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Curriculum Night

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Sydney Stone

on 24 September 2013

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Curriculum Night
4th Grade
Ms. Stone, Mrs. Gottschalk, Ms. Ford

What are Common Core State Standards and how does it impact my child's education?
Common Core State Standards are simply a set of standards developed by educators, administrators, experts, and parents. These standards are set in place to define what knowledge and skills are required of a child, at any specific point in their educational career, in order to successfully move onto the next grade level, fully prepared.
General items to note about these new standards...
In Grade 4, instructional time should be focused on three critical areas:
*developing understanding and fluency with multiplication and division
*mastering concepts centered around fractions
*understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties
Math Curriculum
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
• Use the four operations with whole numbers to
solve problems.
• Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.
• Generate and analyze patterns.
Number and Operations—Fractions
• extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
• Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers.
• Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.
Measurement and Data Overview
• Solve problems involving measurement and
conversion of measurements from a larger unit to
a smaller unit.
• represent and interpret data.
• Geometric measurement: understand concepts of
angle and measure angles.
Tonight, we will be giving you a general overview
of the new curriculum our state has adopted. Common Core and Essential Standards are the basis of what your child is now learning in school, day in and day out.

Number and Operations in Base Ten Overview
• Generalize place value understanding for multidigit whole numbers.
• Use place value understanding and properties of
operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.
Reading Standards for Literature - Key Ideas & Details
ELA Curriculum
*Story Structure Elements and Text Structure
*Structural Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose
*Communicating in written and oral forms
*Using Informational Text to Explore and Support Ideas
*How Themes Convey Different Messages
*Using Language and Word Structures in Informational Texts
6.) Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations
1.) Reading Standards for Literature
2.) Reading Standards for Informational Text
3.) Reading Standards: Foundational Skills
4.) Writing Standards
5.) Speaking and Listening Standards
6.) Language Standards
4th Grade Writing Schedule

1st Quarter: Narrative
2nd Quarter: Persuasive
3rd Quarter: Expository
4th Quarter: Review of all
English/Language Arts Curriculum
Science Curriculum
*Molecular Biology
*Earth in the Universe
*Earth History
*Matter Properties and Change
*Forces and Motion
*Energy conservation and Transfer

The National Science Education Standards defines scientific inquiry as "the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on the evidence derived from their work. Scientific inquiry also refers to the activities through which students develop knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, as well as an understanding of how scientists study the natural world."
Science inquiry is
often what leads students to a subject for their Teaching Academy Project.
Science Curriculum
Reading Assessments
Students will be assessed a minimum of 2 times a year, utilizing the Reading Writing Project Program.
Note on Numbering:
G–Geography and Environmental Literacy,
E–Economic and Financial Literacy,
C&G–Civics and Governance,
Social Studies Curriculum
*Exploration and Colonization
*Migration and Settlement Patterns
*Constitution and government
*Personal Financial Literacy

Many of our standards this year will be emphasized through the TA process.
Social Studies

The children must be able to
not only know the information, they must be able to apply it to a variety of situations, utilizing their higher order thinking skills.

These standards strive for children to have a deeper understanding of a few concepts rather than a wider understanding of many concepts.

Children should not only
know HOW they are supposed
to do something, but WHY they
are supposed to do something, as well.

Example: addition and subtraction
Geometry Overview
• draw and identify lines and angles, and classify
shapes by properties of their lines and angles.
The following standards offer a focus for instruction each year and help ensure that students gain adequate exposure to a range of texts and tasks. Rigor is also infused through the requirement that students read increasingly complex texts through the grades. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each year’s grade-specific standards and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades.
1.) Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text
2.) Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem
from details in the text; summarize the text.
3.) Describe in depth a character, setting, or event
in a story or drama, drawing on specific details
in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or
Reading Standards for Literature-
Craft and Structure
4.) Determine the meaning of words and phrases
as they are used in a text, including those
that allude to significant characters found in
mythology (e.g., Herculean).
5.) Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
Reading Standards for Literature - Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
7.) Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text
9.) 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.
10.) By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
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