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    *Current unit of study:  Nonfiction
     
    -Learning about these types of pieces as well as the elements they include
    -text structures and text features: how are nonfiction texts organized? 
    - How can we determine the main idea of a text?
    - What kinds of questions do readers ask when reading nonfiction?
    - How can I compare two different texts on the same topic?
     
     
    Writing:
     
    *Current unit of study:  Nonfiction
    -focusing on note-taking skills
    -transferring notes to well written factual summaries
    -practicing writing in specific structures (description, compare/contrast, problem/solution, cause/effect)
    -including text features in our writing to further inform, teach, show, explain, and organize our writing
     
    Math: Unit 4
    *extended multiplication facts
    *making reasonable estimates for products
    *partitioning rectangles
    *converting liquid measures
    *partial-products multiplication
    *metric units of mass
    *money number stories
    *area models for rectangles and rectilinear figures
    *multistep multiplication number stories
    *lattice multiplication
    *traditional multiplication