We are SO excited to be your teachers in the fall! We hope you have many exciting adventures this summer, and of course, we hope you enjoy the fourth grade reading selections! We want these books to be fresh in your mind when you return to school in September, and we also want to introduce you to some of the big ideas we will discuss in fourth grade (like characterization, theme, plot, and conflict). With that said, we have attached a graphic organizer for each book you will read. Please complete the nonfiction graphic organizer for What is the Declaration of Independence?by Michael C. Harris. Please complete the “Five Finger Retell” for The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, as well as the animal research extension. Finally, please complete “Searching for a Theme” for Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo.
These graphic organizers will be collected on the first day of school, and we will enjoy literary extension activities in class.