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Fourth Grade

Grade 4 Core Overview

English Language Arts


     I. READING
          a. Comprehension
          b. Structure of Literature
          c. Foundational Skills


    II. COMPOSITION
          a. Persuasive
          b. Explanatory
          c. Narrative
          d. Research Project


   III. SPEAKING AND LISTENING
          a. Comprehension
          b. Summary Reports


    IV. LANGUAGE
          a. Spelling and Vocabulary
          b. Grammar and Usage
          c. Punctuation


Mathematics


     I. OPERATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING
          a. Numerical Expressions
          b. Patterns and Relationships


    II. NUMBER AND OPERATIONS IN BASE TEN
          a. Place Value
          b. Fractions, Decimals, and Percent
          c. Computation of Operations


   III. MEASUREMENT AND DATA
          a. Units of Measurements
          b. Number Lines
          c. Graphs


    IV. GEOMETRY
          a. Area
          b. Volume
          c. 2D and 3D Objects
          d. Angles, Planes, and shapes


     V. PROBLEM SOLVING
          a. Development of Skills
          b. Strategies

 

History-Social Science


     I. PHYSICAL AND HUMAN GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES OF CALIFORNIA
          a. General Map Skills
          b. Regions
    II. PRE-COLUMBIAN SETTLEMENTS AND PEOPLE
   III. EUROPEAN EXPLORATION AND COLONIAL HISTORY
    IV. MISSIONS, RANCHOS, AND THE MEXICAN WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE
     V. THE GOLD RUSH AND STATEHOOD
    VI. CA AS AN AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL POWER
   VII. MODERN CA: IMMIGRATION, TECHNOLOGY, CITIES
  VIII. LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS


Science


     I. PHYSICAL SCIENCES – ENERGY WORKS
    II. LIFE SCIENCES – PLANT AND ANIMAL STRUCTURES
   III. EARTH SCIENCES – CHANGING EARTH

 

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Grade 4 Enhancement Overview

Visual Arts

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Identify Elements of Art
    2. Color Theory
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Sculpture
    2. Watercolor Painting
    3. Print Making
    4. Origmai
    5. Collage
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Artist Study
    2. Community Connection
    3. Communication through Art
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Discuss and Interpret Works of Art
    2. Deriving Meaning from Art
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Created and Realized Projects

Computer Technology

  1. Computer Ergonomics and Safety
    1. Workstation Ergonomics
    2. Internet Usage and Safety
  2. Computer Software & Hardware
    1. Computer Parts Outside
    2. Computer Parts Inside
    3. Computer Software
  3. Graphic Design
    1. Photoshop
  4. Productivity Software
    1. Word Processing
    2. Spreadsheet
    3. Publication
    4. Presentation
  5. Web Design
    1. HTML
  6. Object Oriented Programming
    1. Concepts
    2. ActionScript
  7. Animation
    1. Drawn Animation
    2. Stop Motion Animation
    3. Digital Animation

Drama

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Elements of Theater
    2. Stage Terms and Directions
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Movement
    2. Improvisation
    3. Diction, Projection, and Breath
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. History of Theater
    2. Collaboration in Production
    3. Genre, Author, Style, and Theme
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Evaluation of Collaborative Process
    2. Appropriate Audience Response
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Script & Cast List
    2. Audition & Rehearsal Process
    3. Performance Before Live Audience

Music

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Rhythmic Patterns using eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, and rests
    2. Ascending/Descending Melody
    3. Verse/Refrain
    4. Identifying Instruments in Music
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Sing with Accuracy from Memory
    2. Instrumental Accompaniments
    3. Play Rhythmic Ostinatos
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Music in Daily Life
    2. Describing Diverse Music
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Music Terminology & Preference
    2. Expressive Movements
    3. Communicating Ideas/Moods
    4. Appropriate Response to Live Performance
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Identifying Similar Themes
    2. Composers and Performers
    3. Winter and Spring Sing Performances

 

Physical Education

  1. Motor Skills and Movement Patterns
    1. Manipulative Skills
    2. Rhythmic Skills
    3. Combination of Movement Patterns and Skills
  2. Movement Concepts, Principles, and Strategies
    1. Movement Concepts
    2. Manipulative Skills
    3. Rhythmic Skills
    4. Movement Patterns and Skills
  3. Psychological and Sociological Concepts, Principles, and Strategies
    1. Self-Responsibility
    2. Social Interaction
    3. Group Dynamics
  4. Health and Nutrition
    1. Safe and Unsafe Places
    2. Healthy Behavior
  5. Healthy Decision Making
    1. External Influences
    2. Effects on Physical Activities

Spanish

  1. Content
    1. Different Viewpoints/Disciplines
    2. Addressing Elements of Daily Life
  2. Communication
    1. Formulaic Language Development
    2. Engage in Conversation
    3. Interpret Language
    4. Present to an Audience
    5. Functions of Foreign Language
  3. Cultures
    1. Appropriate Responses to Cultural Situations
    2. Cultural Perspectives and Practices
    3. Compare Cultures
  4. Structures
    1. Orthography and Phonology
    2. Comparing Languages
  5. Settings
    1. Language in Daily Settings
    2. Age-Appropriate Cultural/Language Opportunities outside the classroom