Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of May 7th-May 11th


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

The writers of fourth grader will fracture the myth of King Midas.  Mini-lessons will focus on word choice. As the students are fracturing this myth they will use transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.  They will also use concrete words and sensory imagery to convey experiences and events precisely. Finally, they will end the myth with an unforgettable ending. Ask your fourth grader how he or she is fracturing the myth of King Midas.  


Math: Build fractions from unit fractions.

We will end unit 7 with the students making a line plot from the measurements of different insects to the nearest ⅛ inch.  On Tuesday, the students will take the Unit 7 Assessment. Concepts tested include solving word problems with fractions, multiplying whole numbers by fractions, identifying multiples of fractions, converting between cups, pints, quarts, and gallons, money word problems, multi-division word problems, converting pounds to ounces, analyzing patterns, and plotting data on a line plot.  Please let me know if there is a skill that you would like me to work on with your fourth grader. On Wednesday, the students will take the Open Response Assessment. This test will allow the fourth graders to demonstrate their knowledge of multiplying a whole number by a fraction. They will explain their thinking and use mathematical models to show how to multiply a fraction by a whole number.  To practice for this test, have your fourth grader explain how to multiply a whole number by a fraction and to model with a number line and fraction circles.


Reading: Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems, and drama when writing or speaking about a text.

To explore rhythm, meter, rhyme scheme in poetry, the fourth graders will be reading poems by Kenn Nesbitt.  Through his poems, they will identify a foot of a line of poetry. As they are reading his poems, they will read examples of Iambic Pentameter, Common Measure, and even Trochee.  Ask your fourth grader to tell you how to identify a foot in a line of poetry.


Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read the stories in Lesson 29.  Complete the Three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe activities due
Math Homelink 7.13 Math Homework Due