Language: Analysis of Historical Fiction: key ideas and details, craft and structure, establish setting, recognize historical significance, understand vocabulary and theme specific to cultural relevance. Examine unknown domain-specific vocabulary encountered in text. Analyze how characters act, react and affect each other. Author’s purpose and inference. Comprehension and inference in narrative text. Understand and apply Greek/Latin root words. Understand and utilize figurative language and understand author’s use of nonliteral language using key words and sentences. Compare and contrast multiple texts.
Writing: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose and audience. Understand and implement a clear pre-writing plan/graphic organizer and summary. Determine Main Idea and Details in pre-planning and final summary. Annotate sources (text evidence). Integrate multiple texts.
Reading: Historical Fiction Explanation, Opinion, Context Clues, Main Idea/Details, Illustrations supporting text, and Text Structure (Chronological, compare/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution).
Speaking and Listening: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. Students may present their PROBE findings to small groups if they wish.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
a. Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
b. Use common, grade appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraphy, photograph, autograph).
c. Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases
Homework: This week’s homework will be a new format from past Wordly Wise HW packets. This week’s HW will contain practice for the standards we are working on in class. It will be sent home Monday, 12/11 and will be due Friday, 12/15. There will be a short quiz over the material on Friday, 12/15.
Please note new Reading Log in planner. The Reading Log contains 4th grade standards to be applied and answered by the student for Monday-Thursday reading. Parents, please sign Reading Log on Thursday night for check at school on Friday. Logs will remain in planner over the weekend to record Friday, Saturday and Sunday minutes (no standards to be answered on those days, only minutes recorded). The Log will be replaced on Monday with new weekly Log.
*Independent Reading- 120 minutes a week (Friday after school until Friday morning of the next week). Students or parents may record reading in the notes section of their planner which is underneath Friday. Please include title, time spent reading and pages read. If the student is reading the same book all week just include the title once. Students ask their parents to sign their planner on Thursday evening or Friday morning for teachers to review on Friday. Work on your IRLA goal during this time.