Nonfiction Reading Lesson With Ms. Berger’s class and Mr. DeBerry


I learned a lot of things about how to read nonfiction. We learned most of these skills from Mr.DeBerry, he taught us very well and I understood very well what he was teaching us and I learned a lot from him.


We researched about natural disasters with another class, that class was Ms. Berger’s class. I am in Ms. Assatly’s class. The weather topics we learned about are Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis, Tornadoes, Floods, Droughts, and Hurricanes. Ms. Berger’s class and our class were split into 4 groups, all the 4 groups studied 2 weather topics, we stayed with our first group for the 2nd weather topic.The people in my group were me (4-A), Victoria(4-A), Jalyn(4-A), Katie(4-A), Peter( 4-A), Matthew(4-B), Taryn(4-B), Liya(4-B), and Jack(4-B).They were very good teammates but once when we had to present our research we did it in a slideshow and some people thought that their slides were deleted on purpose and some people got in trouble!


The 2 topics that I researched were Volcanoes and Tsunamis and Earthquakes. They were both very interesting and they sometimes cause each other to happen. I realized that researching about natural disasters is very interesting. Everyone in the group is supposed to have a subtopic, you can either do the subtopic with a partner or without. My subtopic was safety and hazards, I worked with Taryn on it for both volcanoes and earthquakes and tsunamis. Here is a link for our slideshows on volcanoes and earthquakes and tsunamis

Some of the things we learned in our nonfiction reading unit were what is nonfiction, which was on of the questions we had. We learned how to identify the text structures and how a nonfiction book is organized.We learned how to take notes the proper way which is not writing in full sentences. We learned what a word bank was and it is words specific to your topic, we also learned how to summarize. We also learned that you don’t have to read cover to cover ( front to back) because in nonfiction books there are chapters and even though in fiction books there are chapters in nonfiction you don’t have to read the earlier chapters to know about the topic you are researching.


My favorite part of our nonfiction reading unit was making a slideshow so that we could present to other groups! I didn’t really like how some people on purpose or accidentally deleted other people’s slides. I have to admit, once I accidentally deleted someone’s slide but that person didn’t yell at me and they just asked me to undo what I did. My team and I worked very well together but just sometimes some things went wrong! FLIPGRID When you get to my class flipgrid, look for EH, that is mine!

Hello world, nice to meet you

Hello world, nice to meet you. My name is Emma, I’m in fourth grade and I am looking forward to blogging. I have a little brother,  mom and dad. I live in New York with my family in a house.I play several instruments and I play tennis. I play the violin,viola, and I play the piano. I love animals and my favorite animal is a cheetah. What is your favorite animal? I love to eat ice cream in the summer with my friends. I have a lot of friends that I always play with. I love to play tennis and I play four times a week. I practice tennis with my dad and my brother in my driveway.

One time when I played in a tennis tournament the score was forty all and the score in games was three-three and I lost the point by hitting the ball out and I couldn’t believe and I almost screamed but I remembered that it would be very weird and embarrassing so I didn’t scream.I still lost but it was fun because I got more experience and it was one of my second tennis tournaments and I wasn’t very good at tennis. In case you don’t know how the scoring in tennis works I can tell you. In tennis whoever wins the first point makes the score 15 love, “love” stands for zero in a language I don’t know but since I play tennis I know what it means. After 15 love comes 30 love then 40 love then the game is over or it could also be 15 all or 30 all or 40 all and 15 to 30 but I think you get what I mean. When you play a short set you only play 4 games then the match is over. Once I got to see the 2017 US open and I got to see Roger Federer play. I really want to see Raphael Nadal play in real life and not on TV.

I will be probably be posting a lot about tennis, animals that I like, desserts that I like,and any random thing that I start to like or that someone wants me to post about. If you want me to post about something please comment on my blog. I can’t wait to start blogging!