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Welcome to Class 4-407
Welcome to Mrs. Curran's fourth grade class. We have an exciting year ahead of us. I look forward to helping my students grow academically, socially and emotionally.
"Education is the most powerful weapon, which can be used to change the world"
- Nelson Mandela
Class 4-407 Pictures
Dates to Remember
Student Internet Resources
Remote Learning Assignments
1. Read through the "Adages and Proverbs" Google Slides
2. Complete "Adages and Proverbs" Worksheet (Google Form)
3. Complete the "Adages and Proverb Writing Assignment" (Google Slide)
4. Complete i-Ready Teacher Assigned Activities
View Google Slides to Complete the Assignment
1. Watch "Story Elements: Characters" Video
2. Read and Complete Page 106-107 in i-ready packet.
3. Read "The Treasure" (PDF Pg. 108)
4. Complete the "The Treasure - Character Trait Chart" to help you describe Iris. (google slide)
5. Begin i-Ready - Describing Characters Lesson (i-ready account)
6. Re read "The Treasure" (PDF Pg. 108)
7. Review "The Treasure - Character Trait Chart"
8. Complete the "The Treasure" - Short Response Question using the RACE strategy and 2 point -short response rubric.
9. Begin i-Ready - Describing Characters Lesson (i-ready account)
MyOn Reading Suggestion:
Describing Characters Project - Select a Book
1. Watch "The Discovery of America" Video
2. Read Why Search For a Northwest Passage.pdf
3. Answer "Explorers In Search of The Northwest Passage" Question. (google form)
I can read to better understand the life of Giovanni da Verrazano and the purpose and outcome of his voyage.
4. Read about Giovanni da Verrazano.pdf and take notes.
5. Answer/Submit "Verrazano Comprehension Questions" using evidence from the text to support your answers. (google form)
MyOn Reading Suggestion:
"Christopher Columbus: New World Explorer or Fortune Hunter?
Writing Assignment: Using the “Writing Historical Text Graphic Organizer”, pretend that you are a historical text writer ten years from now. In a complete paragraph, report on the events that are currently taking place. Write about what is happening and why.
1. Review and complete the "Writing Historical Text Graphic Organizer"
2. Review Historical Writing -Teacher Model and Checklist
3. Write your Historical Writing Piece using
- cause and effect sentence frames
- cause and effect transition words
- historical writing checklist
- cause and effect writing rubric.
March 25 & 26 Activity 2 (available in google classroom)
Lesson Expectations -I can explain information in historical text, including what happened and why to better understand the connection among various events and ideas.
Follow along with the google slides or use the attachments to complete the lesson.
(Day 1 - March 25)
1. Watch BrainPOP Cause & Effect Video to review reading strategy
2. Read "From Fulton's Success" (Understanding Historical Text PDF - Pg. 32-34)
3. Answer/Submit Multiple Choice Answers (google forms)
4. Begin i-Ready - Understanding Historical Text Lesson (i-ready account)
(Day 2 - March 26)
5. Re-watch How to Answer Constructed Response or Short Response to review writing strategies.
6. Reread "From Fulton's Success" (Understanding Historical Text PDF - Pg. 32-34)
7. Answer/Submit Extended (Constructed) Response for "from Fulton's Success" (google form) using Extended Response Writing Steps & Rubric
8. Complete i-Ready - Understanding Historical Text Lesson (i-ready account)
MyOn Reading Suggestions:
Any Historical Texts
Click Library --> Browse --> Social Studies --> History
March 23 & 24 Activity 1 (available on google classroom)
(Day 1 - March 23)
1. Watch Cause and Effect Video
2. Complete Understanding Historical Text.pdf (page 24-25) - (in notebook)
3. Read "The Model T" (PDF - Pg 26-27)
4. Watch "How to answer short response and constructed response" Video & Review Ms. Curran's "The Model T" Short Response using RACE Strategy
5. Answer the "The Model T - Multiple Choice Question" (google form)
6. Begin i-Ready Understanding Historical Text Lesson (i-ready account)
(Day 2 - March 24)
7. Review Ms. Curran's Model T Short Response & re watch "How to answer short response and constructed response" Video
8. Read "The Bicycle First Century" (Understanding Historical Text.pdf - Pg 28-29)
9. Answer/Submit Bicycle First Century - Short Response using RACE Strategy (use 2-point rubric to self assessment before turning it in)
10. Continue to Complete i-Ready Understanding Historical Text Lesson (i-ready account)