Room 207 

Peek at the Week

Week of September 9th-13th

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

Last week, the fourth grade writers generated a list of summer events that they could possibly elaborate on in a personal narrative.  They created a plot mountain identifying the story of their event. This week, they will begin to write the story luring the reader into the narrative with an exciting exposition. The writers will also practice using dialogue and description to develop experiences and to show how a character responds to a situation in a story.  


Math: Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers. 

Place value will be the focus of the week.  Lessons will teach the students strategies to round, estimate, and identify the value of a number in a particular place value.  Homework begins this week. Every day the students have a lesson assigned to them. All homework is to be kept in the book and returned to school on Friday.  If there is a problem that your child needs help with, please bring the book to school before Friday and we will help your child with the specific problem.  


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

As the students are reading Whipping Boy, they will identify the main idea of the text.  In addition to reading Whipping Boy as a class, guided reading groups will be introduced.  Every student will be given a book at their reading level.  Once a week, they will meet with the teacher and assigned group to discuss the book and practice the reading skill of the week.  During the rest of the week, the students will be either reading or working on reader’s response activities in the form of a “Bingo Sheet.” Each week, the students will complete five activities on the Bingo Sheet.  This work will count as a classwork grade. Reading homework will begin this week. Every fourth grader received a Journey’s book. This anthology can be kept at home. The students will be assigned a new story to read each week.  After reading the story, they should complete three activities that are listed on the Tic Tac Toe sheet. The three Tic Tac Toe activities completed in the purple notebook are due each week on Friday.    


Homework  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Reading  Read Because of Winn Dixie Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe Activities Due 
Math Homelink 1.2 Homelink 1.3 Homelink 1.4 Homelink 1.5 Math Homework Due