Nov I Know an Old Teacher E BOWen very funny and connects with eating holidays
Nov The Wolves Are Back 599.77 GEO
Nov Beauty and the Beaks A Turkey"s Cautionary Tale E AUCh; play on words;Thanksgiving
Nov Turkey Bowl E BILdner; football, snow
Dec Tia's Tamales by Ana Baca
Dec Strega Nona's Gift by Tomie dePaola
Dec Apple Tree Christmas by Trinka Hakes Noble
Dec Tess's Tree by Jess M. Brallier
Dec Hannah"s Bookmobile Chirstmas E DERby
Dec Munsch books
Dec Pierre a cautionary tale E SENdak
Dec Betsy Who Cried Wolf by Gail Carson Levine
Dec The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing by Helen Lester
Dec Betsy Red Hoodie by Gail Carson Levine
Dec Santa Calls E JOYce
Jan Desert Baths by Darcy Pattison
Jan A Day With Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce
Jan Ava and the Real Lucille by Cari Best
Jan Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty? And other Notorious Nursery Tale Mysteries by David Levinthal
Jan Honestly, Red Riding Hood was Rotten! The story of Little Red Riding Hood as told by the Wolf by Trisha Speed Shaskan
Jan The Desperate Dog Writes Again by Eileen Christelow
Jan Perfect Storm by Carol Otis Hurst
Jan Chester's Masterpiece by Melanie Watt (creative writing process)
Jan A Far-Fetched Story Text to self-decorate a paper quilt square
Jan My brother Martin: a sister remembers by Farris B KING
Jan The World's Greatest Lion by Ralph Helfer (nonfiction story)
Jan Look at my book by LEEdy
Jan Snow Amazing Cool Facts and Warm tales 551.57 DRA-has facts and folk tales about snow
Jan The Stars Will Still Shine by Cynthia Rylant
Jan Here Comes Darrell by Leda Schubert
Jan Dora"s Book E EDWards
Jan Sky Tree by Thomas Locker (descriptive and thinking skills) series: seeing science trhough art
Jan Leah's Pony E FRIedich
Jan This is the Van that Dad Cleaned E ERNst
Jan Double Trouble in Walla Walla by Andrew Clements
Jan A Pair of Polar Bears Twin Cubs Find a Home at the San Diego Zoo 599.786 RYDer
Jan Life on the Ice 910.91 GOO
Jan Did Fleming Rescue Churchill? a Research Puzzle FIC GIBlin realistic fiction about how to research a topic; show the online databases
Jan One Incredible Dog! Kizzy E WILliams; therapy dog
Jan Eats, Shoots & Leaves Why, Commas really do make a difference!428.2 TRUss: punctuation, commas
Jan A Lime, a mime, a pool of slime more about nouns 428.1 CLEary
Jan Alfie the Apostrophe 428.2 DONohue
Jan Around the House the Fox Chased the Mouse a prepositional tale E WALton: prepostions
Jan Suddenly Alligator An Adverbial Tale 428.1 WALton: adverbs
Jan Make Me Giggle Writing Your Own Silly Story by Nancy Loewen
Jan Just the Facts Writing Your Own Research Report by Nancy Loewen
Jan Terrible Storm by Carol Otis Hurst
Jan The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman: characterization
Jan Share a Scare Writing Your Own Scary Story by Nancy Loewen
Jan Rainstorm by Barbara Lehman
Jan Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach by Melanie Watt
Feb Princess Patty Meets Her Match by Charise Mericle Harper
Feb Black Dog by Levi Pinfold (dealing with fear)
Feb George Crum and the Saratoga Chip by Gaylia Taylor and illustrated byFrank Morrison
Feb Wiley and the Hairy Man by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Feb Wind Flyers by Angela Johnson
Feb Brothers of the Knight by Debbie Allen: African American author tells story from a dog's POV
Feb Magical Hands by Marjorie Barker
Feb Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters an African Tale by John Steptoe
Feb Snow by Cynthia Rylant
Feb Uncle Jed's Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell
Feb Creativity by John Steptoe
Feb The Secret River by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Feb Rosa's Bus: the Ride to Civil Rights by Jo S. Kittinger
Feb The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland
Feb The Hueys in The New Sweater by Oliver Jeffers (connects with Big Orange Splot)
Feb Big Orange Splot by E PINkwater (illustrates Voice)
Feb What a day it was at school 811 PRElutsky
Feb There's a frog in my throat by 428.1 LEEdy: word choice
Feb The Patchwork Path A Quilt Map to Freedom by Bettye Stroud
Feb Rosa B PARKS by Giovanni
Feb Potch & Polly by William Steig
Feb Cow E DOYle-six traits idea
Feb Mr. Williams E BARbour
Feb The Invisible Moose by Dennis Haseley: love story for Valentine's Day
Feb The Night I followed the Dog FIC LADen
Feb Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai by Claire A. Nivola
Feb Wangari's trees of peace a true story from Africa B Maathai conservation: author is white
Feb Abe's Honest Words B LINCOLN
Feb The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper
Mar It's a Dog's Life: How man's best friend sees, hears, and smells the world by Susan E. Goodman
Mar My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil and My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks by Hanoch Piven
Mar E-Mergency! by Tom Lichtenheld
Mar Scapegoat: the story of a goat named Oat and a chewed-up coat by Dean Hale
Mar The SeaStorm, and the Mangrove Tangle by Lynne Cherry
Mar Marvelous Mattie : how Margaret E. Knight became an inventor by Emily Arnold McCully
Mar Comes a Wind by E WHIte
Mar Biographies Stone Girl, Bone Girl the story of Mary Anning B ANNING
Mar The Relatives Came E RYLant
Mar Danitra Brown Class Clown E GRImes
Mar A Woman for president B WOODHULL Discuss how life has and has not changed for women including such things as voting rights, elected offices, role in society, etc.
