THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE CONTENT AND PACING FOR THE FOURTH GRADE STUDENTS DURING THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR.
Syllabus: The following are the TENTATIVE content areas
MATERIAL TO BE COVERED FIRST QUARTER: USE COMPOSITION NOTEBOOKS, TESTS, QUIZES, AND STUDY GUIDES TO PREPARE FOR THE END OF QUARTER BENCHMARK TESTS
Math: Place Value, rounding, 3 digit addition/subtraction with borrowing & regrouping, word problems, multiplication/division (see composition notebook)
Science: Lab safety, scientific method, layers of atmosphere, weather, light (see composition notebook)
Reading: Science Fiction, Non-Fiction, Fiction, fantasy, memoir, biography, auto-biography, comprehension strategies, story elements, sequencing, details, inference, fluency, informational text, (see composition notebook)
Writing: text dependent analysis, 3 paragraph essay (topic, body, conclusion) , narrative
Social Studies: geography, Land Bridge, Native Americans,Explorers, Colonies (see composition notebook)
Grammar/Spelling: pattern spelling words, types of sentences, parts of speech, greek roots, subject/predicate (see compostion notebook)
Syllabus: MATERIAL TO BE COVERED SECOND QUARTER: USE COMPOSITION NOTEBOOKS, TESTS, QUIZES, AND STUDY GUIDES TO PREPARE FOR THE END OF QUARTER BENCHMARK TESTS
Math: 2 digit multiplication, 1 digit division, geometry (including using a protractor), understanding fractions
Reading: Non-Fiction, Fiction, informational text biography, auto-biography, comprehension strategies, story elements, sequencing, details, inference, fluency, expository writing, persuasive writing, text-dependant analysis reading/writing, figurative language, authors purpose, use of quotations, comma in a series, greek prefix/suffix (quiry), primary/secondary sources (see composition notebook)
Science-Astronomy: sun, moon, planets, stars, shadows, constellations, revolution/rotation, day/night, seasons
Social Studies: Eurpean Settlers (colonies), Road to the Revolution, American Revolution, beginning of Government
SYLLABUS: MATERIAL TO BE COVERED THIRD QUARTER: USE COMPSITION NOTEBOOKS, TESTS, QUIZZES, AND STUDY GUIDES TO PREPARE TO THE END OF QUARTER BENCHMARK TEST (this should be done nightly, not at last minute)
MATH: fractions +/- simplify, proper & improper, understand the "bench-mark" fractions of 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 3/4, mixed numbers, factors, multiples (review), word problems with fractions, picture representations, compare/order fractions. Graphing: line, bar, circle, picture, line plots, problem solving.
SCIENCE: plants: flowering/non-flowering, life-cycle of plant, plant parts, habitats, inherited traits
animals: life-cycle, adaptation, migration, inherited traits , AND SOUND CHARACTERISTICS!
SOCIAL STUDIES: government, westward migration, land purchases, important people, native american treatment, manifest destiny, conflicts leading to civil war, slavery, a divided country, events leading to civil war, Civil War, important people, key battles, the end of the Civil War
READING/WRITING: write a text dependent analysis (TDA), grammar usage, spelling patterns/latin roots
Reading: In addition to above reading skills, poetry, drama, persuasive, and opinion pieces will be examined
SYLLABUS: MATERIAL TO BE COVERED FOURTH QUARTER: USE COMPOSITION NOTEBOOKS, TESTS, QUIZZES AND STUDY GUIDES TO PREPARE FOR THE END OF YEAR STATE TESTS
MATH: Measurement, customary, metric and conversions, line-plots, input/output tables, AND ALL MATH COVERED IN EACH QUARTER!
SCIENCE: Plant/Animal characteristices, adaptations, habitat, learned/acquired behaviors, AND ALL SCIENCE COVERED IN EACH QUARTER!
SOCIAL STUDIES: Civil War, events leading to, battles, people, up to Reconstruction, AND ALL SOCIAL STUDIES COVERED IN EACH QUARTER! NOT TESTED ON FOR STATE TEST
READING: ALL STRATEGIES FROM Q1-Q3 WILL BE ON THE TEST. BE ABLE TO READ, COMPARE, IDENTIFY: TEXT EVIDENCE, FACT/OPINION, THEME, MAIN IDEA, TEXT FEATURES, INFERENCE...TO NAME JUST A FEW COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES!!!
WRITING: PLAN AND WRITE A 3 PARAGRAPH TEXT DEPENDENT ANALYSIS (TDA), and grammar, such as: proper grammatical sentences, use of ALL types of punctuation, parts of speech, types of sentences, words in context, syllables, editing and revising, abbreviations, use of capital letters