Q4, W6

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #6
Unit of InstructionFSA Review/FSA Reading Test Week/Endangered Species Project
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.4.RI.1.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.


LAFS.4.RI.3.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.


LAFS.4.RI.3.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.


LAFS.4.L.1.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
Classroom Activities

FSA Review Activities:

  • I have analyzed the data from VLT 3.  Our review activities will focus on the standards that the students struggled with the most on the VLT(listed above). 
  • “Combining Sentences!” task cards
  • “Look in a Book-Nouns”; “Noun Finder” activities
  • “What’s the difference between their, they’re, there, theirs, and there’s?” worksheets
  • Brain Pop and Brain Pop Jr.: Grammar videos 
  • Text feature practice on IXL 
  • “Finding the Main Idea with Non-fiction Text”
  • “Author’s Purpose Sort-Persuade, Inform, or Entertain”
  • I-Ready Reading
  • Students will continue to work on their endangered species project in class.
Assignments Due

No homework or spelling quiz this week. 🙂

Students will be taking the Reading FSA this week on Wednesday and Thursday.  Please make sure your child arrives to school on time, well rested, and with a full belly. 🙂  We will not have an early release day on Wednesday; it will be a normal dismissal time due to testing. 

*Students can practice reading skills on IXL.  They can search text features, author’s purpose, main idea, and grammar; they should then select a related activity under fourth grade. This is not required, but would be beneficial in reinforcing what we are reviewing in class. 

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