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WELCOME TO MRS. COLE'S

 4TH GRADE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

 The best way to contact me is email at jenny.cole@dcsms.org

 

 

 

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Important Reminders

 

9/17-21 - Homecoming Week

 

 

 

 WEEK AT A GLANCE

 

 

      Grammar (next quiz: Sept 28)

 Our grammar skill this week will be run on sentences

 

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Vocabulary Words: (next quiz: Sept 21)

 hardship, seek, yearn, plead, experience, custom, dissimilar, focus, function, sensitive, critical, obstacle

 

 

 

 

  We work with our words daily through a variety of activities.  Students are assessed every 2 weeks. 

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Spelling: (next quiz: Sept 28)

explain, became, expect, until, it's, whether, weather, first, hurt, America

 

 

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Writing:

Unit: Personal Narrative

 

During this four-week unit, the students explore the genre of personal narrative and write about significant topics and events from their lives.

 

 Writing Focus: 

hear and discuss personal narratives

learn about a professional author's writing practice

generate writing ideas from their own lives

visualize sensory details

draft personal narratives, focusing on single, interesting events or topics from their own lives

 

 

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Reading:

 

Unit: Text Features

 

During this unit, the students use text features to better understand information in expository texts.  We will be reading non fiction text, explore text features, and compare first and second hand accounts of an event.

 

Mentor text: Shattering Earthquakes, "Food for Thought", Nineteenth Century Migration to America

 

 

 

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 Social Studies:

We will be reading and learning about natural disasters including earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes. 

We are studying, learning anW reading about famous African Americans including Harriet Tubman, Henry Box Brown and Rosa Parks.