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Peek at the Week

Week of February 13th-17th


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

The students will continue to write their mysteries this week.  Mini-lessons will focus on writing a descriptive exposition, writing the dialogue with the sleuth making a breakthrough, using sensory details, and incorporating transitional words.  


Math: Build fractions from unit fractions.

This week the students will continue to solve problems dealing with fractions. The students will learn how to add unlike fractions with tenths and hundredths (ex. 2/10 + 45/100). The students will also spend two days learning how to divide an area of land into parts based on a number story, and write a fraction addition equation to represent the partitioning. Then the students will subtract fractions (of the same whole, with like denominators) to solve number stories (ex. 5/10 – 3/10). Last, the students will learn how to subtract mixed numbers by writing equations, drawing diagrams, and solving number stories (ex. 3 ⅔ – 3 ⅓ ).


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 readers continue to read mysteries, they will identify the foreshadowing that the author uses to give clues in the text.  The fourth graders will be explicitly taught that foreshadowing is an author’s use of hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story.  When reading with your fourth grader at home, please practice identifying foreshadowing in text.  


Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read for 30 minutes. 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.
Math Homelink 5.5 Homelink 5.6 Homelink 5.7 Homework Due