Curriculum � 4th Grade by 8Qr9fN

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									                        4th Grade Curriculum Objectives

1st Quarter

Reading
    Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
    Vocabulary
    Story Elements (character / setting / plot)
    Visualization
    Identify main idea / details
    Book Report (written and oral presentation)

Language Arts:
    Sentence Editing
    Types of Sentences
    Compound Sentences / Conjunctions
    Subjects / Predicates
    Journal Writing
    WITS Program
Spelling
    Words with short vowels - usage of phonics patterns
    Words with long vowels – usage of phonics patterns
    Word usage with consonant and vowel clusters


Math:
       Place Value
       Rounding Whole Numbers
       Subtraction Across Zeros
       Working with Expressions
       Estimation
       Multiplication Facts


Social Studies
    Map Skills – Lines of Latitude and Longitude, Elevation maps – globe skills
    Describe regions in U.S – landforms, climates, and vegetation
    River systems
    Natural Resources in the United States
    Cultural development of Regions in the U.S
Science
     Earth Science
     Measuring Weather
     The Makeup of the Earth
     Exploring Oceans
     Movements in the Solar system


Religion
    Divine Revelation
    Sacred Scriptures
    Old Testament
    New Testament
    Vocation
    Stewards of God’s creation




2nd Quarter

Reading
    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
    Reading fluency / Oral reading
    Vocabulary
    Sequencing of events
    Cause / Effect relationships
    Context Clues
    Story Board Project

Language Arts:
    Sentence Editing
    Nouns (singular, plural, common, and proper)
    Capitalization
    Comma Usage
    Journal Writing
    WITS Program

Spelling
    Words with Clusters and Digraphs
    Words with Digraphs and Silent Letters
    Usage of anonyms and synonyms
       Identify base words
       Dictionary skills
       Identify parts of speech


Math:
       Median and Mode
       Graphs (bar, double bar, and line)
       Time (A.M., P.M., and Elapsed)
       Sequence Information
       Time on calendar
       Multiplication Facts
       Relate multiplication to division


Social Studies
    Compare and contrast physical, political, economic and cultural regions
    Identify Regions around the world
    Colonization and use of natural resources in the U.S.
    Timelines
    Early Settlements and adaptation of colonists and Native Americans

Science
     Physical Science
     Measuring Matter
     Force and Motion
     Electricity and Magnetism
     Light and Sound


Religion:
    Life of Jesus
    Patron Saints
    Resurrection and Ascension
    The Holy Sprit
    The Good Shepherd
    Advent / Christmas
    Las Posadas
3rd Quarter

Reading
    From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
    Fact and Opinion
    Vocabulary
    Author’s Purpose
    Point of View
    Book Report (written and oral presentation)

Language Arts:
    Sentence Editing
    Abbreviations
    Verbs
    Verb Tenses (past, present, future)
    Subject / Verb Agreement
    Quotation Mark Usage
    Journal Writing
    WITS Program
Spelling
    Applying Spelling patterns
    Multiple meanings of Spelling list words
    Usage of challenge words in context
    Usage of prefixes and suffixes to create new words


Math:
       Multiply multi-digit numbers
       Algebra (working with variables)
       Division with remainders
       Fractions ( equivalent, comparing, simplest form)
       Estimation


Social Studies
    Transportation and Growth in the U.S.
    Describe culture and religion among early settlers
    Cities growth and change in mid-Atlantic states
    Cities around the World – problems with growth and politics
    Settling the Appalachian Region
    Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas and annexation of Texas
    Missions in Texas
    Significant customs, leaders and symbols and celebrations of Texas
      Native American Groups in Texas

Science
     Life Science
     Plant Structure and Function
     Animal Structure and function
     Environment
     Ecosystems


Religion
    The Catholic Church
    Liturgical Year
    The Sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist)
    Jesus’ Public Life and Ministry
    Ash Wednesday
    The Lenten Season




4th Quarter

Reading
    The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
    Vocabulary
    Drawing Conclusions
    Visualization
    Compare and Contrast
    Venn Diagram (character comparison)

Language Arts
    Sentence Editing
    Verbs (main, helping, linking)
    Irregular Verbs
    Poem Editing
    Identify and Correct Run-on Sentences
    Journal Writing
    WITS Program


Spelling
    Compound words
    Plurals with spelling changes
    Homophones and Homographs
       Contractions

Math:
       Like Fractions (add / subtract)
       Mixed Numbers (add / subtract)
       Unlike Fractions (add / subtract)
       Decimals (add / subtract, compare / order, and round)
       Equivalent Decimals
       Relate Mixed Numbers to Decimals
       Perimeter and Area
       Naming Polygons


Social Studies
    Texas governors
    Southeast and Gulf States
    European Exploration
    Civil War in the U.S.
    Coastal Regions around the World

Science
     Human Body
     Digestive, Circulatory, and Nervous systems


Religion
    Easter Season
    The Sacraments (Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick)
    Sacraments at the Service of Communion (Holy Orders and Matrimony)
    Choices / Feelings
    Mary Queen of Heaven
    The Beatitudes

								
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