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Legacy P.S.

Grade 4 A. Chin, S. Mercone


Below is a list of subjects and topics which will be covered in the curriculum throughout the year in our classroom. Please
note that topics and units can take longer than anticipated to ensure that all students meet the expectations of the
curriculum. For this reason, the outline below is meant to reflect approximately when each topic will be addressed in the
classroom. For further information about the curriculum expectations in the Ontario Curriculum, please refer to
www.edu.gov.on.ca.
SUBJECT

TERM 1
ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR:
Readers Notebook
Guided reading groups
Reading Conferences
Journal writing
Spelling/Dictionary Skills/Thesaurus/Word Study
Grammar
Oral communication activities (e.g. book talks/conversation skills)
Media literacy is integrated into various strands of the Language
curriculum

Language

TERM 2

Please remember to read your childs agenda to


make sure all homework is completed on a daily
basis, and sign the agenda every night. Thank you
for your continued support!

READING:
First 20 Days of Reading
Class Novel Study
Features of Non-Fiction texts
Comprehension Strategies:
- Predicting, Visualizing, Making Connections, Summarizing, Main Idea,
Repairing Comprehension Strategies/Context Clues

READING:
Poetry
Read-a-loud
Shared readings
Comprehension Strategies:
- Inferring, Synthesizing, Evaluating, Asking Questions

WRITING:
6+1 Writing Traits: Ideas, Organization, Word Choice
Paragraph Writing
Letter Writing
Non-Fiction Report Writing and features of non-fiction texts
Recounts

WRITING:
6+1 Writing Traits: Sentence Fluency, Conventions and Voice
Procedural Writing
Persuasive Writing
Explanatory Writing
Narrative Writing

ORAL AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION:


Active Listening Strategies (e.g., when to speak, when to listen, and how
much to say)
Interactive Strategies (e.g., appropriate speaking behaviour during small
and large group discussions)
Vocal Skills (e.g. tone, pace, pitch, volume)
Non-Verbal Cues (e.g. facial expressions, gestures, eye-contact)
Choral reading activities

Math

ORAL AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION:


Oral Presentations (e.g. Early Societies dramatic role play)
Analysing Oral Texts
Use of Visual Aids During Presentations
Metacognition-Reflective strategies to improve oral
communication skills

MEDIA LITERACY:
What is media and who is the audience?
Understanding Media Forms, Conventions and Techniques conventions
and techniques in various media picture books, DVD, internet games,
etc.
Produce a Media Text (e.g., newspaper, book box, magazine cover)
News Broadcasts

MEDIA LITERACY:
Identifying Characteristics of Media Forms
Probability Board Games (Link to Math)
Advertising through Commercials (Link to Health- healthy food
commercial)
Creating Media Texts tape recordings, power point
presentations, interviews
Reflecting on Media literacy identify skills helpful in making
sense of and creating media texts, explain how skills in listening,
speaking, reading and writing help make sense of media texts

Data Management: Graphing and Sorting


Number Sense & Numeration: Addition and Subtraction, Whole Numbers
and Place Value
Patterning & Algebra: Number Patterns and Calculator Skills
Measurement: Time, Money, and Weight
Geometry & Spatial Sense: Comparing 2D and 3D Shapes, Symmetry,
Angles

Geometry & Spatial Sense: Transformational Geometry


Patterning & Algebra: Geometric Patterns
Number Sense & Numeration: Multiplication and Division
Money, Fractions
Measurement: Length, Perimeter, Area, Mass and Capacity
Data Management: Probability

Science &
Social
Studies

Habitats and Communities (Science)


Pulleys and Gears (Science)
Political and Physical Regions of Canada (Social Studies)

Rocks and Minerals (Science)


Light and Sound (Science)
Early Societies 3000 BCE 1500 BCE (Social Studies)

Art

2D Art
Collages
Elements of Design (Colour, Line, Shape)
Visualizations, Tableaux (Drama)
Choral Reading (Drama)

Elements of Design (Space, Texture, Form)


Responding to and assessing artwork
Speaking using expressions and voice, concentrating while in role,
understanding a characters point of view, Readers Theatre
(Drama)
Readers Theatre (Drama)

Musical Instruments and Elements of Music


Rhythm and Movement (Dance)

Elements of Music and Musical performances


Elements of Dance and Choreography (Dance)

& Drama

Music &
Drama
(Ms. Wilson)

Phys. Ed.
and Health

French
Mme
Nishikawa

Learning
Skills

Movement skills-stability, locomotor, and manipulation


Active Participation
Healthy Eating (Health)
Substance Use/Addictions/Related Behaviours (Health)

Physical Fitness
Movement Skills
Personal Safety and Injury Prevention (Health)`
Growth and Development (Health)

Please ask Mme Nishikawa

Participation: contributes relevant information and ideas to class


discussions
Conflict Resolution: resolves conflicts independently
Use of Information: use of resources available to assist and support
learning
Independent Work: completes tasks on time and with care
Initiative: seeks new challenges and new opportunities for learning

Leadership Skills: displays motivation


Goal Setting: assess and reflects critically on own strengths,
needs and interests
Initiative: perseveres and makes an effort when responding to
challenge and to achieve goals
Use of information: organizes information logically and
creatively

Classroom Routines & Expectations: We are a TRIBES classroom. We focus on instilling students with a real
sense of belonging and building a positive classroom environment so that all students can feel safe, take risks,
confidently accept challenges, and learn effectively. Students are responsible for taking an active part in their learning
by coming to class prepared (with their homework, agenda, writing materials) and on time. We encourage all parents
and guardians to take interest in their childs learning to help motivate, support and enhance their school experience.
We will give you additional information on how you can support your childs learning in the curriculum corner section
of our monthly newsletters. Looking very forward to working with you throughout the year. Welcome to Grade 4!