4th Grade English Language Arts Teacher Course

Tales of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.

Has your angst level heading into teaching this year reached Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing-level?

We don't blame you. Teaching fourth grade ELA is no walk in the park—there's lesson planning, creating the perfect worksheet, grading, and mastering those elusive standards. And that doesn't even include all the hijinks that go on during class—there's always that one student who tries to pull the fire alarm or hide a spider in your desk (full disclosure: Shmoop was always that student).

Luckily, Shmoop's here to lend a hand. Our fourth grade ELA curriculum includes eight thematically developed, standards-aligned units dedicated to teaching literature, informational texts, grammar and language, writing, speaking and collaboration. 

We've created all the 

  • lesson plans
  • worksheets
  • assessments
  • and answer keys

so you don't have to. The topics range from breakfast cereal to ten-year-old-friendly Shakespeare adaptations. Both whimsical and rigorous, Shmoop ELA 4 helps you meet and even exceed fourth grade learning standards. We've handled the hardest part—you can just access our user-friendly materials, sit back, and relax.

Well…relax as much as a room of fourth graders will let you, of course.

What's in Shmoop's Elementary Curriculum?

These are year-long elementary courses with 90-day-long semesters, made up of themed, standards-aligned units. You can follow the course verbatim in its day-by-day progression, or cherry-pick specific lessons by previewing the curriculum maps and seeing which standards, skills, or texts you'd most like to teach. Courses also include teacher scripts, differentiation and extension, videos, worksheets, and answer keys.

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