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Nancy Lillo


 Welcome to Fourth Grade!  
I am so excited to be able to teach you English Language Arts this school year!  We will be reading a lot.  Book Reports and Choice Boards will be due on a regular basis (more information coming soon). We will be using i-Ready for assessment and growth measures.  Please be sure to log in to your student email and Google Classroom each day. 
Looking forward to a great year!
Mrs. Lillo
 
**Parents, please update your email addresses in Final Forms. This will allow us to communicate more effectively. Thank you! 
**Parents, each student has been assigned a school email. You can reach this email by logging in to your child's account at studentfirstname.studentlastname@mohawkstudent.org.  Please check email for messages from your teachers each day!
 
**i-Ready teacher assigned lessons should be completed first, then work on other lessons as they come available.
 
***READ!  Read your chapter books, do book reports (you can use notebook paper, if necessary), read to a sibling, read to your parents, read to your pets, read to yourself! See below for the actual book report format.


**Below are the three different options for book reports. Read a chapter book, third grade level or above, and complete one book report. 
 

ACE Book Report—1 Trait

Name:___________________________

Title:__________________________________________________________

Author:________________________________________

Write a paragraph using the ACE method to answer the following question. (Make sure your paragraph has 5 sentences.)

RestAte the question (1 sentence).

Cite evidence (3 sentences).

Explain your answer (1 sentence).  How does your evidence fit with your topic sentence?

What character trait would you use to describe a character in your book? Give three reasons from the text that support the trait you have chosen.  Make sure you tell about the character and his or her name.

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ACE Book Report—Disagreeable

Name:___________________________

Title:__________________________________________________________

Author:________________________________________

Write a paragraph using the ACE method to answer the following prompt. (Make sure your paragraph has 5 sentences.)

RestAte the question (1 sentence).

Cite evidence (3 sentences).

Explain your answer (1 sentence).  How does your evidence fit with your topic sentence?

Choose a character from your book that you do not like.  Tell why you didn’t like the character.  Cite evidence from the text to show what about the character was unlikable.

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ACE Book Report--Informational

Name:___________________________

Title:__________________________________________________________

Author:________________________________________

Write a paragraph using the ACE method to answer the following question. (Make sure your paragraph has 5 sentences.)

RestAte the question (1 sentence).

Cite evidence (3 sentences).

Explain your answer (1 sentence).  How does your evidence fit with your topic sentence?

What do you know now that you didn’t know before you read this book?  Tell three details that support this new information.  

Grade 4 E.L.A. Curriculum Map

In Depth Questions for Independent Reading

*Parents, ask your child some of these questions to get the conversation started about the book they have chosen!

1. What do you think will happen next in your book? Why?

2. What character do you like least? Why?

3. What character do you like the most? Why?

4. The part of this chapter that surprised me was…

5. Is there a problem in the story? Describe it. How is it solved?

6. The setting of the story is_______. I know this because________.

7. Who is the main character? Describe him/her using at least three adjectives.

8. What advice would you give to a character in your book? Why?

9. The lesson I learned from this story was…

10.In what ways are you like a character in the book? Explain.

11.If you had been the main character in the story, would you have acted differently? Why or why not?

12.If you could trade places with one of the characters, who would it be and why?

13. How do you feel about this story? Would you recommend it to someone else? Why or why not?

14. What is/was the best part of the story? Why?

15. Summarize the chapter you read. What are the most important events? Did you learn anything new about the characters?

16. If you were the author, what would you change in the story? Why would you make that change?

17. Is what you read believable? Why or why not?

18. Pretend you are interviewing the main character of the story. What two questions would you ask them?

19. What do you think will happen next in the story/chapter? or What do you think would happen if the author wrote a sequel to the book?

20. What do you remember most from the story?

Informational Books:

21. What is the main idea of the non-fiction selection that you read? How do you know?

22. What are three interesting facts you learned by reading this informational chapter?

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