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Monitoring and Correcting
2. Students are taught reading skills through whole group instruction, Guided Reading groups, and literature circle groups.
3. Independent Reading – Each child is individually tested to determine a correct reading level. The students are expected to read a minimum of 30 books at their level. They are asked to read from various fiction and nonfiction genres.
Dictionary and Thesaurus Skills
Spelling – 150 Must Know Words and 16 lists with rules that establish a pattern.
Types of writing include: descriptive, personal narratives, informative reports, letters, poetry, persuasive writing, and essays.
Conventions taught include: punctuation, capitalization, sentence structure, and grammar.
Content includes: focus on the topic, organization, word choice, tone, and bringing a paper through prewriting, revision and editing.
Listening and Speaking
In formal and informal settings talking in front of classmates as well as adults and incorporating the thoughts of others.
Reviewing lower and upper case letters.
Focusing on size, slant, shape, spacing and joining letters.
Our math classes are ability grouped with one high ability group, two middle ability groups and a low ability group. The Title I students receive service in their math class. Each teacher generally covers the same material, but the pace is faster in the higher ability groups. Groups are formed based on several criteria including: fall Math MAP test scores, third grade teacher’s recommendation, fourth grade readiness test, and problem solving assessment. Groups are usually formed in the early fall.
Topics and Skills – Problem solving and algebra are woven through each topic.
Reading and writing whole numbers to 100,000
Place Value and number sense
Addition and subtraction concepts and facts
Multiplication and division concepts and facts
Multiplication by 1 and 2 digit multipliers
Division by 1 digit divisors
Money and Measurement (metric, and customary)
Time, Data, and Graphs
Fractions concepts and addition and subtraction of fractions
Geography of North America
The units studied are:
Safety and First Aid
Mental/Emotional/Social Health - Through the Second Step Program
Human Growth and Development
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