Week at a Glance

       Welcome lifelong learners to 4th grade! Our hope is that your love for reading, writing, math, science, and history will multiply throughout the year. Let's have a great year!

Week of August 15th - August 19th 

Language Arts
In reading, students will continue to read expository text. They will make connections to the text and compare information between texts. They will also make inferences based on the text, analyze the structure of the text, and explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support points in a text. 

In spelling, students will practice reading and writing long vowel a words.

In grammar, students will practice identifying subjects and predicates in a sentence. On Friday students will take a test the subject and predicate of a sentence. 

In writing, students will brainstorm and draft their first draft of a personal narrative. 


Important Vocabulary Words to Know
text evidence, restate, cite, expand, explain, text-dependent, personal narrative, plan, sequence, draft, topic, expert

Students will recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. Students will compare and order number using the number line.

Important Vocabulary Words to Know
digits, greater than, less than, equal to, period,
word form, place value, expanded form,
and number line


Students will explain how energy flows in a food chain and food web. Students can develop a model to show the flow of energy in a food chain and food web.

Important Vocabulary Words to Know
consumer, decomposer, energy,
food chain, food web, and producer

Social Studies
Students will identify the elements of a personal budget and why personal spending and saving decisions are important. Students will be working to create personal budgets and determine smart spending choices. 

Important Vocabulary Words to Know
decisions, cost, choices, benefit, opportunity cost, budget