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4th Grade Trimester Overview

Ms. Santiago

ELA

Reading:

The Old Wise Woman (Fiction)
Carlos and the Skunk (Realistic Fiction)
Charlotte’s Web (Fiction)
Frindle (Realistic Fiction)
Thank you Mr. Falker (Realistic Fiction)

Reading Skills:

Reading Comprehension
Stop and Jot
Restating the question in short responses
Making Inferences
Analyzing Character Traits
Identifying Character Traits v. Character Emotions
Describing physical traits of a character v. personal traits
Character Obstacles/Desires
Characters, Setting, Plot
Cause and Effect
Theme
Using Thinking Maps
Accountable Talk

Phonics/Spelling/Grammar:

Parts of Speech: Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs
Past Tense
Present Tense
Future Tense
Punctuation
Plurals
Sentence Expansions (Who, What, Where, When, Why)
Synonyms/Antonyms
Translating Vocabulary Words into Spanish/Mandarin

Writing:

Reading Responses
Brainstorming
Summarizing
Comparing/Contrasting
Personal Narratives
(Hook Sentence, Show Don’t Tell, Outlining in 3 body paragraph form)

Peer Review

Math

New York State Module 1

Place Value of Multi-Digit Whole Numbers
Comparing Multi-Digit Whole Numbers
Rounding Multi-Digit Whole Numbers
Multi-Digit Whole Number Addition
Multi-Digit Whole Number Subtraction
Addition/Subtraction Word Problems

New York State Module 3

Multiplicative Comparison Word Problems
Multiplication by 10, 100, 1,000
Multiplication of up to four digits by single-digit numbers
Multiplication Word Problems
Division of Tens and ONes with Successive Remainders
Reasoning Divisibility
Division of Thousands, Hundreds, Tens, and Ones
Multiplication of Two Digit by Two Digit Numbers

Religion

Chapter 1 Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life
Objective: God the Father sent his only Son to us.
Recognize Jesus leads us to God the Father.

Chapter 2 Jesus Leads Us to Happiness
Objective: Understanding the trust Jesus had in his Father.
Putting our trust/faith in God.

Chapter 3 Sin in Our World
Objective: To explain that sin leads us away from God.
To take responsibility for our own choices

Chapter 4 Our Conscience, Our Guide
Objective: God call us to be close to him.
To trust in God as our loving Father.

Holy Days
Mary and the Saints
Advent

5th Grade Trimester Overview

ELA

Reading:

The Old Wise Woman (Fiction)
Carlos and the Skunk (Realistic Fiction)
Lemonade Mouth (Realistic Fiction)
Brian’s Winter (Realistic Fiction)

Reading Skills:

Reading Comprehension
Stop and Jot
Restating the question in short responses
Making Inferences
Analyzing Character Traits
Identifying Character Traits v. Character Emotions
Describing physical traits of a character v. personal traits
Character Obstacles/Desires
Key Story Elements: Characters, Setting, Plot
Cause and Effect
Sequence of Events
Theme
Using Thinking Maps
Accountable Talk

Phonics/Spelling/Grammar:

Parts of Speech: Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs
Past Tense/Present Tense/Future Tense
Punctuation
Context Clues
Sentence Expansions (Who, What, Where, When, Why)
Synonyms/Antonyms
Translating Vocabulary Words into Spanish/Mandarin

Writing:

Reading Responses
Brainstorming
Summarizing
Comparing/Contrasting
Personal Narratives
(Hook Sentence, Show Don’t Tell, Outlining in 3 body paragraph form)
Peer Review