Grades

 

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Reading Goals
Reading Benchmarks
Reading Goals- Unit: Making a Reading Life

1. Students will be encouraged to read for longer periods of their stamina.

2. Refer to details in a text and draw inferences from a text.

3. Describe in depth the characters, setting, plot by drawing on specific details from the text.

Common Core Standards (Literature) -1, 2, 3, 4, 6,8, 10, 11

Strands - Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas, Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity and Responding to Literature

 
writing
Writing Goals: Unit: Launching the Writing Workshop/Raising the Level of Personal Narratives

1. Students will produce an “on demand” writing piece and publish it.

2. Generate a personal narrative using effective techniques, descriptive details and clear event sequences.

3. Use dialogue and also a variety of descriptive words, and sensory details to convey their experiences.

Common Core Standards -(Writing)- 3,4,5,10 Write Narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, descriptive details and clear event sequences.

Strands - Production and Distribution of Writing and Range of Writing

 
Math
Math Goals: Unit: Place Value, Addition and Subtraction to One Million (GO MATH)

1. Students will Model place value relationships

2. Compare, Round, Order, and Rename Numbers

3. Add and Subtract Whole Numbers (Problem Solving)

Common Core Standards - Domain-Number and Operations in Base 10.

 

 

Curriculum 17-18

P.S. 174, Rego Park, NY
Grade 4 Curriculum Guide - 2017-2018

Classroom Teachers

401 - Ms. Hoffman Room 200 Dhoffma4@schools.nyc.gov
402 - Ms. Maletzky Room 205 LMaletzky@schools.nyc.gov
421 - Ms. Torossian Room 206 Ltoross@schools.nyc.gov
431 - Mrs. Lapidus/Mrs. (Morgenstern) Lotwin Room 202 ELapidus@schools. nyc.gov
    GMorgenstern3@schools.nyc.gov

 
LITERACY – Teachers College Reading & Writing Program

Students are working toward the New York State Common Core Standards. Our goals are to strengthen their skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Grade 4 students are working towards becoming more independent and active readers and writers.

Students will go through a process of planning, drafting, revising and editing before it is considered a finished product. They are required to produce four types of writing. These include informational, response to literature, stories (fictional or autobiographical), and narrative pieces. All finished writing should demonstrate a good understanding of the task; and should use proper punctuation and spelling.

A supplemental grammar program, Simple Solutions, is also being used. Homework will be assigned for this program.

Reading this year will include read-alouds, whole class discussions, small group meetings, one-to-one student-teacher conferencing, book partnerships, book clubs, as well as daily independent reading. Reading materials will include both fiction and non-fiction books. Students will choose books based on appropriate level, personal needs and interests. These are known as “Just Right Books.” During reading, students will work to read with stamina and meaning, as well as use strategies for self-correction and figuring out unfamiliar words. Students should be able to show evidence of understanding their reading in both writing and classroom discussion.
 
Standardized Test – Standardized Test – NYS English Language Arts (ELA): April 11-13*
 
MATHEMATICS – Go Math Program

Emphasis in the 4th grade is on problem-solving strategies. Students will use appropriate operations and a variety of strategies to solve problems, and use content-specific language in writing and discussions of the problems.

Students will master multiplication facts up to 12x12=144 and understand inverse relationships of multiplication and division facts, compare and represent fractions, positive and negative numbers, place value to the hundred millions and hundredths, and add and subtract whole numbers. 4th graders will also explore geometry and measurement (two- and three- dimensional figures, perimeter, area, and volume); functions and algebraic concepts (using statistics and probability concepts; collect, estimate, and display data using table and graphs that interpret and analyze data).
  
 Standardized Test – NYS Mathematics: May 1-3*

 
SOCIAL STUDIES – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt New York History and Government

The 4th grade Social Studies program, which is based on the New York State's Core Curriculum, continues to build on students' knowledge of families by emphasizing the history of their local community. Local history, geography, and government, including people, lifestyles, events, and issues, and how they connect to New York State and the United States, is the focus this year.
 
SCIENCE – Harcourt School Publishers NYC Edition Science

The content and skills necessary for the 4th graders are physical science concepts, life science, earth and space science, scientific connections, applications, thinking, communication and investigation, and scientific tools and technologies.
 
Standardized Test: NYS Science Performance Test given 1 day (May 23 – June 1) NYS Science Written Section: Monday, June 4

SUPPLEMENTAL LEARNING – Math: Think Central and TenMarks; Reading: RazKids

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES

- Homework is given daily. It is the student’s responsibility to complete all homework in the correct notebook, and bring it back to school, along with all supplies/ notebooks/ folders/ planner.

- Students are expected to read at home for 20-30 minutes daily.

- Students should read and keep a log for a minimum of 30 books by the end of the year.

- Parents- please check planners daily and sign all paperwork as requested.

SUPPLEMENTAL LEARNING – Math: Think Central and TenMarks; Reading: RazKids, i-Ready

These online programs are designed for students to use in school and at home. Each child will be given their own username and password. The math websites offer different math games which children can use at their own pace to master facts and increase problem solving, computational, critical thinking, and pattern recognition skills. The reading website offers leveled reading material to help students improve their comprehension skills. Students should go on to these websites at home, approximately 3 times a week.

TRIPS

  • Nutcracker Ballet-Lincoln Center
  • Billy Jean King Tennis Center
  • Other Trips- TBD

SNACKS

Students may bring in ONE HEALTHY snack (ex., a fruit, a vegetable, a granola bar, cheese stick, etc.)

BIRTHDAY PARTY POLICY

If you’d like to send in a small snack (cupcakes, cookies, munchkins) in honor of your child’s birthday to share with the class, please let us know at least one week in advance so that we can plan our schedule accordingly. Please send in individual snacks per child, to be dropped off at the security desk. In fourth grade, parents do not stay for the snack.

Looking forward to a great year in 4th Grade.

 

 

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