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    LCPS Fourth Grade Curriculum At-a-Glance

    Quarter

    Reading/ Language Arts

    Mathematics

    Social Science & Global Studies

    Science

    1

     

    Reading:

    -Building a Reading Life, Following Characters into Meaning & Narrative Nonfiction Reading

    Writing:
    -Launching the Writing Workshop with Personal Narrative

    Communication:

    -Integrated into reading and writing workshop

     

    Classroom Routines

    NUMBER TALKS

    -Problem Solving

     

    Number Sense: Whole Numbers

    -Identify, Compare, Round

     

    Whole Number Operations & Applications

    -Estimate, Add, Subtract, Word Probs

    -Equality in Addition

    -Elapsed Time

    -Patterns 

    *Critical Thinking
    Geography, Economics and Early Virginia

    *Scientific Investigation

    Virginia Natural Resources

    Solar System

    2

     

    Reading:

    -Expository Nonfiction Reading

    Writing:
    -Informational Writing

    Communication:

    -Integrated into reading and writing workshop

     

    Classroom Routines

    NUMBER TALKS

    -Problem Solving

    -Elapsed Time 

     

    Whole Number Operations & Applications

    -Estimate, Multiply, Divide, Word Problems

    -Equality in Multiplication

    -Multiples and Factors 

     

    Data & Statistics

    -Graphing

     

    Number Sense: Rational Numbers

    -Fractions 

    Life in the Virginia Colony and Birth of a New Nation

    Weather

    Forces, Motion & Energy

    3

     

    Reading:

    -Nonfiction Research Projects

    Writing:

    -Research Based Writing

    Communication:

    -Integrated into reading and writing workshop

     

    Classroom Routines

    NUMBER TALKS

    -Problem Solving

    -Elapsed Time 

     

    Number Sense: Rational Numbers

    -Probability on a # line

    -Decimals

    -Patterns

     

    Rational Number Operations

    -Add and Subtract Fractions and Decimals 

     

    Probability & Data Using Rational Numbers

    -Graphing Analysis 

    The role of Geography in National Development:: Civil War and Reconstruction

    Electricity & Magnetism

    Ecosystems

    4

     

    Reading:

    -Teacher Choice

    Writing:
    -Literary Essays: Writing about Rading

    Communication:

    -Integrated into reading and writing workshop

     

    Classroom Routines

    NUMBER TALKS

    -Problem Solving

    -Elapsed Time 

     

    Patterns in Measurement

    -Weight/Mass

    -Length

    -Liquid Volume

    -Patterns

     

    Plane Geometry & Transformations

    -Lines and Angles

    -Congruency &

    Transformations

    -Polygons 

     

    Review for SOL & Post SOL Topics  

    Virginia’s development in the 20th Century

    Plant Anatomy and Life Processes

    *These are skills that are developed and reinforced throughout the entire school year.