Friday, September 13, 2013

What's Happening in 4th Grade?

Ms. Avera and Mr. Pahl would like to be sure and communicate with you  as often as possible about what your 4th grader is learning. Below you will find the focus of instruction for September. 

Social Studies: Geography and Attributes of a learner (GLAD) unit

Reading: Initial assessments, learning to read for a sustained amount of time and establishing routines and procedures
  1. Determining the meaning of general academic and domain specific words or phrases in a text.  (R.I.4.4)
  2. Referring to details and examples in test when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences form the text. – showing evidence  (R.I 4.1. and R.L. 4.1.)
  3. Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text (R.I. 4.2)

Writing: Working on personal narrative and writing expectations.
  1. Proofreads for spelling, grammar and punctuation. (W.4.5, W.4.10 and L.4.3)
  2. Uses transitional words and phrases to sequence events. (W.4.3)
  3. Uses details to clarify reader’s understanding. (W.4.10)

 Mathematics: Establishing routine for Daily Math Review, introductory lessons on Place Value, learning strategies to quickly recall basic multiplication facts.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.A.2 Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.A.3 Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.

  Video examples of the Daily Math Review can be found on the Google Site:




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