Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of October 30th-November 3rd


Reading: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.

Because it is the last week of the quarter, the fourth graders will be assigned their final reading assessment.  Once again, they will create a book cover highlighting the reading skills that were taught throughout the first quarter (character trait, main idea, theme, inferencing, and summarizing).  Instead of using Whipping Boy, they will use the guided reading book of their choice.  Ask your fourth grader which book they will be using.  Guided reading group discussions will focus on character trait supported with text evidence.  A frequent misconception that fourth graders have is that a character trait is an emotion.  Throughout the week, the fourth graders will be reminded that a character trait is a characteristic that defines a character.


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

Students will begin their new writing unit on opinion pieces.  Throughout November, fourth graders will be learning how to write opinion pieces by examining four Scholastic Kids debate topics that they have read in Social Studies.  Students will start with reading and writing about whether or not fidget spinners should be banned at schools.  Organizational strategies to brainstorm ideas will be taught, such as generating a Yes/No T-chart and an OREO layout (opinion, reasons, explanations, opinion).  Audience is also important to consider when writing opinion pieces, so students will be reading The Day the Crayons Quit to help in discussing the audience for their own writing.  Students will end the week learning about the components of an opinion piece introduction–a luring lead, introducing the topic, and stating their stance.  Ask your fourth grader about their opinion on whether or not fidget spinners should be banned in schools and why they think that.


Math: Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.

To start the week, students will classify quadrilaterals by their properties and be given manipulatives to support them in their understanding.  Since it is the last week of the quarter, the students will be given the Cumulative Test on Tuesday.  Concepts assessed include place value, adding and subtracting numbers in the hundreds place, perimeter, estimation, and word problems.  The students will take the Unit 2 Test on Wednesday.  Concepts assessed on this test include drawing arrays, factors, multiples, area, converting hours to minutes, word problems, identifying right angles, identifying properties of a quadrilateral, symmetry, and multiplication.  Please let me know if there is a specific skill that you would like me to practice with your fourth grader.  


Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 2.11 Homelink 2.12 Homelink 2.13 Math Homework Due No School
Reading Read Me and Uncle Romie. Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities. Tic Tac Toe Activities Due No School