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8/20/2014 Mrs. Fitzgerald Mrs. Huber Mr. OConnell Mrs. Peterson
Focus on specific learning outcomes Students take part in creating mission statements, analyzing data, and setting goals Progress monitored throughout the year and tracked on graphs displayed in room Plan Do Study Act
Comprehension Vocabulary “Digging” into the text
Common Core Standards – dig deep (explain, evaluate, defend, analyze, …) look at writer’s technique focus on various genres including non- fiction Develop strong readers with a solid skill base to understand and retain literature Focus on Expository Text.
Materials – Reading Street Book – Reading Folder – Independent Reading Book – Reading Notes (Composition Book) Reading Logs – 20 minutes per night for total of 400 minutes per month
This class uses FOSS (Full Option Science System) as the basis for study. FOSS is aligned with Arizona State Standards and was developed through rich collaboration of scientists, educational researchers, curriculum developers, assessment specialists, teachers, administrators, community members, and parents. Students learn by doing science. FOSS engages students to construct an understanding through investigations and analyses, using lab equipment, readings, and interactive technology.
Landforms Environments Magnetism and Electricity Water and Weather
Opinion: To support a point of view with reasons and information Informative/Explanatory Writing: To examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly Narrative: To develop real or imagined experiences, using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences
Prewriting - Using strategies to generate, plan, and organize ideas for specific purposes. Drafting - The use of prewriting activities to create a first draft containing necessary elements for a specific purpose. Revising - Evaluating and refining the rough draft for clarity and effectiveness. “Ask: Does this draft say what you want it to say?” Editing - Proofreading and correcting the draft for conventions. Publishing - Formatting and presenting a final product for the intended audience.
Writing program used by the district Helps writers with the pre-writing step in the writing process. Use of Thinking Maps to organize ideas before starting a piece. A skill-based program.
Deer Valley has adopted this program of word study to replace the spelling program from last year. Students will work in differentiated groups at their level of knowledge to acquire new spelling patterns. Students may be tested on words that follow their pattern weekly or every other week. Spelling is now part of the 4 th grade writing program.
Common Core! Shared Standards between states in the United States Common Core! Philosophy for math…go for a deeper understanding of the concepts rather than teaching numerous standards with little depth
Place Value Multiples and Factors Multiplication and Division Fractions Angle Measurement Measurement Conversions Decimals
Curriculum this year is a more common core oriented program called Engage New York. The daily classroom lessons will be reinforced with nightly homework. For additional practice the students have access to a online math website called IXL. ID’s and passwords will be handed out soon.