In 4th grade we will continue to work and build upon skills learned in 3rd grade. Some major areas of focus will be:
learning to pick out and read "just right" books
developing the ability to think deeper about characters and their motives
making judgments about a book and supporting those judgments with text details
diversity in the genre of books we read
pair fiction with non-fiction and learn how to merge both genres into our writing
Remember to read a minimum of 25 minutes each night (of course you are certainly welcome to read more than the minimum). This will help you prepare for your monthly book talk. Book talks on a "just right" book of your choosing are due each month beginning in October. Click below to open the guidelines sheet and grading rubric and schedule.
** First next book talk of the year is due Monday, November 28th****
Response to Literature (RTL)
Response to literature assignments will be an ongoing, year long assignment which will begin in October. Each child will receive an RTL notebook and will choose from a pre-selected menu to write their RTL about an independent book, Stortworks or Scholastic article. Letters are due twice a month. Assignments will be given out 2 weeks in advance and students are encouraged to work on the assignments a little bit each night at home. Letters must answer the question being asked as well as provide text evidence to support the answer. Letters can be handwritten or typed, but must be completed in the RTL notebook.
Monroe Boces Overdrive
Can't find a specific book you are looking for? Try using Overdrive!
Students have access to this online library of books through the Monroe #1 Boces website. Books can be downloaded to your computer/Kindle for listening or reading. The kids have had some instruction on how to log into this site. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Directions to log in to Overdrive
(or do a google search for Monroe #1 Boces Overdrive library system
2. To sign in, select Pittsford Central Schools
3. the username is... student last name student first name
4. the password is the student id with mc at the end
Username: hosbach kimberly
Once in, students can "borrow" books from the library. The books are automatically returned after a 2 week loan period.
1. Go to http://storyworks.scholastic.com/
2. Click on Student Sign-in and type the password hosbach160
3. Click on any issue to read the content