Students will be assessed on their knowledge and understanding of non-fiction text next Tuesday, December 2nd. Below is the review that will be sent home with each child this week. Students should use the charts and notes from their reading notebook to study.
This week our fourth graders will begin a new and exciting project to celebrate Pattison's 25th birthday! Using all they have learned about text features and structures, the kiddos will work with a group to create a magazine focused on specific years in our school's history. Looking at trends, technology, academics, fun events, and the surrounding community, the students will research and write articles displaying the growth and changes that have occurred at Pattison over the past 25 years.
Stop by during our Open House this Thursday to catch a glimpse of how these projects are progressing!
This week students will begin learning about the different kinds of text structures that are found in informational text. Cause and effect, sequence, and problem and solution will be our focuses this week, and we will continue with compare and contrast next week. Below is the chart that your child has and will be adding to each day this week as they learn about each type of structure.
As the kids read their informational books this week, we are encouraging them to think not only about the content of the book, but also how the author organized and wrote the book!
After reviewing for and taking the test this Wednesday (a copy of the review can be viewed below), students will continue learning about and showing their understanding of non-fiction text features. The students have seemed to really enjoy discovering this new genre and are learning all sorts of interesting things from their informational "just right" books!