Reading: This week in reading, students will be preparing for the upcoming Unit 1 fiction assessment which covers our first four standards from this school year. It will focus on characters, setting, and plot, as well as theme, inferences, and point of view within fiction stories and texts. We have read many different mentor texts and identified each of these standards within these texts in order to prepare. We have also worked through activities and completed notes in our interactive notebooks. Study guides went home last week and can also be found under the RELA tab on our Weebly.
Writing: Students are continuing to write their personal narratives. We are so proud of the hard work students are doing and how much ownership they are showing in their writing pieces! This week, we are finishing up our drafts and turning them into published pieces so we can have completed stories by this Friday. We will also be sharing them with our writing partners and our whole class in order to hear some great praise and celebrate all of our accomplishments! We are looking forward to sharing them with you all soon as well!
Language Arts: This week, we will be reviewing a variety of writing standards in order to prepare for a short writing activity that will be taken for a classroom grade. This in class activity will focus on sentences, capitalization, quotation marks, and coordinating conjunctions. Students have learned about these throughout this school year, and have been encouraged to incorporate them correctly into their writing pieces to practice them. We will also be discussing the importance of using strong, fourth-grade vocabulary words within our reading, writing, and speaking.
Standards for this Week:
*These standards are all review from this school year to prepare for assessments
ELACC4RL3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.
ELACC4RL6: Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first and third person narrations.
ELACC4RL1: Make inferences about the author’s meaning and explain a text by referring to details and examples in the text.
ELACC4RL2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
ELACC4W3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
ELACC4L2a: Use correct capitalization.
ELACC4L1f: Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
ELACC4L2b: Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.
ELACC4L2c Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
Homework for this Week:
Reading Log & Reponses
Study for reading assessment on Wednesday
General RELA Reminders:
*Students will take the Unit 1 Fiction reading assessment will be this Wednesday, September 23rd.
Homework: Reading log and responses (Monday-Thursday for 20 minutes each night)
Have a wonderful week!
-Mrs. Alterman, Ms. Densmore, Ms. Getzfred, Ms. Spaeth