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.