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                                                             Fourth Language Arts Resources and Pacing Guide
                                                                                  First Six Weeks
                                                                                     2009-2010
Topic         SCOS                               Reading        Trade          Other               Technology      Interdisciplinary         Writing Topics    Vocabulary
Reading                                          Street          books         Resources           Resources       Connections/
Writing                                                                                                            Thematic Unit
Speaking
Listening
Research
R           Essential                            Letters        Hoot           United Streaming    Websites        Animals Adaptations       Content Writing   Nonfiction
            Nonfiction – Goal 2                  Home from                                         -Jog the Web    (Goal 1 Science)          Products          Bold Print
W           Genre: Informational                 Yosemite       Owl in the     Learn 360           -Jing                                                       Subheading
            1.01, 1.02, 1.03                                    Shower                             -Voice Thread   5 Themes of Geography     Articles          Labeling
S           1.04 Wide Reading, Word Study,       The Great                     Thinking Maps       -Wordle         (Goal 1 Social Studies)                     Caption
            Writing Process Elements             Kapok Tree     Jean                               -Glogster                                 Poems             Subtitles
L           1.05, 1.06                                          Craighead      Toolkit by          -Tarheel                                                    Italics
                                                 Encantado      George         Stephanie Harvey    Reader                                    Posters           Graph
R           2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04, 2.05, 2.06   Pink           A Day in..                                                                                     Map
            Nonfiction                           Dolphin of                    Guiding Readers     Programs                                  Letters           Diagram
            2.07, 2.08, 2.09                     the Amazon     Tarantula in   and Writers         -Tux Paint                                                  Article
                                                                My Purse       Fountas Pinnel      -Photo Story                                                Eye Witness
            3.01 Nonfiction                      Antarctic                                         -Movie Maker                                                Fact Opinion
            3.06 Conduct Research for Content    Journal        Every Living   WFTB                                                                            Graphic –
            Writing                                             Thing                                                                                          Organizer
                                                                               Comprehensive                                                                   Persuade
            4.02 Present Information and make                   T is for       Narrative Writing                                                               Inform
            decisions.                                          Tarheel        Guide                                                                           Justify
            4.05 Planning Strategies                                           Barbara Mariconda                                                               Prefix
            4.06 Compose a Draft                                Zoom           and Dea Paloetta                                                                Suffix
            4.07 Research Reports, Logs and                                    Aury                                                                            Roots
            Journals Nonfictions                                Moon and I                                                                                     Journals
            4.09 Research Reports, Learning                                    Periodicals                                                                     Learning Logs
            Logs                                                Shiloh
            4.10                                                               National
                                                                I Wonder       Geographics for
            Review Basic Writing/Grammar                        Series         Kids
            Skills
            5.01                                                               Bird by Bird Anne
            5.03 Sentences (Simple and                                         Lamott
            Compound)
                                                                               NC Studies
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                                                              Language Arts Resources and Pacing Guide
                                                                                  Second Six Weeks
                                                                                     2009-2010
Topic       SCOS                                    Reading        Trade               Other            Technology        Interdisciplinary    Writing Topics          Vocabulary
Reading                                             Street          books              Resources        Resources         Connections/
Writing
Speaking                                                                                                                  Thematic Unit
Listening
Research
R           Essential                               How the         Jack Tales        United           Websites          Native Americans     Writing/creating your   Folktales
            Fiction Goal 2                          Night Came      Richard Chase     Streaming        -Jog the Web      (Goal 2 & 3 Social   own folktale            Legends
W           Genre: Folklore                         from the Sea    Just So Stories                    -Jing             Studies)                                     Fairytales
                    Legends                                          Richard Kipling   Learn 360        -Voice Thread                          Read and Write-         Make-Believe
S           2.01 Making Predictions                                 Moonstick                          -Wordle           Animal Adaptations   Menus and               Exaggeration
            2.02                                                    Legends of..      Thinking Maps    -Glogster                              Recipes                 Infer
L           2.03 Legends and Folktales                              Roughfaced Girl                    -Tarheel Reader   Nutrition                                    Imagine
            2.04 Figurative Language – Similes                      The Cow Who       Toolkit                                                                         Selection
R           and Metaphor                                             Wouldn’t Come     Stephanie        Programs                                                       Author
            2.05, 2.09                                               Down              Harvey           Tux Paint                                                      According To
            3.02, 3.03                                              Stripes                            Photo Story                                                    Similar
                                                                    The Night I       Guided           Movie Maker                                                    Different
            4.02 Oral and Written Language to                        Followed My       Readers and                                                                     Significance
            Discuss                                                  Dogs              Writers                                                                         Schema
            4.07 Narratives and Fiction                             The Talking                                                                                       Recipes
            4.08 Transition Words, Sequence                          Eggs              RAFT                                                                            Menus
            4.09 Imaginative Narrative                              Sweet Dream                                                                                       Ingredients
                                                                     Pie               North Carolina
            5.02 Subject/Verb Agreement                             Jamaican          Legends DVD
            5.03 Sentences (Simple and                              Tales
            Compound), Coordinating                                 Dancing Drum      Razzle Dazzle
            Conjunctions                                            Raven             Writing
            5.04, 5.06, 5.07, 5.08                                  Knots on a        Melissa Forney
                                                                     Counting Rope
                                                                    Library Mouse     The Frog
                                                                    Friend’s Tale     Prince
            Maintenance                                             Library Mouse
            Reading Strategies                                       A Friend’s        National
            1.01, 1.02, 1.03, 1.05, 1.06                             Tale              Geographics
                                                                                       for Kids
