Fourth Grade Reading Curriculum Sequence

September

October

November

December

January

OEU 1, Module A: Setting the stage for success (1-2 weeks)

Introduce reading strategies

 - predict/infer

 - phonics/decoding

 - monitor/clarify

 - question

 - evaluate

 - summarize

Introduce reading logs and journaling

OEU 1, Module B: Traditions (3-4 weeks)

Characteristics of traditional literature

 - fantasy, fairy tales,and tall tales

- Describe in depth a character, setting, or event

-Determine theme and summarize

- Compare/contrast themes from traditional literature from different cultures

-word analysis skills (phonics, decoding, syllabication patterns)

OEU 1, Module B: Traditions (3-4 weeks) continued

Personal narratives

-peer revision and editing

-publish and share

OEU 1, Module C: The Power of Information (3-4 weeks)

Read informational texts

- main idea and supporting details

- text features (illustrations, subtitles, graphs, etc)

- Introduce writers’ notebooks

Writing

- use of commas before coordinating conjunctions

-adjectives

-prepositional phrases

-record paraphrased articles in reader’s notebook

OEU 1, Module C: The Power of Information (3-4 weeks) continued

Summarize informational texts

- paraphrase

- organize information

- collaborative discussions

Writing (opinion piece)

- draft, revise, edit

- research; combine opinions with factual information

- present opinions orally

OEU 2, Module A: Is It a Myth? (3-4 weeks)

Characteristics of traditional mythology

- use of figurative language (metaphors, similes, hyperboles, personification)

-supernatural heroes

Writing

- complete sentences

- use of dialogue

- transition words and phrases

Grammar

- relative pronouns

- future and progressive verb tenses

- correctly use frequently confused words (there, their)

- roots, prefixes, suffixes

OEU 2, Module A: Is It a Myth? (3-4 weeks) continued

Writing Original Myths

- descriptive details

- theme

- heroes

OEU 2, Module B: Who Can Change the World? (3-4 weeks)

Read biographies

- Describe the overall structure of a text (e.g. cause/effect, problem/solution)

- Compare/contrast firsthand and secondhand accounts of the same event or topic

Writing opinions

- based on a biographies of a chosen person

- significance of the person with supporting details

Grammar

- modal auxiliaries (can, may, must)

- relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, and that) as well as relative adverbs (where, when, and why)

- quotation marks

OEU 2, Module B: Who Can Change the World? (3-4 weeks) continued

OEU 2, Module C: Building Blocks of Knowledge (3-4 weeks)

 

Read historical, scientific, or technical texts

- explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts based on information in the text

- use of audio and/or visual aids to present

Research natural disasters

- peer discussions, teacher-student writing conference, written report, digital presentation

Grammar

- multisyllabic words

- syllabication patterns

- continuation of relative pronouns and relative adverbs

February

March

April

May

OEU 2, Module C: Building Blocks of Knowledge (3-4 weeks) continued

OEU 3, Module A: History, History, Learn All About It! (3-4 weeks)

Read historical fiction texts

- character and setting analysis

- compare firsthand and secondhand accounts

- point of view

- use of timelines

Writing an original historical fiction piece

- sequence of events

- dialogue

-use of concrete words and phrases and sensory details

- collaborative discussions

- oral presentation of a specific part of the original historical fiction

Word meanings

- explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors in context

-recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs

- demonstrate knowledge of synonyms and antonyms

OEU 3, Module A: History, History, Learn All About It! (3-4 weeks) continued

OEU 3, Module B: Poetry Potpourri (3 weeks)

Elements of poetry and narrative poetry

- explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose

- structural elements (verse, rhythm, meter)

Reading poetry aloud

- pacing (adjust rate and add expression to affect mood and tone)

Writing a collection of poems

- choose punctuation for effect

- choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely

- use technology to publish poems

- use of audio and/or visual enhancements - present to peers

OEU 3, Module B: Poetry Potpourri (3 weeks) continued

OEU 4, Module A: Stand By  Me (3-4 weeks)

Informative and Explanatory texts

- identify main ideas and supporting details

- compare points of view (including the difference between first- and third-person narrations

- summarize texts

- Write informative/ explanatory texts  (incorporating information from multiple texts)

- include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia

- draw evidence from literary or informational texts

- collaborative discussions

OEU 4, Module A: Stand By  Me (3-4 weeks) continued

OEU 4, Module B: Take Action! (3-4 weeks)

Read literature and informational texts about social issues

- develop questions to inquiry or research

- discuss examples of social action projects

Write a text that includes informative/

explanatory writing about a social issue

- support a point of view with reasons and information

- conduct short research projects

-take notes to categorize and and recall relevant information

-provide a list of sources

- present to peers