Thursday, May 18, 2017

Paired Reading Passages 4th Grade | What is Expository Text?

Paired Reading Passages | Free Paired Informational, Nonfiction, Expository Reading Text | What is an Expository Text? Facts, Arguments, Claims, Statements, Cause and Effect, and Even Opinion. 

Expository Reading: Perspective, Attitude
  • Analyzes these paired informational texts for evidence of bias or stereotypes 
  • Determines author's attitude or perspective in the paired of informational text 
  • Determines the difference in focus of two informational texts on the same or similar topic 
  • Evaluates author's attitude in informational text to make an inference
Coral Reef Systems: The Great Barrier Reef
The world’s biggest coral reef system is The Great Barrier Reef which is located off the sea coast of Queensland in the Coral Sea, in Australia. It consists of 900 islands that extend for more than 2300 kilometers and there are more than 2900 individual coral reefs. It covers approximately 133,000 square miles. The Great Barrier Reef is the one and only structure that has been made by the living organisms and that can be seen far away from the outer space. The millions of tiny organisms known as the coral polyps have built this structure which supports a huge aquatic life system and has been recognized as one of the World Heritage Site in 1981. It was labeled as one of the seven natural wonders of the world by CNN. The Great Barrier Reef is the State Icon of Queensland as stated by the Queensland National Trust.

The Great Barrier Reef ecosystem is facing a complete collapse from global warming and climate change. This man-made disaster is increasing temperatures and changing the chemistry of the ocean which leads to coral bleaching and creates a perfect environment for the crown-of-thorns starfish. The predatory starfish moves in and often devastate a weekend coral system. The coral cover of the reef has lost more than half of all organism since 1985 as shown in the reports published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2012. The area is protected from any kind of human activities like fishing and also the tourism is limited so that the natural structure does not get exploited.

The Great Barrier Reef is sacred for the people who dwell in the Torres Strait Islands and for the Aboriginal Australians.
 It is a world famous tourist spot that generates economic activities for the many small businesses and generates millions in tourism.

Ecology of the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the home to many endangered and vulnerable species which are even endemic to this coral Reef system. The Great Barrier Reef is home to the humpback whale, dwarf minke whale and the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin and many such other tiny species of porpoises, dolphins, and whales. The reef system supports a large population of dugongs. Other than these there are several species of snapper, eighty-four species of spawns, red-throat emperor, coral trout, red bass, clownfish and forty-nine species of the mass spawn. In the northern and the southern sections, up to 50 meters in the warm waters of the reef systems lives over seventeen species of sea snakes.

The species of sea turtles like the hawksbill turtle, leatherback sea turtle, Olive Ridley, flatback turtle, green sea turtle and loggerhead sea turtle come to the reef systems for breeding. The green sea turtles are divided genetically between the northern and the southern part of the reefs. There are fifteen species of seagrass grows in the seabed of the ocean like Halodule and Halophila that provides fish habitats and also attracts turtles and dugongs. The coast near the reef is home to many saltwater crocodiles which live in the salt marshes and the mangroves and also to a large species of skates, sharks, stingray, and chimera live on the reef system. Over 5000 species of mollusk have been found on the reefs which include cone snails, giant clam, and various nudibranchs. Nine species of sea horses, seven species of frogs and over 50 species of pipefishes has been found in the Great Barriers. More than 215 species of birds migrate to the reefs each year and add to the diversity of the region.

Threats to the Great Barrier Reef

Ocean warming and elevated temperatures have resulted in coral bleaching which has become an annual occurrence now. They are becoming susceptible to diseases that result in ecological effects for the communities in the coral reefs. The declining water quality and pollution in the water as also contributed largely to the death of many species of organism. The loss of coastal wetland has also snatched away many habitats of the organisms.