            Creating Oral, Written or Visual Text
            4.03, 4.05, 4.06, 4.10                                                     NC Studies
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            Grammar /Conventions
            5.01
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                                                             Language Arts Resources and Pacing Guide
                                                                                    Third Six Weeks
                                                                                      2009-2010
Topic       SCOS                                   Reading        Trade             Other             Technology       Interdisciplinary          Writing Topics   Vocabulary
Reading                                            Street          books            Resources         Resources        Connections/
Writing
Speaking
                                                                                                                       Thematic Unit
Listening
Research
R           Essential                              Because of      My Mother       United            Websites         Rocks and Minerals         Journaling       Fiction
            Fiction                                Winn Dixie       had a           Streaming         Jog the Web      (Goal 2 Science)           Diary            Narrative
W           Genre: Realistic/ Historical                            Dancing                           Jing                                        Letter Writing   Memoir
                                                                    Heart
                                                   Grandfathers                     Learn 360         Voice Thread     Holidays, Specials Days,                    Main Idea
                                                                   Scarecrow
S           2.04 Plot, Theme, Main Idea,           Journey         Silver                            Wordle           and Cultural Traditions                     Tone
            Supporting Details, Author’s Choice                     Packages        Thinking Maps     Glogster         (Goal 5 Social Studies)                     Mood
L           of Words, and Mood                     The Houdini     Fireflies                         Tarheel Reader                                               Purpose
            2.06 Fiction                           Box             Bubba the       WFTB                                                                           Main Problem
R                                                                   Cowboy                            Programs                                                     Compare
            3.01 All Bullets with fiction          The Horned      Prince          Craft Lesson      Tux Paint                                                    Contrast
            3.02, 3.03                             Toad Prince     Crawdad                           Photo Story                                                  Predict
                                                                   Creek
                                                                                    Ralph Fletcher    Movie Maker                                                  Figurative
                                                                   Rocks in Head
            4.04                                                   Everybody                                                                                      Language
            4.07 Fiction Personal Narrative                         Needs a Rock    Guiding                                                                        Simile
                                                                   The Day the     Readers/Writers                                                                Metaphor
            5.02 Subject Consistency                                Relatives                                                                                      Alliteration
            5.04                                                    Came            Razzle Dazzle                                                                  Details
                                                                   Amos and        Writing                                                                        Fact
            Maintenance                                             Boris           Melissa Forney                                                                 Opinion
                                                                   December
            Reading Strategies                                                                                                                                     Cause
                                                                   Owl Moon
            1.01, 1.03, 1.04, 1.05, 1.06                           Twilight        National                                                                       Effect
                                                                   Comes Twice     Geographics for                                                                Elaborate
            Comprehension                                          Night in the    Kids
            2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 2.05, 2.09                            Country
                                                                   When I was      NC Studies
            Creating Oral Written or Visual Text                    Young In the    Weekly
            4.03, 4.05, 4.06, 4.08, 4.09                            Mountains
                                                                   My Great
                                                                                    Time for Kids
                                                                    Aunt Arizona
            Grammar/Conventions                                    Great Fuzz
            5.01, 5.03, 5.06, 5.07, 5.08                            Frenzy          Paideia
                                                                   Journey
                                                                   Taste of
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                                                                Language Arts Resources and Pacing Guide
                                                                                        Fourth Six Weeks
                                                                                           2009-2010
Topic       SCOS                                        Reading        Trade            Other          Technology            Interdisciplinary     Writing     Vocabulary
Reading                                                 Street          books           Resources      Resources             Connections/          Topics
Writing
Speaking                                                                                                                     Thematic Unit
Listening
Research
            Essential                                   To Fly –       The Wright       United Streaming   Websites          North Carolina        Pamphlet    Schedule
R                                                       Story of the   Brothers at                         -Jog the Web      Lighthouse            Brochures   Evaluate
            Nonfiction                                  Wright         Kitty Hawk       Learn 360          -Jing             History of Flight     Timelines   Construct
W           Genre: Biographies and                      Brothers                                           -Voice Thread     (Goal 6, & 7 Social   Schedules   Investigate
            Autobiographies                                            Sam, Bangs,      Encyclopedias      -Wordle           Studies)                          Choose
S           2.02, 2.03, 2.04, 2.05, 2.06, 2.07          Amelia and     and                                 -Glogster                                           Materials
                                                        Eleanor        Moonshine        Thinking Maps      -Tarheel Reader   Electricity                       Timeline
L           3.01 Fiction                                                                                                     (Goal 3 Science)                  Direction
            3.05                                        Houdini Box    W is for         National           Programs                                            Represent
R           3.06 Conduct Research for Content                          Wright           Geographics for    -Tux Paint                                          Identify
            Writing                                     Eye of the     Brothers         Kids               -Photo Story                                        Equipment
                                                        Storm                                              -Movie Maker                                        Significant
            4.02 Interview and Solve Problems                                           NC Studies                                                             Labeling
            4.07 Rules and Instructions                 My Brother     Snowflake        Weekly                                                                 Illustration
                                                        Martian        Bentley                                                                                 Characteristics
            5.02 Verb Tense Consistency                                                 Time for Kids                                                          Table
            5.03 Regular and Irregular Verbs                           Tell Me Again                                                                           Biography
            5.04                                                       About the        Paideia                                                                Autobiography
            5.09 Legible Documents (Cursive                            Night I was
            and/or Word Processing)                                    Born.

