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# This Week in Fourth Grade

Week 3

## Long Vowel Spelling Patterns

Encourage your child to notice patterns in words that have a long vowel sound to help them see how words have similar spelling patterns.
After students have built their confidence with common long-vowel patterns, you can introduce them to some less common patterns. Word sorting is great to way to help kids notice vowel pairs and teams.
Long A Vowel Word Sort
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Long A Vowel Word Sort
Kids sort long A vowel words in this worksheet.
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Long "e" Sound
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Long "e" Sound
The sentences on this worksheet are missing a word, each containing the long "e" sound. Choose words from the box to complete each sentence!
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Long "u" Sound
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Long "u" Sound
Is your second grader learning her vowels? This worksheet helps kids recognize long-vowel patterns and spell them correctly.
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Long "i" Sound
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Long "i" Sound
These sentences are each missing a word, and each missing word has the long "i" sound! Your child will choose words from the box to complete each sentence.
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Long "o" Sound
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Long "o" Sound
In this worksheet, choose words from the box to complete each sentence. This worksheet helps kids recognize long-vowel patterns and spell them correctly.
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Long and Short Vowel Sort
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Long and Short Vowel Sort
Time to shop! Kids must sort short and long vowel words at the toy store.
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## Number Comparisons

Remind your child to start with the highest place value when comparing numbers. For example, kids should look at the value of the thousands place before moving onto the hundreds place.
Remind your students to start with the highest place value when comparing two numbers. For example, when comparing 3,649 and 2,700, students should start in the thousands place and see that 3 thousands is greater than 2 thousands.
Multiplication and Comparison
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Multiplication and Comparison
Is your math whiz up for this challenge? Let him combine his skills at multiplication and comparison for a mathematically rewarding experience!
Math
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Place Value Practice: Part I
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Place Value Practice: Part I
Kids compare numbers written in different ways with this worksheet.
Math
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Dice Game: Bullseye
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Dice Game: Bullseye
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Place Value Practice: Part II
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Place Value Practice: Part II
Kids compare numbers in this place value worksheet.
Math
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Play Cards for Place Value
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Play Cards for Place Value
Is your child struggling to remember the rules of place value? Here's a fun series of hands-on activities to help your child put the value in place value!
Math
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Comparing Multi-Digit Numbers
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Comparing Multi-Digit Numbers
This elucidating Education.com exercise will show students working with multiplication, division, addition, or subtraction how to compare multi digit numbers.
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Let's Compare Whole Numbers
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Let's Compare Whole Numbers
Equip your students with three great strategies to analyze place value and compare whole numbers up to the thousands place.
Math
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## Exploring the Classroom Library: Nonfiction

Read some nonfiction texts with your child this week. You might find age-appropriate articles online, in your local newspaper, or in a kids' magazine.
As you're developing routines during the first few weeks of school, explain how the classroom library is organized. Students can learn about different genres and even help sort books into these categories.
Examples of Nonfiction
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Examples of Nonfiction
Familiarize with the nonfiction genre by thinking about all the nonfiction you read or see each day.
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What is Biography?
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What is Biography?
Learn all about the biography genre, including autobiography and journalism, and read some classic excerpts from its famous authors.
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What is a Memoir?
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What is a Memoir?
Do you know what a memoir is? This worksheet will tell you and show you some great examples from famous memoirs.
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What is Nonfiction?
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What is Nonfiction?
Learn about famous nonfiction writers such as Henry David Thoreau and Jack London in this fun worksheet, then try writing some nonfiction yourself.
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Fiction Vs. Nonfiction
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Fiction Vs. Nonfiction
Learn to separate fact from fiction with this comparative worksheet.
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Nonfiction Genres
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Nonfiction Genres
In this lesson, your students will explore the library in search of various genres of nonfiction texts. Teach this lesson at the beginning of the year to familiarize your students with the structure and organization of the library.
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Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Lesson plan
Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
This lesson helps your ELs identify the role of coordinating conjunctions and compound sentences in nonfiction texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson to Nonfiction Genres.
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## Realistic Fiction: Planning

Read your child a realistic fiction story and discuss key features, such as the story's characters, setting, and events.
A story arc can be a great planning tool when writing a realistic fiction piece. Students can think about rising and falling actions, the climax, and the resolution.
Sports Writing For Kids
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Sports Writing For Kids
Past, present and future tense is an important part of sports writing. For kids practicing their essay writing skills this worksheet will be a ball!
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Writing Instructions
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Writing Instructions
Help your child learn to write clearly and concisely by writing her own set of "how to" instructions.
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Writing for an Audience
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Writing for an Audience
Get to know your readers with this practice prompt, to help kids learn the importance of writing for an audience.
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Story Mountain Realistic Fiction Graphic Organizer
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Story Mountain Realistic Fiction Graphic Organizer
Kids plot out a realistic fiction story with this graphic organizer.
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Creative Writing for Kids: Restaurant Owner
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Creative Writing for Kids: Restaurant Owner
Encourage your fourth graders to put their writing skills and imagination to good use by imagining that they are opening up a restaurant and writing about it!
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Kids are naturally curious! Use this lesson to inspire them to research a topic they are interested in. Students will use a graphic organizer to take notes on various sources and present their information to their peers.
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