4th Grade Class 1st Trimester 2020-2021

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2020-2021 1st Trimester Overview

English Language Arts


  • Personal Narrative: Writing
  • Informative texts
  • Fantasy
  • Narrative Poetry
  • Realistic fiction
  • Folktale


  • Key idea and details : Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
  • Craft and structure :  Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas : Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.


  • Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why)
  • Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
  • Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).
  • Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).


Range of Writing

  •  Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Text types and purpose

  • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
  • . Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.


  • Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context. 
  • Fluency: . Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.



Place Value

  • Identify  the palace value of digits in multi-digit numbers 
  • Read and write multi-digit whole numbers 
  • Place-value charts and number line

Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers

  • Use addition properties and subtraction rules to add or subtract
  • Use patterns to solve addition and subtraction 
  • Estimate sums and differences of multi-digit numbers

Multiplication and Division

  • Relationship between multiplication and division
  • Use comparison to solve problems 
  • Applying multiplication and division rules
  • Associative property 
  • Factors and multiples of whole numbers


Scientific Method

  • How do scientists make observations?
  • What questions do scientists ask?
  • How do scientists use tools?
  • How do scientists answer questions?
  • How do scientists draw conclusions?

Energy and Heat

  • Forms of energy: sound, light, heat
  • How is energy transferred and/or converted from one form to another?
  • How is energy derived from natural resources?


  • How can you measure motion?
  • How can we describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength? 
  • What causes objects to move?
  • Speed


  • How is electrical energy transferred and transformed?
  • How do electric charges flow in a circuit?

Social Studies

Personal Experiences

  • What is the relationship between culture and identity?

New York and its First People

  • How do people adapt to where they live?

European Exploration

  • What happens when different peoples first meet?

Colonial New York

  • What was life like in colonial New York?


  • Class Saints
  • Growing in Jesus Christ
    • Jesus shows us how
    • Jesus Christ is our Savior
    • The disciples spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.
    •  The Ten Commandments 
    • The Rosary, Advent and Christmas
  • Children study basic morality. They learn the lessons and rules Jesus gave his people to help them to be happy and contribute to the well-being of others. Students explore the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes as well as practice the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.