            Maintenance                                                Wilfred
            Reading Strategies                                         Gordan
            1.01, 1.03, 1.04, 1.05, 1.06                               McDonald
                                                                       Partridge
            Comprehension
            2.01, 2.02, 2.04, 2.05, 2.06, 2.07, 2.08,                  All the Places
            2.09                                                       to Love

            Making Connections                                         Jean Fritz
            3.01, 3.02                                                 Series

            Creating Oral Written or Visual Text
            4.04, 4.05, 4.06, 4.10

            Grammar/Conventions
            5.01, 5.06, 5.07, 5.08

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                                                            Language Arts Resources and Pacing Guide
                                                                                   Fifth Six Weeks
                                                                                      2009-2010
Topic       SCOS                                   Reading        Trade            Other       Technology            Interdisciplinary         Writing Topics           Vocabulary
Reading                                            Street          books           Resources Resources               Connections/
Writing
Speaking                                                                                                             Thematic Unit
Listening
Research
            Essentials                             Moonwalk        Zathura        Razzle Dazzle   Websites          Government,               Narrative Writing Task   Fantasy
R           Fiction                                                Cloudy with    Writing         -Jog the Web      Citizenship                                        Entertain
            Genre: Science Fiction                 The Stranger     a Chance of    Melissa         -Jing             (Goal 4 Social Studies)                            Assume
                                                                    Meatballs
W           2.03 Science Fiction                                                   Forney          -Voice Thread                                                        Influence
                                                                   Pickles to
            3.01, 3.03                                              Pittsburg                      -Wordle           Magnetism
S           4.01                                                   Plantzilla     Thinking        -Glogster         (Goal 3 Science)
                                                                   Time Warp      Maps            -Tarheel Reader
L           5.02 Pronouns                                           Trio Series
            5.03 Adverbs, Prepositions                              (United        National        Programs
R                                                                   Streaming)     Geographics     -Tux Paint
            Review Writing Essentials                              The            for Kids        -Photo Story
                                                                    Mysteries of
                                                                                                   -Movie Maker
                                                                    Harris
            Maintenance                                             Burdick        NC Studies
            Reading Strategies                                     Just a         Weekly
            1.01, 1.03, 1.04, 1.05, 1.06                            Dream
                                                                   The Z was      Time for Kids
            Comprehension                                           Zapped
            2.01, 2.02, 2.04, 2.05, 2.06, 2.09                     A Wrinkle in   Paideia
                                                                    Time
                                                                   Poppy
            Making Connections
                                                                   The
            3.01, 3.02, 3.03,                                       Lightning
                                                                    Thief
            Creating Oral Written or Visual Text                   The
            4.02, 4.03, 4.04, 4.05, 4.06, 4.08,                     Phantom
            4.10                                                    Toolbooth
                                                                   Bruce
            Grammar/Conventions                                     Coville
                                                                    books
            5.01, 5.04, 5.06, 5.07, 5.08, 5.09
                                                                   Gossamer
                                                                   Spiderwick
                                                                    Chronicles
                                                                   Tales of
                                                                    Despereaux
                                                                   David
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                                                      Language Arts Resources and Pacing Guide
                                                                       Sixth Six Weeks
                                                                          2009-2010
Topic       SCOS                              Reading           Trade      Other       Technology             Interdisciplinary    Writing          Vocabulary
Reading                                       Street             books     Resources Resources                Connections/         Topics
Writing
Speaking                                                                                                      Thematic Unit
Listening
Research
            Essentials                        King in the       Catus          Readers        Websites        Review Science and   Review Writing   Poetry
R           Genre: Poetry/Drama               Kitchen           Poems          Theaters       -Jog the Web    Social Studies       Topics           Poet
            2.03 Poetry/Drama                                                                 -Jing                                                 Stanza
W           3.01 Respond to Poetry/Drama      Grace and the     Water Music    National       -Voice Thread                                         Imagery
                                              Time Machine                     Geographics    -Wordle                                               Free Verse
S           2.04 Figurative Language,                           Insectopedia   for Kids       -Glogster                                             Rhythm
                 Mood                         Scott Foresman                                  -Tarheel                                              Rhyme
L                                             Readers Theater   Sacred         NC Studies     Reader                                                Speaker
            Review Writing Essentials                           Places         Weekly                                                               Drama
R                                                                                             Programs
            Review Grammar                                      Make a         Time for       -Tux Paint
                                                                Joyful Noise   Kids           -Photo Story
            Maintenance                                                                       -Movie Maker
            Reading Strategies                                  Dr. Seuss      Kids Pick
            1.01, 1.03, 1.04, 1.05, 1.06                                       the Funniest
                                                                Shel           Poems
            Comprehension                                       Silverstein
            2.01, 2.02, 2.05, 2.08, 2.09                                       Paideia
                                                                Jack
            Creating Oral Written or Visual                     Prelutsky
            Text
            4.08, 4.09, 4.10

