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Peek at the Week

Week of November 29th-December 2nd

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

As the fourth graders continue to read biographies, they will be making inferences in the text. Guided reading groups will be centered around answering inferential questions.  While the students are working independently, they will be “lifting a line.” This reading activity involves the students taking a line from the text and writing five sentences about the  particular sentence.  In their five sentences, they should be including their own opinions, making an inference, and elaborating on how this sentence pertains to the life of the particular person.  The students have been told that they should “lift a line” from their independent book and elaborate on the particular line in their homework letter.  

Writing: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

This week, students will be wrapping up the publishing portion of the opinion piece unit. On Monday, the fourth graders will work together to complete a TAG sheet. On their TAG sheet, they will Tell a compliment, Ask three questions, and Give advice. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the fourth graders will use the opinion writing rubric to assess their own work as well as revise their work. The fourth graders will wrap up the opinion writing unit by reading other students’ opinion pieces and giving other students compliments on their work.

To read your student’s opinion piece, log on to and enter the password UDH86.

Math: Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions. Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements.

This week in math, students will evolve their understanding of converting fractions to decimals. At the beginning of the week, the fourth graders will be using base-10 blocks to compare decimals in the tenths place to those in the hundredths place. By the end of the week, the fourth graders will begin using decimals in the context of measurement. The fourth graders will be able to use their understanding of decimals to convert millimeters to centimeters.Ask your fourth grader to show you what he or she has learned about comparing decimals.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read for 30 minutes Letters from North America and South America due

Read for 30 minutes

Letters from Europe and Africa due

Read for 30 minutes

Letters from Asia and Australia due

Read for 30 minutes

Read for 30 minutes
Math Home-links 3-9 Home-links 3-10 Home-links 3-11 Home-links 3-12 Math homework due