• Units of Study

      • Reading- Creating our Reading Community/Launch

        Essential Question(s)

        Students will keep considering…

        1. How can I build a reading life for myself this year as a fourth-grade reader?

        2. How can I set goals for myself so that I can continue to grow as a reader?

        3. What does independent reading and partner talk look like, sound like and feel like for me?

        4. Why is it critical to create a community to become a better reader?

        5. How do the structures and routines of Reading Workshop help me as a reader and as a student?

        Big Ideas/Enduring Understandings

        Students will understand that…

        Reading is purposeful, thoughtful, and requires practice. Readers use a variety of strategies to think about the text before, during, and after reading and then respond to reading through writing and accountable talk.

          

        Writing - Narrative writing

        Essential Question(s)

        Students will keep considering…

        1. How can I write about an event in my life?

        2. How can I add details to a story to engage my reader?

        3. Why is it important to sequence a story?

         

        Big Ideas/Enduring Understandings

        Students will understand that…

        During this unit, students will build their writing stamina and learn how to take a small event in their lives and write a narrative about it. They will learn how to add details and dialogue to a story to make it interesting. 

         

        Math - Place Value

        Essential Question(s)

        Students will keep considering…

        1. How can I decompose numbers into hundreds, tens, and ones? 

        2. What are the different ways I can compare numbers?

        3. How can I write numbers in different ways?

        Big Ideas/Enduring Understandings

        Students will understand that…

        During this unit, students will review how to compose and decompose numbers to 1 million. They will understand that there are multiple ways to record numbers and that place value is an essential building block to concepts throughout the year.