Writing: This week, we are continuing to work on our informational unit. We have discussed drafting and editing in order to revise our pieces. There are four sections to these informational pieces, including a short historical narrative and an opinion conclusion paragraph. Students are in these last stages of their piece, and working on including text features and more details to make their piece clearer.
Language Arts: This week, we are discussing more about context clues and vocabulary usage in fourth grade. It is so important that students grasp these skills, as this will be something that will help them decode words and build their vocabulary. We are discussing new words and new strategies each week through mini lessons in roots and affixes, Words Their Way, and context clues.
Standards for this Week:
ELACC4RI5: Describe the overall structure (e.g. chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
ELACC4RI6: Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic: describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
ELACC4W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
ELACC4L4a: Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
ELACC4L6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific vocabulary, including words and phrases that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g. quizzed, whined, stammered) and words and phrases basic to a particular topic (e.g. wildlife, conservation, an endangered when discussing animal preservation).
Homework for this Week:
- Reading log and responses
- Reader's Response Letters for a quiz grade this week (in class)!
General RELA Reminders:
Have a wonderful week!
-Mrs. Alterman, Ms. Densmore, Ms. Getzfred, Ms. Spaeth