Peek at the Week

Week of September 18th

Room 207


Writing: Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.

The theme of the week in writing is word choice.  As the writers continue to write dialogue in their writing, they will use other words to substitute said.  They will also be inspired to incorporate figurative language, descriptive words, and sensory imagery through reading excerpts of children’s literature classics,  A Wrinkle in Time and Owl Moon.  Additionally, they will use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events of their narrative.  


Reading: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the test.

The reading skill of the week is summarizing text.  The students will be reminded that a summary is more detailed than a main idea but should only include the most important details of what was read.  When writing summaries, students will be taught to try to include the who, what, where, why, and when of the story.  They will be encouraged to write summaries that are not too lengthy but approximately three-five sentences.  Sometimes it is appropriate to include the problem/solution and theme in the summary.  We will be practicing efficient ways to summarize text throughout the week.  Ask your fourth grader to summarize the book that he or she is reading at home.  


Math: Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.

This week, we will use the US traditional method to add and subtract numbers in the hundreds place. We will review other strategies to use as well. Before the fourth graders find the actual answer, they should first estimate to see if their answer makes sense.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, the students will receive the first open response problem.  They will use place value to identify a pattern.  From there, they will explain their work.   


Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 1.7 Homelink 1.6 Homelink 1.8 Homelink 1.9 Math Homework Due
Reading Read A Sister Remembers. Complete three Tic-Tac-Toe activities Tic-Tac-Toe activities due