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4th grade - Steps to Success

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Gina Rigano

on 27 August 2013

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Transcript of 4th grade - Steps to Success

I am somebody. I was somebody when I came. I will be a better somebody when I leave. I am powerful. I am strong.
4th Grade
The 3 C's
Procedures and

Writing Process
5th Grade and beyond...
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Listen and at whomever is speaking.
Treat everyone with respect.
To show adults respect you should use -
"Ma'am" and "Sir" when speaking to them.
"Pleases" and "thank yous" will take you far.
Lines in the hallway are a reflection of you,
your class, your teacher, and your school.

You should always be
2.facing forwards
3.having your hands behind your back
remember to
Restroom Procedure
When you have to leave the classroom,
you should -
1. Make a fist and wait for me to
acknowledge and give permission.
(For water - hold up three fingers.)
2. Once permission has been given, you will
sign out by the door and take the hall pass.
You should know - you only get ONE chance to go per class period. So, use it wisely!
Pencil Routine
If, for some reason, you forget your pencil, or you find yourself without one - here is what you do.

1. Go to the pencil cup - it's the one with all of
the pencils.
2. Grab a pencil. Any pencil. They are all going to
work the same.
3. Write your name on the board neatly.
4. At the end of the class period/day, I will ask for
all pencils to be returned. At that time you
should return the pencil to the cup and erase
your name.
Pay attention...
4th grade is a new day.
We have A LOT of information to give you.
If you plan on moving forward, you are going to have to pay attention.
Common sense
keep an open mind
take a risk...
Literary Text
2. Poetry
3. Drama
fairy tales,
fables, myths...
Informational Text
1. Expository
2. Media
3. Literary Nonfiction
Genre specific skills
Main Idea
Text Structure
Text Features
Understanding and Analysis Across Genres
determine the meaning of words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots
use the context of a sentence to determine the meaning of unfamiliar or multiple meaning words
use a dictionary or glossary to determine the meanings, syllabication, and pronunciation of unknown words
make connections between literary and informational texts using textual evidence
Literary Text
Informational Text
Sequence and summarize the plot's main events and explain their influence on future events
summarize information in text, maintaining meaning and logical order
describe the interaction of characters, including their relationships and changes they go through
identify the narrator as 1st or 3rd person
make inferences about text using textual evidence
identify figurative language
describe the structural elements of drama
explain how structural elements of poetry relate to form
explain the lesson or message of a piece of fiction as its theme
use text features to gain an overview of the contenxt of text and to locate information
describe relationships among ideas in text organized by cause and effect, sequence , or comparison
summarize the main idea and supporting details in text
distinguish fact from opinion
determine the sequence of activities needed to carry out a procedure
explain factual information presented graphically
revise drafts for coherence, organization, use of simple and compound sentences, and audience
edit drafts for grammar, mechanics, and spelling
use and understand the function of the following parts of speech
1.verbs (irregular)
2.nouns (singular/plural, common/proper)
3.adjectives (descriptive, comparitive, superlative)
5.prepositions (prepositional phrases)
6.reflexive pronouns
7.correlative conjunctions
8.time order transition words
use the complete subject and predicate in a sentence
use correct subject-verb agreement
use capitalization
-capitalize historical documents/events
-titles of books, essays, and stories
-languages, races, and nationalities
recognize and use punctuation marks
-commas in a compound sentence
-quotation marks
spell words with more advanced patterns
-plural rules
-irregular plurals
-double consonants
-alternative sh- spellings
silent letters
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