Writing: This week, we have introduced our next research project on the American Revolution. Students will choose a topic, and create their own guiding questions to determine what they will be researching. We will learn about new resources in the Media Center that we will be using for this project over the next couple of weeks. The standards for this project will focus on learning how to research through note taking and gathering resources from multiple sources. This is an important skill that students incorporate often into multiple subjects. We will be creating final projects for this research using technology starting next week.
Language Arts: This week, we are reviewing relative adverbs, such as where, when, and why as they are used along with a relative clause to tell us more about a noun. For example, the puppy hid his bone where we could not find it. We will also learn about relative pronouns this week, such as who, whom, whose, which, and that. For example, the girl who ordered extra lemon is standing over there. Students will be expected to incorporate these skills into their writing on a regular basis in order to practice using them as well.
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.
4L41a: Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why).
Homework for this Week:
- No reading homework this week! :)
General RELA Reminders:
Have a wonderful week!
-Mrs. Alterman, Ms. Densmore, Ms. Getzfred, Ms. Spaeth