Reading


Expectations:

Your child is expected to read for 20 min. each night as part of his/her homework. This can be done individually, you can read with your child or they could read to a younger sibling. Ideas for reading: novels, short stories, magazine articles, or comics. It is always good to ask your child when they are finished to tell you what it was about. Just have them give you the "highlights" of what they read.

Please sign their agenda each night so we know they are doing the required reading. It also counts towards their grade.

PARCC Practice Test

We will be taking part in the PARCC test this year. If you would like to view some sample questions or take a practice test click on the link below.

Link to try PARCC assessment:


PARCC Assessment- Practice

[[http://epat-parcc.testnav.com/client/index.html#login?username=PARCC_35&password=PARCC_35
http://parcc.pearson.com/#

http://epat-parcc.testnav.com/client/index.html#login?username=PARCC_35&password=PARCC_35
Typing Practice
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr#zgkpn39

Unit 1

Journey's
We will be able to answer the Essential Question: What is a journey, who or what take journeys and how can the journeys affect each differently.
We will be reading stories on butterflies, dogs, traveling across the United States and climbing mountains.

We will be doing many kinds of writing. opinions and narratives.

Matt Moniz- 50-50-50 Expedition
http://climb7.com/aboutme/morethanclimbing.html
Interview with Matt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9wuO6ox530
7 Summits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oci9R_Z1xwE

Monarch Butterfly
Article:
http://www.monarch-butterfly.com/monarch-migration.html
https://newsela.com/articles/monarch-crisis/id/3430/
http://www.kidsbutterfly.org/life-cycle
http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/news/article_wed.asp

Video:
Monarch Mania
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRNw0WhsJMw
Google Earth Tour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqDwvuleRYc
Winter Migration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUqwAAoBcPA

Boss of the Plains
Article for John B. Stetson
http://www.stetsonhat.com/history.htm
http://www.stetsonmansion.com/biography.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_lZnPn0C0k

Finding the Titanic
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/search-results/?q=titanic%2520for%2520kids
Iditarod Race
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/iditarod/index.htm
http://library.thinkquest.org/3796/Index.htm
http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/other-shows/videos/animals-iditarod-dogs-face-tough-journey-on-trail.htm

Finding the Titanic
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/engineering/titanic.html
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/peopleplaces/interview-with-ballard/
http://www.kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/16-educational/history/281-titanic.html

Theme 2: Heroes


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Lou Gehrig
http://www.lougehrig.com/about/photos.html
http://kidshealth.org/kid/grownup/conditions/als.html




Kid President https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5819fa67da94e#v




Happy Birthday, Dr. King!
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmr/gr4/gr4_th5_sel1.html
Here is a sample of how we work on an opinion papers.Other sites of interest:


By The Shores of Silver Lake
http://www.trainhistory.net/train-facts/train-types/

Explorers
http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/Explorers/
http://mrnussbaum.com/explorersflash
http://www.kidinfo.com/american_history/explorers.html
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/indexa.shtml


Salmon Summer
http://www.kodiak.org/
http://kodiakisland.net/


Unit #3 It's Amazing
The Bunyanshttps://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ll=44.245199,-100.371094&msa=0&spn=18.972095,43.286133&mid=z70mPRj0HNmI.kQ-MTc_L1PyM
Eastern Shore Map https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?msa=0&mid=z70mPRj0HNmI.kCgf6ZuShNOw Mater's Tall Tales http://video.disney.com/watch/cars-toons-maters-tall-tales-time-travel-mater-4c2ed59b75e895167412f70a Tall Tales http://www.germantownacademy.org/academics/ls/4/la/4r/talltale/ttintro.htm
Mysteries
http://kids.mysterynet.com/

Theme 4: Nature- Friend and Foe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0bEOfA0j4c
Interview with Smokejumper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcv1K7QsrvI
Smokejumper School
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzNFaWFUcIU
Everglades National Park
http://www.nps.gov/ever/index.htm
Smokey the Bear
http://smokeybear.com/
Yellowstone
http://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm
http://www.yellowstonenationalpark.com/
https://safeshare.tv/x/ss59087d110cc87

The Volcano at the End of the Earth"

http://geology.com/volcanoes/stromboli/
http://www.dogonews.com/2011/3/8/hawaiis-kilauea-volcano-is-active-again
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/scott_of_antarctic.shtml

National Geographic Video- "Into the Wild"
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/videos/endangered-species/
http://www.joelsartore.com/videos/rare-behind-the-scenes/
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/specials/in-the-field-specials/sartore-rare/

Penguin Power
http://ngexplorer.cengage.com/pathfinder/photo_safari.html
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/penguin-palooza/
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/photos/penguins

Penguin Information for Research
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/creaturefeature/emperor-penguin/
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/penguin.html
http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/penguins/facts.htm
Wildfires! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_5znCwYgCs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKseEdjwh6Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xod5Nw_L0k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTZc2bA3EuQ http://www.smokeybear.com/vault/index.asp#!prettyPhoto
Smoke Jumpers:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcv1K7QsrvI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzNFaWFUcIU

http://www.animalfactguide.com/animal-facts/emperor-penguin/
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/rockhopper-penguin/
http://www.penguinworld.com/types/rockhopper.html
http://a-z-animals.com/animals/yellow-eyed-penguin/
http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/penguins/yellow-eyed-penguin-hoiho/facts/