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4th Grade

fourth grade team

Language Arts
Daily Four (focus on choice and student-centered; word-work, read-to-self, read-to-someone, and work-on-writing)
Guided Reading (working with teacher; focus on student learning needs and comprehension skills)
Writing Instruction (centered on the traits: ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, conventions, and presentation)
Word Study (tailored to a student's spelling stage)

Hands-On, Relevent to Real-Life, and Conceptual
Computation & Estimation, Fractions, Decimals, Patterns, Geometry, Measurement, Probability, Graphing, Multi-Step Problem­ Solving

Science Investigation Skills, Plants, Ecosystems, Weather, Electricity & Magnetism, Force & Motion, Space, and Virginia Natural Resources
Focus on "student as scientist" and doing science to learn about it (many activities and experiments)

Virginia Studies
Field Trips
Engaging pedagogy is used to get students excited about the history ("to bring it to life")