Macmillan McGraw-Hill
A Reading/Language-Arts Program
Story Content Resources

Grade 4

Research and Inquiry Activities

Unit 1

Solving Crimes with Fingerprints (Story: The Mystery of the Missing Lunch)
Cinquains and Other Poetry (Story: A Walk in the Desert)
Space Travel (Story: The Astronaut and the Onion)
Wildlife (Story: The Raft)
Our National Parks (Story: Time For Kids: Animals Come Home to Our National Parks)

Unit 2

Making Baseball Cards (Story: Mighty Jackie)
Coming to the U.S.A. (Story: My Diary from Here to There)
Concrete Poems (Story: How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightening)
Snake Facts (Story: Dear Mr. Winston)
Focus on China (Story: Time For Kids: Stealing Beauty)

Unit 3

Trickster Tales (Story: Roadrunner's Dance)
Writing Letters (Story: My Brother Martin)
Powwows (Story: Mystic Horse)
Haiku (Story: Snowflake Bentley)
Volunteering (Story: Time For Kids: Kid Reporters at Work)

Unit 4

Creative Solutions (Story: The Blind Hunter)
Border Collies (Story: Dear Mrs. LaRue)
Limericks (Story: Adelina's Whales)
Myths (Story: At Home in the Coral Reef)
Energy: Power Source (Story: Time For Kids: The Power of Oil)

Unit 5

Class Playhouse (Story: Ranita, the Frog Princess)
Collages (Story: Me and Uncle Romie)
Tall Tales (Story: Wild Horses)
Explorers (Story: Time For Kids: Exploring the Undersea Territory)
Free Verse (Story: Because of Winn-Dixie)

Unit 6

Discovering Nature’s Secrets (Story: Time For Kids: Meet a Bone-ified Explorer)
Bats (Story: The Cricket in Times Square)
Fables (Story: The Life and Times of the Ant)
Gold (Story: The Gold Rush Game)
Narrative Poems (Story: My Brothers' Flying Machine)
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