Writing: This week, we are continuing our research project on the American Revolution. Students have chosen their topic and have worked on research to answer their guiding questions. The standards for this project focus on learning how to research from multiple sources, as well as using technology to create a final presentation and product. At the end of this week, we will create these final technology products on our topics.
Language Arts: This week, we are learning about different types of verbs, such as helping/linking verbs and progressive verb actions. An example of some helping/linking verbs are would, can, or might. An example of a progressive verb action would be I was walking, I am walking, and I will be talking. The concepts are something that students are familiar with as they use these every day in their speaking; it is the names that can of the different types of verbs that can be tricky. Students include these skills into their writing pieces to demonstrate understanding.
Standards for this Week:
4RL5: Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
ELACC4W8: Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
ELACC4W9: Draw evidence from literary or informational text to support analysis, reflection, and research.
ELACC4W7: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
ELACC4L1c: Use helping/linking verbs to convey various conditions.
ELACC4L1b: Form and use the progressive (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking) verb aspects.
Homework for this Week:
- Reading log and responses
General RELA Reminders:
Have a wonderful week!
-Mrs. Alterman, Ms. Densmore, Ms. Getzfred, Ms. Spaeth