# This Week in Fourth Grade

Week 32

## Verbs

Verbs are more than action words, often contributing a subtle yet essential role in a sentence. Help your child make the distinction between helping and linking verbs in the resources below. Be sure to allow your child ample time to explore verbs and gain confidence.
Verbs are more than action words, often contributing a subtle yet essential role in a sentence. Help your students make the distinction between helping and linking verbs in the resources below. Be sure to allow your students ample time to explore verbs and gain confidence.
Found It! Irregular Past-Tense Verbs
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Found It! Irregular Past-Tense Verbs
In this worksheet, learners will practice using irregular forms of past-tense verbs.
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Helping Verbs and Linking Verbs Story
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Helping Verbs and Linking Verbs Story
Linking and helping verbs may not be the most exciting or understood verbs — but they are still important! Learn and practice these parts of speech with this interactive activity.
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Linking and helping verbs may not be the most exciting or understood verbs — but they are still important! Learn and practice these parts of speech with this interactive activity.
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Verbs Working Together: Helping and Linking Verbs
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Verbs Working Together: Helping and Linking Verbs
Linking and helping verbs may not be the most exciting or understood verbs — but they are still important! Learn and practice these parts of speech. Learn and practice these parts of speech with this lesson that incorporates interactive exercises.
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Helping Verbs 2
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Helping Verbs 2
Give students a helping hand with this exercise that explains and gives examples of helping verbs.
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Choose Verb Tense 2
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Choose Verb Tense 2
In addition to different tenses, helping, linking, and descriptive verbs, there are many other types that need review.
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## Introduction to Decimals

Leap into decimals! When introducing decimals, tenths, and hundredths place, review the place value of whole numbers as well. Remind your child that digits to the right of the decimal point represent a value of less than one. Connecting decimals to their equivalent fractions can further help your child understand these concepts.
Leap into decimals! When introducing decimals, tenths, and hundredths place, review the place value of whole numbers as well. Remind students that digits to the right of the decimal point represent a value of less than one. Connecting decimals to their equivalent fractions can further help students understand these concepts.
Show Me the Money: Decimals and Fractions
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Show Me the Money: Decimals and Fractions
Learners will relate their understanding of decimals and fractions to money math in this practice worksheet.
Math
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Sunny Day Decimals: Round and Compare
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Sunny Day Decimals: Round and Compare
This sunny worksheet reviews math concepts like rounding to the nearest decimal, and using greater than, less than, and equal to symbols to compare a set of decimal numbers.
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Ordering Decimals
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Ordering Decimals
Learners must order decimals from largest to smallest to decode a secret message this playful practice worksheet.
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Are your students hungry for math? In this lesson, students pretend to order their favorite takeout foods with their classmates all while practicing rounding decimals so that they know what to expect when the bill comes!
Math
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Boost your students' confidence in verbally sharing their math processes using grade-level vocabulary! This lesson on rounding decimals can be taught on its own or as support for the lesson Menu Math: Rounding Decimals.
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Comparing Decimal Numbers 1
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Comparing Decimal Numbers 1
Students will gain a solid foundation in comparing decimal numbers by working through this exercise.
Math
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## Author's Point of View

Introduce the concept of first-, second-, and third-person point of view by practicing it out loud. Ask your child to tell you a story using each of the three voices. They can then do this with familiar works of literature to identify an author's point of view and purpose. Another idea is to offer your child a passage and ask them to convert the author's voice from first to third person, or vice versa. How does the perspective shift when the voice changes?
Introduce the concept of first-, second-, and third-person point of view by practicing it out loud. In small groups, ask students to speak to each other using each of the three perspectives. They can then do this with familiar works of literature to identify an author's point of view and purpose. Another idea is to offer students a passage and ask them to convert the author's voice from first to third person, or vice versa. How does the perspective shift when the voice changes?
Point of View
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Point of View
Young readers will discover how to identify the point of view of a story or text in this literacy worksheet.
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Identify the Author's Purpose
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Identify the Author's Purpose
Authors persuade, inform, and entertain through various types of writing! Students set out to identify the author’s purpose.
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Point of View Writing for Kids
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Point of View Writing for Kids
Learn to identify first, second, and third person perspective in writing!
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First vs. Third Person Narration
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First vs. Third Person Narration
Students are asked to distinguish between first and third person narration as well as fiction or nonfiction writing.
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Two Points of View
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Two Points of View
Are your students ready to see narratives from a different perspective? This reading lesson will get students excited about discovering first- and third-person points of view.
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Who Is Telling the Story?
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Who Is Telling the Story?
Help your ELs see the connection between nouns and pronouns and the author's point of view, or perspective, in fiction and nonfiction texts. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support for the lesson Two Points of View.
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## Persuasive and Argument Writing

Writing a convincing persuasive essay — with a solid claim and supporting evidence — is an invaluable lifelong skill. Consider suggesting relevant local or state issues as persuasive writing topics. This will motivate your child to state their opinion on the matter effectively!
Writing a convincing persuasive essay — with a solid claim and supporting evidence — is an invaluable lifelong skill. Consider making current school issues the assignment topic; your students will be motivated to state their opinions persuasively.
Oreo Persuasive Writing
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Oreo Persuasive Writing
Hook your students with this cookie-themed exercise that will teach the basics of strong persuasive writing.
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Argument Writing: Respond to a Formal Letter
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Argument Writing: Respond to a Formal Letter
Young writers will write a persuasive letter in response to a formal letter.
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Argument Writing: Persuasive Letters
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Argument Writing: Persuasive Letters
In this exercise, your young writers will write a persuasive letter to a person of their choice.
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Argument Writing: Parts of an Argument
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Argument Writing: Parts of an Argument
Introduce your students to the five parts of an effective argument.
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Argument Writing: Parts of an Argument #2
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Argument Writing: Parts of an Argument #2
Young writers will practice identifying the five parts of an effective argument before writing their own argument.
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Argument Writing: Match the Evidence
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Argument Writing: Match the Evidence
While playing this fun memory game, students will find a piece of evidence that supports each claim.
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