Fourth Grade

List of 11 items.

  • Reading & Literature

    • Improve word recognition and expression in oral reading
    • Increase sophistication of independent reading skills and produce individual book projects
    • Develop comprehension strategies
    • Summarize information and re-tell stories
    • Understand story elements: symbolism, plot, character, development, and tone
    • Participate in whole-class and small group literature groups and dramatic read alouds
  • Writing & Language Arts

    • Use Writer’s Workshop to strengthen writing
    • Focus on the writing process with greater independence and effectiveness
    • Practice strategies to improve spelling and grammar
    • Expand proofreading and editing skills
    • Use print and online dictionary and thesaurus resources
    • Practice public speaking skills
  • Social Studies

    • California, United States, and world geography
    • Black Panther Party
    • California artists and musicians
    • Dust bowl and World War II in California
    • Analysis of primary and secondary documents for point of view and bias
  • Mathematics

    • Increasing facility with number facts: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
    • Developing problem solving strategies, organization, and note-taking skills
    • Regrouping addition and subtraction; two-digit multiplication and division
    • Fractions, probability, statistics and graphing, measurement and geometry, algebraic concepts, and decimals
  • Science

    • Energy transformations and collisions
    • Waves and messaging (information transfer)
    • Animal adaptations
    • Natural disasters and mitigation techniques
    • Earth's Surface and the changing Earth
  • Spanish

    • Participate in class reading of El capibara con botas book and related activities
    • Subject pronouns (yo, tú, él/ella/elle, usted, nosotros, ellos/ellas/elles)
    • Regular and Irregular verb conjugations
    • Build conversational skills
    • Spelling and vocabulary
    • Articles (masculine, feminine)
    • Expand understanding of culture through the study of geography and people of Spanish speaking countries
    • Develop listening and speaking skills through guided conversations with peers
  • STEAM/Technology

    • Equipment care
    • Technology agreements and proper uses
    • Typing and proper position
    • Google docs, sheets, and presentations: creating, sharing, collaborating, and printing
  • Visual Arts

    • Drawing: contour lines, proportion, portraiture, landscapes
    • Painting: watercolor techniques
    • Clay
    • Printmaking: Andy Warhol/pop art
    • Self portraits: Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo 
    • African masks and shields
  • Music

    • Fourth and fifth grade choir
    • Intro to American folk music, Irish folk music, and North Indian classical music
    • Intro to Caribbean percussion rhythms
    • Intro to Caribbean folk and African repertoire
    • Basic music terminology
    • Singing scales and arpeggios
  • Physical Education

    • Developing muscle strength and endurance
    • Understanding the relationship between practice and performance
    • Experiencing leadership and cooperation
  • Community Engaged Learning

    • Design Thinking project to improve our local community
St. Paul's Episcopal School
116 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610