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Caroline Bentley
Intermediate School
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Mrs. Jones
4th Grade - Bentley
   It is an expectation that each student have a silent reading book, at their reading level, in class every day. Students should also be reading at home for a minimum of 15 minutes each night. Students may read to themselves, a parent, a sibling, or be read to by an enthusiastic reader! Reading materials can vary from books to magazines to newspaper articles and more.  

  Please scroll below for links to information about the skills and concepts we will be exploring in our Storytown reading series including weekly study guides,  Language Arts websites for information and skill practice, and a look at what I'm reading now.


  In combination with novel studies throughout the year, most weeks we will be working with a short story from the Harcourt Storytown Reading  book. Each story will focus on a specific skill and has accompanying vocabulary. We also focus on various themes in our text; five stories accompany each theme.

  All of our stories are available to read online, as a student eBook, from the publisher at the image link below, which is helpful if your child is absent, or to read and review the story with your child at home:  Please log in using your child's username and password. 

Lesson Study Guides for Storytown
  The study guides below contain the key reading, grammar, writing, and spelling concepts; as well as the spelling list and challenge words we will be exploring each week.  Copies of each guide will be sent home on Monday each week, and students will typically have a reading/grammar/spelling test at the end of each week.

Theme 1: Facing Challenges
Lesson 1:  The Hot and Cold Summer
Lesson 2:  Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen
Lesson 3:  Danitra Brown Leaves Town
Lesson 4:  Kai's Journey to Gold Mountain

Lesson 5:  Pedro Puts on a Play

Theme 2: Getting the Job Done
Lesson 6:  On the Banks of Plum Creek
Lesson 7:  Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World
Lesson 8:  Three Little Cyberpigs
Lesson 9:  Weaving a California Tradition
Lesson 10:  Emerald's Eggs

Theme 3: Natural Changes
Lesson 11:  Mimicry and Camouflage
Lesson 12:  Mountains
Lesson 13:  Fire Storm
Lesson 14:  The Stranger
Lesson 15:  The Adventurers

Theme 4: Imagination at Work
Lesson 16:  So You Want to Be an Inventor?
Lesson 17:  Just Like Me
Lesson 18:  Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life
Lesson 19:  Juan Verdades:  The Man Who Couldn't Tell a Lie
Lesson 20:  The Case of the Too-Hot Apple Cider

Theme 5: A New Home
Lesson 21:  Because of Winn-Dixie
Lesson 22:  My Diary From Here to There
Lesson 23:  The Cricket in Times Square
Lesson 24:  Mangrove Wilderness
Lesson 25:  Welcome to Chinatown!

Theme 6: Exploring Our World
Lesson 26:  Dragons and Dinosaurs
Lesson 27:  Grand Canyon:  A Trail Through Time
Lesson 28:  The Bunyans
Lesson 29:  John Muir and Stickeen:  An Icy Adventure With a No-Good Dog
Lesson 30:  Discovering the Atocha
Websites to Visit

IXL Language Arts:  great for practicing the grammar skills we are working on throughout the year! Your child's username and password are in his or her assignment notebook

Spelling City:  This is a great website for practicing your child's weekly spelling words through games and other activities.  Lists for each of our Storytown lessons can be found on my teacher page on this site.

Books I've Read... 



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