- 4 Grade By Ngô Hồng
Practice Name Text Feature: Directions Directions explain how to do something. Sometimes numbered steps are given to tell the reader the order in which things should be done. Sequence words, such as first, then, next, and last, can also help readers follow directions. Sometimes a list of needed materials is included in the directions. Read the following directions. Then answer the questions. How to Paint a Room Materials paint drop cloth paint stirrer roller painter’s tape paintbrushes paint tray Directions 1. Put drop cloths on the floor and furniture to protect them. 2. Place blue painter’s tape around the areas that you do not want painted, like windows, for instance. 3. Open the paint cans and mix the paint with a stirrer. 4. Pour the paint into a paint tray. Use a roller to paint the walls. 5. Use a paintbrush to paint the corners, edges, and other spots the roller can’t reach. 6. When you are finished, wash the brushes and rollers with warm water. 1. How many materials are needed to paint a room? 2. What is the first thing you should do before you paint a room? © Macmillan /McGraw-Hill 3. What do you pour the paint into? 4. What would happen if you skipped Step 2? At Home: Together, write step-by-step directions on Me and Uncle Romie 174 Grade 4/Unit 5 how to paint or decorate something you have made.
Practice Name Vocabulary Strategy: Descriptions Context clues can help readers determine the meaning of an unfamiliar word. Sometimes writers use description to help readers define unfamiliar words. Underline the context clues that describe the meaning of the boldfaced word. Then write the word’s definition. 1. We decided that the theme of our collage would be what we did during our vacation. Definition: 2. The chef felt her masterpiece was not complete until she shredded cheese into tiny strips and sprinkled it on top of the omelette. Definition: 3. The young artist worked with many different mediums— oil and acrylic paints, colored pencils, and chalk. Definition: 4. My neighbor offered me the proposition of getting $20 each time it snows for shoveling his stairs and sidewalk. Definition: 5. My two uncles are starting a business together as joint owners. © Macmillan /McGraw-Hill Definition: 6. After we paid our admission, we could enter the museum and stay as long as we wished. Definition: At Home: Together, read a story. Then try to ﬁgure out the Me and Uncle Romie meanings of unfamiliar words by looking for context clues in Grade 4/Unit 5 175 surrounding text.
Practice Name Phonics: Final /әr/ Sound The schwa + r or /әr/ sound is what you hear at the end of collar, danger, and victor. Notice that this sound can be spelled in three different ways—ar, er, and or. barber zipper anchor harbor popular collar Use the words in the box to complete each sentence. Underline the letters that make the /әr/ sound in each word. 1. Every time my clever cuts my hair, he creates a work of art. 2. The Flemish oil paintings in the north tower are the most exhibit in the museum. 3. My favorite collage is the one I made with the from an old pair of trousers. 4. Aunt Susie finished her watercolor painting of the clipper ships in the . 5. I put a and leash on my dog when we go for a walk in the park. 6. Uncle Tim thinks the old rusty tanker in his front © Macmillan /McGraw-Hill yard is beautiful! Now look for other examples of the /әr/ sound in the sentences and underline them as well. At Home: Take turns making up a sentence for each of the Me and Uncle Romie 176 Grade 4/Unit 5 words in the box.