• Outline of 4th Grade Curriculum


    READING/LITERACY
    Throughout the year students will read authentic non-fiction such as the newspaper or magazines, listen to read-aloud books, independently read books and short stories, participate in buddy reading, small group reading and read and discuss poetry.
    Individual assessments are used to determine strengths and weaknesses of each reader. Small-group instruction based on individual needs will be used to target all areas of literacy, including vocabulary and spelling development.
    Objectives:
    The student will:
     apply major cue systems to read, predict, and confirm using sense, language structure and letter-sound association
     analyze various aspects of literature being read through conversations and writing
     evaluate purpose for reading and choose appropriate strategies
     demonstrate greater sense as self, as a reader, and his/her own interest in reading
     analyze the meaning of text using multiple strategies
     synthesize the meaning of text
     expand range of text to read
     choose to pursue reading independently
     integrate reading strategies to interpret text
     apply knowledge of previous text to read new text
     use conversation as a way of making meaning from a text
     synthesize the elements necessary for a rich independent reading life


    WRITING
    Unit 1: How Writer’s Work – Launching Writer’s Workshop
    Unit 2: Informational: Non-Fiction
    Unit 3: Opinion: Feature Article/Editorial
    Unit 4: Write with Independence
    Unit 5: Poetry/Independent/Academic Choice


    SCIENCE
    Unit 1: Patterns of Earths Changing Features
    Unit 2: Natural Hazards
    Unit 3: Energy Form Natural Resources
    Unit 4: Energy and Motion
    Unit 5: Transfer of Energy
    Unit 6: Structures and Functions of Living Things
    Unit 7: Wave Patterns and Energy Transfer


    SOCIAL STUDIES
    Unit 1: Revolutionary War – American Revolution
    Unit 2: Government- New Jersey
    Unit 3: Immigration


    MATH
    Unit 1: Place Value in Whole Number
    Unit 2: Multiplication and Geometry
    Unit 3: Fractions and Decimals
    Unit 4: Multidigit Multiplication
    Unit 5: Fraction and Mixed Number Computation; Measurement
    Unit 6: Division; Angles
    Unit 7: Multiplication of a Fraction by a Whole Number; Measurement
    Unit 8: Fraction Operations; Applications