The Kelp Ecosystem and its 

The under ocean ecosystems that have a high density of kelp are known as the kelp forests. This ecosystem in one of the most dynamic and productive ecosystems on earth, there are other kelp ecosystems with areas that are comparatively smaller than the kelp forest that are known as kelp beds.

The Architecture of the Ecosystem

The physical structure of the kelp influences the species that are associated and it defines the structure of the community. The architecture of the kelp ecosystem is based on this physical structure. The structure of kelp forest ecosystems is divided into three guilds and among that two guilds are occupied by algae.
  • Canopy: floating canopies and large species constitute this guild of the kelps which extends up to the surface of the ocean like Alaria and Macrocystis 
  • Stipitate: these generally grow in the dense, aggregated areas and extend up to a few meters above the sea bed. 
  • The kelps that are near the sea floor or along it are called Prostrate like the Laminaria. 
Other algal species like the articulated functional corallines, filamentous algae, and the foliose functional groups assemble the benthic group that lies along the bottom of the ocean and it also consists of the sessile organisms.

The coralline algae extensively and directly cover the geologic substrate which is known as the Encrusting.

The prostate and stipitate kelps are called the understory canopy like the Macrocystis canopy. Within the forest, the kelp species co-exist. The understory species like the Pterygophora and Eiseniafloats a few meters above the seabed. The assemblage of the foliose red algae which is the benthic layer lies below this level. The canopy assembles over these two layers. They form a microenvironment system which is similar to the terrestrial ecosystem that blocks the sunlight partially and makes the middle part shady and the sea floor gets darkened. Many organisms survive on different guilds and they live in different guilds because each guild has a different kind of habitats for different species. And the existences of these organisms in the different guilds also depend on the kelp morphologies. For example, the skeleton shrimp which like Caprella California, the nudibranch Melibe leoninalie closely to the surface in the Macrocystis pyrifera forest of California. Within the stipitate understory other fishes, rockfish Sebastes spp., Brachyistius frenatus which is the kelp perch were found. The kelp holdfast constitutes the brittle stars, Tegula spp. that is the turban snails. Under prostrate level lives the Sea urchins, abalone, and other herbivores. Among these assemblages live the sea stars, fishes, and other hydroids. In the encrusting coralline regions reside various echinoderms, gastropods, and other solitary corals. And the animals like the marine mammals and pelagic fishes which feed on the organisms that reside on these guilds, come and interact near the edges.

Trophic Level of the Kelp Ecosystem

The primary producers’ growth is driven by the abiotic conditions like the available amount of nutrients and sunlight. They transfer energy to higher trophic levels where the consumers dwell. The upwelling oceanographic zones provide more amount of nutrition to the organisms and thus the occurrence of the kelp is correlated in such a way. The herbivores are thus supported by these kelps and the consumers at the higher levels feed on such herbivores for survival. In contrast, the predators control the population of the lower species or their biomass by consuming them, in the top-down processes. The resources that are the key sources of survival for the lower level organisms are non-limiting and thus they flourish. The population of the herbivorous sea urchins are controlled by the sea otters that prey on them in the Alaskan Kelp forests. The population of the sea urchins grows at a faster rate when the sea otters are exploited by any human or other kinds of interference. The sea urchins get out of the predatory control completely. Now the herbivore pressure increases rapidly on the local stands of kelp. So to maintain a balance in the food webs is the most important feature of the kelp ecology.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Sight Words

Grade 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and kindergarten sight words | Sight words, are high-frequency tier 1 reading words, they are the most commonly used words that young readers need to build automaticity by sight, so that they can automatically recognize these words in print without having to use decoding strategies that can bog down fluency and hinder comprehension. .

Sight words account for a huge percentage (up to 85%) of the words used in children's literature. The advantage of recognizing sight words automatically is that readers can concentrate on the meaning of the words and text, reading comprehension is improved when student are not spending all their energy decoding. Advocates of whole-word instruction believe that being able to recognize a large number of sight words gives students a head start to literacy.

