# This Week in Fourth Grade

Week 12

## Synonyms and Antonyms

Ask your child to describe the room. Now, grab a thesaurus and look up synonyms for one of the adjectives that was used in the description. Did you and your child come up with some alternate ways to characterize the room?
Help students expand their vocabulary and diversify their writing by including synonyms and antonyms in your word study instruction. Scaffold how to use a thesaurus to find alternate word choices. And, dont forget to emphasize that writers must take context into consideration when choosing the "right" word.
Review: Synonyms and Antonyms
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Review: Synonyms and Antonyms
Fourth and fifth graders will identify and use synonyms and antonyms in this engaging practice worksheet.
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Hook your students with this vocabulary builder that encourages them to draw emojis as they explore synonyms and strengthen their emotional intelligence.
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Synonyms for Happy
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Synonyms for Happy
In this worksheet, children will draw from a word bank of synonyms for the adjective "happy" to complete 10 sentences.
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Find the Synonym
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Find the Synonym
Get some synonym practice with this handy worksheet that asks kids to choose the synonym for each word in bold.
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Graphic Organizer Template: Frayer Model — Synonyms and Antonyms
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Graphic Organizer Template: Frayer Model — Synonyms and Antonyms
Help your students to analyze their vocabulary words and relate them to synonyms and antonyms with this handy visual resource. This worksheet serves as a great graphic organizer for all content areas.
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Synonyms and Antonyms 2
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Synonyms and Antonyms 2
Now that students understand the difference between a synonym and an antonym, have them solidify that knowledge with practice.
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## Prime and Composite Numbers

Ask your child to describe a prime number. If they get stuck, remind them that prime numbers only have two factors, 1 and the number itself. Quiz each other on whether certain numbers are prime or composite.
Consider reviewing how to find the factors of a number before diving into the concept of prime and composite numbers. Then, select an activity that illustrates the fundamental difference between these two types of numbers!
Prime Numbers vs Composite Numbers
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Prime Numbers vs Composite Numbers
Does your child know the difference between a prime number and a composite number? Help them learn the difference with this simple worksheet.
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Which Numbers are Prime?
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Which Numbers are Prime?
Learners practice identifying prime numbers in this mixed operations math worksheet.
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Finding Prime Numbers
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Finding Prime Numbers
What is a prime number? A number is prime when it is only divisible by 1 and itself. Help your little mathematician recognize prime numbers.
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Prime and Composite Numbers
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Prime and Composite Numbers
Take your understanding of factors one step further! Use this lesson to classify factors as prime and composite numbers while creating factor trees.
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Conversations About Prime and Composite Numbers
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Conversations About Prime and Composite Numbers
Get your students comfortable with distinguishing and discussing prime and composite numbers with this lesson that involves visuals and a card game. Use it as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Prime and Composite Numbers.
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Find the Factors of Prime and Composite Numbers
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Find the Factors of Prime and Composite Numbers
Have your fourth graders work through multiplication problems by learning about factors and why they are important for problem solving.
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## Reading Comprehension: Main Ideas, Summaries, and Text Features

Summarizing demonstrates an understanding of the main idea of a text, whether fiction or informational. Select activities where your child writes about both the main idea and supporting details, reinforcing the difference between a big idea and key details. Encourage them to gather information from both the text and the text features as they make sense of what they read.
Summarizing demonstrates an understanding of the main idea of a text, whether fiction or informational. Select activities where students write about both the main idea and supporting details, reinforcing the difference between a big idea and key details. Encourage them to gather information from both the text and the text features as they make sense of what they read.
Identifying the Main Idea & Details
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Identifying the Main Idea & Details
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Use this half-sheet graphic reading log to help students write simple summaries.
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Reading Corner: Main Idea & Details Part 2
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Reading Corner: Main Idea & Details Part 2
Reading a short passage is a great way to get kids thinking about the main idea and its supporting details.
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Summarizing with Sequence Words
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Summarizing with Sequence Words
In this resource, students will identify sequence words in the summary of a well-known fairy tale. Then they'll read a short story and write a summary with the help of a sequence word bank.
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Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
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Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Improve your students' comprehension of non-fictional reading through this lesson that teaches them about text features. Students will find their own text features and explain why they aid in the reading process.
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Using Text Features for Comprehension
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Using Text Features for Comprehension
Use this lesson to help your ELs use information from text features to better understand the text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense lesson.
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## Finding Evidence Through Research

When your child is writing an essay, model how to find information through a variety of resources, such online articles, books, or magazines. Encourage your young writer to use these resources to pull together strong evidence for their writing.
While your young essayists are learning to draft papers, encourage them to find their evidence and reasons by digging deep into their text. Certain essays require evidence from multiple sources, such as online materials, books, and magazines. Regardless of the type of writing your students are pursuing, make sure they include interesting facts and a strong viewpoint.
Introduction to Research: Grocery Store!
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Introduction to Research: Grocery Store!
Where does the food in the grocery store come from? Get your student ready to investigate their local grocery store with this fun worksheet and activity.
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Research Graphic Organizer
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Research Graphic Organizer
Encourage learners to engage in research by offering them this Research Graphic Organizer to help guide their explorations and record their findings.
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Persuasive Writing Guide
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Persuasive Writing Guide
In this worksheet, students will use a topic and follow a structured outline to write their own persuasive paragraph.
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Collecting Strong Evidence
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Collecting Strong Evidence
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Mapping Your Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
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Mapping Your Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
Children are guided through the process of writing clear, well supported arguments with this writing template.
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Children research and make a timeline of an inspiring woman in this biography activity.
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