Ms. Torres

Course Description  4th Grade
Types of Literature
Folk - Stories that were originated in the oral tradition of a culture and were passed down from one generation to the next,they have no identifiable author.  Broad category that includes  folk, and fairy tales, fables, myths, and hero tales or "tall tales."
Fantasy- imaginary worlds made believeable" (Cullinan,1989).  Animals may think they and talk like humans, as in  Charlotte's Web.
Science Fiction- builds on imaginiative extrapolation of scientific facts and theories.
Realistic Fiction-Set in contemporary times.  Characters are believable and events could occur.
Historical Fiction- Set in the past  and feature chracters that could have lived at the chosen time and events that could have occured.
Biography- The plot is built around a real person's life.  Autobigrapghy- told in 1st person.
Nonfiction-Conveys infromation and to explain ,rather than tell a story.
Poetry- a message distilled to its essence and written with as much atention to the aesthetics of the language used as ro the content.

Figure  19 Reading  ( This is just a range of self thinking skills to help develop comprehension) Students need to know how to think as they read so I’m hoping by including this, together we can monitor their thinking process as they read aloud to us.

1.Establish purposes for reading (Why am I reading this?)
2. Children need to ask themselves literal questions (what is observed in the text) interpretive,
inference questions and evaluative questions of text (for eg. If I were to change the ending how would the outcome change?)
3. Use background knowledge, create sensory images, re­read portions aloud, generate questions);
make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding;
summarize information in text, ( they do this as they take notes) maintaining meaning and logical order; (Sequence of events)
make connections (e.g., thematic links, author analysis) between literary and informational texts with similar ideas and provide textual evidence


Expository and Narrative Writing


Expository - Where you explain the How or Why about a noun. Not a personal story
Narrative-Where you write about one moment, one setting, and from the author's perspective.

Compare and Order Decimals

Division 2 digit by 3

Multiplication 2 digit by 2 digit


Pace Value

Units of Measurement

Word Problems

Add and Subtraction of decimals

Area and Perimeter

Comparing fractions

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