Kindergarten Sight Wordscc.pdf
1st grade - Sight Words.pdf
2nd grade - Sight Words.pdf
3rd grade - Sight Words.pdf
4th grade - Sight Words.pdf
5th grade - Sight Words.pdf
6th grade - Sight Words.pdf

Pre School | Pre-primer: a, and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, I, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red, run, said, see, the, three, to, two, up, we, where, yellow, you

Kindergarten | Primer: all, am, are, at, ate, be, black, brown, but, came, did, do, eat, four, get, good, have, he, into, like, must, new, no, now, on, our, out, please, pretty, ran, ride, saw, say, she, so, soon, that, there, they, this, too, under, want, was, well, went, what, white, who, will, with, yes

1st Grade: after, again, an, any, as, ask, by, could, every, fly, from, give, giving, had, has, her, him, his, how, just, know, let, live, may, of, old, once, open, over, put, round, some, stop, take, thank, them, then, think, walk, were, when

2nd Grade: always, around, because, been, before, best, both, buy, call, cold, does, don't, fast, first, five, found, gave, goes, green, its, made, many, off, or, pull, read, right, sing, sit, sleep, tell, their, these, those, upon, us, use, very, wash, which, why, wish, work, would, write, your

3rd Grade: about, better, bring, carry, clean, cut, done, draw, drink, eight, fall, far, full, got, grow, hold, hot, hurt, if, keep, kind, laugh, light, long, much, myself, never, only, own, pick, seven, shall, show, six, small, start, ten, today, together, try, warm

4th Grade Nouns
apple, baby, back, ball, bear, bed, bell, bird, birthday, boat, box, boy, bread, brother, cake, car, cat, chair, chicken, children, Christmas, coat, corn, cow, day, dog, doll, door, duck, egg, eye, farm, farmer, father, feet, fire, fish, floor, flower, game, garden, girl, good-bye, grass, ground, hand, head, hill, home, horse, house, kitty, leg, letter, man, men, milk, money, morning, mother, name, nest, night, paper, party, picture, pig, rabbit, rain, ring, robin, Santa Claus, school, seed, sheep, shoe, sister, snow, song, squirrel, stick, street, sun, table, thing, time, top, toy, tree, watch, water, way, wind, window, wood

Academic Sight Words 
Sublist 1
sector • available • financial • process • individual • specific • principle • estimate • variables • method • data • research • contract • environment • export • source • assessment • policy • identified • create • derived • factors • procedure • definition • assume • theory • benefit • evidence • established • authority • major • issues • labor • occur • economic • involved • percent • interpretation • consistent • income • structure • legal • concept • formula • section • required • constitutional • analysis • distribution • function • area • approach • role • legislation • indicate • response • period • context • significant • similar •

Sublist 2
community • resident • range • construction • strategies • elements • previous • conclusion • security • aspects • acquisition • features • text • commission • regulations • computer • items • consumer • achieve • final • positive • evaluation • assistance • normal • relevant • distinction • region • traditional • impact • consequences • chapter • equation • appropriate • resources • participation • survey • potential • cultural • transfer • select • credit • affect • categories • perceived • sought • focus • purchase • injury • site • journal • primary • complex • institute • investment • administration • maintenance • design • obtained • restricted • conduct •

Sublist 3
comments • convention • published • framework • implies • negative • dominant • illustrated • outcomes • constant • shift • deduction • ensure • specified • justification • funds • reliance • physical • partnership • location • link • coordination • alternative • initial • validity • task • techniques • excluded • consent • proportion • demonstrate • reaction • criteria • minorities • technology • philosophy • removed • sex • compensation • sequence • corresponding • maximum • circumstances • instance • considerable • sufficient • corporate • interaction • contribution • immigration • component • constraints • technical • emphasis • scheme • layer • volume • document • registered • core •

