ELA & Science

Welcome to Mrs. Baker's 4th Grade ELA and Science Page!

Here you will find weekly updates about the happenings in our classroom for the subjects: ELA and Science.

4th grade ela
Week of October 16-20, 2017
*Unit 1 Test will be on Friday, October 20th*


Essential Question: How can starting a business help others? 

Informational Text: A persuasive article is nonfiction, states the writer's opinion on the topic, provides facts and examples, and may include text features such as headings and graphs. 

Comprehension Strategy
Reread: Good readers read a text again to understand it better. 

Comprehension Skill
Main Idea and Key Details:
The main idea is the most important idea that an author presents in a text or a section of text. Key details give important information to support the main idea



We will be working on compound words and thoughtful writing using the RAPP acronym: 

Restate the question 
Answer the question in your own words 
Prove your answer with text and 
Proofread and edit your answer 

Checklist for Writing Success:
1. My name is on my paper.
2.  My title is on my paper.
3. My handwriting is neat.
4. I have punctuation after very sentence.
5. I used a capital letter at the beginning of every sentence.
6. I used spaced between my words.
7. My writing is creative.
8. My writing makes sense.
9. I did my best work.
10. I read over my writing or had someone else check my work.


Reading Wonders

Click Link: https://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/l

Front Row
A great resource for extra reading and math practice.
Sign in using your child's first and last name and the class code:

Clink Link: www. frontrowed.com

Mrs. Baker's Homeroom Code: a69829
Mrs. Hyon's Homeroom Code: xeyt57


Week of October 16-20, 2017
*Test will be next Friday, October 27th*

Water Cycle:
Students will begin a new unit on the water cycle. They will learn to illustrate pathways water may take during the water cycle. They will see how heat energy affects water. Students should understand water cycles on Earth, and the cycle does not necessarily have a beginning or an end.  


Investigate: a process followed to find an answer to a problem.

Observe: to see or hear something of importance.


Evaporation: physical change in matter from a liquid to a gas.

Condensation: physical change in matter from a gas to a liquid.

Temperature: how hot or cold something is.

Precipitation: rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls from clouds in the sky.

Runoff: when rainwater travels down mountains or hills.

Resources: Please click on the Hyperlink below and sign in using your student's GCPS ID number and the generic password. Here you will find resources assigned to your student to review concepts on the unit and reinforce further understanding. STEMscopes Sign In Here! Username: Student ID # Password: nlaestudent