4th Grade Lesson Plans

DANCE/MOVEMENT

Title of Lesson Core Subject Comments
‍‍‍Weathering Science/Dance A 45-minute lesson that helps students focus on weathering vocab using rhythm and movement.
Types of Clouds Science/Dance In a 45 -­‐ minute class 4th grade students will create a dance sequence based on the types of clouds.
Math Lesson Plan Math/Dance In a 45-­‐minute class students will practice quick decision making, working together and interacting with each other while practicing math and dancing together.
Moon Lesson Plan Science/Dance In a 45-­‐minute class students will explore the phases of the moon and the properties of the moon while exploring locomotor steps.
Weathering 2 Science/Dance  In a 60-minute class 4th or 5th grade students will explore weathering by creating movement sequences exploring locomotor steps and shapes.

MUSIC

Title of Lesson Core Subject Comments
Mozart vs Beethoven Language Arts/Music Fun for ages 9 -14 or higher. Students will write an opinion paper after researching Mozart and Beethoven. Their job is to convince the teacher which composer was better.
A My Name is Amy Language Arts/Music 4th grade students will demonstrate their understanding of the use of alliteration, one of the critical vocabulary words. In small groups, they will sing and/or chant their own alliterative phrases to the song “A My Name is Amy” while jump roping.

DRAMA

Title of Lesson Core Subject Integration Comments
Immigration Social Studies/ LanguageArts/ Drama Lesson on the hardships of being an immigrant.
The Gingerbread Man Goes Utahn Science/Drama Students will learn and then teach each other about native Utah plants and animals.

VISUAL ARTS

Title of Lesson Core Subject Comments
Color Wheel Portrait Mural Social Studies/K-2 Content Core/Visual Arts Students will learn about the color wheel, how to draw a simple or detailed face (depending on the grade), and then will create a piece of a mural using one or two colors.
Perfect-Portraits Language Arts/Visual Arts A ceramic portrait based on the work of current artist Kimmy Cantrell. Grades 2-6.
The Gruffalo Language Arts/Visual Arts A visual arts lesson, using any medium (I used drawing), that follows along the story of “The Gruffalo.” Can be adapted for any grade level.
Dino Details Science/Visuals Arts A lesson using clay to create a new dinosaur. Students also describe unique features that their dino has that helps it survive.
Severe Weather Lesson Science/Visual Art/Writing The students will be able to describe in sequential order the events of a story having to do with severe weather.  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.  Describe how weather and forecasts affect people’s lives. Recognize the connections of visual arts to all learning.