Nova Scotia Grade 4 Language Arts ELA - FULL YEAR BUNDLE

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FULL YEAR BUNDLE - Teaching made easy! This NO PREP bundle includes everything you need to teach the Nova Scotia Grade 4 Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum.


Grade 4 – Nova Scotia English Language Arts Curriculum (ELA) – Conventions, Spelling, and Fluency. This 496-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to conventions, spelling, and fluency in the Nova Scotia Language Curriculum (ELA).

Included in this unit are 30 weeks of ELA instruction, with weekly word lists that explicitly teach consonant clusters as well as vowel teams. Along with these Science of Reading principles, we have weaved in the outcomes and indicators students in grade 4 need to learn while working with these word lists.

Included in this resource are the indicators within the outcomes below:

Reading and Viewing – spelling lists that include fluency passages, quizzes, and word work

Writing and Representing – learners use a variety of text forms to communicate their ideas, feelings, and opinions

In addition, we have included a full-year long range plan that outlines what concepts from the curriculum you will be teaching each week, and what prefixes/suffixes/letter blends will be covered.

Some of the concepts covered:

  • Sentence structure: complete, fragments, compound, types, and clauses.
  • Comprehensive parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions.
  • Grammar construction: subject-verb agreement, coordinating conjunctions, and independent/dependent clauses.
  • Suffixes <er>, <es>, <r>, <ly>, <ing>, <ily>, <able>, <ible>, <ar>, <less> and more.
  • Prefixes <dis>, <mis>, <non>, <pre>, <post>, <anti>, <auto>, <bio>, <inter>, <micro> and more.
  • Vocabulary development: morphemes, prefixes, suffixes, and word origins.
  • Punctuation mastery: commas, interjections, and end-of-sentence rules.
  • Writing enhancement: cursive, personification, idioms, and analogies.
  • Capitalization rules for proper nouns, proper adjectives, and abbreviations.
  • Verb tense proficiency: perfect verb tense, interrogative, imperative, and idiomatic expressions.
  • Visualizing activities – reading strategy: drawing what you picture while reading
  • Questioning activities – reading strategy: writing who, what, when, why, where, how questions
  • Reading strategies: predicting, summarizing, and making inferences
  • Sentence development: complex, compound-complex sentences, and correcting run-ons.
  • Decoding strategies: syllable splitting and chunking for reading fluency.
  • Figurative language depth: similes, metaphors, analogy, onomatopoeia, oxymorons, and personification.
  • Pronoun use: adjectives, subjects, objects, and possessive constructions.
  • Vocabulary precision: homophones, homonyms, antonyms, and silent letters.
  • Literary devices: simile, metaphor, imagery.
  • Spelling focus: commonly misspelled words, I before E rules, and exceptions.
  • Quotation use in dialogue, capitalization, and comparison degrees.
  • Vocabulary context clues for advanced word meaning deduction.
  • Apostrophe application in contractions and possessives.
  • Using commas in dates
  • Introducing lists with commas and colons effectively.
  • Active and passive voice differentiation and use.
  • Formal and informal language – slang, social media texts, academic language
  • Pronunciation and spelling: silent letters and challenging phonetic patterns.
  • Fluency practices: progressive sentence complexity for better comprehension.
  • Quotation rules: dialogue integration and proper punctuation.
  • Synonym spectrum: exact versus near-synonyms identification and use.
  • Pronouns in depth: roles in sentences and advanced grammar.
  • Punctuation for clarity: commas in series and direct address.
  • Capitalization nuances in quotations and proper nouns.
  • Reading punctuation – pause, stop, raise tone, etc.
  • Goals and reflection activities – spelling and reading
  • Fluency readings for each week to reinforce word list vocabulary
  • Weekly quizzes (30 different assessments)
  • Answer pages for all activities

Grade 4 – Nova Scotia English Language Arts Curriculum (ELA) – Comprehension. This 391-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to reading comprehension in the Nova Scotia Language Arts Curriculum (ELA).

We’ve included a variety of activities, including independent reading responses, group activities, assignments, exemplars, and hands-on activities to keep your students engaged.

