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# This Week in Fourth Grade

Week 18

## Proper Punctuation Usage

As your child continues to edit and revise their writing, make sure they are using punctuation marks correctly. Kids often have an easier time fixing other people's punctuation errors, so select from the following activities to give your child editing practice.
As your students are continuing to edit and revise their writing, focus on the proper usage of punctuation marks. Since kids often have an easier time fixing other people's punctuation errors, select from the following activities to give your students editing practice.
Practice Punctuation
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Practice Punctuation
Written passages look pretty silly without punctuation, and sometimes they're difficult to read! Practice punctuating this excerpt from classic literature.
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Punctuation: Black Beauty
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Punctuation: Black Beauty
Need some practice with punctuation? Here's a great opportunity to punctuate a passage from a famous work of classic literature!
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Punctuation: The Lion and the Mouse
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Punctuation: The Lion and the Mouse
If you're looking for some punctuation practice, here's the worksheet for you! Read the fable, and then add in all the missing punctuation marks.
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Terminal Punctuation
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Terminal Punctuation
Give your emerging writer a better feel for terminal punctuation with this activity that will have her mix up punctuation marks in a favorite childhood book.
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Choose an End Punctuation
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Choose an End Punctuation
This grammar activity helps young writers practice using correct end punctuation.
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End Punctuation 2
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End Punctuation 2
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## Division Facts Review

Build a strong foundation for long division by having your child review and memorize division facts. Since division is the inverse operation of multiplication, quizzing your child on both multiplication and division facts can be a fun way to practice this skill together.
Build a strong foundation for long division by having your students review and memorize division facts. In an effort to make connections across math topics, be sure to remind them about the inverse relationship between multiplication and division.
Division Facts
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Division Facts
Ease into division with this worksheet that shows the relationship between multiplication and division.
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Practice Finding the Variable #2
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Practice Finding the Variable #2
This worksheet lets your fourth grader in on a valuable algebra trick: to find the value of a variable in a division equation, simply use multiplication!
Math
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Division Terms
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Division Terms
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Division Math Facts
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Division Math Facts
Learn about division as reverse multiplication with this worksheet packed with handy division problems.
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Multiplication and Division Review
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Multiplication and Division Review
Students will review their multiplication and division facts as they solve a variety of problems using mental math.
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Using the Partial Quotients Strategy for Division with One-Digit Divisors
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Using the Partial Quotients Strategy for Division with One-Digit Divisors
Itâ€™s time to learn a new strategy! Teach your students to use the partial quotients strategy to solve long division problems with one-digit divisors and no remainder.
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Dividing with the Divvy Out Method
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Dividing with the Divvy Out Method
Share the divvy out method for division and provide a foundation for learning the partial quotients method. This lesson can be used on its own or as support for Using the Partial Quotients Strategy for Division with One-Digit Divisors.
Math
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Division Facts to 100 with One-Digit Divisors
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Division Facts to 100 with One-Digit Divisors
Use this exercise to share with students several facts about one digit divisors into numbers up to 100.
Math
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## Fiction Reading Comprehension: Beginning, Middle and End

This series of reading activities will get your child really thinking about story structure. Identifying important details during the beginning, middle, and end of a story is an important reading comprehension skill, particularly for this age group. Select one of the following activities to work on with your child! This is a great way for you to see if your child is grasping key, comprehension skills.
This series of reading activities will get your students really thinking about story structure. Identifying important details during the beginning, middle, and end of a story is an important reading comprehension skill, particularly for this age group. When crafting literary responses, students must support their ideas with evidence from all parts of a story! These cross-curricular activities are sure to create a rich reading environment!
Storyboard Summary
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Storyboard Summary
With this storyboard, students will draw and write about events in a chronological order.
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Simple Storyboard
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Simple Storyboard
This graphic organizer helps students quickly identify the main events in the beginning, middle, and end of a fictional text.
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Hot Cross Buns: Read to Remember
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Hot Cross Buns: Read to Remember
After reading a short story, your students will practice writing a simple summary.
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Theme, Cause, and Effect Reading Log
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Theme, Cause, and Effect Reading Log
Students will provide details of cause and effect events directly related to theme.
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Storyboard Superstars
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Storyboard Superstars
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Summarizing with Sequence Words
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Summarizing with Sequence Words
This lesson helps students summarize fictional stories using sequence words. Students will have a chance to practice distinguishing the different parts of a story in this lesson, which can be taught as a precursor to Storyboard Superstars.
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## Adding Evidence to Literary Essays

Now that your child has an idea of the claim they want to voice in their literary essays, they need to practice supporting their viewpoints. Once your child has come up with an argument for a literary essay, have them skim their reading and put post-its next to evidence that supports their argument.
Now that your students have constructed claims for literary essays, they need practice supporting these opinions. This series of activities will help your students practice stating their claim, identifying their reasons for their claim, and citing specific evidence for those reasons. All of these skills are essential when they set out to craft and test their theses.
Author's Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
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Author's Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
In this activity, your class will examine nonfiction texts to determine an author's point, a supporting reason and two points of supporting evidence.
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Argument Writing: Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
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Argument Writing: Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
This lesson will help students map out their argument essay after they have identified a topic. Students will learn the three basic components of constructing an argument: stating a claim, listing reasons, and providing evidence.
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Crafting a Thesis Statement: Literary Essay Writing
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Crafting a Thesis Statement: Literary Essay Writing
This activity will afford your fourth graders the chance to think about the claim they want to make in their literary essays and give them practice writing an intro paragraph.
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Mapping Your Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
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Mapping Your Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
This template will help writers outline their argument essay.
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Literary Argument Writing: Supporting Your Claim
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Literary Argument Writing: Supporting Your Claim
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