WELCOME To Ms. Das’ Fourth Grade Class
English and Language Arts
Welcome Parents, Guardians, students, and other visitors:
Fourth Graders: It’s been a great year. I’m so happy to have gotten to know all my students!
Step One: Choose ONE Book from the following List:
- Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
- Double Dutch by Sharon Draper
- Federico Garcia Lorca
- Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
- The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
- The Million Dollar Kick by Dan Gutman
- The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
- Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
Step Two: Complete THREE activities from the list below:
A) Keep reading log/journal on the books read and make a list of words you have learned. Write the new word, copy the sentence in which it is used, write a definition using your own words, and draw a picture or a symbol which reminds you what the word means.
B) Write a paragraph telling about the title. Is it appropriate? Why not? If you feel it is not appropriate provide an alternate title and explain why this title is better.
C) Look through magazines for words and pictures that describe your book. Use these to create a collage on a bookmark. Write a summary of your book in the most compelling way you can on paper the size of a business card.
D) Design a poster to advertise your book. Be creative…use details…elaborate…use color! Try to make it 3-D or movable. Draw/Paint a multi-colored cover for your book. It must be different from any other cover for that book. Include important “book jacket” information.
E)Create a timeline of the major events in your book. Use drawings or magazine cutouts to show the events along the timeline. Label each event.
F) Write a character diary, writing at least six journal entries as if you are the main character in the story. Write down events that happen during the story and reflect on how they affected the character and why.
G) Write a poem about one of the characters.
H) Instead of traveling into the book, write a scene or story including pictures in which the character(s) travel out of the book into today.
I) Tape an interview with one of the characters in the book you read. Pretend that this character is being interviewed by a magazine or newspaper reporter. Write a script before taping in case you might want to ask the assistance of a partner.
J) Design a T-shirt that promotes your book.
K)Draw a portrait of the main character and write a summary to accompany your sketch.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR 2017 – 2018
Click on “Fourth Grade Supplies (1)”
Helpful Websites for Skills We Have Learned
Look at these videos
3 different perspectives (1st person, 2nd person, 3rd person):
Author’s Attitude (How the Author Feels)
Check out these websites for help with Author’s Purpose:
Check out these websites for help with Pronouns
Check out this website for help with possessives
Check out these websites for help with affixes
please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org