This week's folk tale is Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe. There will be activities throughout the week and a written quiz on Friday, August 28.
We will continue to work on sentence subjects and predicates in ELA and will have a quick quiz on Thursday. Review Cornell notes.
Spelling for this week continues to focus on the rules for dividing words into syllables. The test will be on Friday, August 28.
master between market pepper fortune arrive current person department family penalty condition unwanted beautiful unable erosion deliver library companion vacation
This week's folk tale is The Paper Crane by Molly Bang. There will be a quiz on Friday, August 21, comparing the common themes and elements of the stories we've read so far.
Students: Anyone who can teach us how to make origami cranes next week will be a STAR in my eyes!!
We will review sentence subjects (nouns) and predicates(verbs) in ELA next week. There is a page of Cornell Notes in everyone's binders to use for home study. There will be a quick quiz on Thursday, August 20.
Spelling words this week continue to reinforce the skill of dividing words with short vowel sounds between the two consonants: until hello invite order Sunday balloon also supper dinner button offer injure carpet reptile pattern perfect distance convince vibrate regret
Test will be Friday, August 21.
August 7, 2015 Week 2
We will be reading Bad Rose, Good Blanche, and the Magic Eggs in class this week, comparing and contrasting it with The Talking Eggs. Both are folk tales with a common theme. There will be no written home preparation necessary for reading class this week beyond the usual 20-minute self-selected silent reading.
We will be working on a review of sentence types in ELA (English/Language Arts). Students will have a study guide in their binders. There will be a 10-question quiz on sentence types on Friday.
There will be a spelling test on Friday. Here are this week's words: sudden follow forget Monday winter summer letter rabbit yellow garden hollow compose member support seldom biscuit discuss journey suggest problem
Parents! PLEASE do not take your child's spelling list out of his/her binder. We need to use these lists in class each day as we complete our practice activities.
Welcome, everyone! I'll be teaching ELA (English/Language Arts) and Reading this coming school year, so here's a brief overview:
ELA combines all the domains of writing (persuasive, narrative, and informational) with a greater emphasis on structure, detail, and conventions. Conventions include parts of speech, sentence structure and types, punctuation and capitalization rules as well as accurate spelling. Hint - NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE FOURTH GRADE SKILLS! Isn't it great to know that you have already learned most of this?!
I hope you LOVE to read! But even if you don't, I'll have 180 days to change your mind! We will be reading everything you can imagine in fourth grade, starting with some international folk tales that have a very timely message. If you are looking for some suggestions for summer reading, check the link up in the top right-hand corner of my page.
If you watched a movie this summer, see if it started out as a book. Compare and contrast them. Get in shape for Monday! I'll see you then!
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