I am so excited to begin our nonfiction reading unit. By learning to how to use information presented in various types of nonfiction material, students will prepare to use the multitude of expository texts that readers of all ages encounter daily, including newspapers, brochures, magazines, instruction manuals, recipes, and maps. Students will learn the tools of reading nonfiction, and use think-aloud strategies to prepare to read the selection. They will identify graphic aids and understand their importance.
- Get an introduction to nonfiction texts and identify what they already know about this genre
- Prepare to read a nonfiction article by building background knowledge and learning key vocabulary
- Learn about text features associated with types of nonfiction
- Learn about different text structures used in nonfiction and identify the text structure of a specific passage
- Check their comprehension skills and apply what they’ve learned to their own writing
- Students will be able to plot their realistic fiction story ideas using a story mountain.
- Students will begin their realistic fiction drafts
4th Grade OBJECTIVES
- Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.
- Multiply numbers ending in zeroes
- Multiply a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number
- Identify the properties of multiplication
5th Grade OBJECTIVES
- Multiply and divide by one-and two-digit numbers
- Solve multiplication and division equations using mental math