4th Grade News
Week of January 25th
RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
This week, we will be focusing on scientific texts within this complex standard. Scientific texts consist of any nonfiction text under the umbrella of science. For example, a news article about an earthquake, or natural disaster would classify as a science text. Also, articles and texts with maps, charts, diagrams, etc. can also classify as science text. We will be digging deep to understand how to read each part of a science text, in turn we will then be able to use those skills later in life.
4.NF.2 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
IXL Standards This Week - Q.10, Q.11, Q.12, Q.15, Q.16
If you or your child needs additional examples of standards taught this week, IXL is a great resource. Students can work to master IXL standards at school or at home. They work on this Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in class, but can always use additional practice at home. Please be sure to check out the explanation for each problem to gain more understanding of the skill.
This week we will be working on comparing and ordering fractions. There are multiple ways in which this skill is taught. We will be teaching students to utilize benchmark fractions, picture strategies, and cross multiplication in order to compare fractions.