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1 Welcome to River Gate Elementarys Curriculum Night!

2 RGES and Class Expectations Be Responsible Be Respectful Be Safe

3 Consequences and Rewards Verbal Warning Time out (write a reflective paragraph about behavior) Loss of privilege Phone call home. Office referral. Rewards: Praise Feeling good about yourself Stickers Candy Prize box

4 Writing Personal & Imaginative Narratives Poetry Literary Essays: Writing about Reading Memoirs Argumentative/Persuasive Text Spelling Grammar Cursive

5 GRADING SCALE A: 93 - 100 B: 85 - 92 C: 77 - 84 D: 70 - 76 F: below 70

6 Literacy

7 English Language Arts CCSS Reading Language: Describe the theme of the story, describe a character in depth, Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems, Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics Reading Information: Informational Text, making inferences, Main Idea, Summarize, Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided. Reading Foundation: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words, Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension, Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding. Language: Grammar, punctuation, capitalization, etc. Speaking and Listening: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others ideas and expressing their own clearly.

8 TEXTS IN GENRE Fiction- Legends, Novels, Folklore & Science fiction Nonfiction- Autobiographies, Informational books, Diaries & Journals Poetry - Concrete poems, Haiku Drama- Skits, Plays

9 ** Comprehension **Shared Reading **Guided Reading **Word Work **Fluency **Independent Reading Balanced Literacy

10 EOG Reading Practice Tips Steps to Great Reading Comprehension! 1. Read anything above the title. 2. Read the title. 3. Read the questions and highlight key words. 4. Mark whether it is an "eye-ball" question (direct recall, can put finger on the answer in the passage) or a "thought bubble" question (have to be a detective to get answer by looking for clues in the passage) 5. Read the selection and highlight anything that helps you answer a question. 6. Look at the answer choices beginning with D and move up. 7. Eliminate answers until you have the best answer left. 8. Mark your answer choice.

11 Reading Comprehension Practice Web-sites 1) Website that teaches summarizing - 2) Reading Comprehension - 3) Finding Facts - 4) Reading Comprehension Worksheets - 5) Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions - This is a GREAT site! 6) Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences -

12 CCSS for MATH The K-5 standards provide students with a solid foundation in whole numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimalswhich help young students build the foundation to successfully apply more demanding math concepts and procedures, and move into applications.

13 Fourth Grade Common Core Math Standards Operations and Algebraic Thinking Number and Operations in Base Ten (including decimals) Number and Operations-Fractions Measurement and Data Geometry

14 Standards of Mathematical Practice Mathematically Proficient Students… –1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. –2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. –3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. –4. Model with mathematics. –5. Use appropriate tools strategically. –6. Attend to precision. –7. Look for and make use of structure. –8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

15 Science 7 Units of Study Force and MotionMatter: Properties of Change Energy: Conservation and Transfer Earth in the Universe

16 Science cont. Earth HistoryEcosystems Molecular BiologyReview of all previous units

17 Social Studies Our focus is the state of North Carolina. Landforms, bodies of water, map skills. Natural resources in NC, and cultural and physical characteristics of NC regions. Early people and major landmarks, State symbols and history.

18 Field Trips JA Biz Town – February 20, 2014 Approx: $25.00 ** Chaperones needed Raleigh-Spring 2014 Approximately $55 ***Chaperones needed

19 Agendas Students are expected to accurately write their assignments in their agendas daily. The teacher will also sign and/or initial agendas, too. Please make sure you sign your childs Agenda each night. If they do not write anything down, please do not sign. It is their responsibility to get it to you to sign. Hold them accountable. Your child should be reading every night for 30 min. in his/her Good Fit book and recording it on their nightly reading log. Please sign this, as well.

20 Name tags Each student has a school issued name tag with his/her first, middle and last name, picture and a bar code to scan in the Media center and cafeteria. For safety reasons, it is imperative that each student wear the nametag everyday at school. There will be a $5 fee for replacing lost nametags. To prevent lost nametags we are working on responsibility and requiring that all nametags stay at school.

21 Homework Policy Students are expected to complete homework to support their learning and prepare them for the school day. Students have HW Monday through Thursday in Spelling/Vocabulary, Math and nightly Reading of 30 minutes. Please sign the Spelling contract and the Yellow Reading Log to verify that you are aware of the work and your child has completed it. Assist your son/daughter by reviewing the work. Ask student comprehension questions about what was read, explanations of math problems and meanings and usage of spelling/vocabulary words.

22 EOGs Please save the dates for EOGs: the week of May 28, 2014 Please plan your schedule accordingly so that your child is on time and present for each day of testing. Testing for Grades 3 and 4 will be in Reading/Language Arts and Math Calculator Inactive and Active.

23 Thanks for all you do to support your child!

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