# This Week in Year four

Week 11

## Compound Words

Challenge your child to identify compound words. Discuss the meaning of the separate word parts and see how meanings change when the compound word is formed.
It is important to teach students the two different types of compound words, open and closed. Be sure to explain the differences so your students use them correctly in their writing.
Identify & Use Compound Words
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Identify & Use Compound Words
Learners will read six sentences to identify the compound word, then use that word in a sentence of their own.
Year 4
Worksheet
Compound Words: Match, Meaning, and Draw
Worksheet
Compound Words: Match, Meaning, and Draw
Children will draw from a word bank to form five new compound words, then write and illustrate their meaning.
Year 4
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Compound Words in Context
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Compound Words in Context
In this fill-in-the-blanks grammar worksheet, students will use context clues to complete 10 sentences with the correct compound word.
Year 4
Worksheet
Compound Creations
Worksheet
Compound Creations
Compound words come to life in this fun worksheet that invites children to create an illustration to represent each of six compound words.
Year 4
Worksheet
Compound Words: Creating Words & Sentences
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Compound Words: Creating Words & Sentences
Learners will use their compound word know-how and creativity to create compound words and use them in a sentence.
Year 4
Worksheet
Meaning of Compound Words 1
Exercise
Meaning of Compound Words 1
Develop students’ skill at applying prefixes and suffixes with this exercise that demonstrates how compound words are formed.
Year 3
Exercise

## Properties of Multiplication

Understanding the different multiplication properties can be tricky for children, but it is important! Support your child by going over the properties and discussing similarities and differences. Challenge them to complete a single problem using each of the properties!
Use the different properties of multiplication to deepen students' understanding of the concept. Viewing one maths process in different forms enhances overall conceptual understanding.
Properties of Multiplication: Commutative
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Properties of Multiplication: Commutative
This worksheet introduces children to the commutative property, then uses a series of prompts to help them practise it.
Year 4
Maths
Worksheet
Properties of Multiplication: Distributive
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Properties of Multiplication: Distributive
Give your third grader some extra practise with one of the key properties of multiplication: distributive property.
Year 4
Maths
Worksheet
Properties of Multiplication: Identity
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Properties of Multiplication: Identity
This worksheet offers a variety of hands-on practise problems to help reinforce learners' understanding of the identity property.
Year 4
Maths
Worksheet
Associative Property of Multiplication
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Associative Property of Multiplication
Teach your students to recognise and use the associative property of multiplication.
Year 4
Maths
Lesson plan
Explore the Associative Property of Multiplication
Lesson plan
Explore the Associative Property of Multiplication
Use this lesson with your students to allow them to explore the associative property of multiplication by having deep discussions in small groups. Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside *Associative Property of Multiplication*.
Year 4
Maths
Lesson plan
One-Digit Multiplication and the Commutative Property
Exercise
One-Digit Multiplication and the Commutative Property
Explain to students how the commutative property plays out in multiplication problems with this exercise.
Year 4
Maths
Exercise

## Main Idea and Supporting Details

It can take children a while to get the hang of identifying the main idea and supporting details. Make sure to practise with your child by reading paragraphs and discussing what they are mostly about. Then, ask them what details helped them identify the main idea.
Identifying the main idea and supporting details is a reading skill that must be practiced again and again. It is a difficult one for students to grasp, so be sure to teach them a process to help them identify these important parts of any text!
Main Idea: Working Dogs
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Main Idea: Working Dogs
Children will be inspired by the many ways dogs help their human companions in this nonfiction reading comprehension worksheet.
Year 4
Worksheet
Main Idea: The Wright Brothers
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Main Idea: The Wright Brothers
This exercise gives your students practise using a graphic organizer to record the main idea and supporting details of a short text.
Year 4
Worksheet
Main Idea Multiple Choice
Worksheet
Main Idea Multiple Choice
Readers practise identifying the main idea in works of nonfiction in this two-page reading comprehension worksheet.
Year 4
Worksheet
Worksheet
Learners will practise identifying the main idea and supporting in works of nonfiction texts as they learn about the ocean.
Year 3
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In Search of the Main Idea
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In Search of the Main Idea
Young learners will love finding the main ideas in short informational texts. Featuring a bunch of fun worksheets, this lesson will help students learn about different topics while improving their reading skills.
Year 4
Lesson plan
Main ideas and Details
Lesson plan
Main ideas and Details
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand main idea and supporting details. They'll analyze non-fiction word, sentence, and paragraph structures. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the In Search of Main Ideas lesson.
Year 4
Lesson plan

## Introduction to Opinion Writing

Introduce your child to the wonderful world of persuasion! Discuss the different types of writing that they see in books, newspapers, and magazines. Talk to them about what makes a good opinion, and give them examples of how to back up their opinion with reasons and evidence.
Introduce your students to the wonderful world of opinion writing! Discuss the different types of writing that they see in books, newspapers, and magazines. Talk to them about what makes a good opinion, and give them examples of how to back up their opinion with reasons and evidence.
Opinion Graphic Organizer
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Opinion Graphic Organizer
Looking for an opinion graphic organizer for your learner? Check out this worksheet template that helps your child list an opinion, reasons, and conclusion.
Year 2
Worksheet
Writing an Opinion
Worksheet
Writing an Opinion
Challenge your outspoken learner to put their opinions down on paper, and practise writing persuasive text while they're at it.
Year 4
Worksheet
Opinion Writing: A Persuasion for the Persuasive
Worksheet
Opinion Writing: A Persuasion for the Persuasive
Children tap into their natural abilities in this worksheet that invites them to make a persuasive written argument!
Year 4
Worksheet
Tell Me About It! Writing Opinion Essays
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Tell Me About It! Writing Opinion Essays
Do your students have strong opinions? This lesson, which features a bunch of fun essay-building exercises, provides an outlet for young writers to express their opinions.
Year 4
Lesson plan
Lesson plan
Does your class enjoy watching movies? In this action-packed lesson, students will state their opinion on G vs. PG-rated movies in schools, and share three reasons to support it. No silent films here, as students will have a lot to say.
Year 4
Lesson plan
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