*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*
*In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, including a book of knowledge activity, a paired passage CEE activity, as well as some poetry activities. We will be focusing on and working with some ReadWorks articles about some poetry for our paired passage activity. We will be reading, discussing as well as comparing and contrasting these articles. Students will practice with finding a claim and evidence. We will work with and discuss some different poems this week as well as learn about some important aspects about poetry as well. We will also finish up presenting some more of our Fantasy book reports as well as continue to work with our story from our hardcover Reading textbook called: John Henry. We will be focusing on figurative language for our John Henry story this week and practice with locating and discussing some examples of figurative language throughout the John Henry story. This week, we will be discussing our story and reviewing some of our Reading skills that we have been practicing, as well as working with some discussion questions, activities and extended responses that focus on a review of our story and skills for this week. We will also be practicing finding and locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week as well. *We will not have a Reading test on Friday of this week, April 12th.* In Reading this week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: poetry, figurative language, understanding and practicing using context clues, comprehension and analysis of fiction text, comparing and contrasting, theme, fact and opinion, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers. We will also be working on and practicing with some skills in our Reading workbook, answering extended responses, as well as working with Raz Kids on the iPads this week.
*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. The students were assigned their eighth book report last week. For this eighth "April Book Report," students may choose a *poem* from a *poetry* book of their choice. *The Poetry Book Report will be due by this upcoming Friday, April 12th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.
*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on *8 books per trimester for Accelerated Reading.* There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken. At least *1* of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a *nonfiction book.* *Also, please note that students need to earn a score of 70 percent or higher on their AR quizzes in order for them to receive credit for the ARs.*
*Students can now be reading and working on taking ARs that will count for the third trimester.*
*4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 3rd Trimester So Far*:
*2 books and AR quizzes were due by Tuesday, March 19th.*
*2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 all together) were due by this past Friday, April 5th.*
*In Social Studies class this week, we will continue learning about the different regions of the United States. This week, we will continue focusing on our third U.S. region: *the Southeast Region.* We will continue working with the Southeast Region this week by going over and reviewing the states and capitals, as well as discussing the key concepts about this region. We will also be working on reviewing and going over our study guide maps as well as practicing with our flashcards for this region as well. *We will have a test on the states and capitals of the Southeast Region of the United States this week, on Thursday, April 11th.* Students should study their notes and study guide maps, their flashcards, as well as the map displaying all of the different regions of the United States on Page 81 in our hardcover textbook in preparation for the test on Thursday of this week. Students should also be able to spell all of the states in the Southeast Region correctly without the use of a word bank on the test this week.
*In Spelling this week, we will begin with our *Unit 30* spelling words. *This is a review unit.* We will have our thirtieth spelling test this upcoming Friday, April 12th on Unit 30.
- Friday folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday folder should be signed and returned when we get back from Spring Break.
*Hope you have a fantastic week!!*
*Happy Easter to all and hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break!!*