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  1. Welcome to River Gate Elementary’s Curriculum Night!

  2. RGES and Class Expectations • Be Responsible • Be Respectful • Be Safe

  3. Consequences and Rewards *A verbal warning is always given first. • Warning • Time out to write a reflective paragraph about behavior. • Phone call home. • Office referral. Rewards: • Praise • Feeling good about yourself • Stickers • Candy • Prize box

  4. Writing • Personal & Imaginative Narratives • Poetry • Literary Essays: Writing about Reading • Memoirs • Argumentative/Persuasive Text • Spelling • Grammar • Cursive

  5. GRADING SCALE A: 93 - 100 B: 85 - 92 C: 77 - 84 D: 70 - 76 F: below 70

  6. Literacy • Reading and comprehending literature and informational print and digital text independently and proficiently. • Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis in decoding words. • Write routinely for extended and short periods of time for various purposes (argumentative, informative, and narrative) and audiences. • Use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing. • Acquire and use grade-level, conversational, domain specific and academic language. • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.

  7. TEXTS IN GENRE • Fiction- Legends, Novels, Folklore & Science fiction • Nonfiction- Autobiographies, Informational books, Diaries & Journals • Poetry - Concrete poems, Haiku • Drama- Skits, Plays

  8. EOG Reading Practice Tips Steps to Great Reading Comprehension! 1. Read anything above the title. 2. Read the title.3. Read the questions and highlight key words. 4. Mark whether it is an "eye-ball" question (direct recall, can put finger on the answer in the passage) or a "thought bubble" question (have to be a detective to get answer by looking for clues in the passage)5. Read the selection and highlight anything that helps you answer a question. 6. Look at the answer choices beginning with D and move up. 7. Eliminate answers until you have the best answer left. 8. Mark your answer choice.

  9. Reading Comprehension Practice Web-sites 1) Website that teaches summarizing - http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/storysummaryl.cfm. 2) Reading Comprehension - http://pbskids.org/lions/stories/ 3) Finding Facts -http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/factfrenzy/opening.html 4) Reading Comprehension Worksheets - http://www.rhlschool.com/reading.htm 5) Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions - This is a GREAT site! http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/e/drawconclusionsp.cfm 6) Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences - http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/m/drawconclusionsl.cfm

  10. CCSS for MATH • The K-5 standards provide students with a solid foundation in whole numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals—which help young students build the foundation to successfully apply more demanding math concepts and procedures, and move into applications.

  11. Fourth Grade Standards • Operations and Algebraic Thinking • Number and Operations in Base Ten(including decimals) • Number and Operations-Fractions • Measurement and Data • Geometry

  12. Standards of Mathematical Practice Mathematically Proficient Students… • 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. • 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. • 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. • 4. Model with mathematics. • 5. Use appropriate tools strategically. • 6. Attend to precision. • 7. Look for and make use of structure. • 8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

  13. Accelerated Reader 2012-2013 • Reading levels will be based on teacher observations and the MAP reading test results. • 1st quarter goals will be modified due to the late start. • Encourage your child to pick books on their level that interest them.

  14. Science 7 Units of Study Force and Motion Matter: Properties of Change Energy: Conservation and Transfer • Earth in the Universe

  15. Science cont. Earth History Ecosystems Molecular Biology Review of all previous units

  16. Social Studies • Our focus is the state of North Carolina. • Landforms, bodies of water, map skills. • Natural resources in NC, and cultural and physical characteristics of NC regions. • Early people and major landmarks, • State symbols and history.

  17. Field Trips • JA Biztown-December 12 & 13 Approx: $25.00 • Camp ThunderBird- February 26-27th Approx: $100.00, Deposit of $50.00 will be due by November 16th • Raleigh-Spring 2013

  18. Agendas • Please make sure you sign your child’s Agenda each night. If they do not write anything down, please do not sign. • It is their responsibility to get it to you to sign. Hold them accountable. • Your child should be reading every night for 30 min. in his/her AR book and recording it on their nightly reading log. Please sign this as well.

  19. Thanks for all you do to support your child!