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Lessons from March 23 - April 3, 2020

ENGAGE IN LEARNING

4th GRADE

Reading | Math

 

 

READING AND WRITING (30 MINUTES)

Use the following activities to engage your child in learning. Find a quiet place and set up a daily schedule for learning. Have as much fun as possible.

  • Read a text from the Wonders literature book or any other fiction text (if you do not have one available, watch a television show). Then, write to a friend telling them what it was about.
  • Pick a character you read about and select four adjectives that describe the character and how each adjective applies. Fold a paper to make four squares to include text evidence for each adjective you chose.
  • Keep a journal or diary of all the text read or heard. Include within the entry a brief summary of the text, personal connections made, or connections made to other texts. Draw an illustration to support the text.
  • Write a biography of a character, a person, or a family member who you find interesting or unique. Afterwards, you can make a timeline to show important events.
  • Discuss with a family member or write about how a story of your choosing might change if the main character had made a different decision.
  • Pick the most important line from a text, write about why that particular line is important. Justify your selection with evidence from the text.
  • Use a story you read about or know about and write a different ending. You can include dialogue to make the characters come to life, or you can draw a comic strip to show the new ending.
  • Read an article from a newspaper or magazine, write a short jot as to why the article interests you, what you learned from the article and what the author’s purpose was for writing that article.
  • Use a journal, old notebook, or anything else you can write on. Explore your backyard or an indoor room and write what you observe using as many sensory details that you can include.
  • Essay Prompt: Think about all of the helpful community members around you. Choose one community member and explain why their occupation is important.

Practice writing in cursive. See link below.

Online Resources

Access through UISD Elementary Symbaloo. Students can access online district resources by logging in using CLEVER and their Google credentials.


 

MATH (15 – 30 MINUTES)

STRENGTHENING COMPUTATIONAL FLUENCY

  • Practice basic facts orally or in writing
  • Addition facts up to 10 + 10 and related subtraction facts
  • Multiplication facts up to 10 x 10 and related division facts
  • Add and subtract whole numbers to the ten-thousands place and decimals to the hundredths place.
  • Multiply two-digit numbers by two-digit numbers and up to a four-digit numbers by a one-digit numbers (whole numbers only).
  • Divide up to four-digit dividends by a one-digit divisors (whole numbers only).
  • Convert mixed numbers to improper fractions and improper fractions to mixed numbers.

Note: Focus on one computation per day solving 5 different problems or solve one of each operation daily.

MATH APPLICATIONS AT HOME

  • Create a plan to complete your daily chores and home-school activities. Include the amount of minutes you will spend on each activity.
  • Measure the height or length of five objects around your house to the nearest centimeter, and make a table to organize the information. Then, write four statements that can be answered with the information you gathered.
  • Gather 6 or 8 items from the pantry, a toy chest, or closet and write three fractions that describe the items. Then, generate an equivalent fraction for each fraction written.

Online Resources

Access through UISD Elementary Symbaloo. Students can access online district resources by logging in using CLEVER and their Google credentials.