Mar Author day for room 3T E PUL
Mar Watch out for clever women SP 398.2 HAYs
Mar Searching for Oliver K. Woodman E PATtison
Mar Nacho and Lolita E RYAn
Mar The talking eggs by 398.2 SAN Souci
Mar The Emperor and the Kite by Jane Yolen
Mar Texas Rangers Legendary Lawmen 976.4 SPRadlin
Mar Buffalo Music by Tracey E. Fern
Apr Bluebird by Bob Staake
Apr Six Foolish Fisherman by Robert D. San Souci
Apr Coyote School News by Joan Sandin
Apr Submitting student poetry to be published in a book
Apr The Green Mother Goose Saving the World One Rhyme at a tTime by Jan Peck
Apr Biographies about women
Apr A Prog Frince a mixed up tale by E LAMm
Apr Laugh-eteria by 811 FLOrian
Apr Butterflies in the Garden 595.78 LER
Apr The Trouble with Normal E HARper
Apr Stink The Incredible Shrinking Kid E MCDonald
Apr Dawn E BANg
Apr Miss Rumphius E COOney
Apr Read a Rhyme, write a rhyme 811 REA
Apr Fold Me a Poem 811 GEOrge
Apr Mrs. McBloom, Clean up your classroom!/ E DIPucchio
Apr Out of the Egg by Tina Matthews
Apr The Adventures of Robin Hood by Marcia Williams
May How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham: urban fable about how one person can make a difference
May A Fine, fine school E CREech
May Miss Lady Bird's wildflowers: how a first lady changed America B Johnson P.S. Apr. 2005
May Danitra Brown Leaves Town by Nikki Grimes
May Louise, the adventures of a chicken E DICamillo
May Sisters & brothers 591.56 JENkins
May The Dog who loved the moon E GARcia uses Spanish words; seasons
May This is Your Life Cycle 595.7 MILler written in a way that would be easy to make into a reader"s theater; dragonfly
May A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever E FRAzee, friendship, penguins
Book Talks In Jail, Ms. Wiz by Terence Blacker
Book Talk Camille McPhee Fell Under the Bus by Kristen Tracy
Book Talks Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Book Talks A Room with a zoo FIC FEIffer
Book Talks Archer's Quest FIC PARk
Book Talks Travels with my Family FIC GAY
Book Talks Shredderman series FIC VAN Draanen
Book Talks Whisper in the Dark FIC BRUchac skeleton man story
Book Talks The Return of Skeleton Man FIC BRUchac
Book Talks Hazel Green series FIC HIRsch
Book Talks Case Closed and Complex Cases FIC OBRist short mysteries
Book Talks Golden & Grey The Nightmares That Ghosts Have FIC ARNold
Book Talks Journey to the Blue Moon In Which Time is Lost and then Found Again FIC RUPp
Book Talks Larger-than-life Lara FIC MACkall
Book Talks Haunted Waters FIC OSBorne
Book Talks Fairest FIC LEVine
Book Talks Talk Dead Guys Talk a Wild Willie Mystery FIC JOOse
Book Talks Secret of the Three Treasures FIC SIMner
Book Talks Wings FIC LOIzeaux
Book Talks Bill Wallace books
Book Talks Henry Winkler books
Book Talks Gail Levine books: Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg FIC LEV
Book Talks The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs FIC BIRney
Book Talks Whisper in the Dark FIC BRUchac
Book Talks Indigo's star FIC MCKay
Book Talks Ghost's Grave FIC KEH
Book Talks Beverly Cleary books
Book Talks Fairy Realm:The star Cloak FIC RODda
Book Talks The Twitts by FIC DAHl --voice
Book Talks The hardy boys #2 Identity theft 741.5 LOB--graphic novel
Book Talks Whales on Stilts FIC ANDerson
Book Talks The Dark Hills divide FIC CARman
Book Talks Introduce Diary of a Fairy Godmother FIC COD