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    We are currently reading our Historical Fiction Books. Share a GoogleDoc with your Book Club members and respond to your reading.

    • American Revolution- 1776-1777

      *Freedom’s Fire
    • Immigration and Ellis Island- 1912, 1916

      *A Name of Honor
    • The Great Depression- 1924-1936

      *A Long Way from Chicago
    • World War II- 1943

      *Number the Stars

    • Sadako- 1943-1955

      *Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

    • Segregation- 1954, 1957, 

      Civil Rights Movement 1963

      *The Watsons go to Birmingham

    The Fourth Graders have finished researching The American Revolution in Units of Study.

    U.S. History

     Paul Revere's Engraving

    “Give me liberty, or give me death!” speech video link
    "Liberty's Kids Samuel Adams Speech" video
    “No More King!” video link

     

    The Nelson Fourth Graders have finished reading The Tiger Rising in Units of Study: Interpreting Characters. The students focused on the character traits of the protagonist, antagonist, and supporting characters and how they communicate the theme. 

     

     

    Digital ReadWorks
     
     
    Greek Mythology for Kids
     
    Greek Myths 4 Kids
     
    National Geographic for Kids Myths 
     
     
    Raz Kids

    “I Can” Common Core!

    4th Grade Reading
     
    I Can Read and Understand Fourth Grade Fiction RL.4.10

     I can explain a story by referring to details and examples in the text. RL.4.1
     I can make conclusions about an author’s meaning by thinking about the details and examples in the text (drawing conclusions). RL.4.1

     I can figure out the theme of a piece of fiction by thinking about the details in the text. RL.4.2

     I can summarize a piece of fiction in my own words. RL.4.2
     I can use specific details in a story to help me describe a character, setting or event in the story. RL.4.3

     I can figure out the meanings of words and phrases an author uses. RL.4.4

     I can understand words that may be derived from characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean). RL.4.4

     I can write and talk about the differences between poems, plays and fictional stories. RL.4.5

     I can refer to specific elements of poems (verse, rhythm, meter) and plays (characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when I write or talk about a piece of fiction. RL.4.5

     I can compare and contrast different stories by thinking about the different points of view. RL.4.6

     I can tell the difference between first- and third- person narrators. RL.4.6
     I can make connections between a written text and a dramatic interpretation of the same text. RL.4.7

     I can compare and contrast similar themes and events in stories, myths and traditional literature from different cultures. RL.4.9

    I Can Read and Understand Fourth Grade Nonfiction RI.4.10

     I can explain what a piece of nonfiction teaches me by referring to details and examples in the text. RI.4.1

     I can figure out the main idea in nonfiction by thinking about the details in the text. RI.4.2

     I can summarize a piece of nonfiction in my own words. RI.4.2
     I can explain why and how events, procedures, ideas or concepts in historical, scientific or technical texts happened by using the information presented. RI.4.3

     I can understand the meanings of words and phrases in fourth grade science and social studies texts. RI.4.4

     I can describe how various forms of nonfiction are structured (e.g., time order, comparison, cause & effect or problem & solution). RI.4.5

     I can compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic. RI.4.6

     I can interpret and use information from charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations or other internet presentations to understand nonfiction. RI.4.7

     I can explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. RI.4.8

     I can use information from two different texts on the same topic to help me write or speak knowledgeably about the topic. RI.4.9

    I Can Read With the Fluency and Accuracy it Takes to Understand Fourth

    Grade Texts . RF.4.4

     I can use context to check my understanding of fourth grade text, and reread if necessary. RF.4.4 

     
    Daily 5 Literacy
    Read to Self, Work on Writing, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, and Word Work 
     
     Cafe Strategies

     

     
     
     
     
    Remember to read at home daily!