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Peek at the Week

Week of October 15th-19th

 

Writing: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.  

During the previous two weeks, the fourth grader writers composed their five paragraph explanatory essay.  This week, they will focus on using text features to enhance their explanatory text. The writers will be required to have pictures, captions to explain each picture, and subtitles to organize the sections.  To assist in the writing of their final draft, they will receive a rubric stating the requirements of the explanatory essay.

 

Math: Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.  

As the students continue to practice multiplication, they will identify multiples of a given number.  They will also be able to identify the difference between prime and composite numbers. Every fourth grader should know that the only two factors that a prime has is 1 and itself and that a composite number has more than two factors.  The students will also use multiplicative reasoning to solve an open response problem. On Wednesday, they will work with their group to make a conjecture. On Thursday, the students will analyze student work and revise their own work. Homework will be due on Thursday this week.  

 

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

The fourth grade readers will be able to identify the difference between the main idea and theme of the text.  When they identify the main idea of the text, they should be specific with the who and what of the text in one sentence.  In their identification of theme, the reader should state the author’s purpose of writing the text as a lesson or moral that can be applied to everyday life.  

 

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.   Reading Homework Due