Sublist 4
overall • emerged • regime • implementation • project • hence • occupational • internal • goals • retained • sum • integration • mechanism • parallel • imposed • despite • job • parameters • approximate • label • concentration • principal • series • predicted • summary • attitudes • undertaken • cycle • communication • ethnic • hypothesis • professional • status • conference • attributed • annual • obvious • error • implications • apparent • commitment • subsequent • debate • dimensions • promote • statistics • option • domestic • output • access • code • investigation • phase • prior • granted • stress • civil • contrast • resolution • adequate •

Sublist 5
alter • stability • energy • aware • licence • enforcement • draft • styles • precise • medical • pursue • symbolic • marginal • capacity • generation • exposure • decline • academic • modified • external • psychology • fundamental • adjustment • ratio • whereas • enable • version • perspective • contact • network • facilitate • welfare • transition • amendment • logic • rejected • expansion • clause • prime • target • objective • sustainable • equivalent • liberal • notion • substitution • generated • trend • revenue • compounds • evolution • conflict • image • discretion • entities • orientation • consultation • mental • monitoring • challenge •

Sublist 6
intelligence • transformation • presumption • acknowledged • utility • furthermore • accurate • diversity • attached • recovery • assigned • tapes • motivation • bond • edition • nevertheless • transport • cited • fees • scope • enhanced • incorporated • instructions • subsidiary • input • abstract • ministry • capable • expert • preceding • display • incentive • inhibition • trace • ignored • incidence • estate • cooperative • revealed • index • lecture • discrimination • overseas • explicit • aggregate • gender • underlying • brief • domain • rational • minimum • interval • neutral • migration • flexibility • federal • author • initiatives • allocation • exceed •

Sublist 7
intervention • confirmed • definite • classical • chemical • voluntary • release • visible • finite • publication • channel • file • thesis • equipment • disposal • solely • deny • identical • submitted • grade • phenomenon • paradigm • ultimately • extract • survive • converted • transmission • global • inferred • guarantee • advocate • dynamic • simulation • topic • insert • reverse • decades • comprise • hierarchical • unique • comprehensive • couple • mode • differentiation • eliminate • priority • empirical • ideology • somewhat • aid • foundation • adults • adaptation • quotation • contrary • media • successive • innovation • prohibited • isolated •

Sublist 8
highlighted • eventually • inspection • termination • displacement • arbitrary • reinforced • denote • offset • exploitation • detected • abandon • random • revision • virtually • uniform • predominantly • thereby • implicit • tension • ambiguous • vehicle • clarity • conformity • contemporary • automatically • accumulation • appendix • widespread • infrastructure • deviation • fluctuations • restore • guidelines • commodity • minimises • practitioners • radical • plus • visual • chart • appreciation • prospect • dramatic • contradiction • currency • inevitably • complement • accompany • paragraph • induced • schedule • intensity • crucial • via • exhibit • bias • manipulation • theme • nuclear •

Sublist 9
bulk • behalf • unified • commenced • erosion • anticipated • minimal • ceases • vision • mutual • norms • intermediate • manual • supplementary • incompatible • concurrent • ethical • preliminary • integral • conversely • relaxed • confined • accommodation • temporary • distorted • passive • subordinate • analogous • military • scenario • revolution • diminished • coherence • suspended • mature • assurance • rigid • controversy • sphere • mediation • format • trigger • qualitative • portion • medium • coincide • violation • device • insights • refine • devoted • team • overlap • attained • restraints • inherent • route • protocol • founded • duration •

Sublist 10

whereby • inclination • encountered • convinced • assembly • albeit • enormous • reluctant • posed • persistent • undergo • notwithstanding • straightforward • panel • odd • intrinsic • compiled • adjacent • integrity • forthcoming • conceived • ongoing • so-called • likewise • nonetheless • levy • invoked • colleagues • depression • collapse •

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Academic Behavior Checklist (PDF and doc)

Academic Behavior Checklist (PDF and doc)

