## Language Arts

Fiction-

We will read books about Martin Luther King Jr. We will read a book written by his sister and a book by another author and compare their view points and how it affects the story they tell. We will also talk about character traits.

Nonfiction-

How does the author use text features to give information? How can I make inferences from facts?

## Writing

We are going to work on narrative. We did a short opinion piece before the break and will come back to opinion for the last half of this nine weeks. We are going to work on fictional narrative and personal narrative for the next four weeks or so. This includes authors craft.

## Grammar

Verbs- Review types of verbs

action verbs, linking verbs, helping verbs, progressive verbs

## Word Study

Greek and Latin Roots -

voc/voke/voice- voice, call

revoke- to call something back

vocal- having to do with voice

vocabulary- words to say with a voice

invoke- to call on for help or appeal

advocate- have a voice in favor of something

## Division

We are beginning division. We will review basic division and then head into Division of Larger Numbers. We will not learn the standard algorithm for long division. We will use partial quotients. Please try to refrain from teaching them the long division algorithm (how you and I learned it) if you can. Here is a video of how to do partial quotients if it confuses you (don't worry, it did me too when I first learned it, but it makes so much more sense to have students take out GROUPS of a number when dividing). http://learnzillion.com/lessons/28-solve-division-problems-with-remainders-using-partial-quotient

They will learn the standard algorithm next year in 5th.

Please keep reviewing multiplication facts. This becomes VERY challenging if they don't know their facts!

Quiz- Friday, Jan. 24th

## Phases of the Moon

*Model the position and motion of the earth and the phases of the moon.

Phases of the Moon Quiz- Study Guides went home in report cards. Quiz on Wednesday.

Coming Soon- Light Energy

## The Road to the Revolution

What are the causes of the American Revolution?

How did they affect the colonies as well as other countries?

Who were significant people that made a difference in our history during this time?

## Upcoming Tests

Wednesday, January 22- Phases of the Moon Quiz

Friday, January 24- Divsion Quiz

Tuesday

Thursday

## Important Dates

Monday, Jan. 20 - MLK Jr Holiday- No School

Tuesday, Jan. 21- Zaxby's Night, 100th Day of School

Monday, Jan. 27- Waffle House sells waffles

## Science Lab

Parents, Mrs. Greenblat needs from each student a pair of nude/tan colored knee high hosiery. This is for a really cool science lab activity called, Grassheads. Please send these in as soon as you can. Please feel free to email Mrs. Greenblat if you have any questions: karen_greenblat@gwinnett.k12.ga.us.

## Parent Survey

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