Homework Policy
In 4th grade, homework should take 40 minutes.
If it is taking longer, contact Mr. T.
Next to each assignment, write down how long it took to complete the work.
All assignments should be checked by an adult. Assignments should be checked for completion, not necessarily 100& accuracy.

Night Cap Rules
1. Read your squirt book for atleast 15 minutes.
2. Write your strategies in your reading notebook.
3. If you forget your squirt book or reading notebook, read any book or magazine. Write your strategies on a scrap piece of paper.

Night Cap Summary Breakdown
Notice when you don't understand what you're reading.
See model:Summary and Breakdowns

Night Cap Visualize
Write the date, time and pages that you read.
As you read, create pictures in your mind about the events of the story.
Draw and include words that describe your picture.
See model Visualize.PNG

Night Cap 2 or 3 word summaries
As you read, leave summaries about the important things that are happening. You should stop reading and write a track often. If you've read 10 pages, there should be more than 10 summary tracks.
See model: 2 or 3 word summaries

Night Cap
New Learning
As you read non-fiction listen to your inner conversation. React to your new learning. See model:New Learning

Night Cap
Break Down Fix Up
As you read, listen to your inner conversation. If you don't hear an inner conversation, your meaning has broken down. You might have been distracted, confused, or met a tricky word. To fix up your break down, reread, read on, ask someone, or start the section over. See model: break down.JPG

Night Cap
All tracks
As you read, listen to your inner conversation. When you react, question, or connect, write it down. See model: All tracks

Author's Purpose
Authors write for many reasons. They persuade, teach or inform, show us how to do something, describe things, compare, or entertain us. See model: Author's Purpose

Read for important information. Without these facts or ideas, the passage wouldn't make sense. Then, read for the small details that support the important information. See model: Important Details

Infer and clues
Read between the lines to discover the author's hidden message.
See the model: Infer and clues

Night Cap - Log only
Free read! In your reading notebook, write the date, time, and pages you read.See model: Log only

Night Cap- Preview a book
Read the front cover, back cover and first few pages of your book. Decide if you think your book is uphill, just right, or downhill. Think of riding a bike. Then, write the predictions, questions, and reactions you had as you were previewing the book. After you are done reading for the next 15-20 minutes, write down if the book is Uphill, Just Right, or Downhill. See model:Preview

Night Cap- Character Traits
As you read, write down a character. Use evidence to write a character trait. Traits include: silly, happy, sad, sensitive... See model: Character traits

Night Cap- Question and Answers
As you read, question the story. Reread, read on, or talk to others about your question. See model:Question and Answers

Night Cap- Main Idea- My Idea
Read for the main idea as you read. React with your viewpoint. In the My Idea column, write thoughts such as: I agree that...., It is important that..., I don't think that..., See model: Main Idea- My Idea

Night Cap-
Drawing Conclusions
Authors leave out major ideas. They want their readers to piece together clues and make their own thoughts. See model:Drawing Conclusions:

Night Cap- Notes Thinking
See model: Notes Thinking

Night Cap- Categorize
See model- Categorize

What does it mean in

the homework book when it says.....

I got 20 out of 21 words correct on my spelling test.
Check wiki
Go to our wikisite to see what we’ll be learning that week.
Night Cap
Read 15 minutes, do the strategy we learned that day in class.
Quiz Thursday
Start making study stuff early.
Parents sign the quiz. Student returns it the next day.
Sign the quiz, correct the answers you got wrong, and return it the next day.
Study Stuff
Make a 10 question test with 2 answer keys, make 10 flashcards, or bring in evidence of another way you studied.

Study Stuff