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Fraction Fling - Naming Fractions

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General information about bats.


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Respiratory System


Circulatory System


All Systems Go


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Fourth Grade Common Lab Writing Prompt

Pourquoi Tales

Earth Science Intorduction

Fourth Grade Narrative

Point of View / Problem

Your first step is to build a few characters and select the point of view your narrative will have.  This should be related to the problem of the main character.  In a good narrative, your main character begins the story with a want or a need!  (Otherwise there is not a point and your story will be boring!  Who wants to read a snory? LOL!)  So here we go!!!


Character Development Exercise!

So, to help plan your narrative, complete this exercise on your worksheet!  The red is to be completed and is already on your worksheet!  The black is to help you understand what you are working on!  If your teacher is a mess and doesn't have the worksheet...  Please be nice and just use a piece of lined paper in your notebook!  This may also be a good idea if you tend to lose papers!  You will only need to write the red items below!


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Main Character

Name __________________ the ____________ _____________ _____________

For example in Akiak, it was Akiak the wise, and brave sled dog


Main Character's Family Members and three words to describe them:

______________ - ________________ ________________ ________________

______________ - ________________ ________________ ________________

______________ - ________________ ________________ ________________

Remember, you will need to use family members as part of your story!

Main Character's Friends and three words to describe them:

______________ - ________________ ________________ ________________

______________ - ________________ ________________ ________________

______________ - ________________ ________________ ________________

You already have seven characters to use in your narrative!  Wahoo!

Main Character's Antogonist Character and three words to describe them:

______________ - ________________ ________________ ________________

______________ - ________________ ________________ ________________

______________ - ________________ ________________ ________________

These are the conflict characters.  Since you must have building conflict, you must have one conflict character.  Remember!!!  The conflict can start out small and stay between the main character and one conflict character, or you may have more than one  conflict character.  I highly recommend that you relate one of these conflict characters to the want or need of the character!



The following section may use ideas or characters from above, or they may be brand new ideas!  In other words the greatest wish might be related to the want or the need of the main character.  The Greatest fear may also be related to the beginning want or need, or to the conflicts you listed!  The powerful influence may be a family member or a friend, or another new character!  Get it??? 

Main Character's Greatest Wish and three words to describe it:

______________ - ________________ ________________ ________________

Main Character's Greatest Fear and three words to describe it:

______________ - ________________ ________________ ________________

Main Character's Most Powerful Influence and three descriptive words:

______________ - ________________ ________________ ________________

Main Character's Most Helpful Character and three words to describe them:

______________ - ________________ ________________ ________________

Our Grade Level Big Idea... Everything Changes Over Time!

Fourth Grade ELA

Math Critical Areas

Three critical areas:

  1. developing understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends
  2. developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers
  3. understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties,such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, particular angle measures, and symmetry.

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