# This Week in Fourth Grade

Week 1

## Idioms

One fun way to get back into the learning mode is with idioms! Challenge your child to point out idioms and expressions they hear in conversations. Create an idiom notebook for them to jot down and illustrate funny idioms they encounter.
One fun way to get back into the learning mode is with idioms! Spend time at the beginning of the year playing idiom games to determine the strength of students' current grasp of language arts. Challenge students to point out idioms and expressions they encounter while reading. Create an idiom chart in the classroom for students to add to.
What Is an Idiom?
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What Is an Idiom?
Children will love coming up with creative drawings that depict common idioms literally in this engaging grammar worksheet.
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Idioms: A Figure of Speech
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Idioms: A Figure of Speech
What does "when pigs fly" mean if pigs can't really fly? Kids use context clues to learn the meanings of common idioms on this third grade reading worksheet.
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It's Raining Idioms!
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It's Raining Idioms!
Idioms will be a piece of cake when students finish this fun lesson! Students practice illustrating and explaining common idioms.
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Idioms 1
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Idioms 1
Introduce students to the world of idioms with this exercise that shares some of the most common expressions in the English language.
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Figurative Language: Idioms
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Figurative Language: Idioms
Use this resource with your students to practice using context clues to determine the meaning of idioms.
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Identify the Idiom
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Identify the Idiom
Kids practice using idioms in this figurative language worksheet.
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## Back to School Review

During the first week of school, assess your students' abilities to solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. This will give insight into how to differentiate lessons to prepare your students for more complex mathematical thinking.
During the first week of school, assess your students' abilities to solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. This will give insight into how to differentiate lessons.
Extra Practice: Three-Digit Addition with Regrouping
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Extra Practice: Three-Digit Addition with Regrouping
Practice three-digit addition with regrouping in this set of 36 problems.
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Triple-Digit Subtraction
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Triple-Digit Subtraction
In this practice worksheet, students solve 15 three-digit subtraction problems with regrouping.
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2-Digit Multiplication
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2-Digit Multiplication
Learners will practice multiplying two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers in this practice worksheet.
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Related Facts: Make Multiplication Sentences
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Related Facts: Make Multiplication Sentences
Who knew that multiplication and addition were so closely related? Give your fourth grader practice with the concept, with this valuable worksheet.
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One-Digit Multiplication and Equal Groups
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One-Digit Multiplication and Equal Groups
Using equal groups, this exercise will help students just starting out with one digit multiplication.
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Slap and Roll Timed Multiplication
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Slap and Roll Timed Multiplication
Students will "roll" to this quick game and "slap out" multiplication facts to reinforce multiplication skills and beat their own scores!
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1-Minute Multiplication
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1-Minute Multiplication
Multiply at the speed of lightning! This worksheet is full of multiplication problems that your child should try to solve in one minute.
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It's not enough to just memorize the multiplication table! It helps students to know how to explain their strategy to find the product too. Teach this lesson on its own or use it as support for the lesson Slap and Roll Timed Multiplication.
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Get your child back into the habit of reading by selecting short texts for them to read, such as a reading worksheet or a fun chapter book. Ask your child comprehension questions to get them interacting with the stories on a deeper level.
During the first week of school, let your students choose books to read and inquire about their reading. Take note of what types of books they choose and their focus levels. Encourage your students to get into the habit of writing a reading response at least twice a week.
Chocolate: A Short and Sweet History
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Chocolate: A Short and Sweet History
In this fascinating worksheet, children learn about the history of chocolate, from its ancient ceremonial use to the invention of the chocolate candy bar.
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Complete the Mystery
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Complete the Mystery
Boost reading comprehension skills with this language arts worksheet. Kids read the story, then use clues from the story to write their own conclusion below.
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Young readers respond to the books they have completed with this versatile worksheet template.
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This reading comprehension worksheet features Kipling's "The Elephant's Child," an origin story that offers a whimsical explanation for the elephant's long trunk.
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We often conduct reading fluency tests on our students without explicitly teaching this skill. Use this lesson, which incorporates student peer review, to help raise awareness of reading fluency while improving it.
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Knowing how to identify types of sentences and read each kind with expression is an important component of reading fluency. This EL support lesson can be taught on its own or used as precursor to the lesson Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
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## Writing-on-Demand

Challenge your child to draft a fictional story within a set amount of time. When they're done, have them read the story to a friend or family member.
At the beginning of the year, it can be helpful to have students complete on-demand writing tasks. Ask them to write a quick, personal narrative in 45 minutes. You'll be able to gain a sense of each child's writing skills and determine which aspects of the writing process to focus on.
Complete the Story: Fiona's Bad Day
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Complete the Story: Fiona's Bad Day
Children must complete the missing parts of the story in this fun creative writing exercise.
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What's in a Name?
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What's in a Name?
Every name has a story behind it. This lesson allows students to share the story of their name with their classmates. Not only is it fun, it's ideal for establishing a respectful classroom community.
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My Super Power
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My Super Power
Flex your superhuman writing abilities with a fun prompt! If you could be a superhero, what power would you want to have?
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Ways to Start a Story
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Ways to Start a Story
How many ways can you start a story? Have fun with writing, and practice telling the beginning of a story in six different ways.
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Creative Writing for Kids: Millionaire
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Creative Writing for Kids: Millionaire
Use your imagination to decide what you would do if you had a million dollars! Write about it in this creative writing exercise.
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On Demand Writing: Picture Prompt
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On Demand Writing: Picture Prompt
Use this picture prompt to provoke creativity in student writing.
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