Common Core Standards for 4th Grade (RL 4.5)
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
A Kick in the Head selected by Paul B. Janeczko
Presents a selection of children's poetry which illustrates the different forms of poetry, including sonnet, couplet, ballad, elegy, and ode.
Poems I Wrote When No One Was Looking by Alan Katz
Presents a treasury of more than one hundred whimsical poems.
Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry: How to Write a Poem by Jack Prelutsky
Tips and advice for writing poetry.
The Jumbo Book of Drama by Deborah Dunleavy
Be the star of your own show!
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz
A collection of short one-person plays.
Dogs on Duty: Soldiers’ Best Friend on the Battlefield and Beyond by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Documents the contributions of specially trained military dogs.
Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives by Elizabeth Rusch
An account of the work of volcanologists Andy Lockhart, John Pallister.
Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled by Catherine Thimmesh
Through illustrated full-color images, unravels the mystery of how we bring to life creatures that no one has ever seen before.