Ms. Wejman

October 16th, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of October 16th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of October 16th-20th

 

Writing: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

This week, the fourth graders will write an essay identifying the theme of a poem.  In their essay, they use text evidence to support their theme.  Mini-lessons that will help them to write their essay include using paragraph breaks and transitional words.  The writers will also be given a graphic organizer that will support with editing their writing.  

 

Reading: Determine the main idea of text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.  

In guided reading groups, the students will be identifying the main idea and theme.  All of the readers should know the difference between the two.  All of the fourth graders should know that the theme is a lesson or moral that can be applied to everyday life and is not specific to the story.  They should know that the main idea is specific to the story and identifies what the story is about in a sentence.  

 

Math: Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

The fourth graders will continue to learn multiplication terminology as they define multiples.  Ask your fourth grader to differentiate between factors and multiples.  They will further explore factors as they differentiate between prime and composite numbers.  Unit 2’s Open Response Problem will take place on Wednesday and Thursday.  Through this task, they will use multiplicative reasoning to make a prediction.  On Wednesday, they will work with their continent to make the conjecture.  Thursday’s class will be spent looking at student work and revising their own work independently.  They will also be presented with a challenge task.  

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 2.4 Homelink 2.5 Homelink 2.6 Math Homework Due
Reading Read Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude.  Complete Three Tic Tac Toe Activities.   Tic Tac Toe Activities Due.  

 

October 13th, 2017

Reading Homework ~ Week of October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017

This week for homework, read Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude by Kevin O’Malley.  By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook.  At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.  

Use each vocabulary word on pages 146 and 147 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.   Complete the Short Response activity on page 163 in five or more sentences.   Answer the stop and think question on page 155 in five or more sentences.
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 159. Answer in five or more sentences. Complete the graphic organizer found on page 149. Complete the Text to Text activity found on page 137 using a Venn Diagram.  
Complete the Draw a Cartoon Activity found on page 163 independently. Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this fairy tale.  Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences. Answer the essential question in five or more sentences.

 

October 10th, 2017

Book Report #2

Every five weeks, you will be required to complete a book report which will be counted as part of the project portion of your grade.  Since we are reading fiction books during the first quarter, the first two book reports should be about a fiction book that you have read at home. The first book report will be due Friday, October 27th

 

Name: __________________________________________________

Title of the book: ___________________________________________

Author of the book: _________________________________________

Fiction Genre: _____________________________________________

 

Please answer in complete sentences.  

 

  1. Who is the protagonist of the book? What is a character trait to describe this character? What are actions, words, and thoughts to give evidence to this character trait?

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  1. Go back in the story and make an inference.

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Identify the explicit text evidence with the page number that supports the inference.____________________________________________________

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3.What is the main idea?  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________4. What is the theme? __________________________________________

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  1. Why do you think this is the theme? ____________________________________________________________

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  1.  Summarize this story in three-five sentences.  

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  1.  Name a person in Room 207 that you would recommend this book to.  Why would you recommend that this person should read this book?

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  1.  Draw a picture of the protagonist in the setting of the story.  Write a caption to explain what is happening in the picture.  
October 10th, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of October 6th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of October 10th-13th

 

Writing: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Once again, the fourth graders will be responding to a writing prompt after reading a passage.  This week, the students will imagine that like the protagonist in the story, they find a pair of wacky shoes that won’t come off.  They will re-write the original story creating characters, setting, and events.  Mini-lessons will focus on beginning a story with a luring lead, using dialogue, and writing with descriptive words.  

 

Reading: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.  

The fourth graders will continue making inferences in the text.  They will use explicit text evidence to support their inferences.  Please practice making inferences with your fourth grader at home.  The students received a new book report for the next half of the quarter.  This book report will be due on Friday, October 27th.  

 

Math: Use place value understanding and properties of operation to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

The fourth graders will begin Unit 2 of math, which is about multiplication and geometry.  On Tuesday, the students will start off the week by reviewing rectangular arrays and exploring patterns in square numbers.  Then, students will develop a formula to solve for areas of rectangles.  Students will also work with factor pairs, arrays, and corresponding equations.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read Stormalong.  Complete Three Tic Tac Toe Activities Tic Tac Toe Activities due.  
Math Homelink 2.1 Homelink 2.3 Homelink 2.3 Math Homework Due.

 

October 6th, 2017

Homework ~ Week of October 10th

Tuesday, October 10th

This week for homework, read Stormalong by Mary Pope Osborne.  By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook.  At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.  

Use each vocabulary word on pages 114 and 115 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.   Using a Venn Diagram, complete the Text to Text activity on page 137.   Answer the stop and think question on page 126 in five or more sentences.
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 120. Answer in five or more sentences. Complete the graphic organizer found on page 117. Complete the Short Response Activity on Page 133 in five or more sentences.  
Answer the Stop and Think Activity on page 129 in five or more sentences. Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this tall tale. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences. Answer the essential question in five or more sentences.

 

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