# 4th Grade - Put Fractions And Decimals On Number Line

 Grade Level: 4th Skill: Numbers - large, small, prime and negative Topic: Put Fractions and Decimals on Number Line Goal: Make and confirm predictions about text by using prior knowledge and ideas presented in the text itself, including illustrations, titles, topic sentences, important words, and foreshadowing clues. Skill Description: The ability to predict what will happen in stories using prior knowledge and background information, the parts of the text (e.g., covers, titles, pictures, topic sentences, significant words, foreshadowing, etc.).

## Building Blocks/Prerequisites

### Sample Problems

 (1) What does predict mean? (forecast, foresee, expect, guess, foretell, etc.) (2) What is prior knowledge? (background information, things we know from experience, etc.) (3) What pictures can you find in texts? (photographs, illustrations, sketches, etc.) (4) What is foreshadowing? (predicting, forecasting, warning, etc. of something that is going to happen in the future) (5) What different kinds of titles are in texts? (main title of the text, sometimes chapter titles, subtitles, etc.)

### Learning Tips

(1)

Do a “book walk” before reading a text out loud or together. Look at the covers, the illustrations and/ or photographs, browse the chapter titles, etc. Ask: What do you think this book is about? What clues can you find in the pictures about the characters and setting? What possible conflicts could arise? As you read together, refer back to your predictions to see how correct they were!

(2)

Experience the excitement of predicting by completing a simple task. Make a prediction about something that could possibly happen tomorrow (e.g., the weather, what exact time the ice cream truck will drive by, how many times the phone will ring, etc.) based on your prior knowledge, and seal it in an envelope – no peeking at each other’s! At the end of the next day, see whose prediction was closer! You could also do this looking ahead to next week, or next month if you can wait!

(3)

KWL charts are great for recording information and tracking ideas to be able to evaluate them. Before reading a book, write down your initial observations, ideas, and details you notice in the first column. For example, you can often tell what the setting is just from browsing through the pictures. But be sure to only write down the facts you are sure you know, not your opinion. The second column is for questions and concerns you have about the story – what are you curious about? The last column is to be filled out after you have read the story. Write key details from the story and see how the entire chart encompasses the essence of the story.

 What We Know (K) What We Want to Know (W) What We Learned (L)

(4)

Listen to a book on tape (you can check these out from your local library, if you don’t own any) or ebook. Before you read and every few minutes throughout the story (2-5 depending on the length of the story), stop or pause the tape and write down your predictions of what will happen next in the plot. Then look at the overall summary of the story and see how close your predictions were with the synopsis of the story.

(5)

Are you predictable? What makes a plot or character predictable? Usually, patterns of behavior or of genres give us clues as to how a story might play out. For example, fairytales usually have happy endings. A character that is bad at the beginning will usually continue unless there is an obvious turnaround point. Ask a friend or family member what makes you predictable or not – do you eat the same thing for a meal often? Do you wake up at an exact time every day? Do you play the same sport every year? Then ask yourself: why or why not?