Curriculum – Grade 4

Literacy and Language Arts

Reading Units of Study

Module 1: Building a Reading Life
Module 2: What Strong Readers Do
Module 3: Responding to Text
Module 4: Story Elements
Module 5: Non-Fiction Texts
Module 6: Persuasive Texts
Module 7: Book Clubs

Writing Units of Study

Module 1: Launching Writer’s Workshop
Module 2: Personal Narratives
Module 3: Opinion Writing
Module 4: Informational Writing
Module 5: Poetry

Word Study and Grammar Units of Study

Module 1: Nouns/Verbs; Subjects/Predicates
Module 2: Types of Sentences; Quotation Marks and Punctuation; Colons and Semicolons; Compound Subjects; Commas in a Series, Dates, and Addresses; Compound Predicates; Compound Sentences
Module 3: Pronouns Replacing Nouns; Apostrophes and Possessive Nouns; Underlining and Italics; Superlative Adjectives; Paragraph Indentation; Parentheses
Module 4: Regular and Irregular Verbs; Subject-Verb Agreement; Apostrophes in Contractions; Sentence Tense; Run-Ons and Fragments; Complex Sentences
Module 5: Prepositions; Prepositional Phrases; Combining Sentences; Appositives
Module 6: Homophones; Double Negatives; Participial Phrases; Comparative and Superlative; Adjectives and Adverbs

Mathematics and Numeracy

Overview

Fourth grade mathematics is about (1) developing, understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends; (2) developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers; and (3) understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties, such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, particular angle measure, and symmetry.

Mathematics Units of Study

Module 1: Place Value, Rounding, and Algorithms for Addition and Subtraction
Module 2: Unit Conversions and Problem Solving with Metric Measurement
Module 3: Multi-Digit Multiplication and Division
Module 4: Angle Measure and Plane Figures
Module 5: Fraction Equivalence, Ordering and Operations
Module 6: Decimal Fractions
Module 7: Exploring Measurement with Multiplication

Science

Overview

Life, Physical, and Earth sciences

Science Units of Study

Life Science: Environments
Physical Science: Magnetism and electricity
Earth Science: Earth materials and water

Social Studies

Overview

A Changing State

Social Studies Units of Study

Module 1: Physical and Human Geographic Features that Define California
Module 2: Pre-Columbian Settlements and People
Module 3: European Exploration and Colonial History
Module 4: Missions, Ranchos, and the Mexican War for Independence
Module 5: The Gold Rush and Statehood
Module 6: California as an Agricultural and Industrial Power
Module 7: Modern California: Immigration, Technology, and Cities
Module 8: Local, State, and Federal Governments

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