Welcome back, Grade 4 families! I hope that you all enjoyed the Easter Break and are ready for the final stretch of our school year. The 4th graders will be busy working on their final projects and assessments in the last two months. Please check your emails for updates.
In our classroom this month…
Unit 4: Historical Fiction Clubs (Reading)
The Literary Essay:Writing About Fiction (Writing)
How should readers use primary sources to better understand history?
What are the different ways that historical fiction readers deepen their understanding?
What can readers learn from historical narratives?
Why is it important to recognize the different perspectives of people?
What are power dynamics in stories?
Why do readers look for similar themes across different books?
How can close reading help in generating ideas about a text?
How do we write a literary essay?
What are the different ways essayists collect evidence to support their ideas?
How do writers create drafts out of the collections of evidence?
How do writers use patterns in books and stories to develop themes or messages?
How does an author’s craft highlight the deeper meaning of a text?
Chapter 8: Multiply Fractions by a Whole Number
How do you multiply fractions by whole numbers?
What do people throw away and where does it go?
How can trash affect our resources and our environment?
How would our world be different without trash?
When is trash no longer trash?
How can you help reduce or solve the trash problem?
Body Systems: Digestive, Respiratory and Circulatory
How do the circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems work independently and together to keep the body functioning properly?