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By far, the most important homework in 4th Grade is independent reading. Students are expected to read for at least 20 minutes a day, five days a week (but more is great, of course!). Students are also expected to keep a Reading Journal made up of individual Book Tickets or Book Storyboards. A Book Ticket is a summary of what they are reading every two weeks (or when they finish reading a book, whichever comes first). If a book takes longer than two weeks to read, then students will summarize up to the point they’ve read. There will usually be a page of daily math homework, and sometimes projects (such as science) that will require some home study. In general, students should not expect to spend more than 30-40 minutes on homework on a given day, reading included.
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