# This Week in Fourth Grade

Week 27

## Suffixes

Being able to identify a word's parts — including prefixes, root words, and suffixes —  can help your child better decipher that word's meaning. Because suffixes can be tricky to define, spend extra time on examples of words that include them. Begin with a common suffix such as -LESS (useless, careless, needless, flawless) and see how many words your child can generate and discover.
Being able to identify a word's parts — including prefixes, root words, and suffixes — can help students better decipher that word's meaning. Because suffixes can be tricky to define, spend extra time on examples of words that include them. Begin with a common suffix such as -LESS (useless, careless, needless, flawless) and see how many words your class can generate and discover.
Suffix Clues
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Suffix Clues
With a few clues and some common suffixes, your students will practice transforming words.
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Suffix Sleuth
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Suffix Sleuth
As suffix sleuths, your students will explore changes in words that include suffix additions. They will practice identifying the two similar words and explaining the different meanings of the words.
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Circle the Suffixes
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Circle the Suffixes
In this worksheet, kids can learn the meaning of many words with suffixes, and get to see firsthand how adding a suffix changes its definition, just like that!
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Word Part of the Week: Sect
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Word Part of the Week: Sect
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Searching for Suffixes
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Searching for Suffixes
Invite your students to join the search for suffixes! In this lesson students will locate similar words that have gone through a suffix transformation. In addition to the mechanics, students will explore the meaning behind each word!
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Common Suffixes 2
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Common Suffixes 2
It will be much easier for students to learn how to spell after completing this exercise that gives them familiarity with common suffixes.
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## Improper Fractions and Mixed Fractions

In this series, your child will learn about one type of equivalent fraction: improper fractions and mixed fractions. Use visuals to show your child that 1 1/4 is the same as 5/4. Then, ensure that they understand how to tackle computations involved in these conversions. Remember: "It's important to simplify before you say goodbye!"
In this series, students will learn about one type of equivalent fraction: improper fractions and mixed fractions. Use visuals to show your students that 1 1/4 is the same as 5/4. Then, ensure that they understand how to tackle computations involved in these conversions. Remember: "It's important to simplify before you say goodbye!"
Converting Improper Fractions
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Converting Improper Fractions
In this playful worksheet, children will convert improper fractions to mixed numbers, then color the shapes to match the amount.
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Converting Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers
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Converting Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers
This Kramster is getting hungry. It's up to your child to figure out how many pellets each Kramster gets, with this improper fractions worksheet.
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Improper Fraction Skills Practice #1
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Improper Fraction Skills Practice #1
Is your child mystified by mixed fractions? Show them they're not so bad when in these quick practice sheets.
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Improper Fraction Skills Practice #2
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Improper Fraction Skills Practice #2
Is your child mystified by mixed fractions? Show them they're not so bad with these quick practice sheets.
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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Teach your students to add and subtract fractions with like denominators using a strategy that works for both operations: converting mixed numbers into improper fractions and back again!
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Explain Fraction Conversions
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Explain Fraction Conversions
Encourage students to explain their processes when converting from a mixed number to an improper fraction, and back again. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers.
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## Main Idea and Supporting Details

In this series, your fourth grader will practice identifying the main idea and highlighting supporting details. As they parcel out key details from text guides, your child will be able to hone in on a text's overarching message — and improve their overall reading comprehension skills!
This set of resources has your fourth graders identifying the main idea and supporting details. As they parcel out key details from text guides, students will hone in on a text's overarching message — and improve their overall reading comprehension skills!
Strong and Supportive Details in Informational Texts
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Strong and Supportive Details in Informational Texts
In this worksheet, learners will practice identifying supporting ideas, then follow a prompt to write an informational paragraph of their own.
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Underline Key Details
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Underline Key Details
Students underline key details, such as vocabulary and important information, to strengthen reading comprehension.
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Cause and Effect with Comic Strips
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Cause and Effect with Comic Strips
Pow! Bam! Splat! In this integrated reading and science lesson, students will explore the relationship between cause and effect. They will get creative and create cause-and-effect comic strips!
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Words That Show Cause and Effect
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Words That Show Cause and Effect
This lesson helps students recognize cause-and-effect relationships in fiction and nonfiction writing by identifying clue words. It can be used on its own or as a precursor to Cause and Effect with Comic Strips.
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Roll up your sleeves and get out the magnifying glasses! In this lesson, your students will practice finding supportive details and examples in informational texts.
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Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
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Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
Help your ELs familiarize themselves with prepositional phrases as they search for supporting details in nonfiction texts. This lesson could stand alone or be taught prior to teaching the Detective Reading lesson.
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## Organizing Informational Writing

Practice writing strong essay introductions and conclusions, as well as organizing ideas prior to drafting. Help your child increase reader engagement by integrating personal anecdotes into their pieces. Once published, encourage your child to share their work!
Practice writing strong essay introductions and conclusions, as well as organizing ideas prior to drafting. Help students increase reader engagement by integrating personal anecdotes into their pieces. Once published, encourage your students to read and respond to their classmates' work.
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Children learn to plan and organize their compositions with this writing prompt and template.
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Organize Your Informational Essay: Favorite Activity
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Organize Your Informational Essay: Favorite Activity
Children learn to plan and organize their compositions with this writing prompt and template.
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Children learn to plan and organize their compositions with this writing prompt and template.
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Personal Stories in Informational Writing
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Personal Stories in Informational Writing
Encourage students to develop an informational paragraph using a personal anecdote!
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This two-page practice template guides young authors through the process of writing strong hooks, including tips, best practices, and common pitfalls.
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Conclusions for Informational Writing
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Conclusions for Informational Writing
Train your students to write a strong conclusion essay with this worksheet. Your students will read an example, review the steps, and write their own conclusion paragraph.
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