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ELA Grade 4 Required and Recommended Texts

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Module 1

Texts to Buy

Texts that need to be procured. Please download the Trade Book List for procurement guidance.

Text Quantity ISBNs
Love That Dog
by Sharon Creech
1 per student
ISBN: 9780064409599
A River of Words
by Jen Bryant
1 per class
ISBN: 9780802853028

Texts included in the module

Texts that are included in the lesson materials.

Text Quantity Publisher
Expert Group Poet Biographies: Walter Dean Myers
by El Education
Expert Group Poet Biographies: Valerie Worth
by EL Education
Expert Group Poet Biographies: Robert Frost
by EL Education

Recommended texts for independent reading

Optional texts for students to read on their own to learn more about the topic. You can also download a PDF of this list.

Text Genre Lexile Measure
Who is Malala Yousafzai?
by Dinah Brown
Informational 680
Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys
by Elizabeth Fitzerald Howard
Literature 190
The Breadwinner
by Deborah Ellis
Literature 630
Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education
by Liz Suneby
Literature 680
My Name Is Sangoel
by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed
Literature 440
Muktar and the Camels
by Janet Graber
Literature 670
La Mariposa
by Francisco Jimenez
Literature 750
Freedom's School
by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Four Feet, Two Sandals
by Karen Lynn Wiliams
Literature 620
Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia
by Jeanette Winter and Emily Dickinson
Informational 640
Word After Word After Word
by Patricia MacLachlan
Literature 450
Visiting Langston
by Willie Perdomo
The Mouse of Amherst
by Elizabeth Spires
Literature 900
The Drum Dream Girl
by Margarita Engle
The Dreamer
by Pam Munoz Ryan
Informational 650
The Day of Ahmed's Secret
by Florence Heide Parry and Judith Heide Gilliland
Literature 810
The Boy Who Loved Words
by Roni Schotter
Literature 780
Tap Dancing On The Roof: Sijo (Poems)
by Linda Sue Park
Poetry 650
Stella by Starlight
by Sharon M. Draper
Literature 740
Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook
by Anne Mazer
Informational 830
Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad
by James Rumford
Literature 830
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton
by Don Tate
Informational 730
Poems in the Attic
by Nikki Grimes
Phillis's Big Test
by Catherine Clinton
Informational 930
No Mirrors in My Nana's House
by Ysave Barnwell
Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems
by Marilyn Singer
Langston's Train Ride
by Robert Burleigh
Literature 690
Jump Back, Paul: The Life and Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar
by Sally Derby
Guacamole : Un Poema Para Cocinar
by Jorge Argueta
Poetry 820
Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty
by Linda Glaser
Informational 970
Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World
by Jeanette Winter and Emily Dickinson
Double Happiness
by Nancy Tupper Ling
Arroz con leche: Rice Pudding
by Jorge Argueta
A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet
by Katherine Lasky
Informational 940

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