Included in this resource are the indicators within the outcome below:

Reading and Viewing – read fluently and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of grade-appropriate texts.

In addition, we have included a full-year long range plan that outlines what concepts from the curriculum you will be teaching each week/block.

Some of the concepts covered:

  • What are text forms?
  • Different types of literary forms – novels, media texts, and journal entries
  • Before reading: comprehension strategies – activating prior knowledge and reasons for reading
  • During reading: comprehension strategies – questioning, making connections, inferences, predictions, visualizing
  • After reading: comprehension strategies – summarizing, synthesizing, making inferences, visualizing
  • Reading stamina progress charts
  • Genres in text forms – fiction and non-fiction
  • Sub-forms of genres – humour, adventure, traditional literature, fantasy, mystery, science fiction, biography, etc.
  • Letter writing – emails, formal and informal letters, writing with voice
  • Letters to the editor – determining the opinions of others and their supporting arguments
  • Narratives – use of literary devices: personification, analogy, idiom
  • Perspective in narratives – first-person, second-person, and third-person narration
  • Story genres – fantasy, humour, and adventure
  • Story elements – analyzing theme, conflicts, and purpose of stories
  • Narratives – subplots and flashbacks in story writing
  • Major and minor characters in narrative writing
  • Comparing life experiences with those of an Indigenous character in a story
  • Analyzing the identities of characters in a variety of stories
  • Structure in stories – beginning, middle, end
  • Personal wonderings in stories – what would you do differently?
  • Making inferences about persuasive texts
  • Text features in reports – index, glossary, timelines, headings, subheadings, graphics, etc.
  • Research skills – assessing the reliability and relevance of information for a report
  • Using graphics and images in reports to help the reader understand the text
  • Synthesizing reports – Climate Change
  • Problem/solution reports and cause and effect reports
  • Summarizing reports – determining the main idea and supporting details
  • Use of infographics, timelines, maps, diagrams, and pictures in reports
  • Literary devices used in poetry – imagery, simile, metaphor, personification, idiom, and analogy
  • Assignment – examining poems written by Indigenous authors
  • Understanding haiku, limericks, acrostic poems, cinquain poems, free verse, concrete, and rhyming poems
  • Poetic terms – stanza, verse, free verse, rhyming, syllables, and rhythm
  • Reading different styles (voices) in book reviews
  • Text features in comics, infographics, memes, and maps
  • Text features in biographies – using a glossary and indexes to understand a biography
  • Biographies – Jane Goodall, Charles Darwin, Archimedes, Hiawatha: index and glossary
  • Autobiographies – Justin Trudeau and Bill Gates
  • Procedural writing – text forms: lists, title, graphics, and labels
  • How graphics improve procedural writing
  • Following instructions – drawing a totem pole and a tipi
  • Metacognitive strategies – reflection sheets, reading journals, reading tracking charts
  • Answer pages for all activities

Grade 4 – Nova Scotia English Language Arts Curriculum (ELA) – Writing. This resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to writing in the Nova Scotia English Language Curriculum (ELA).

There are 406 activity sheets that are aligned to cover the outcomes in the Nova Scotia Language Curriculum. Included are 10 blocks of content, each covering a different text form. Within each block, the outcomes and indicators are taught.

This is a language program developed by a language teacher. We have included exemplars/mentor texts for students to use to formulate success criteria so they can improve their writing quality. Moreover, we’ve scaffolded the skills involved with producing quality writing to ensure all students can progress.

Included in this resource are the outcomes within the goals below:

Writing and Representing – write to present thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a variety of text forms.

Writing Process – use all stages of the writing process to create well thought out and revised writing pieces.

