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# This Week in Year four

Week 25

## Root Words (tele, rupt, sign, spect)

Understanding the meanings of root words is an important piece of your child's foundation in language. Support your child by creating a root word journal or dictionary together. This will serve as a resource for your young learner while building vocabulary and reading more complex texts.
Understanding root words and their meanings is a foundational piece of language. This is crucial as students read more complex texts and come across unfamiliar words. Support your students by having them create a Root Word Dictionary to keep track of a variety of root words and their meanings.
Root Word Study: Rupt
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Root Word Study: Rupt
Understanding root words is crucial for learning the meaning of unfamiliar words and building vocabulary. Use this resource to study the root word RUPT.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root Word Study: Sign
Worksheet
Root Word Study: Sign
Use this resource to study the root word SIGN.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root Word Study: Spect
Worksheet
Root Word Study: Spect
Use this resource to study the root word SPECT.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root Word Ladder: Tele
Worksheet
Root Word Ladder: Tele
Practise the root word TELE with this word play worksheet, perfect for strengthening vocabulary skills.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root Words: "Tele" and "Sign"
Lesson plan
Root Words: "Tele" and "Sign"
Teaching your students about root words is a great way to strengthen their vocabulary and comprehension. Use this lesson to introduce the root words *tele* and *sign.*
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Root Words
Exercise
Root Words
Students will understand just where their vocabulary words come from with this root words exercise.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Exercise

## Word Problems & Mathematical Practices

Find ways to support your child with increasingly complex word problems. When tasked with solving a multi-step, mixed-operations word problem, have your child go back to the basics. Identify the question, pick out clue words, and work through the problem step by step. Help them figure out if it makes sense to add, subtract, multiply, or divide. For a fun challenge, encourage your child to write new word problems.
Teach your students to hone in on important information as they work through word problems. First, identify the question that is being asked; next, find the "clue words" that can guide students through the operations. After your students get a firm handle on solving multi-step word problems with mixed operations, challenge them to write their own.
Snack Time Multiplication
Worksheet
Snack Time Multiplication
Indulge in some delicious multiplication with this word problem worksheet that helps kids practise times tables and double-digit multiplication skills.
Year 4
Maths
Worksheet
Multiplication Word Problems
Worksheet
Multiplication Word Problems
It's a multiplication wonderland! Review those times tables with these multiplication word problems.
Year 4
Maths
Worksheet
Creatures of the Sea Word Problems
Worksheet
Creatures of the Sea Word Problems
Have your child help a few sea creatures figure out their number-filled questions by subtracting first and then multiplying with this word problem worksheet.
Year 4
Maths
Worksheet
Beach Multiplication
Worksheet
Beach Multiplication
Beach fun and multiplication? It's an unlikely pairing, but this word problem worksheet shows how handy multiplication can be in day-to-day activities.
Year 4
Maths
Worksheet
Year 4 Word Problems: Sea Creatures #4
Worksheet
Year 4 Word Problems: Sea Creatures #4
Have your little one help these ocean creatures deal with their day-to-day maths dilemmas with this multi-step word problem worksheet.
Year 4
Maths
Worksheet
Two-Step Word Problems with Mixed Operations - Gamified!
Lesson plan
Two-Step Word Problems with Mixed Operations - Gamified!
Students will have fun learning the Read, Draw, Write (RDW) strategy on two-step, mixed operation problems. First they will learn RDW, and then they will practise it in a game called Four in a Row.
Year 4
Maths
Lesson plan
Word Problem Comprehension
Lesson plan
Word Problem Comprehension
Make sure your students understand the word problem before they begin to solve it! Use this as a stand alone lesson or a pre-lesson for *Two-Step Word Problems with Mixed-Operations - Gamified!*
Year 4
Maths
Lesson plan
Three-Digit Subtraction with Borrowing Mountain Game
Game
Three-Digit Subtraction with Borrowing Mountain Game
Kids practise borrowing in this three-digit subtraction mountain-themed game.
Year 4
Maths
Game

## Compare & Contrast

Support your child as they master the important skill of identifying similarities and differences in the stories they read. Give your student short texts to practise on, using graphic organizers like venn diagrams and story maps to help them visually organise information.
Support your students as they master the important skill of identifying similarities and differences in the stories they read. Give your class short texts to practise on, using graphic organizers like venn diagrams and story maps to help them visually organise information.
Compare Story Elements
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Compare Story Elements
Use this resource to help your students track information as they compare and contrast the story elements from two fiction texts
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Fictional Stories: First Day at the New School
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Fictional Stories: First Day at the New School
In this exercise, your students will compare and contrast two fictional stories with the same characters.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Venn Diagram
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Graphic Organizer Template: Venn Diagram
Use this two-circle Venn diagram template in instruction, or as a guide for student work.
Worksheet
A Tale of Two Texts
Worksheet
A Tale of Two Texts
This compare and contrast exercise will give your students practise recording information about two similar fiction texts.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Similarities in the Stories
Worksheet
The Similarities in the Stories
Use this exercise with your students as they focus on finding the similarities between two short fiction texts.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Same or Different? You Decide!
Lesson plan
The Same or Different? You Decide!
Are the stories the same or different? You decide! Use this lesson with your students to practise comparing the story elements in two fictional stories written by the same author.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Focus on the Similarities
Lesson plan
Focus on the Similarities
Use this lesson to teach your students to describe the similarities between stories with words that signal comparison. This lesson can stand-alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *The Same or Different? You Decide!* lesson.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

## Informative Writing

Give your child tools and strategies that will help them blossom as young writers. Help your child recognise paragraph structure, and encourage frequent practise with short prompts. Use prewriting tools like graphic organizers to help your child organise their thoughts as they begin a more focused piece of writing.
Give students tools and strategies that will help them blossom as young writers. Help learners recognise paragraph structure, and encourage frequent practise with short prompts. Use prewriting tools like graphic organizers to help students organise their thoughts as they begin a more focused piece of writing.
On-Demand Idea Organizer
Worksheet
On-Demand Idea Organizer
This exercise helps students pre-write their ideas in an organized way when faced with an on-demand writing prompt.
Year 4
Worksheet
Writing a Paragraph
Worksheet
Writing a Paragraph
Use these paragraph topic prompts to help your child practise writing a paragraph.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Paragraph Structure
Worksheet
Paragraph Structure
This worksheet introduces kids to paragraph structure, and shows how to give a paragraph a beginning, middle and end.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Paragraph Writing Worksheet
Worksheet
Paragraph Writing Worksheet
This paragraph writing worksheet gets your child back to the basics of writing. In this paragraph writing worksheet, kids will write using a graphic organizer.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
On-Demand Prewriting
Lesson plan
On-Demand Prewriting
Students will develop pre-writing confidence by learning how to approach unfamiliar opinion writing prompts. Writers will generate a topic sentence and flush out supporting information.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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