4th Grade ELA
Students will use the ReadyGen series as they continue to develop their skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. ReadyGen is a K-6 integrated literacy program that accelerates learning for all by presenting modeled reading experiences with authentic text. Students engage in the practice, build motivation, and improve their reading stamina. In addition to this excellently balanced text, students will be engaged in reading and writing in various genres of literature, including tall tales, folklore, scientific-based fiction, and non-fiction, and poetry, just to name a few. Throughout the year, we will also integrate independent reading, weekly spelling units, and novel study units into the curriculum.
Fourth graders will expand vocabulary by speaking and listening effectively in classroom discussions, use a combination of strategies when reading, and read familiar selections with fluency and expression. The students will learn comprehension strategies for fiction and nonfiction texts.
Students will be asked to identify point of view, perspective, main ideas, supporting details and to make and confirm opinions, and use text-based evidence to formulate and answer questions. Students will write narratives, personal narratives, informative writing, opinion writing, and draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
ReadyGen provides 12 full-length, authentic literary and informational texts at every grade.
Another authentic text is the Text Collection. These are topic-related reads that span multiple genres and cultures. This includes poetry, primary sources, fiction excerpts, and biographies.
We will use our Reader’s and Writer Journal as classwork and homework.
During the ELA skills period, we will work on grammar, spelling, vocabulary development, word analysis skills, and speaking and listening skills. We will engage in ELA sites such as ReadWorks, NEWSELA, and Edgenuity.