Some of the concepts covered:

  • Types of text forms – when to use each one (narratives, letters/emails, persuasive, comic strips, reports, etc.)
  • Experiment – writing with planning time versus writing without planning time (no brainstorming)
  • Word choice – how word choice affects our writing voice
  • Improving sentences with descriptive word choice
  • Revision – is my writing fluent?
  • How to write a paragraph – topic sentence (hook), body, conclusion
  • Formal versus informal letter writing – voice in our writing
  • Purpose and audience in letter writing – effect on our voice
  • Thank-you letters: writing a thank-you letter to a community helper
  • Narrative writing – beginning, middle, end
  • Theme, characters, conflict, setting, and plot of stories
  • Writing using figurative language – metaphors, similes, personification, analogy, and idioms
  • Analyzing quality stories – building success criteria
  • Using quotations in our narratives – dialogue
  • Character personalities – writing dialogue that matches personality
  • Activity – Story Swap Revision Party
  • Understanding persuasive writing
  • Activity – Being Persuasive
  • Understanding bias in persuasive writing
  • Assignment – advertising a new invention
  • Report writing – a quick guide
  • Writing reports – using the facts provided to organize a report
  • How to research effectively
  • Questioning research process – asking questions related to topics and researching answers
  • Activity – Online Treasure Hunt
  • Report Writing – writing strong introductions and conclusions
  • Types of poems – Haiku, Limerick, rhyming poems
  • Assignment – writing a poetry children’s book
  • Cursive writing – Limerick
  • Examining bias in reviews
  • Practicing summaries in book review writing
  • Publishing a book review
  • Comic strips – onomatopoeia and illustrating graphic texts
  • Assignment - creating an online comic strip
  • Biographies – cross curricular connections: Thomas Edison (lightbulb) and Thanadelthur (social studies)
  • How to cite where we find research – bibliography
  • Rubrics for all writing assignments
  • Success criteria for all writing assignments – used for student self-assessments
  • Cursive writing package – all letters (upper and lowercase)
  • Metacognitive activities – writing goals chart, reflection journal, what I have learned web
  • Answer pages for all activities

Grade 4 – Nova Scotia English Language Arts Curriculum (ELA) – Oral Language. This 117-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to oral language, covering the Listening and Speaking outcome in the Nova Scotia Language Curriculum (ELA).

Included in this unit are 37 activities that are interactive and engaging for grade 4 students. As students complete the activities, they will build on their oral communication skills, obtaining the learning outcomes stated in the curriculum. There is at least one activity provided for each indicator listed in the curriculum.

We are proud to include everything you need to complete these activities. For example, if an activity asks for a story to be read, we provide the story. We’ve also included all emotions, story starters, expressions, and plays (reader’s theatre) you need.

Some of the concepts covered:

  • Oral Communication – Listening Strategies
  • Activity: Clarifying Quests – Asking Clarifying Questions
  • Activity: Passion Project Sharing
  • Activity: Conversation Carousel
  • Activity: Listening Pairs
  • Activity: Freeze Frame Feedback
  • Activity: Respectful Conversation Role-play
  • Activity: Presentation Etiquette Workshop
  • Activity: Topic Web
  • Activity: Fairness Role Play
  • Activity: Creative Topic Introduction
  • Activity: Article Summary and Presentation
  • Activity: Retelling Indigenous Narratives
  • World of Views: Celebrating Diversity
  • Activity: Interview Explorers
  • Activity: Exploring Oral Tradition Protocols
  • Activity: Opinion Identification Game
  • Activity: Paraphrase Parade – Listening Strategy
  • Activity: The Restating Relay – Listening Strategy
  • Activity: "Who's Listening? Tailoring Your Message"
  • Activity: Audience Awareness Role-Play
  • Activity: Word Cloud
  • Activity: Opinion Line-Up
  • Activity: Opinion Art Gallery
  • Activity: Adjective Adventure
  • Activity: Personal Story Circle
  • Activity: Vocab Vault
  • Activity: PowerPoint Similes
  • Activity: Public Speaking Mini-Project
  • Activity: Expression Exploration
  • Activity: Memorized Verse Recitation
  • Activity: Logical Storytelling Exercise
  • Activity: Syntax Stories
  • Activity: Voice Modulation Workshop
  • Activity: Silent Movie Summaries
  • Activity: Gesture Guessing Game
  • Activity: Treasure Hunt Directions

This is a comprehensive bundle that will save you hours of planning! It has everything you need to feel confident that you are covering the Nova Scotia Language Arts curriculum.

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