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Peek at the Week

Week of May 14th-18th

 

Math: Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

We will begin Unit 8 by solving challenging multi-step word problems.  When working on the multistep problems with your fourth grader at home, please make sure that he or she makes sense of the problem.  The rest of the week will be spent on angle measure. Using the schema of what they know about angle measure, they will apply it to real-life situations.  On Wednesday, they will identify the measure of the angles of the pattern blocks. They will explain their thinking in an Open Response problem. Next, they will critique student samples and revise their own work.  

 

Writing:  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique.

This week, the fourth grade writers will fracture the myth of Perseus.  The writers will begin the week with creating a plot mountain of their fractured version of  they myth. Throughout the week, mini-lessons will focus on writing a luring lead, using concrete words, and concluding their myth with an unforgettable ending.  

 

Reading: Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose and refer to the structural elements of poems.

To culminate our poetry unit, every fourth grader will be given a poet to study with another fourth grader.  The pair will read the poems and answer questions about the poems written about the poet. They will reflect on the similarities of the poems by the poet as  well as theme, poetic devices, and rhythm. Additionally, they will pick a poem to illustrate from their visualization. On Friday, they will pick a poem to read aloud to the class.   

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 8.1 Homelink 8.2 Homelink 8.3 Math Homework Due
Reading Read the stories in Lesson 30. Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Three Tic Tac Toe activities Due