English Language Arts-Grade 4

Duration

10 Months

Prerequisites

Student Must Have Completed Grade 3

Requirements

Students will need the following materials: printer, cell phone or scanner, headset or earbuds, notebook, pen, pencils, erasers, scissors, coloring materials (markers, crayons, colored pencils), glue, tape, stapler, ruler, printer paper, lined paper, colored paper, and general household objects for activities.

Course Summary

In Language Arts Grade Four, students will engage in a variety of topics as they explore the world of reading and writing. Students will put their skills to work as they learn all about word construction, cursive writing, spelling, context clues, vocabulary, reading comprehension, grammar, and the writing process. They will write narrative, expository, and argumentative essays. In this course, students will participate in engaging lessons that include interactives, informational and literature texts, graphic organizers, videos, and various practice activities. Topics vary from making healthy choices to showing compassion to solving mysteries.

MAJOR TOPICS AND CONCEPTS

  • Decoding
  • Morphology
  • Spelling
  • Cursive Writing
  • Fluency
  • Plot Development
  • Context Clues
  • Character Perspective
  • Central Idea
  • Text Features
  • Text Structure
  • Academic Vocabulary
  • Theme
  • Summarizing
  • Author’s Purpose and Perspective
  • Make Inferences
  • Author’s Claim with Reasons and Evidence
  • Figurative Language
  • Poetry (Rhyme and Structure)
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Produce Complete Sentences
  • Conjunctions
  • Principal Modals
  • Appositives, Main Clauses, Subordinate Clauses
  • Complex Sentences
  • Narrative Writing
  • Expository Writing
  • Argumentative Writing
  • Decoding
  • Morphology
  • Spelling
  • Cursive Writing
  • Fluency
  • Academic Vocabulary
  • Make Inferences
  • Plot Development
  • Theme
  • Summarize
  • Character Perspective
  • Figurative Language
  • Text Structure
  • Text Features
  • Author’s Claim with Reasons and Evidence
  • Context Clues
  • Reference Materials
  • Theme
  • Poetry
  • Central Idea
  • Compare and Contrast Primary and Secondary Sources
  • Shifts in Verb Tense
  • Conjunctions
  • Verbals
  • Pronouns
  • Narrative Writing
  • Expository Writing
  • Argumentative Writing
  • Research 
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