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Ms. McTague

Email: 
lmctague@amherst.k12.va.us
Phone: 
434-528-6499 ext 22022
Classes Taught: 
Reading / English / Writing / Word Study / Virginia Studies

Welcome to fourth grade! I teach Reading, Writing, English, Word Study, and Virginia Studies. Each nine weeks a test is given for Virginia Stuides, and each 3 weeks a test is given for Reading, covering all that has been learned at that point to monitor the students progress and to determine what areas need to be covered in more depth.

It is very important that your child read each night to become more fluent in their reading, to expand their skills at decoding words they do not know, and to practice using context clues to figure out the meaning of an unknown word. Reading each night will be a part of thier daily homework, but it would benefit them even more if they were to read over the weekends as well. While all of these skills will be worked on during class, it will be helpful to the students to transfer what they are learning at school to what they are doing at home. This year we will be learning about predictions, inferring, cause and effect, sequencing, main idea and detail, character traits, text features, authors purpose, context clues, decoding, comprehension, and summarizing. We will have several units, reading realistic fiction, fantasy, poetry, historical fiction, and non-ficition. Students will read a leveled book for each unit, completing tasks as they read.

Also, this year students will be learning about Virginia history, as well as taking a field trip to Jamestown and Yorktown. We will cover several topics, including the regions, Native Americans, Jamestown, the Revolutionary War, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Westward Movement, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Movement, the expansion of Virginia, and more. It is essential that your child studies their notes from class on a regular basis since there is so much material they need to learn. 

 

 

VA Studies & Science Site:

http://www.solpass.org/ 

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