Daily Learning Activities

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    Day 11 - April 2, 2020


    Overview- Non-fiction Reading  

    Estimated Time- 45 minutes 

    Explanation- In class, we have read non-fiction stories and articles throughout the school year.  We have used these non-fiction tools to learn about new or unknown topics, as well as to explore topics we are interested in! 

    Three Quick Things to Know-  

    1. Non-fiction stories can help us understand more about topics we are interested in.  They provide REAL & TRUE facts about real-world topics. 

    2. Non-fiction texts usually have non-fiction text features (photographs, headings, captions, diagrams, etc.) to help us better understand the text and information. 

    3. When reading a non-fiction text, thinking about/processing what you have read while reading and after reading is a wonderful way to monitor your new learning!  Ask yourself questions and make connections while you read today. 

    Tasks- Today you will read a non-fiction book of your choice.  If you have a non-fiction book at home that you would like to read, please read that!  If you don’t have a book at home, or if you’d like to find a new book, please use “True Flix” to find something new!  The web address and login information for “True Flix” can be found below. Once you have logged on to “True Flix” find a topic that you are interested in, and then find a book within that topic to read.  If the book is extremely long, use the content/chapter information to choose sections to read, instead of reading the whole book.  Please read as many books as you want!  If you have been using EPIC! at home, you can also logon here to find a non-fiction book.  When you are on EPIC! you can search "National Geographic" and tons of these magazine will come up!  You can find one you are interested in.  When you have finished reading, please complete the “Non-fiction Graphic Organizer” below. Please include the title of the story or article you read.  Then, in the middle, write the main topic or big idea of your article.  In the four sections on the outside of the circle, write four details or new facts you learned from reading your article.  If you don’t have a printer, please complete this activity on scrap paper or in a notebook.  

    Materials/Links- You will need a book from your house, or you will need your iPad, laptop, or tablet to access True Flix.  

    True Flix Website:https://digital.scholastic.com/resources/slp/#/login?productCode=tfx&state=L3NwbGFzaD9hdXRoQ3R4PVUuNjQyNzI2NDk4&ref=MTU4NDQ5MjA2OXxodHRwOi8vc2RtLXRmeC5kaWdpdGFsLnNjaG9sYXN0aWMuY29tL3NwbGFzaA%3D%3D 

    Non-fiction Graphic Organizer Link: Non-fiction PDF

    True Flix Login Information: 

    Username: Learning20  

    Password: Clifford 



    Overview  Personal Narrative Writing 

    Estimated Time  25 minutes 

    Explanation  In class, we have written a personal narrative and know that a personal narrative is a story about a true, personal experience. 

    Three Quick Things to Know- 

    1. A personal narrative is written in first person.  Since it’s your story, you need to use “I” as you tell your story.

    2. By including vividimagery and lots of sensory details you can make your reader feel like they are experiencing the event with you! 

    3. Good personal narratives include dialogue, emotion, and descriptive words.

    Tasks- Using notebook paper or a computer, select a personal narrative topic to write about.  You will use the "Work on Writing Personal Narrative Menu" to select your topic.  Select one menu choice and follow the prompt given.  Try to write a few paragraphs about your chosen topic.  When you are finished be sure to draw a picture to go with your writing.  


    PDF Link to Writing Menu: Work on Writing Menu



    Overview- Adding and Subtracting Fractions 

    Estimated Time- 30 minutes 

    Explanation- We have learned to add and subtract fractions with like/common denominators.  

    Three quick things to know-

    1. “Like” or “common” denominators means that the denominatorsare the same! 

    2. When you add two fractions with “like” denominators, simply add the numerators together and leave the denominators alone! Don’t forget to simplify if you can.

    3. When you subtract two fractions with “like” denominators, simply subtract the numerators and leave the denominators alone! Don’t forget to simplify if you can.

    Tasks-If you would like a review of these skills, please view the videos below! Click on the PDF below titled, “Adding and Subtracting Fractions.” If you are unable to print this worksheet, please complete it on scrap paper. Once you are finished, please click on the PDF titled, “Addition Fact Practice.” You do not need to time yourself for this fact check, but you can if you would like! Once you are finished, check your answers with the answer key provided. Please place both worksheets in your “Completed Work” folder when finished. 


    Adding and Subtracting Fractions PDF Link: Adding and Subtracting Fractions PDF

    Addition Fact Practice PDF Link: Addition Fact Practice PDF

    Adding fractions with like denominators: https://youtu.be/EJjnEau6aeI  

    Subtracting fractions with like denominators: https://youtu.be/UbUdyE1_b9g  

    *Optional- If you have remaining time, play the online game Adding Fractions Playground: https://www.mathplayground.com/fraction_forest_playground3.html 

    Select “Like Denominators" when you play!



    Overview- States of Matter 

    Estimated Time- 20 minutes 

    Explanation- In class, we learned about the three states of matter, solid, liquid, and gas. Matter can change states through heating or cooling, and it is sure to change states when it reaches its boiling point or freezing point. 

    Three Quick Things to Know- 

    1. Matter is found in everything around us. Matter is considered anything that takes up space and has a mass.

    2. Matter can change states from a solid, to liquid, to gas and back again.

    3. Temperature changes effect the state of matter.

    Tasks- Watch the “Solids, Liquids, Gases” video on Scholastic Study Jams (link found below) to explain the vocabulary and the process of how states of matter can change. Focus on how and why the temperature can impact each state.  After watching the video, you can move your curser over the vocabulary words on the title page for review, and you can listen to the karaoke song for a fun review as well!  After, complete the States of Matter PDF found below to check for understanding of the material covered. 

    Materials/Activities- You will need your iPad, laptop, or tablet to access Scholastic Study Jams and a copy of the States of Matter PDF.  If you can not print the worksheet, read the questions and answer on a separate paper, or share with a family member. 

    Study Jams Link: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/matter/solids-liquids-gases.htm

    States of Matter Worksheet: Matter Worksheet PDF


    Technology/Free Choice:

    Optional!  Use any remaining or extra time to complete these activities!

    Tasks- Students may choose to go on Freckle math or EPIC! reading.  Please refer to the Grab Bag instruction sheet for information on how to log on to/access these accounts. Students can also use the Fact Fluency choice board to play a multiplication/division game or practice their fact fluency using one of the options on the board.  Students may also choose to free write or read an independent book of their choice.  

    Materials/Activities- Students will need a phone, tablet, laptop or computer to access EPIC! or Freckle.