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Week 14

Ask your child to describe the speed at which the sun moves. Did they reply slowly or quickly? Point out that they most likely chose an adverb to describe the sun's movement. Now, work together to think about other actions you can describe with these descriptive words!
Get your students excited about adverbs! Teaching kids about various types of adverbs, as well as when to use them, will equip them with tools to elevate their language and writing. Choose a fun activity where your fourth graders practice both identifying and writing adverbs.
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Discover the different kinds of adverbs with this simple activity. Students will use different kinds of adverbs to complete sentences.
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In this writing exercise, students will learn more about the different kinds of adverbs and come up with a word bank they can refer to later.
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What are adverbs? Find out with this parts of speech worksheet for kids!
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Is your child an adverb buff? Let her test her adverb savvy by challenging her to compose her own sentences from scratch using the adverbs listed.
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On this second grade reading and writing worksheet, kids carefully, cheerfully, and maybe even quickly circle the adverbs that modify the underlined verbs.
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Exercise
Students will understand how to utilize suffixes to modify verb-noun pairs into adjective-adverb pairs with this helpful exercise.
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Properties of Multiplication

Your child is becoming a multiplication expert during this part of the school year. Familiarize them with the properties of multiplication with this set of resources. Your child will respond well to card or dice games that involve multiplication to help them master these skills.
Your fourth graders are becoming multiplication experts by this point in the year! Make sure they are familiar with the properties of multiplication with this set of resources. Play card games and organize multiplication competitions in your class to keep the learning fun.
Sweet Distribution
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Sweet Distribution
With this worksheet, your students will practice using the distributive property to solve multiplication problems in a real-world context.
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Distributive Property
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Distributive Property
Review multiplication concepts with your student. With this worksheet, your students will practice using the distributive property to multiply one and two-digit factors.
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Ninja Math: Multiplication
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Ninja Math: Multiplication
Be a master of multiplication! This fun math puzzler will bring out your child's inner math ninja.
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Properties of Multiplication: Commutative
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Properties of Multiplication: Commutative
Is your child familiar with the commutative property of multiplication? Help him understand this important math concept with this fill in the blank worksheet.
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Distributive Property
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Distributive Property
Teach your students to recognize and use the distributive property of multiplication.
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Justifying the Distributive Property
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Justifying the Distributive Property
Let's talk about the distributive property! Give students a chance to explain their thinking of how and why this property of multiplication works. This lesson may be taught as a standalone or as support to the lesson Distributive Property.
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Distributive Property of Multiplication
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Distributive Property of Multiplication
Help fourth graders solidify their knowledge of multiplication by teaching them the distributive property and how it can aid them in solving problems.
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Multiplication and the Distributive Property
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Multiplication and the Distributive Property
As students grow more comfortable with the order of operations, theyâ€™ll need this exercise to introduce them to working with one digit distributive properties.
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Read a short, nonfiction passage with your child and have a conversation about the text's main idea and interesting vocabulary. Ask your child if there were any context clues that helped them understand some of those tricky words.
Comprehending nonfiction texts requires a variety of tools in your young reader's toolbox. For one, your students should be familiar with looking for context clues as a strategy to uncover word meaning. Another great reading strategy is summarizing a text. Choose some engaging activities that reinforce nonfiction reading comprehension.
Keeping Up with Context Clues
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Keeping Up with Context Clues
With this organizer, students will be able to find unfamiliar vocabulary as they read and use context clues to determine meaning.
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Spain Facts
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Spain Facts
Take a historical tour of Spain, home of the Running of the Bulls! Learn all about this Spanish-speaking country's diverse regions, dialects, and traditions.
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Color Coding Nonfiction Text: Bears
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Color Coding Nonfiction Text: Bears
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Look Around! Using Context Clues
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Look Around! Using Context Clues
Students will use context clues as they select the meaning of words.
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Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mimic Octopus
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Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mimic Octopus
Practice writing nonfiction summaries as you read and learn about an interesting ocean creature.
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What's the Big Idea? Summarizing Nonfiction Texts
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What's the Big Idea? Summarizing Nonfiction Texts
Understanding the big idea of a nonfiction text and being able to write a succinct summary are key fourth grade skills. This lesson focuses on summarizing a nonfiction passage in three to four sentences.
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Describe the facts! This lesson teaches your ELs to identify adjectives and their important role as key details in informational texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Summarizing Nonfiction Texts.
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More Figurative Language

Analogies, or the comparison of two unlike objects, are another effective way to introduce your child to figurative language. Once they are familiar with metaphors, similes and analogies, encourage them to edit and revise their writing pieces by adding in some of these forms of figurative language.
Analogies, or the comparison of two unlike objects, are another effective way to introduce your students to figurative language. Once they are familiar with metaphors, similes and analogies, encourage them to edit and revise their writing pieces by adding in some of these forms of figurative language.
Similes: Clear as Crystal
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Similes: Clear as Crystal
As quiet as a mouse or as quiet as a cucumber? Kids will learn the definition of a simile, then use pictures as clues to complete the similes.
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Animal Metaphors
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Animal Metaphors
This worksheet is a beast! That's a metaphor, and your child will be writing his own metaphors in no time, then he can use them in a poem.
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What is a Metaphor?
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What is a Metaphor?
Using figurative language is a great way to boost your child's writing skills and creativity. With the help of this worksheet, she'll be a metaphor master.
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Analogies Worksheet: We're Related!
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Analogies Worksheet: We're Related!
This analogies worksheet helps children compare two unlike things. Try our analogies worksheet with your third grader to strengthen reading and writing skills.
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What is Analogy?
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What is Analogy?
Can you finish the analogy? Use this introductory worksheet to learn how to compare similar things using analogy.
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Send home these fun free resources to help reinforce the skills you're teaching in the classroom.

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