How to Use the Fourth Grade Common Core Workbook

How to Use the Fourth Grade Common Core Workbook

So you’re a pro at using all those ELA resources, but the math stuff sort of scares you – or overwhelms. Having taught math, I know how hard it can be to squeeze activities and centers into a lessons when NO ONE seems to be getting it. Right?

The cool thing about most of the centers activities in the math section, is that they can be used to preload a lot of materials or as a review. They work great at the same time as the textbook lessons as well, but I like yanking them back out right before unit tests, or as a surprise review of what we learned a month ago – things that students think are safe to forget now!

Take for example the activity for 5.OA.1, a standard that says: “Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.” This basically says that students should know their fact families and how factors work in teams to make products, right?

The activity for this standard has students matching word problems to pictures to products to multiplication sentences. It’s a 4-way match. It helps visualize the idea of multiplication and the matching between concrete and abstract must occur. Afterward, the worksheet that goes with this activity gives you something you can use for a grade or just as a check for understanding.

The two supporting worksheets that go with this standard have students drawing pictures, like 3 sets of 5 or 5 sets of 3 to illustrate a multiplication problem like 5×3=15. They also have to write word problems out in words, relating the fact families into written sentences. These are great for review, for a grade, as a pop quiz, or just about anything you want.

The beauty of having so many standards is that you could have a day where 3 teams work on a random standard, and you work with the ones who need it most. Keeping the groups organic and changing, you could remediate after a test, while not holding back those who do actually understand.

 

For more ideas, take a look at our free previews of the Fourth Grade Common Core Workbook to find things that you can use in your room in your own particular style. Every teacher has their own way of doing things, and we just want to support you! Hopefully it’s an adventure for everyone involved.

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How to Use the Third Grade Common Core Workbook

How to Use the Third Grade Common Core Workbook

So how would a sample lesson look with our workbook? Well, there are a lot of ways to approach using our materials, depending on the strength and types of your core resources, but let’s look at our workbook as a supplement for this example.

Let’s say this week your language lessons focus on RL.3.1, a standard that says: “Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.” That’s a pretty dry way of saying that students can answer questions from text and use details from the text to get those answers, right?

This lesson might span a week, being combined with other complementary and similar standards. So, while you have one group working on some sort of reading exercise, you might pull a third of your class or a quarter of your class for a small group center. The center we have provided with this standard is called Find it in the Text. In it, we have a short story called Found Money. After reading the story, perhaps underlining during and doing pre-reading strategies prior to reading, there is a worksheet organizer with 6 questions. Each question must be answered, and a detail from the text that proves that answer must be provided. There is a blank page in the same format that allows the teacher to adapt this strategy to ANY text, like a complementary story in the textbook.

Other students could be working on the worksheets that go with this standard. There are two short stories, each half a page at grade level. There are several questions that use the same idea, requiring evidence and proof from the text to prove an answer. This might be a pre-test, post-test. It might be part of a centers rotation to work in small groups, pairs, or independently. All of these exercises are about 20-30 minutes. They can be repeated, reviewed, and directly support the learning of the standard.

This kind of lesson pattern could be repeated for each of the about 40 ELA standards, and each of the about 25 math standards in grade 3, because there are similar materials for EACH of those standards in our workbook.

 

Take a look at our free previews of the Third Grade Common Core Workbook to find things that you can use in your room in your own particular style. Every teacher has their own way of doing things, and we just want to support you! Hopefully it’s an adventure for everyone involved.

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Third Grade Common Core Workbook – Free Sample

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