# This Week in Fourth Grade

Week 40

## Grammar Review

As summer approaches, review a variety of grammar concepts as you wrap up the school year with your child. Notice what concepts are tricky, and spend some time going over them again.
As summer approaches, review a variety of grammar concepts as you wrap up the school year with your students. Notice what concepts are tricky for students, and spend some time going over them again. Send home additional worksheets or resources to support them during the summer months.
Superlative Rule Followers
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Superlative Rule Followers
Students will learn three rules to help them turn a simple adjective into a comparative or superlative.
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Superlative Rule Breakers
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Superlative Rule Breakers
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In this writing exercise, students will practice crafting richer, complex sentence combinations using conjunctions and adverb phrases.
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Subtle Changes
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Subtle Changes
Give your students practice in noticing suffixes and identifying changes in word meanings.
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Possession Obsession Practice
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Possession Obsession Practice
Have you figured out apostrophes? After learning this super easy rule for how to use possessive apostrophes, students will gracefully dance their way through any expression that shows possession.
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## Fractions Review

End the school year with a solid review of fractions! Your child should feel confident adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions with a whole number before entering fifth grade. Try relating fractions with decimals so that they can move fluidly between the two formats, and encourage your child to write their own word problems with fractions as well.
End the school year with a solid review of fractions! Fourth graders should feel confident adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions with a whole number before entering fifth grade. Try relating fractions with decimals so that students can move fluidly between the two formats. Have students explore writing their own word problems with fractions for their peers to solve.
Multiplying Fractions Word Problems #2
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Multiplying Fractions Word Problems #2
Give your students the chance to interpret, set up, and solve problems involving multiplying fractions.
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Practicing Fractions: Largest to Smallest
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Practicing Fractions: Largest to Smallest
Here's a challenging math worksheet for your 4th grader: your child must put each set of fractions in order from greatest to least.
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Multiply Mixed Numbers with Whole Numbers
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Multiply Mixed Numbers with Whole Numbers
Multiplying mixed numbers and whole numbers: it looks rather complicated, but it's actually a matter of learning just a few steps.
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Packed with fraction addition and subtraction problems, this worksheet is sure to provide the extra practice your child needs.
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Fraction Wars
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Fraction Wars
Help kids master fractions with the fun, fast-paced, math comparison game Fraction Wars. After a review, students are split into pairs to practice quickly comparing fractions with different numerators and denominators.
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Strategies for Comparing Fractions
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Strategies for Comparing Fractions
Help your students see the variety of strategies they can use to compare fractions! Students will compare their strategies with that of their classmates. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support for the lesson Fraction Wars.
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Converting Fractions with Gems
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Converting Fractions with Gems
Kids uncover gemstones from rock and write improper/mixed fractions.
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Give your child a variety of reading comprehension practice to keep them on their toes over the summer! It is crucial for your child to not only read for pleasure during the summer, but also to continue practicing their reading comprehension skills. Use these resources as quick practice pieces to allow them to keep their skills in check when it comes to higher order comprehension, including inferences and character analysis.
Offer students a variety of reading comprehension practice to keep them on their toes over the summer! It is crucial for students to not only read for pleasure during the summer, but also to continue practicing their reading comprehension skills. Use these resources as quick practice pieces to allow them to keep their skills in check when it comes to higher order comprehension, including inferences and character analysis.
Chocolate: A Short and Sweet History
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Chocolate: A Short and Sweet History
In this fascinating worksheet, children learn about the history of chocolate, from its ancient ceremonial use to the invention of the chocolate candy bar.
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Characters in Books
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Characters in Books
Young readers practice analyzing characters in a work of fiction with this five-page reading comprehension worksheet.
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Weather Science: Heat Waves
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Weather Science: Heat Waves
When your child's earth science studies heat up, hand him this worksheet about heat waves and the forces behind them.
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Alice in Wonderland Characters
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Alice in Wonderland Characters
Explore characters in literature by getting inside of the most famous Alice in Wonderland character's head: Alice herself.
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Use this half-sheet graphic reading log to help students write simple summaries.
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Reading reflection topics like theme, problems, and solutions can be challenging concepts for young readers. Help your students make sense of these literary elements using dynamic organizers that draw comparisons between fiction texts.
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Figuring Out the Theme
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Figuring Out the Theme
Most stories have a message for the reader! Help students determine a story's theme so that kids are prepared to compare stories with similar themes. Use this on its own or as support to the lesson Head to Head Fiction Reflections.
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## Summer Writing: Variety!

The best kind of summer writing is your child's favorite kind. Give your child lots of options and watch their enthusiasm grow! Before the summer break begins, encourage your child spend some time reflecting on their summer plans and to brainstorm a list of summer writing topics.
The best kind of summer writing is your students' favorite kind! Give your class lots of options and watch their enthusiasm grow! Before they depart for the break, encourage your class to spend some time reflecting on their summer plans and to brainstorm a list of summer writing topics.
Make a Travel Brochure for Brazil
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Make a Travel Brochure for Brazil
This is a fun writing worksheet to go along with watching the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil.
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A Sporting Event Writing Worksheet
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A Sporting Event Writing Worksheet
This worksheet asks kids to weigh the pros and cons of hosting a sporting event, and then write a 5-paragraph essay for or against hosting in their city.
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Writing Workshop: Everyday Writing
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Writing Workshop: Everyday Writing
Let your young writer relax by practicing writing notes to friends, journal entries, and even a grocery list!
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Letter Template
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Letter Template
Help your students write letters to a pen pal, faraway relative, and others! This letter template gives students practice writing formal letters — like persuasive or business correspondence — and friendly, informal letters.
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Creative Writing: Under the Sea
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Creative Writing: Under the Sea
Being a fish might be fun! Your young writer can write his own under the sea story with this creative writing prompt.
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Sharing Beauty
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Sharing Beauty
Children reflect on ways they have cared for themselves, others, and the Earth before building a garden to share beauty with others in their community.
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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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