            Grammar/Conventions
            5.01, 5.06, 5.07, 5.08, 5.09




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                                 What will your child learn in 4th grade?
English/Language Arts

Students will learn to:
    Use strategies to use identify words.
    Infer word meanings using roots, prefixes, suffixes.
    Define and understand important words.
    Understand homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, and homophones.
    Use dictionary and thesaurus to understand unknown words.
    Read self selected books independently.
    Use and apply comprehension strategies to understand text that is read, heard and viewed.
    Expand vocabulary by reading a variety of printed materials.
    Spell appropriate grade level words routinely and use resources to check spelling.
    Communicate through spoken, written, and visual formats.
    Read a variety of texts:
          o Legends/Folktales
          o Science Fiction
          o Biographies/Autobiographies
          o Information Books
          o Diaries/Journals
          o Poetry/Drama
    Identify and discuss differences between fiction and nonfiction.
    Identify author’s purpose, plot, theme, main idea, and supporting details.
    Make inferences, draw conclusions, make generalizations by referencing text.
    Conduct research for assigned projects from a variety of sources.
    Use correct capitalization and punctuation.
    Write for a variety of purposes and audiences.
    Use appropriate verb tense, subject agreement, subject-verb agreement, and pronouns.
    Use simple and compound sentences, regular and irregular verbs, adverbs, prepositions, and coordinating conjunctions.
    Write paragraphs which have a topic sentence, details, coherence, elaboration, and a concluding statement.
    Proofread and correct misspellings independently.
    Create personal and imaginative narratives, letters, journals, diaries, recipes, poems.
Information Skills

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  Students will learn to:
   Select resources
   Identify story elements
   Identify characteristics of various genres.
   Identify and use appropriate reference sources.
   Follow the Acceptable Use of Internet Computer Resources (Policy 6300)

Social Studies
Students will learn to:
     Apply the five themes of Geography to North Carolina and its people.
          o location
          o movement
          o human/environment interaction
          o regions
          o place
     Explore ethnic groups and their role in the development of North Carolina.
     Explore the history of North Carolina.
     Identify the ways technology has impacted the lives of North Carolinians.
     Explore North Carolina’s relationships with other states and countries.
     Analyze how North Carolinians apply basic economic principles within the community and state.
     Explain the importance of good citizenship and identify ways in which North Carolinians participate in society using these skills.
     Examine the way North Carolinians govern themselves and identify important government officials.
Science
Students will learn to:
     Explain how living and non living things affect the lives of other animals, plants, weather, and climate.
     Analyze adaptations of animals and humans to their environment.
     Recognize and discuss the relationships between humans and other living things.
     Identify minerals based on different tests and properties.
     Describe how rocks are made and used.
     Investigate how magnets work and their uses.
     Compare and contrast the relationship between magnetism and electricity.
     Explain why living things need energy to live and grow.
     Investigate how food provides nutrients and energy in living things.
     Examine carbohydrates and their benefits.
     Explain the ingredients of food.
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