4th Grade News - May 2018
What are we learning this month?
In Reading …
Fourth graders will be reading biographies about important people. Students will learn about the significant contributions these important people have made to society.
Students will read and take notes by creating timelines to organize the information. Students will look at timelines and analyze the cause and effect relationships between events.
In Writing …
Fourth graders will work on taking notes from nonfiction texts to gain understanding of topics.
The students will begin writing in a variety of genres. All students will base their writing from a particular event based on our social studies unit. This writing unit will go until the end of the year.
Students will write informational books about Revolutionary War topics, including chapters on “All About the American Revolution” and “All About” a person, battle or event from this time.
Some other examples of writing genres for the unit are:
- persuasive essays
- narrative fiction
- non-fiction text structure
In Social Studies . . .
We will continue our unit on the American Revolution into June. Students will add onto their research on important events. Students will work in small groups and discuss cause and effect relationships between important events.
Students will work on building their vocabulary around this topic in many ways. Students will sort people into categories like loyalists and patriots. They will categories events into battles, new British laws and colonial protests.
Students will create illustrations and label them using content vocabulary to give them more practice.
Websites to support learning: