4th Grade Curriculum Update #4
During Reading, students have recently begun Unit 2, Module B of ReadyGEN. Students are currently reading The Longest Night. Students will also read "Northwest Coast Peoples", and Three Native Nations. The 4th graders will continue to explore the theme of Unit 2, which is Interactions in Nature and Culture. During this unit the fourth grade students will understand the importance of stating and supporting opinions in both literary and informational texts. In addition, they will learn and understand how interactions among communities affect culture and people.
During Word Analysis, students will focus on the following concepts:
Words from Latin
Latin Roots struct, scrib, scrip
During writing, students will focus on opinion writing. They will write introduce the topic and state their opinion, then provide reasons for their opinion and use text evidence to support them, and provide a conclusion that restates their opinion. To demonstrate their cumulative understanding, students will think about the various Native American cultures they read
about and then write an opinion essay explaining in which group they
would have liked to grow up.
- Use capitalization correctly, including titles
- Correctly punctuate dialogue
- Creating compound sentences with correct use of commas and coordinating conjunctions
- Use spell check to spell correctly
Math & Number Corner
In Unit 4, Addition, Subtraction, and Measurement, students will:
- Compare multi-digit numbers and identify the value of the digits in such numbers
- Use the standard algorithms for addition and subtraction
- Measure length, distance, liquid volume, time, mass, and weight
- Convert measurements from one unit to another within the same system (e.g., centimeters to meters but not centimeters to inches)
This month, students will learn and practice division strategies and consider division situations. In addition, they will look at geometric shaping and scaling. Finally, students will collect (paper) quarters and track the growing collecting using decimals and fractional parts of a dollar.
Students will continue to learn about the 50 states and how the U.S. is divided into 5 regions. Students will begin to learn about immigration to America through Ellis Island during the late 1800s to early 1900s. During read aloud, we will read Letters From Rivka. In addition, we will read various articles and texts to understand why people immigrated and the struggles they faced.
- Lesson 9: Showing Compassion
- Lesson 10: Introducing Emotional Management
- Lesson 11: Managing Strong Emotions