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									                       Fourth Grade HMH Big Ideas & Essential Questions

          Big Idea: Helping brings out the best in us.
  Unit 1:
  Lesson                              Essential Question
      1
    Story        How do I use the structure of the story to
 Structure &
 Summarize
                 help me summarize?
      2
   Author’s
  Purpose &
                 What techniques does an author use to
   Monitor
   /Clarify      show the attributes of a character?
       3
  Cause and      What might cause a story character to
   Effect &
  Visualize
                 make certain decisions?
      4
  Theme &
                 How can characters’ actions have an
                 impact on the world around them?
   Analyze
  /Evaluate


       5
Understanding    What motivates one character to help
 Characters &
 Infer/Predict
                 another?
                        Fourth Grade HMH Big Ideas & Essential Questions

    Big Idea: We express ourselves in many ways.
  Unit 2:
  Lesson                              Essential Question
       6
 Compare and      How are old and new fairy tales alike and
  Contrast &
 Infer/Predict
                  different?
      7
   Fact and       What parts do facts and opinions play in
                  helping you analyze and evaluate a text?
  Opinion &
  Summarize


      8
Understanding     How do events in the story impact the
                  character?
 Characters &
  Visualize



                  How can you figure out ideas the author
      9
 Conclusions
     and


                  doesn’t state directly in the text?
Generalizations
      &
   Question
     10
   Author’s
  Purpose &
                  Why does an author choose to tell a
   Analyze
  /Evaluate       story?
                       Fourth Grade HMH Big Ideas & Essential Questions

    Big Idea: We express ourselves in many ways.
 Unit 3:
 Lesson             Essential Question
     11
                What parts do facts and opinions play in helping
  Fact and
  Opinion &
Infer/Predict
                you make inferences and predictions about a
                text?
    12
Sequence of     What events cause the characters to make
                certain decisions?
 Events &
 Visualize

     13
 Cause and      What might cause a story character to make
                certain decisions?
  Effect &
 Summarize


                How do graphics and captions help you better
     14
  Text and
  Graphic
 Features &
  Question      understand the text?
     15
 Main Ideas
and Details &
                How do you use the main idea and details to help
  Monitor
  /Clarify      you monitor and clarify as you read?
                       Fourth Grade HMH Big Ideas & Essential Questions
      Big Idea: There is more than one secret to success.
 Unit 4:
 Lesson                               Essential Question
    16
Compare and     How do I use compare and contrast to understand
 Contrast &
  Monitor
  /Clarify
                relationships between characters and/or events?
     17
 Sequence of    How can the order of the events of the text help
                you to summarize what you have read?
  Events &
 Summarize

     18
Understanding
 Characters &
                How do events in the story impact the character?
  Question


                How do your ideas and knowledge, along with
     19
Persuasion &
Infer/Predict
                what you read in the text, help you make the
                most informed decision to support an argument?
     20
 Main Ideas     How do you use the main idea and details to help
                you visualize the story?
and Themes &
  Visualize
                        Fourth Grade HMH Big Ideas & Essential Questions

    Big Idea: Change happens to us and because of us.
 Unit 5:
 Lesson                               Essential Question
    21
 Theme &
                How do you use the main idea and details to help
Summarize
                you summarize the story?
      22
  Cause and     How do I use compare and contrast to understand
                relationships between characters and/or events?
   Effect &
Infer/Predict


                How can text features and graphics help you learn
     23
  Text and
  Graphic
 Features &
  Monitor       understand the story?
  /Clarify

    24
Compare and     How do I use compare and contrast to understand
 Contrast &
  Analyze
 /Evaluate
                relationships between characters and/or events?
    25
  Author’s
                Why does an author choose to tell a story in a
                certain genre?
 Purpose &
 Question
                        Fourth Grade HMH Big Ideas & Essential Questions

              Big Idea: What leads people to discovery?
  Unit 6:
  Lesson                               Essential Question
      26
Story Structure   How does knowing the story parts help you
       &
   Visualize
                  visualize the story?
     27
 Main Ideas/
 Supporting
                  How can asking questions about the text
  Details &
  Question        help you to determine the main idea?
     28
  Fact and
  Opinion &
                  What parts do facts and opinions play in
   Monitor
   /Clarify       helping you monitor and clarify the text?
      29
Understanding     How can asking questions help you to better
 Characters &
 Infer/Predict
                  understand the character(s) in your story?
      30
 Conclusions/
Generalizations
                  What evidence from the text do you use to
      &
  Summarize       draw your conclusions when summarizing?

								
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