Published on September 25th, 2014 | by Grade 4 Minhang Campus


Grade 4 English

The students read the story of Rats’ Nests again and explored reasons on why the writer decided to use the title Rats’ Nests. Students were encouraged to think of other suitable titles that might be appropriate for the text. As a class activity, students skimmed the text to look for clues (words, pictures, dialogue, etc.) that would describe a character’s feelings and problems. We also used a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the characters of Rats’ Nests and Ruby’s Sunflower.


We reviewed the rule of a complete sentence. We explored further whereby students identify what is a simple subject (the essential noun of the sentence) and a simple predicate (verb or verb phrase that tells what the subject is or what it does).




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