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 September 26th - 30th 

Language Arts
In reading, students will read and understand procedural text, analyze how illustrations support the text, and answer questions citing text evidence in argumentative text. On Thursday, students will take the Unit 1 Argumentative Test. 
There is no spelling this week.  

There will be no new grammar lesson this week. 

In writing, students will brainstorm ideas and draft an opinion paragraph on their point of view of whether they should receive more or less recess time. Students will research on credible online websites to provide facts to support their opinion. They will revise making sure they have transition words and a strong conclusion. 


Important Vocabulary Words to Know
main idea, detail, author's purpose, argumentative, text, connection, infographic, text feature, photograph, graph, chart, title, heading, caption, subheading, cite, text evidence, procedural, illustration, phrase, rate, plan, research, example, support, point of view, thesis, transition, revise, draft, reason

Students will learn how to multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations.

Important Vocabulary Words to Know
distributive property of multiplication, partial products, regroup, area model, array model

Students will generate questions to identify the types of simple machines. Students will explain how forces are changed when simple machines are used to complete tasks. There will be a physical science test on Friday, Sep 30.

Important Vocabulary Words to Know
simple machines, lever, pulley, wedge, inclined plane, wheel and axle, screw

Social Studies
Students will continue to learn about the events leading up to the American Revolution. This week students will focus on the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Students need to be familiar with who wrote the Declaration of Independence and that it is essentially a list of grievances. 

Important Vocabulary Words to Know
loyalist, patriots, redcoats, tyranny, Sons of Liberty, Daughters of Liberty, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Declaration of Independence