Mrs. Guide's 4th Grade News
Read below to see what's happening in ROOM 210:
We are currently continuing our Communities Unit, in this Social Studies based unit we read many mentor texts to help us answer the essential questions of "How do people effect the environment in which they live and How does the environment in which we live effect our lives?" We will read great books about the Transcontinental Railroad and the Erie Canal.
In our small groups we are currently completing a novel study. Through this study we are working on summarizing, comprehension and character analysis skills.
Your child should be reading each night for approximately 20 minutes.
WRITING / LANGUAGE ARTS
Writing Workshop- The students just completed their Narrative pieces. We are learning about Feature Articles and we will wrap up this unit with a lesson on Editorial Writing. Many students chose to write an editorial to convince you, Mr. Horne and myself of the countless reasons that we should end homework! We have been working on expanding our sentences and using more descriptive words.
We are continuing our Vocabulary/Word study, using Wordly Wise and a Rootword study. Last week we learned about the prefixes il-, ir-, un- and non-. In Grammar, we are studying Commas and Verbs.
Every other week the students receive a Writer's Warm up. They have one week to write this paragraph with the intention being they learn how to plan for a long term assignment and that the paragraph is in FINAL form, typed and free of errors.
Your child can practice grammar at home online using the website Noredink.com
The Spring Book Fair is tomorrow, Thursday, April 27th, our time is from 1:30-1:45.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to call or email me at anytime.
630-861-4200 Ext. 4252