Academic and Behavioral Checklist (pdf and doc): A useful teacher and parent checklist and screen of academic skills and behaviors that students may need extra assistance with. The academic screen can also be used as an aide for teachers that may need to document areas of concern before suggesting students for special education or further interventions. Schools that focus on improving a student's academic behavior will empower teachers, students, and parents to help each child thrive academically. Schools that place a greater focus on academic behavior find poor social behavior improves greatly

Academic Behavior: Attention/Work Quality and Care/Work Ethic

  1. More interested or focused on being “done” and not focused on learning

  1. Does not listen, pay attention, or follow oral lessons in class

  1. Does not follow visual lessons on board or has difficulty with visual steps

  1. Rarely completes class or homework assignments

  1. Rarely does their best work on assignments, rushes, and or is careless

  1. Endless excuses, lies, blames others for not getting work done

  1. Demands repetitive explanation of instructions and assignments

  1. Easily loses focus and is distracted from task by ordinary classroom stimuli

  1. Inability to reason logically

  1. Difficulty integrating sound and movement (auditory and kinesthetic learning)

  1. Difficulty changing to another academic task

  1. Does not grasps visual-spatial concepts (penmanship, arts, crafts, coloring)

  1. Difficulty integrating sight and sound (visual and auditory learning)

  1. Has difficulty with oral directions

  1. Has difficulty with written instructions

  1. Has difficulty grasping concrete language concepts

  1. Has difficulty grasping conceptional language concept

  1. Has poor ‘self-efficacy’ does not seek help or ask questions

  1. Has poor intrinsic motivation, no self-persuasion skills to engage in work

  1. Has poor extrinsic motivation, positive or negative rewards are not effective to engage student to do wor

[PDF]The Academic Behavior Checklist (ABC) - Melmed Center
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[PDF]Academic Behavior Checklist Student: Grade: Team/Teacher: Check ...
Academic Behavior Checklist. Student: Grade: Team/Teacher: Check the skills the student has difficulty in. Complete the rating scale for each skill checked:.

[DOC]Behavior Checklist
Please list positive behaviors or behavior strengths that the student displays: Please select frequency in which the following behaviors are displayed in your ...

[DOC]School & Behavior Problems Checklist - Bluestem Center
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[DOC]Classroom Checklist classroom_checklist.doc
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[DOC]classroom management checklist.doc - Oregon Reading First Center
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mindfulness: A Classroom Guide

Mindful Meditation: Stress and Learning

Mindful students' are happy, focused, attentive, demonstrate self-persuasion, resilient, intrinsically motivated, emotionally grounded, and academically successful. 

Students that are not mindful of emotional triggers, have poor stress
management, and struggle with academic fear and anxiety may be your student's that react negatively to academic situations, they may be unable to thrive academically. These students will tend to opt-out, shut-down, avoid, ignore, delay, procrastinate, and or lie to get out of what they perceive as a negative emotional situation.

"Class, Please get out of your mind, and bring your attention back to class!"  Mr. Taylor 

Mindfulness is a cognitive process where one actively focuses one's attention on internal feelings, thoughts, emotions, ideas, and or external experiences occurring in the present moment, the process can be enhanced and nurtured through the practice of mindful meditation and mental training.

"Our mental health and well-being are profoundly affected by where and how we place our attention" Richard Burnett

Research in Cognitive neuroscience demonstrates that the practice of mindfulness is strongly correlated with greater well-being, improved focus, stress reduction, improved executive function, and overall positive mental health. This is applicable to every classroom that has become a high stress, rigorous academic environment. Numerous studies show that unproductive feelings, visceral emotions, and worry contribute to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, and that mindfulness-based intervention are effective in the reduction of both “negative” counterproductive thoughts and worry.

[PDF]Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - UMass Medical School
The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction authorized curriculum guide is the property of the .... an MBSRteacher, the curriculum is often approached in this way.

Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society .... All post-program assessment data is collected during an extended Class 8 (last session) of .... Guide created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn) and the weekly Session Guide developed by Dr.

[PDF]Integrating Mindfulness Training into K-12 Education: Fostering the ...
Early research results on three illustrative mindfulness-based teacher training initiatives sug- ..... guideand then be brought into a classroom using a trans- ..... documents/IRP_Pilot_Program_Results_AERA2011_updated_6.9.pdf. Learning to ...

[PDF]Evidence for Mindfulness: Impacts on the Wellbeing and Performance ...
Enhanced job performance, including better classroom management and organization, greater ..... guide students effectively (Crane et al, ibid; Albrecht et al, 2012). ...... Psychiatry. .. MindfulTeaching and Teaching Mindfulness: a Guide for Anyone ...

[PDF]Measuring the Efficacy and Sustainability of a ... - Mindful Schools
Mindful Schools. Measuring the Efficacy and. Sustainability of a Mindfulness-Based. In-ClassIntervention. Randima Fernando. Executive Director ...

[PDF]Guided Meditation Lesson Plan
Intention: To introduce students to meditation as a coping strategy for stress and to guide them through a ... Population: Intermediate ESOL conversation class.

[PDF]From Survive to Thrive: What Great Substitute Teachers Do Differently
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[PDF]Mindfulness: A Guide for Teachers - The Center for Contemplative ...
the scientific rationale for offering mindfulness to children and adolescents, ... As a classroom teacher, you already know that many of your students are stressed. For.

[PDF]Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness: A Guide for Anyone Who ...
More Educators' Praise for. Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness. “Many teachers often sense there is a mysterious element to their teaching, something ...

[PDF]A Classroom Guide for Sky Color
week, month, or year. The key here is to encourage mindfulness about the myriad color possibilities that are beyond basic blue sky. A Classroom Guide for ...

[PDF]mindfulness - Making Caring Common
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[PDF]Mindfulness in Schools - Mindfulnet
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[PDF]Mindfulness in the Classroom - Programs for Mindful Living
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[PDF]Mindfully Teaching in the Classroom: a Literature Review - ERIC
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[PDF]Life in the Mindful Classroom: Nurturing the ... - Ron Ritchhart
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Mindfulness: A Guide for TeachersBy Dr. Amy Saltzman

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

My Side of The Mountain Test Questions

My Side of The Mountain Chapter Questions | My Side of The Mountain Literature Study Grade 4, 5, 6, and 7 Teacher resources

Top 100 Favorite Books For 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Reading Boot Camp Novel Studies! Free Novel Study Resources & Lesson Plans for My Side of The Mountain by Jean Craighead George

My Side of The Mountain literature study, lesson plans, and teacher resources. My Side of The Mountain chapter test questions, author interviews, student discussion questions, and guided reading lessons.

[DOC]My Side of the Mountain - science, and literature
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George (excerpted). Suggested Time to Spend: 3-4 Weeks 

My Side of The Mountain Plot summary
The book is about Sam Gribley, a 13-year-old boy who intensely dislikes living in his parents' cramped New York City apartment with his eight brothers and sisters. He decides to run away to his great-grandfather's abandoned farm in the Catskill Mountains to live in the wilderness. The reader meets Frightful, Sam's pet peregrine falcon, and The Baron, a weasel that Sam befriends. Roughly the first 80 percent of the novel is Sam's reminiscences during a snowstorm about how he came to be in a home made out of a hollowed-out tree, while the remainder of the novel is a traditional linear narrative about what happens after the snowstorm. wiki 

[DOC]My Side of the Mountain Multiple My Side of the Mountain Multiple Choice Questions 
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[PDF]My Side of the Mountain - Scholastic
How My Side of the Mountain Came About. 9. An Interview with Jean Craighead George. 12. Chapter Charter: Questions to Guide Your Reading. 17. Plot: What's ...

