Friday, April 28, 2017 - Today is Cycle Day 5
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Curriculum Overview - Grade 4
 
Language Arts
 
York Suburban School District follows the Pennsylvania Standards of teaching children to read, write, speak and listen. These skills are incorporated into a Balanced Literacy Framework including: Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Self-Selected Reading, Writing and Word Work.
 
Throughout the year fourth grade students will:
  •   learn to read independently by using before, during and after reading strategies
  • read and understand content in all academic areas
  • read all types of literature and construct meaning through discussion and written responses
  •  actively participate in the writing process – prewriting, drafting, editing, conferencing, revising and publishing
  •  produce quality narrative, informational and persuasive writing
  • learn to listen and respond to others and to literature
  •  participate in sharing, discussions, directions, explanations, reports and oral readings
  •   be able to select a topic and gather information for a research presentation
 Math
 
York Suburban School District uses Everyday Mathematics as the core instructional program and follows the Pennsylvania Standards of teaching children to understand and apply mathematical concepts.
                                                                       
Throughout the year fourth grade students will:
 
Numbers and Operations - Base Ten
  • Apply place-value concepts to show an understadning of multi-digit whole numbers
  • Use place-value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic

Numbers and Operations - Fractions

  • Extend the understanding of fractions to show equivalence and ordering
  • Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers
  • Connect decimal notation of factions, and compare decimal fractions

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

  • Represent and solve problems involving the four operations
  • Develop and/or apply number theory concepts to find factors and multiples
  • Generate and analyze patterns using one fule

Geometry

  • Draw lines and angles and identify these in two-dimensional figures
  • Classify two-dimensional figures y properties of their lines and angles
  • Recognize symmetric shapes and draw lines of symmetry

Measurement and Data

  • Solve problems involving measurement and conversions from a larger unit into a smaller unit
  • Translate information from one type of data display to another
  • Represent and interpret data involving fractions using information provided in a line plot
  • Measure angles and use properties of adjacent angles to solve problems.
  Science

 York Suburban School District promotes the scientific process in the study and exploration of science units.

 
The fourth grade curriculum incorporates earth and space, physical and life science. Students will be introduced to units and be provided with opportunities for self-selected projects in the areas of:
  • The Solar System, including the Sun, Planets and Moon
  •  Electricity 
  •   Magnets   
  •  Sound       
  •  Color and the Eye
  •  Light
  •  The Scientific Method
 Social Studies
 
In the fourth grade social studies curriculum, York Suburban focuses on geography, history of the North American age of exploration, the culture of the Americas and ancient civilizations.
 
Throughout the school year, the students will learn information on the following topics:
 
World History
  •   Ancient Civilizations
  • The geography, culture, buildings, people, religions, social pyramids, customs and time periods of:
o   Ancient Greece
o   Ancient Rom
o   Ancient Egypt
o   Maya civilization

European Explorers
  •   Names
  •  Related countries
  • Goals of expeditions
  • Effects exploration had on our culture
  • Time periods

  Geography

  •   Maps
  •  Landforms
  •  Ordinal directions
 Economics
  •   Junior Achievement
 
Technology
 
York Suburban School District promotes the use of technology to support and enrich existing curriculum.
           
In fourth grade, students will be provided with opportunities to improve computer skills in the following areas: 
 
  • review keyboard to increase speed and accuracy
  • graphing - different kinds of graphs, maximum scale range, symbol choice and written explanation of graph
  •  esearching - Internet search engines such as Nettrekker, Google
  • draw/paint – resizing, copying, pasting
  •  omputer procedures - minimizing, maximizing, title bar, buttons and shortcuts
  • multimedia projects – PowerPoint presentations that include text, graphics, sounds and motion
  • grade level curriculum support software
 
 

 

     

The York Suburban School District is an Equal Opportunity Education Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious creed, ancestry, sex, age, marital status or handicap, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Action of 1964, Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation of the Handicapped Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, in its activities, educational and vocational programs and in its recruitment and employment practices. Inquiries concerning the application of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, the ADA and the implementing regulations may be referred to the Superintendent, 1800 Hollywood Drive, York, PA 17403, telephone (717) 885-1210.