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4th Grade


Team 4 (2017-2018)

Fourth grade teachers provide classroom structure which helps students develop a sense of personal and social responsibility, refine their social skills, polish their work and study habits, and support their innate thirst for knowledge.  Our students are able to use these skills with PRIDE at Enon Elementary School and as they continue their future studies.

 

Language Arts

Language Arts comprises of much more than basic reading comprehension, writing and correct grammar usage. Fourth grade students will be taught specific reading strategies to learn how to read beyond the words printed on the page, to make inferences using the clues in the text and their schema (background knowledge). This process involves students building vocabulary within text and in isolation using context or schematic clues to: formulate opinions about a character’s traits (whether they are positive or negative), determine a character’s motive(s), reasonable outcomes and solutions to a dilemma, the setting of a passage, and significant events within a text. Students will further use synonyms, antonyms, and homophones as comparison words when developing vocabulary to analyze questions when determining the best answer choice in multiple choice questions. Students will demonstrate the use of imaginative and analytic writing to produce writing samples on a topic that exhibits correct grammar usage, word choice and mechanics. Students will be given an end of the year Standards of Learning (SOL) test in reading during the fourth grade year.

 Math

In mathematics students are grouped in a regular grade level glass, or an accelerated math class. The standard level class is taught 4th grade skills, and the accelerated class is taught all of the 4th grade skills and most of the 5th grade skills. Instruction includes whole group, small group, games, activities, technology integrated/enhanced instruction and problem solving.

Topics of instruction include:
  • Number sense (place value with whole numbers and decimals)
  • Rounding
  • Estimate/add/subtract whole numbers and decimals
  • Patterns
  • Line and Bar graphs
  • Estimate and multiply whole numbers
  • Geometry
  • Elapsed time
  • Estimate/divide with 1 and 2 digit divisors
  • Fractions and mixed numbers concepts
  • Probability
  • Measurement (length, liquid volume, mass/weight, temperature)
  • Estimate/add/subtract fractions and mixed numbers

 

Science 
In Science, the fourth graders explore the worlds of the Scientific Investigation, Weather, Plants and Animals, Electricity and Force, and Space.


Social Studies
In Social Studies, we teach our students about the wonderful state of Virginia where they live. We not only want them to learn information, but to love Virginia and desire to visit the tourism state. Virginia Studies gives students the opportunity to understand Virginia’s history from the cultures of native people, founding of Jamestown to the present. Geographic, economic, and civic concepts are within the context. Students develop the skills needed to analyze, interpret and demonstrate their knowledge of important events in our history. They learn of the contributions made by many people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Students take a Standards of Learning Test at the end of the school year.


Curriculum Overview