Fourth Grade

Mrs. Foltz

Ms. Krier 

 

Curriculum

Reading Reading 4
Text: Treasures. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 2011

Primary Units: characters; plot; setting; theme; genres; novels; short stories; poetry; plays; biographies; non-fiction
 
Skills taught: comprehension skills; inferencing; analyzing; summarizing; cause and effect; sequencing; predicting; listening skills (read aloud); vocabulary development

Teaching methods and resources used: novels; class discussion; computer resources; art projects; charts; maps; peer tutoring; writing projects; Accelerated Reader Program; paraphrasing; topic sentences; research; compare/contrast; using resource materials; genres of literature; simile; metaphor; synonym; antonym; homophone; compound and complex sentences; prefixes; suffixes; connotation; figurative language; voice and speech techniques; speaking before a class; indenting.
 
Language Arts

Text: Treasures. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Primary Units: capitalization; punctuation; kinds of sentences; parts of speech; working with sentence structure; noun and pronoun usage; adjective and adverb usage; verb usage (action and linking); conjunction usage; vocabulary; the writing process; literary elements; proofreading/editing; study skills; creative thinking; taking notes; paragraphs; literature journals; personal narrative; writing to inform; descriptive writing; narrative; personal letter; e-mail message; business letter; essays
 

Skills taught: paraphrasing; topic sentences; research; compare/contrast; using resource materials; genres of literature; simile; metaphor; synonym; antonym; homophone; compound and complex sentences; prefixes; suffixes; figurative language; voice and speech techniques; speaking before a class; indenting.
 

Teaching methods and resources used: Peer conferences; class discussion; computer resources; Daily Language Review; novels; teacher-generated materials; short stories; lecture.
 
Spelling 

Text: Treasures. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company  and  Phonetic Connections Benchmark Education Company  2011

Primary Units: Vowel Diagraphs; Syllable patterns; Vowel patterns; Endings; Suffices; Prefixes; Greek origins; Long/Short Vowels; Blends/Digraphs

Skills taught: word sorts; word meaning; word structure

Teaching methods and resources used: Stories; Promethean Board; sort cards; spelling journals; anchor charts.

MathematicsMath 4

Text: Saxon Mathematics Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. 2012

 


 

 

Social StudiesSS text 4

Text: States & Regions. Harcourt Social Studies Student Edition,  2007

Primary units: Map skills; Geographic terms; United States geography; Arkansas geography and state facts; African-American History; Civics;  Government; Regions of the United States.

Skills taught: current events; map making; reading charts and graphs; examining cause and effect; classification; decision making; predicting outcome; time lines; use of resource materials; logic; elections; citizenship; leadership; outlining; research projects.

Teaching methods and resources used: class discussion; lecture; group projects; peer tutoring; guest speakers; field trips; art projects bulletin boards; study projects; maps; atlases; time lines; computer resources; games; teacher generated materials; library research; supplementary texts; oral presentations; geography bee; supplementary videos; teacher-made video notes; tests and quizzes.

ScienceScience 4

Text: MacMillan McGraw Hill Science 2005

Primary Units: Life Science: The World of Living Things; Life Science: Animals as Living Things; Earth Science: Earth and Beyond; Earth Science: Weather; Physical Science: Matter; Physical Science: Energy; Earth and Space; Life Science

Skills taught: scientific process; interpreting data; observing; recognizing relationships; predicting outcomes; cooperative learning; classifying information; use of resource materials; identifying cause and effects.

Teaching methods and resources used: lecture; experiments; class discussion; projects; peer tutoring; science activities; field trips; guest speakers; videos; games; research; teacher generated tests; quizzes; chart/graphs; computer resources; supplementary text worksheets.

ReligionReligion 4

Text: Be My Disciples RCL Benziger: 2014.

 


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