December: What is Grade Four studying?
Module 2: Animal Defense Mechanisms
Unit Summary: In this module students explore animal defense mechanisms. They build proficiency in writing an informative piece, examining the defense mechanisms of one specific animal about which they build expertise. Students also build proficiency in writing a narrative piece about this animal. Students read closely to practice drawing inferences as they begin their research and use a research notebook to make observations and synthesize information.
- Students view and read new informational texts and answer selected response and short answer questions about them (mid-unit assessment). Students read a new informational text, answer selected response questions about it and summarize it (end of unit assessment).
- Students read new informational texts and answer selected and short response questions about them (mid-unit assessment). Students write an informative essay about pufferfish (end of unit assessment).
- Students plan and write a first draft introduction to a narrative text (mid-unit assessment). Students write a conclusion to a narrative text (end of unit assessment).
Module 4: Angle Measure and Plane Figures
- identify and draw points, lines, line segments, rays, and angles.
- use varied protractors to distinguish angle measure from length measurement
- recognize lines of symmetry
- analyze and classify triangles and quadrilaterals
Common Core Learning Standards:
4.MD.C.5 - Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of angle measurement:
4.MD.C.6 - Measure angles in whole-number degrees using a protractor. Sketch angles of specified measure.
4.MD.C.7 - Recognize angle measure as additive. When an angle is decomposed into non-overlapping parts, the angle measure of the whole is the sum of the angle measures of the parts. Solve addition and subtraction problems to find unknown angles on a diagram in real world and mathematical problems, e.g., by using an equation with a symbol for the unknown angle measure.
4.G.A.1 - Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
4.G.A.2 - Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles.
4.G.3 - Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.
Fourth Grade Homework, What to expect?
Homework is a crucial part of your child's active learning process and essential to their academic progress. Please make sure that all homework is completed daily.
- Please encourage students to read independently each night.