Monthly Archives: September 2012

Resources for “Grandfather’s Journey”

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This week, we are reading Grandfather’s Journey” in our Houghton Mifflin reading anthology.  Here are some resources to increase your comprehension and enjoyment of this reading selection.

Click on “Meet the Author” to learn about the author and illustrator.

Comprehension:  Click on Comprehension Quiz to test your understanding of the story and prepare for Friday’s Reading Test.

Vocabulary:  Click on e-Word Game to play a game while practicing this week’s vocabulary words.  Click on Flashcards to practice the vocabulary words with flashcards.  Click on Matching Game or Concentration Game or Wordsearch to play games that practice the vocabulary words.

Grammar:  Click on Subject/Predicate Practice to practice the grammar topic for this week.  Click on Subject/Predicate Video to watch a music video on subjects and predicates.

Test your ability to identify subjects and predicates with this quiz!

Writing:  Learn about haiku.  Write your own haiku on the Haiku Hero game!

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Resources for “Akiak”

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Last week, we read “Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod”  in our Houghton Mifflin reading anthology.  Here are some resources to increase your comprehension and enjoyment of this reading selection.

Click on “Meet the Author” to learn about the author/illustrator.    Click on Robert J. Blake’s Website to go directly to the author’s awesome website.

Click on The Official Site of the Iditarod to learn much more about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race through videos, maps, news and articles.

Click on the video to watch a video about Syberian Huskies in the Iditarod.

Click on Flashcards to study our vocabulary words, play games, and test yourself.   Click on Matching Game to play a matching game with our vocabulary words.  Click on Word Search to complete an online word search of the vocabulary words.

Click on e-Word Game to practice the vocabulary words.

Click on Akiak Study Guide and Work Packet to download our class work for the week.

Post comments about the story, the author, and/or the Iditarod for extra credit (and earn $$ funny money $$ for Friday’s auction!).

Getting to Know You!

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Howdy 4th Graders!

My favorite academic subject  is writing!  What is yours?  Use this poll to let me know.

Sincerely,
Ms. Rankin

Welcome New 4th-Grade Writers!

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Welcome to our Rankin-File Writing blog!

We are a 4th grade class of English Language Learners at Pomona Elementary School in Newport Mesa Unified School District.

We will share our writing here on our writing blog.

The purpose of our writing blog is to express ourselves and enjoy the writing process.

Express!  Impress!! Press on!!! :) my prolific students,

Ms. Rankin