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Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview

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Published by kristyolson
Our year in Div. 6
Our year in Div. 6

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Published by: kristyolson on Sep 21, 2012
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Division 6: Gr. 4/5Ms. K. Olson
Curriculum Overview 2012/2013Grade 4/5Ms. K. Olson
 Below you will find an outline of this year’s curriculum. If you have anyquestions about these learning goals, please feel free to set up anappointment to discuss your child’s progress. I can be reached atkolson@sd45.bc.ca and our class website is available atkristyolson.edublogs.org. Thank you. 
Language Arts
 This year, the resources used in our Language Arts program will includeteacher-developed materials, the classroom library collection, grade-appropriate novels, and non-fiction texts. The Language Arts curriculum is comprised of the following three strands:
Reading and Viewing
(Classroom activities may include novel studies,literature circles, Reading Power lessons, reading comprehension activitiesand assessments, and Reading Stars program.)
Read fluently and demonstrate comprehension of a range of grade-appropriate texts, including both fiction and information text,websites, instructions and procedures as well as visual materialssuch as illustrations and diagrams
Read “just-right texts” independently for 20 minutes a day
Curriculum Overview 2012-2013
Division 6: Gr. 4/5Ms. K. Olson
Use reading strategies such as predicting, developing connections,making inferences, asking questions, visualizing, and drawingconclusions
Construct meaning using genre and form
Writing and Representing
(Classroom activities may include writer’sworkshop, grammar/punctuation lessons, journals, spelling program, Readingand Writing Power, Author’s Chair, self and peer editing exercises, and writing poetry.)
Write both imaginative and informational pieces for a variety of audiences and purposes
Write to express and extend thinking
Use criteria to revise and edit writing
Use conventional grammar, spelling and punctuation. Also, usevariation in sentence construction
Use multiple sources of information
Speaking and Listening (Oral Language)
(Classroom activities may include presentation to large and small groups, classroom discussions,debates, speeches, recitation of poetry, read-alouds, and small group work.)
Use speaking and listening to interact with others
Listen purposefully to understand ideas and information andinterpret the speaker’s message
Explore and express ideas and feelings
Present information clearly and fluently
Provide details and examples to enhance meaning
Summarize and synthesize information
Compare and analyze ideas
Consider audience when presenting
Curriculum Overview 2012-2013
Division 6: Gr. 4/5Ms. K. Olson
 This year, we will be using a variety of resources in Math, including
MathMakes Sense 4, Math Makes Sense 5,
and teacher-created resources. The Ministry of Education of British Columbia has recently revised the Mathcurriculum. This curriculum focuses on the following mathematical processes(ways of thinking):
Mental Math and Estimation
 Technology The learning outcomes and areas of the curriculum are organized as follows:
Number Concepts and Operations
Grade 4:
Numbers in-depth to 10,000
Addition and subtraction to 10,000
Multiplication and division of numbers
Fractions less than or equal to one
Decimals to hundredths
Grade 5:
Numbers in-depth to 1,000,000
Curriculum Overview 2012-2013

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