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 - 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
Units of Measurement
Add and Subtraction of decimals
Area and Perimeter
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