Elementary Instructional Coaches
April Curriculum At-A-Glance
CCSD Summer Institute May 28 & 29
Please consider sharing a "best practice" with your colleagues at the CCSD Summer Institute. See more info and the link below. The deadline for submissions has been extended to April 11.
What Are Our Students Doing in Reading in Q4?
While an ongoing review and reinforcement of understandings of previously taught standards is occurring in Q4, standards RL9 & RI9 are introduced on the curriculum map during this period of instruction as well.
Shared for teachers is a vertical look of these standards that helps to reveal the rigor of the standards and the strategy of compare and contrast and integration of texts that students are expected to control.
ELACCKRL9: With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
ELACC1RL9: Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
ELACC2RL9: Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different culture
ELACC3RL9: Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).
ELACC4RL9: Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
ELACC5RL9: Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
ELACCKRI9: With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
ELACC1RI9: Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
ELACC2RI9: Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
ELACC3RI9: Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
ELACC4RI9: Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
ELACC5RI9: Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Supporting Teachers in Revisiting Effective Interactive Read Alouds and Shared Reading Text Engagements
Shared is a presentation from our Feb. 16 PLC that revisits the key components of highly effective interactive read alouds and shared readings. Please take time to review these presentation slides to support your teachers in the effective implementation of these core protocols. Need additional support, need lessons modeled, or have questions? Just ask: (feltke.k12.ga.us)
Writing to Inform and Make Arguments
4th Quarter 5th Grade Required Career Essay
What are our students doing in Math in the fourth quarter?
- Students are continuing their investigation of addition and subtraction
- Students will begin developing fluency with 10 by finding the number that makes 10 when added to another number.
- Students will demonstrate fluency with addition within 5.
- Students will continue their exploration of place value by understanding the meaning of the 2 digits in a 2-digit number.
- Students will add within 100 using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
- Students will find 10 more or 10 less than any number.
- Students will begin their investigation of multiplication.
- They will identify odd an even numbers by grouping by two's
- They will use addition to find the total number of objects in rectangular arrays.
- Students will finish the year exploring measurement.
- They will tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure intervals of time.
- They will measure liquid mass and volume.
- Students will solve problems involving measurement
- Students are studying measurement.
- They will measure angles using a protractor and recognize angles as additive.
- They will convert between measurement units within one system.
- They will solve word problems involving measurement including problems involving area and perimeter.
- Students will understand volume and how to measure volume using unit cubes.
- Use multiplication to solve problems involving volume.
- Use formulas to find volume of rectangular prisms.
- They will convert between measurement units within one system (decimals).
A question of Trapezoids
Trapezoid (Exclusive definition): a trapezoid is a quadrilateral with exactly one pair
of parallel sides
Trapezoid (Inclusive definition): a trapezoid is a quadrilateral with at least one pair
of parallel sides.
Common Core progressions documents use the inclusive definition and the state of GA has also adopted that definition. So a trapazoid is a figure that has at least one pair of parallel sides.
This is a great opportunity to engage students in investigation to develop SMP 3: Construct viable arguments and SMP 6: Attend to precision. The activity linked below would make a great short investigation.