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This unit is aligned with the fourth and fifth pages of Essential Elements 2000 Violin Lesson Book 1.  The lesson is divided between online and classroom activities.  This unit would be appropriate for the beginning violin student.

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After teaching the Everyday Mathematics program for years and observing that students struggle with partial quotients long division, I realized the need to create a multiple day workshop on partial quotients division.  By the end of the workshop,  students will master dividing a four digit number by a one digit number using the strategy of partial quotient division.

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Students choose and research a state using online search sites, and then using an online template, log their research.  Research includes the geography, economy, and history of the state, in addition to other facts such as interesting places to visit and a comparison of their chosen state to their home state of Michigan.  Students write a draft of their report, a final typed version o

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This unit is focused on figurative language, covering common core standards in language, literature for reading, and speaking and listening with the final assessment.  It is designed to be used with a workshop model, where there is some form of opening for brief instruction, partner and/or independent work time, and a closing time for sharing within each lesson.

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This unit engages students in a variety of different reading standards through face to face and online components. In this unit, students will practice many skills to aid them in reading and understanding nonfiction texts. 

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In this unit students explore the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Through a lesson on the Bill of Rights, students learn how government affects their daily lives by identifying situations in which specific rights are involved. They also explore why rights have limits and the relationship between rights and responsibilities.

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This unit includes a combination of fourth grade writing and social studies standards. It focuses on research and public discourse. 

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WeVideo is an online video editor that students and teachers can use to capture, create, view and share movies. It is a good alternative to iMovie for non-mac devices and access from shared devices in general.

To give students need more practice with the relationship between factors and multiples.

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This is a three week blended poetry unit for fourth grade.  Students will be exposed to a wide range of poetry styles through hard copy and online resources.  Students will discuss and understand poetry vocabulary.  By adding online resources, students will have a much wider range of resources for a more thorough understanding.  

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