Week of March 27th

Remember doing USATEST PREP is an expectation not a part of homework.

Reading:

Paired Text

Literature: The Game

ELAGSE4RI9: Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

Informational Text Review: The Game

ELAGSE4RI1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
ELAGSE4RI2: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
ELAGSE4RI3: Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
ELAGSE4RI4: Determine the meaning of general academic language and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

  • Building critical-thinking skills
  • Becoming purposeful and thoughtful readers
  • Remembering key information and paying attention to detail
  • Identifying the main idea
  • Recognizing cause-and-effect relationships
  • Analyzing personality traits, actions, and motivations
  • Making inferences and drawing conclusions
  • Recalling sequence of events
  • Determining the meaning of words in context
  • Support ideas with evidence from the text

Writing:

Creative Writing: Compose a story that uses a theme.

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
b. Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
c. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

Georgia Milestone Review and Preparation:

Topics:

  • Main Idea and Themes
  • Similes and Metaphors 
  • Identify the subject and predicates of sentences
  • Genres
  • Parts of a Book
  • Using Context Clues

Spelling and Vocabulary:

This week will be vocabulary only.

Week of March 20th

Remember doing USATEST PREP is an expectation not a part of homework.

Reading:

Paired Text

Comparing and Contrasting Point of View

Literature: A Night to Remember

ELAGSE4RI9: Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

Informational Text Review: One Small Step

ELAGSE4RI1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
ELAGSE4RI2: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
ELAGSE4RI3: Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
ELAGSE4RI4: Determine the meaning of general academic language and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

  • Building critical-thinking skills
  • Becoming purposeful and thoughtful readers
  • Remembering key information and paying attention to detail
  • Identifying the main idea
  • Recognizing cause-and-effect relationships
  • Analyzing personality traits, actions, and motivations
  • Making inferences and drawing conclusions
  • Recalling sequence of events
  • Determining the meaning of words in context
  • Support ideas with evidence from the text

Writing:

Extended Response:

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
b. Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
c. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

Constructed Responses:

ELAGSE4W9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
a. Apply grade 4 Reading Standards to literature (e.g., “Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions]”).
b. Apply grade 4 Reading Standards to informational texts (e.g., “Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text”).
ELAGSE4W10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Language Arts: Modal Auxiliary Verbs
ELAGSE4L1c Use modal auxiliaries (e.g., can, may, must) to convey various conditions.

Homework due Thursday

Test on Friday

Week of March 13th

Reading:

Paired Text

Literature: Not Another Day at the Beach

ELAGSE4RI9: Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

Informational Text Review: Do Your Part: Protecting Our Beaches

ELAGSE4RI1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
ELAGSE4RI2: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
ELAGSE4RI3: Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
ELAGSE4RI4: Determine the meaning of general academic language and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

  • Building critical-thinking skills
  • Becoming purposeful and thoughtful readers
  • Remembering key information and paying attention to detail
  • Identifying the main idea
  • Recognizing cause-and-effect relationships
  • Analyzing personality traits, actions, and motivations
  • Making inferences and drawing conclusions
  • Recalling sequence of events
  • Determining the meaning of words in context
  • Support ideas with evidence from the text

Writing:

Extended Response:

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
b. Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
c. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

Constructed Responses:

ELAGSE4W9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
a. Apply grade 4 Reading Standards to literature (e.g., “Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions]”).
b. Apply grade 4 Reading Standards to informational texts (e.g., “Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text”).
ELAGSE4W10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Language Arts:
ELAGSE4L1c Use modal auxiliaries (e.g., can, may, must) to convey various conditions.

Week of March 6th

Reading:

Literature: Where’s My Pet?

ELAGSE4RL1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
ELAGSE4RL2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
ELAGSE4RL3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

Cause and Effect

ELAGSE4RL9: Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

ELAGSE4RL1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Writing:

ELAGSE4W9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
a. Apply grade 4 Reading Standards to literature (e.g., “Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions]”).
b. Apply grade 4 Reading Standards to informational texts (e.g., “Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text”).
ELAGSE4W10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Language Arts:

Proverbs and Adages

ELAGSE4L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
a. Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
b. Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and

Cash-IN

Both classes- Candy needed for “cash in” please…

Everyone is invited to STEM night tonight…STEM begins at 6 and ends at 7:30…Come take a look and participate in our hands-on science/math experiments.  STARLAB is by sign-up only.

We are practicing USA Test Prep together in the Laptop Lab every Wednesday.