[PDF]My Side of the Mountain - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
After reading the book My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George, students discuss the human capital that Sam possessed, the investments in human ...

[PDF]My Side Of The Mountain - Reed Novel Studies
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[DOC]GUIDED READING LESSON PLAN (LEVELS M-Z) My Side of The Mountain guided Reading Lesson Plan (Levels M-Z). Title: My Side of the Mountain. Level: U. ISBN: 0-14-131242-4. Publisher: Puffin. Lesson Plans 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

4th Grade Benchmarks CCSS

CCSS 4th Grade Performance Goals, Objectives, and Benchmarks.

4th Grade Goals and Benchmarks for Reading, Writing, and Math!

4th Reading Benchmarks and Student Products
Not Yet

I can fluently read grade level literature or higher at 130-180 correct words per minute.

I can correctly answer two step reading comprehension questions (drawing conclusions and making inferences) using DOK Level 2 and 3 level concepts with multiple types of literature (expository text) non-fiction and (narrative) fiction.

I can differentiate between Tier 2 cognitive verbs (Academic Vocabulary) i.e. facts, opinion effect, affect.

I can differentiate between Tier 3 Academic Content Concepts (Academic Vocabulary) e.g. simile, personification, .

I can compare and contrast literary concepts like plot, theme, characters (protagonist, antagonist), events, authors view point, and setting in a story.

I can read, understand, and summarize a variety of complex texts, including: legends, novels, folklore, science fiction / nonfiction: autobiographies, informational books, diaries, journals / poetry: conceit, haiku / drama: skits, plays.

I can read for understanding using multiple close reading strategies; Cornell notes, Socratic seminars, ranking surveys, cause and effect graphic organizers, story mapping and sequencing, inferring, keyword outlines, and drawing conclusions using text evidence to understand deeper what I read.

I can read daily for enjoyment and personal growth.

I can read paired text with complex concepts and discuss, write and revise my opinions, ideas and thoughts.


Math Benchmarks

I can use multiple strategies and math models to divide with a two-digit divisor.

I can state division facts through 12s.(5min test)

I can use multiple strategies and math models to multiply a three-digit number by a three-digit number.

I can multiple strategies, math models to determine the equivalent decimal, fraction and percent.

I can estimate for length, weight, and volume using both customary and metric units.

I can state multiplication facts through 12s. (5min test)

I can identify and model geometry concepts, congruent figures, geometric shapes, area, perimeter and angles.

I can read and create a bar graph, pie chart data tables etc, and answer correctly data questions.

I can create and identify statistical data to find mode, median, mean, range, and scale.


Writing Benchmarks

I can write a properly formatted paragraph in 5-10 minutes. Topic sentence, Supporting Sentences, Concluding Sentence, inducing transitions with proper spelling and conventions.

I can write in neat legible cursive.

I can write an appropriate five-paragraph essay in two hours.

I can write a science report (5-10 paragraph) using the scientific method to prove or disprove my hypothesis. 

I can write about the complex literary concepts that include, characters, events, and setting in a story.

I can write a 3-5 paragraph persuasive essay.

I can write appropriate letters of request, letters of complaint and friendly letters.

I can effectively use the Six-Traits of writing in all of my work.

I can write an exciting personal narrative

I can use a word processor to write my reports and writing assignments


Language Arts Benchmarks

I can state and use the appropriate parts of speech.

I can state and use appropriate grammar,syntax, and spelling in my writing.

I can produce work that follows the conventions of particular genres (e.g., personal and imaginative narrative, research reports, persuasive, opinion, and or response to literature e.g.  reading logs.

I can use varied reference materials and sources to support my writing and understanding (e.g., encyclopedias, websites, glossaries, dictionaries, thesaurus) to identify and comprehend unknown text concepts and words.

I can summarize main ideas and major points from fiction and nonfiction text(s) to clarify and retain information and ideas.

I can actively listen and ask questions to acquire, deepen, and further my understanding of new information.