This week in 4th grade ELA, students will begin reading a drama (or play) titled The King in the Kitchen (which can be found on pages 444-461 of their Reading Street textbooks). Students will learn about the elements of drama - how they're formatted differently than normal stories they read - and we will talk about characters - understanding them better by looking at what they say, what they think, and what others say about them. We will continue to look at vocabulary, and students should study their vocabulary cards at home. They can use their vocabulary cards from their Reading folders to a) match them up, b) play Memory, or c) use them as flashcards.
This week in 4th grade ELA, students will make their final revisions and edit their pourquoi tale drafts. To completing our Writer's Workshop for now, students will type their drafts, turning them into Google Classroom. Students will not only be publishing their drafts to Google Classroom, but they have an opportunity to publish their books in a class book and purchase a copy through a company called Studentreasures. A letter will be going home addressing some primary points about the process; it will include a question of initial interest in buying books. Official order forms and information will be sent as soon as the kits arrive. (I've never done a professionally made class book before, so we're all learning together!) Note: Please do not send in money until the official order forms go home, as they will contain the exact price and information as to the company that checks should be made payable to.
Book-It continues with Week 3 for November. Remember, this year, students are required to read a minimum of 1 hour each week. Students must read on multiple nights, read the appropriate amount of time, complete their Book-It charts, and have them when required in order to receive their Book-It reward. Book-It will be checked as we go, so please leave your child's Book-It slip in the Homework folder of their GATOR. Note: Please fill out the page provided, not just check off the days in your child's agenda. Book-It is a graded assignment due the Monday the week after its completion, excluding absences.
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Miss BrandenburgHomework this week in Language Arts class will be assigned as follows:
Nightly: Book-It, read 15 minutes
Wednesday: WB pg. 178 (the other side is similar and could be used to help complete)
Thursday: WB pg. 175 - Vocabulary practice Note: This will be postponed until Mon of next week