These fourth grade lesson plans provide valuable language practice, and they are so easy to use! Our dictation sentences will give
students practice in learning important spelling words in context. Students
will need to listen carefully, write at a reasonable pace and spell all the
words correctly. What could be better?
Here's a peek at page 1 of the printable file. The full text also appears below for the entire lesson.
Give each student a fresh piece of lined paper.
Make sure each child has a sharpened pencil. Then choose five to seven sentences from
the list below for one dictation lesson. Choose sentences in which all the
words are familiar to your sentences. Adjust sentences, if necessary, to suit
your group of students. Words in bold
appear on this list of 4th grade spelling words.
I am going to read a sentence to you several times. First, listen to the entire sentence carefully. As I repeat the sentence, try to write it correctly on your page. Remember to use correct spellings. Use a capital letter at the beginning of each sentence and a period or a question mark at the end. You may also need additional capital letters.
1. Name an animal for each letter of the alphabet.
2. Choose warm clothing on this cold day.
3. It’s so cold you can see your breath!
4. I am worried
the weather will get worse.
5. My uncle hopes to visit us soon.
6. Have you written twenty spelling words?
7. The steel blades on my skates are very sharp.
8. Please be ready at eight o’clock.
9. Always cover your mouth when you cough.
10. The big bubble landed on a building.
11. He’s happiest when hiking.
12. Could you please answer my question?
13. The busy squirrel ran across the sidewalk.
14. Next year she’ll be in fifth grade.
15. Each monkey ate its own banana.
16. Will forty
chairs be enough for this evening?
17. The police
helped to search for the kitten.
18. I wonder
whether you would like tuna or
19. Hurry up
and grab your jacket!
20. She made a beautiful
21. When we get groceries,
we should buy a lot of fruit.
22. I will stop at the mailbox on the way to the library.
23. Did you remember
to return your books?
24. He will deliver the mail earlier today.
25. The new machine looked very odd.
· Ask students to volunteer to write one of their sentences on the board. Or write each one correctly yourself, explaining the spelling and meaning of each word.
· Encourage students to rewrite any sentences that have errors.
· Allow students time to add drawings to their sentences.
· Use these sentences as prompts for story writing.
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